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BREAKING NEWS: Governor Lee Requires Tennesseans to Remain at Home

NASHVILLE (April 2, 2020) – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will sign Executive Order 23 requiring that Tennesseans stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities as data shows an increase in citizen movement across the state. “Over the last few weeks, we have seen decreases in movement around the state as Tennesseans socially distance…

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Representative Andy Holt Announces He is Not Seeking Re-election

State Representative Andy Holt (R-Dresden) announced he is not seeking re-election after 10 years of service as a representative.   Representative Holt posted the following message. Ten years ago, I was given an opportunity that I thought would likely never be possible. At 28 years old, I felt the Lord’s undeniable call on my life…

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Weakley County Schools to Close

Weakley County Schools to Close Governor Bill Lee released a statement this morning urging every school district in Tennessee to “close as soon as possible.” The statement came while Weakley County Schools district and school administrators were in a meeting discussing COVID-19, and director Randy Frazier immediately announced schools will be closed beginning tomorrow and…

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Urgent Need for Blood Donations

LIFELINE Blood Services, Jackson, Tenn.  is issuing an emergency need for blood.  “The blood supply has reached levels that cause grave concern for our communities,” said John Miller, CEO of LIFELINE Blood  Services.  “We must ask that the public please donate blood as soon as possible. Without the response from our citizens, it is very likely…

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Weakley County Schools to Suspend Nonessential Activities

DRESDEN (March 13, 2020) – Classes at Weakley County Schools continue next week, but nonessential activities are suspended, according to Director Randy Frazier in an announcement to the school board, school principals and staff today. Frazier referenced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs…

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Miss Dresden Pageants Canceled for Saturday, March 14

DRESDEN (March 13, 2020) – Dresden Rotary Club is canceling the Saturday, March 14 Miss Dresden pageant at Dresden Elementary School. After much deliberation with state and local health officials and public safety organizations regarding COVID-19 or Coronavirus, the Weakley County School System is understandably limiting all after-school activities at this time until further notice.…

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Dresden, Weakley County Arrests Armed Robber, Kidnapper

  DRESDEN (March 12) Weakley County Sheriff’s Department and Dresden Police Department arrested a 36-year-old white male after a Thursday morning armed robbery and kidnapping. According to a press release by Dresden Police Chief Steve Howe, officers arrested John David Hitt, 36, of Martin on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, kidnapping and possession of…

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UT-Martin Cancels All NCAA-Sanctioned Sports for 2019-2020 Season

MARTIN, Tenn. (March 12, 2020) – The University of Tennessee at Martin department of athletics will no longer play NCAA-sanctioned sports for the duration of the 2019-20 academic year.            Earlier today, the NCAA announced that all remaining winter and spring championships had been canceled. The Ohio Valley Conference Board of Presidents additionally announced that effective…

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Weakley County Schools are Open

March 13, 2020 – Weakley County Schools remain open during the Coronavirus19 outbreak. School administrators are monitoring state and federal agencies concerning the situation.

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TSSAA tournaments suspended – Affects Greenfield, Martin Teams

BlueCross Basketball Championships postponed due to COVID-19 March 12, 2020 Following the conclusion of the girls’ state basketball tournament quarterfinal round today, we are suspending the remainder of the girls’ state tournament and next week’s boys’ state tournament. Whether we will be able to reschedule these events will depend on the length of the suspension…

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