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Sharon Board seeks to hire new police chief; changes policy regarding non-certified police officers

Sharon Board members discussed the need for hiring more police officers to fill voids in the city’s patrolling schedule, during Thursday night’s called meeting.   The board also discussed giving all police officers a pay increase in order to attract applicants.   After weighing the city’s higher liability risk that goes with hiring non-certified officers…

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Greenfield F.D. responds to Dunn Lane blaze

Firefighters extinguish a Friday afternoon fire southeast of Greenfield that destroyed three sheds, vehicles and other valuable items.     On Friday, December 1, several fire departments were dispatched to a rural structure fire at a shop owned by Derek King, located at 175 Dunn Lane, Greenfield.   According to Greenfield Fire Chief Bob Dudley,…

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Fugitive from justice arrested following high-speed chase

Johnny Edward Jackson, Jr.     A fugitive from justice from another state, who was residing in Dresden, faces multiple charges, after a high-speed chase ended in his capture. Johnny Edward Jackson, Jr., 46, of 937 Pikeview Street, Dresden, is charged with violation of the sex offender registry, being a fugitive from justice, felony evading…

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Dresden Board approves cost study for high-speed fiber internet

The main topic for discussion at Monday night’s Dresden City Board meeting was the possibility of providing local homes and businesses with a high-speed fiber internet network capable of meeting the technological requirements of today and for many years to come.   In other business, board members considered a request by the Dresden Police Department…

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DHS honors plentiful; G’field, Gleason standouts on list, too

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor Though Dresden High School’s football season concluded over two weeks ago, the accolades poured in just prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. A total of 16 Lions were recognized alongside four Greenfield High School football players and a trio of Gleason standouts. Dresden’s Drake Yates, Hudson Nanney and Jake Cantrell were lauded…

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Scoreless Dresden suffers shocking defeat to Hillcrest

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor The crowd at Rotary Field kept waiting on Dresden to make its move on Friday evening in the second round of the Class A State Football Playoffs. The Lions were never able to, though, as Memphis Hillcrest escaped with a 6-0 triumph in a game best described as either an offensive…

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DHS finishes with bang, routs Middle College

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor Dresden High School started slow, but finished with a bang on Friday evening to advance in the Class A State Football Playoffs. The Lions – who only led by a 21-8 count a halftime – roared through the second half en route to a 53-16 thumping of Memphis area team Middle…

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Lady Lions, Chargers claim regional crowns

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor Making it to the first-ever TSSAA Small School Division State Cross Country Meet was as easy as 1-2-3 for the Dresden High School girls. Meanwhile, the Westview boys needed a total team effort to gain a state berth as well as earn the Small School Region 7 team championship. Lady Lions…

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Dresden sinks Vikes in playoff tune-up

Dresden survived a sloppy, cold Friday unscathed to complete an undefeated regular-season run through Region 7A. The Lions, who finished the regular season with a 9-1 record (6-0 in 7A play), shut out Humboldt 45-0 on the road. Dresden – which lost numerous starters against the Vikings last season during a triumph – did not…

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