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Dresden Board Considers Municipal Complex Designs

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (May 10) — The status of plans being developed to construct a municipal complex was a major topic of discussion during a called meeting of the Dresden City Board on Tuesday, May 10.   Municipal Complex Plans Dresden board members discussed plans and reviewed preliminary drawings for a proposed municipal…

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Lambs Considering Move Out of Dresden City Limits

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (May 10) — The December 10, 2021, tornado destroyed or heavily damaged numerous residential and commercial structures, leaving Dresden property owners with the prospect of either rebuilding or leaving their lots vacant. Several business owners opted to rebuild and some are already doing so. Bryant’s Tire & Alignment Center, located…

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Welcome Back

Although much of Dresden’s landscape throughout town looks different after a tornado on December 10, 2021, destroyed homes and businesses, a handful of landmarks are coming back to life. (Top, Down) CBR Restaurant, located on Pikeview Street, has rebuilt and is open for business. The local eatery had moved into the former home of Chad’s…

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Local Farmers Markets Kick Off Season

The City of Dresden and the City of Martin opened their Farmers Markets over the weekend as they hosted community members excited about the growing season. Elmer Barns (Above) of Barns Produce returned as a vendor for this year’s market. He has brought his collections of homegrown vegetables to the Terry Oliver Pavilion since the…

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Gleason Board Approves Demolishing Huggins Park Concession Stand

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com   GLEASON (May 16) —  The Gleason City Board approved demolishing the old concession stand at Huggins Park, during Monday night’s regularly-scheduled meeting. The main reason for tearing down the concession stand is due to safety concerns.   Concession Stand Demolition   Mayor Charles Anderson stated the structure was built in…

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Enterprise Staffer Recalls December Tornado Event

BY JASMINE WILLIAMS jasmine@dresdenenterprise.com I have to say that even after everything, my parents and I were the luckiest people I think after the storm passed. But in order to tell the story of what happened during the storm, I need to go back a little to the beginning of the day, one I will…

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After School Scholars Garners High Marks from Teachers and Parents

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director WEAKLEY COUNTY (May 12) – More than 500 students took part in the Weakley County Schools After School Scholars program that concluded on May 4. While formal data is not yet in, a first glance at recent screening and anecdotal evidence has organizers and teachers at each…

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Trevathan to Take Over Westview Boys’ Program 

BY JIM STEELE Pressbox1@gmail.com MARTIN (May 15) – After two years as assistant coach for the University of Tennessee at Martin’s women’s basketball team, Willie Trevathan decided he needed a change. After a good run on Kevin McMillan’s staff, Trevathan just missed the high school game. Sunday, he was announced as the new boys’ basketball…

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Award for Service

Bettye Legons has served on the Weakley County Ned McWherter Public Library Board since 2007. She was honored at her last meeting with a plaque for her service and commitment. She was library board chairman for many years and “did a fine outstanding job,” according to team members of the Dresden library. Judge Thomas L.…

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