Area News

Celebrate Christmas with the David Johnson Chorus

DRESDEN (November 20, 2019) — Once again, it’s time for the David Johnson Chorus to ring in the Christmas season with their annual “Come Celebrate Christmas” concerts. For 20 years, families across west Tennessee have looked forward to enjoying songs of the holiday season performed by the highly acclaimed chorus. This year’s concert features familiar…

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Marci Floyd Named Trustee of Year

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com GATLINBURG (November 22) — Weakley County Trustee Marci Floyd was selected Outstanding Trustee of the Year, during the 51st Annual Convention of the County Officials Association held at the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on November 20-22, 2019. “Last night (Nov. 21, 2019) was one of the most exciting and…

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Dresden Home Destroyed by Fire

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (December 2, 2019) — A fire that ignited inside a rural residence near Dresden completely consumed the dwelling, resulting in the building and its contents being a total loss. According to Deputy Fire Chief Kory Green of the Dresden Fire Department, a fire call was issued for a residential structure…

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Weakley County Receives Governor’s ThreeStar Award

Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development presented ThreeStar awards at the 2019 Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville. ThreeStar is a strategic community development program developed to assist communities in preparing for a better future. The ThreeStar program now incorporates asset-based planning initiatives and a two-year…

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FRAZIER’S 10 YEARS NOTED

  Randy Frazier (center) received recognition for his 10 years of service as Weakley County Director of Schools at the recent Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS) awards banquet. Dale Lynch, TOSS Director, and Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn presented Frazier with a framed, signed print from Tennessee artist Michael Sloan.    

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KENTUCKY MAN INDICTED ON SEX CRIME CHARGES

  Tyler NightengaleTyler Nightengale   (Sept. 16) — A Kentucky man is facing rape charges involving an underage minor. Tyler Nightengale, 18, of Kirksey, Kentucky, was indicted by the September term of the Weakley County Grand Jury on two counts of rape of a child. The defendant is free on $5,000 bond while awaiting his October…

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DRESDEN CONDEMNATION BOARD TAKES ACTION ON DILAPIDATED PROPERTIES

  During Tuesday night’s condemnation hearing, the Dresden Condemnation Board ordered an unoccupied building, located at 210 E. Maple Street in Dresden, be demolished and the lot cleared.   DRESDEN (Sept. 17) — The Dresden Condemnation Board met at Dresden City Hall on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, to decide the fate of 10 dilapidated properties.…

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BOB MOSELEY NAMED GRAND MARSHAL OF THE GREENFIELD FIRE PREVENTION PARADE 

  Bob Moseley has been named Grand Marshal of the 2019 Fall Fire Prevention Parade.Bob Moseley has been named Grand Marshal of the 2019 Fall Fire Prevention Parade.   GREENFIELD (Sept. 25) — Lifelong Greenfield resident Robert “Bob” Moseley, has been named grand marshal of the 2019 Fall Fire Prevention Parade.   Over the years,…

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COURT DATE SET FOR MARTIN MAN CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES INVOLVING A MINOR

  Austin Payne  DRESDEN (Sept. 16) — A court date is set for a Martin man facing assorted sex charges involving a minor.Martin resident Austin Cole Payne is charged with especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and photographing in violation of privacy.   The defendant’s preliminary hearing in Weakley County General Sessions Court is…

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