Area Breaking News

LIGHTNING KNOCKS OUT POWER TO HALF OF WEAKLEY COUNTY

              A powerful lightning strike at an electrical substation in Martin on Wednesday resulted in extensive power outages. This was the second major power outage in recent days caused by a lightning strike at the very same substation. The storm also downed trees, blocking traffic along several county roadways.…

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DRESDEN RECEIVES GRANT FUNDING TO RENOVATE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT

Several local businesses in Dresden were recently awarded grant funding for improvements and beautification of the area to help revitalize the downtown business district under the Tennessee Downtowns Program.   According to Dresden City Recorder Jennifer Branscum, the City of Dresden has received a grant from Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for downtown…

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VOLS STATE RUN PARTICIPANTS PASS THROUGH DRESDEN

                      At the time runners came through Dresden, a man named Nathan Flear from Wales in the United Kingdom was in the lead.   Runners all over the world started coming though Weakley County on Thursday, July 11 as part of the ultra-marathon, the Last…

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GREENFIELD PASSES LARGE VOLUME USAGE ORDINANCE

                  The Nathan Porter Library recently installed a new bench in front of the library in the shape of a book. Paintings on the bench depict different landmarks in the city of Greenfield including the school, lagoon, and more.   In the monthly city of Greenfield board…

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NEW FACES IN ADMINISTRATION AT WEAKLEY COUNTY SCHOOLS

                  With the new fiscal year underway, new faces have joined the Weakley County school district and some familiar faces have new roles. In the district central office in Dresden are Karen Campbell as the newly established Communications Director, Terri Stephenson who has come from Martin Elementary…

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GLEASON POLICE INITIATIVES RECEIVE CITY’S SUPPORT

                      At Thursday night’s Gleason City Board meeting, members heard a report from Police Chief Paul Eddlemon, concerning drug interdiction and issues relating to school safety. Gleason Police Chief Paul Eddlemon gave members of the Gleason Board of Mayor and Aldermen an update on the…

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