Area Breaking News

Dresden’s Moore Family Continues Long Farming Heritage

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (March 123) — This year’s farming section in the Dresden Enterprise focuses on a local farming family and how agriculture has evolved over the past several decades. One such family farm is operated is by Kenneth and Janice Moore of Dresden. Kenneth comes from a long line of farmers. His…

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Weakley County Schools Farm Forms Productive Partnerships

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director WEAKLEY COUNTY (March 18) – A recent agreement between the University of Tennessee at Martin and Weakley County Schools will produce growth in the area’s agricultural map for years to come. That’s the assessment of those involved in the plan to offer dual enrollment courses and maximize the Weakley…

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Weakley County Second-Graders Celebrate Chicks

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director WEAKLEY COUNTY (March 22) – When Terri Brundige and other farmers from throughout the county delivered a dozen fertile eggs to each school’s second-grade classrooms three weeks ago, she was noticeably nervous. “I just hope they hatch,” she confessed of the project that included incubators, candling tools…

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Schools Art Show to Be Included in Area Arts Festival

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director WEAKLEY COUNTY (March 19) – Though last year’s inaugural Weakley County Schools Art Show successfully showcased nearly 200 students’ creative expressions, the possibility of repeating the visual art-focused event was in question for 2021. COVID-19 safety protocols prohibited the up-close-and-personal gallery-type experience of 2020. Then Weakley Arts…

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Greenfield Board Receives Economic Development Update

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com GREENFIELD (March 9) — During the regular monthly meeting of the Greenfield City Board on Tuesday, March 9, members received an update regarding the status of local economic development efforts. Economic Development Update Weakley County Economic Development Director Shelby Spurgeon said, “We’ve started a remote workers program with Tennessee Valley Authority.…

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Gleason Board Approves Increasing Water Reconnection and Late Fees

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com GLEASON (March 15) — On March 15, the Gleason City Board, which recently changed its regular monthly meeting time to the third Monday at 7 p.m., considered an ordinance, increasing the cost to reconnect water service and the amount charged for late fees. Another important item on the agenda included the…

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Sharon Shows Appreciation, Bids Farewell

BY JASMINE WILLIAMS jasmine@dresdenenterprise.com SHARON (March 8) – At the City of Sharon’s monthly board meeting held Monday, March 8, aldermen discussed job positions that are still open, including the position of police chief. It was announced by Mayor Ali Stalter the city is still looking someone to fill the position of police chief. Stalter…

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Finance, Ways & Means Revises Private Act Regulating Building Permits

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (March 11) — One of the top items for discussion during Thursday’s Finance, Ways and Means Committee meeting at the School Department Conference Room in Dresden involved revising the county’s method of collecting and depositing building permit fees. Building Permits Commissioner James Westbrook stated the process for obtaining building permits…

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Lt. Dean Brooks Retires from MPD

MARTIN (March 16) – The Martin Police Department recently celebrated the retirement of Lieutenant Dean Brooks. Lt. Brooks served the City of Martin for 26 years. He started his career at the Martin Police Department in 1994 as a Patrol Officer. Brooks was promoted to the rank of Patrol Lieutenant and worked in that capacity…

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‘Live From the Tent’ Music Events at UT Martin

MARTIN (March 9) – The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music is hosting new events for the “Live From the Tent” series, which features live performances near the Pacer Pond parking lot on the main campus. The concerts will be aired over WUTM 90.3 FM “The Hawk,” so audiences can enjoy live music…

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