Area News

Weakley County Election Commission members reappointed

                Weakley County Election Commissioners who were recently reappointed to another two-year term are (l to r): Wendell Verdell, Britan Coleman, John Freeman, Amy Lewellen, and April Lieberman.   All five members of the Weakley County Election Commission were reappointed, during a meeting of the Tennessee State Election…

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Motorists fear for Martin man stumbling into traffic

                Caleb Fredrick Henry A local man, who was reported darting out in front of vehicles on Hwy 45 between Martin and Sharon on Wednesday, April 3, had those who witnessed his behavior concerned for his safety. Caleb Fredrick Henry, 18, of 183 Mary Gardener, Martin was arrested…

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Firefighters extinguish blaze at Greenfield home

            The interior of a Greenfield home was badly damaged in a mid-morning fire that was fully-involved in flames when firefighters arrived. According to Greenfield Fire Chief Bob Dudley, at approximately 10:29 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, the Weakley County 911 Office dispatched firefighters to a residence located at 109 Delmar…

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Gleason man charged with child rape

                    Clarence Allen Grantham Fifty-nine year old Clarence Allen Grantham of 206 Holland Street, Gleason, has been charged with Rape of a Child after further investigation into the allegations that he had unlawful conduct with underage girls at his residence in Gleason. The defendant is scheduled…

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One transported following single-car accident

                    Emergency personnel worked the scene of a single-vehicle accident that took place Thursday afternoon at 4461 Stella Ruth Road, which is located south of Martin. A Weakley County man was transported to the hospital, following a single-vehicle accident in a dangerous curve just outside of…

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Unemployment down in all 95 Tennessee counties; reaches record low

                  The unemployment rate for each of Tennessee’s counties improved in February, according to new information released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Eighty of Tennessee’s 95 counties have an unemployment rate less than 5.0 percent, a marked improvement from January’s jobless…

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Semi/auto crash sends Greenfield man to hospital

                Greenfield Police Chief Joey Radford works the scene of a collision between a pickup and semi in downtown Greenfield on Thursday. A two-vehicle crash in downtown Greenfield sent a local man to the hospital. At approximately 1:40 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, a 2013 Silver Chevrolet pickup…

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DRESDEN BOARD AWARDS SOLID WASTE CONTRACT

              Bids submitted by three different solid waste companies for residential and commercial garbage pickup were carefully reviewed and debated, during Monday night’s monthly meeting of the Dresden Board of Mayor and Aldermen. A spirited discussion ensued regarding not only the cost of the service, but the quality. Initially, there…

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