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Schools Name Teachers of the Year

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director WEAKLEY COUNTY (January 8) – Peer recognition has made its way to the halls of Weakley County Schools as teachers once again identify Teachers of the Year. Each year ballots are distributed at the building level to identify the best candidates for Pre-K through 4th grade, 5th…

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Public Safety Committee Considers Sheriff’s Department Health-Related Issues

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (January 8) — Members of the Public Safety Committee considered several important issues dealing with the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department when they met on Friday, January 8, in the School Board Conference Room. WCSD Patient Transportation Grant The Public Safety Committee unanimously approved a resolution budgeting $18,828 in state grant…

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Sharon Forms Condemnation Board, Police Officers Resign

BY JASMINE WILLIAMS jasmine@dresdenenterprise.com SHARON (January 10) – The Sharon Board of Mayor and Aldermen held its first meeting of the new year Monday night when members discussed the formation of a condemnation board and the weekend resignation of two Sharon police officers. City Attorney Jeff Washburn was present to field questions from the board…

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Pt. 2 – Year in Review: Top Stories of 2020

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com While the global health pandemic, COVID-19, continues to make headlines in the new year after it emerged in the area in March 2020, Weakley County saw its share of good news, as well as losses for the final six months of the year. The local, state and federal elections saw new…

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Reading Is Still Fundamental in Weakley County Schools

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director あなたはこれを読むことができます? WEAKLEY COUNTY (January 6) – Can you read this? (That’s what those characters say in Japanese.) Chances are, a majority of Weakley County readers did not know what those lines and curves represented. Just like a child opening a book for the first time, readers of…

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Lady Chargers Breeze through Lion’s Club Tournament

BY JASMINE WILLIAMS jasmine@dresdenenterprise.com MARTIN (December 28) – The 56th Annual Lion’s Club Tournament did occur, despite many changes compared to previous years. This year, much of the fan attendance was limited and the boys’ teams played in the Martin Middle School gym instead of at Westview High School. These changes did not prevent the…

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Year-In-Review: Top Stories of 2020

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com WEAKLEY COUNTY (January 6) — Our Year-In-Review highlights some of the top stories reported in the Dresden Enterprise during 2020. It recounts crime news, accident and fire reports, community celebrations, school news, special recognitions, and other noteworthy events. These stories are grouped in chronological order as they were published, beginning with…

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Martin Firefighter Donates Award to Local Non-Profit

MARTIN (December 30) – Josh Wilson of the Martin Fire Department, who was recently honored as the 2020 Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee Kiwanis District Fireman of the Year, has shared his award with a local charity. Wilson presented a check to Mike and Jennifer Wenz of the Anna Kate Wenz FIGHT Foundation, named for their three-year-old daughter…

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Washburn Sworn in as New Attorney

DRESDEN (December 29) – Dresden native James Washburn completed his journey to become an attorney at law on Tuesday, December 29, when he was sworn in by Weakley County General Sessions Judge Tommy Moore to become the newest member of the Weakley County Bar. Washburn will practice law as an associate attorney with the Washburn…

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Dresden Offers Winter Wonderland for Community

DRESDEN (December 28) – The City of Dresden is beginning a new holiday tradition this year that will offer fun for the whole family. The city is offering winter-themed events throughout January into February. From now until January 15, families can visit the courthouse lawn in downtown Dresden and help decorate the square with snowmen.…

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