Area News

Gleason Board approves police officer pay raise

Assistant Police Chief David King informs members of the Gleason City Board about the need for increasing the pay for officers, in order to attract applicants to fill a vacant position and to keep the personnel they already have.       One of the top items discussed during Thursday night’s meeting of Gleason City…

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HEED Committee recommends purchasing new election machines

During Tuesday morning’s meeting, members of the Health, Education and Economic Development Committee voted to recommend the purchase of new election machines to the full commission. The resolution approves the expenditure of Help America Vote Act (HAVA) grant funding in the amount of $110,000 to go toward the purchase of new voting machines costing $159,790.…

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Sharon board approves slum ordinance

  A Slum Ordinance was one of the top items on the agenda at Monday night’s Sharon Board meeting.   Members of the Board approved a Slum Ordinance modeled on a similar ordinance adopted by the town of Trimble.   During discussion on the issue, it was mentioned that abandoned properties should be the first…

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Dresden police arrest local man on fuel theft charge

A local man has been arrested for allegedly stealing fuel from an area business.   Jimmy L. Adair, 47, of 7413 Hwy 22 in Dresden is charged with criminal trespass and theft over $1,000.   According to Dresden Police Investigator Chad Cooper, at approximately 10:56 p.m., on Oct. 31, a black Chevrolet Tahoe, pulling a…

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Youngsters enjoy ‘Trunk or Treat’ / ‘Dresden’s Night Out’ at Dresden’s Terry Oliver Plaza

The third annual ‘Trunk or Treat’ and ‘Dresden’s Night Out’, held Halloween night at the Terry Oliver Plaza, was another great success with record attendance.  The Dresden police and fire departments provided fun activities and treats for neighborhood youngsters, including: a spook walk, drunk driving simulator, firefighter obstacle course, and free candy. City Hall staff…

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Public Support Sought For Operation Christmas Child

Area citizens are donating shoeboxes filled with toys and personal items to Operation Christmas Child, in an effort to bring smiles to the faces of underprivileged children around the globe this holiday season. Each box contains a pamphlet in the recipient’s language telling the child and other family members about the message of Christ.  …

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Sharon woman killed in South Fulton accident

    A Weakley County woman lost her life in a four-vehicle accident over the weekend. Sharon resident Teena Robinson, 52, died from injuries sustained in a four-vehicle crash in Fulton, Kentucky, Saturday night. The accident occurred at approximately 6:40 p.m. on U.S. Hwy 51 North near the intersection of Newton Road.

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Arson Investigation Underway At Martin Storage Complex

A fire that ignited at a Martin storage building business and damaged several storage units is being investigated to determine if arson was the cause.   A fire at a Martin storage facility is being investigated as a possible arson. According to Assistant Police Chief Phillip Fuqua, at approximately 1:25 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5,…

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Halloween characters sighted in downtown Dresden

The Weakley County Circuit Court crew all dressed as Wizard of Oz characters. They are (l to r): Diane Sorrell (Wicked Witch), Emily Gallimore (Good Witch), Sally Morris (Scarecrow), Jenny Killebrew (Dorothy), Michelle Runions (Tin-Man) and Collin Johnson (Cowardly Lion).   (See additional Halloween photos and articles in the Nov. 1st edition of the Dresden…

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