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$12.3M Grant to Expand Broadband Coverage in Weakley Co.

BY DAVID FISHER david@magicvalleypublishing.com For Weakley County residents still without access to broadband internet service, funding has been made available and plans are being laid to remedy that situation. State and local officials, West Kentucky & Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc. CEO Trevor Bonnstetter, and several others, gathered at the corner of Greenfield Hwy 54 and…

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Garbage Contract Proposals Considered

Gleason City Board  BY DAVID FISHER david@magicvalleypublishing.com The Gleason City Board reviewed bid proposals detailing the cost of waste management services available through two garbage collection companies during Monday night’s regular monthly meeting at Gleason City Hall.  Mayor Charles Anderson stated the city’s garbage contract with Republic Services expires during March 2023, and representatives from…

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Family Received $16,000 from Local Foundation

On Aug. 20 the 12th Annual Joey Guest Memorial Foundation Poker Run was held along with a silent auction and raffle at the Hawks Nest in Martin. On Monday, Sept. 19, the 2022 recipients of the donations raised received their check. This year, $16,000 was raised for Bobby Tims and his family. Bobby Tims, wife,…

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In-House CDL Testing and Fingerprinting Considered

Financial Management Committee  BY DAVID FISHER david@magicvalleypublishing.com On Thursday, September 22, the Weakley County Financial Management Committee discussed the possibility of hiring an individual to operate a Commercial Driver License (CDL) testing center and conduct fingerprinting operations, rather than pay outside entities, as a cost saving measure.   Director of Weakley County Schools Randy Frazier stated…

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Shovel’s project combines safety, education, and ice cream

By Sabrina Bates MVP Regional News Editor sabrina@magicvalleypublishing.com A local utility company is offering a chance at sweet treats while spreading a message of safety. In its second year, the West Tennessee Public Utility District’s Shovels for Ice Cream Program invites community members to find miniature shovels marked with 811 scattered throughout the town in…

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The Manipulators

If you define manipulation as intentionally pushing other people’s buttons to try to get them to do what you want – or agree with you about something – or take your side in an argument – then I think it would be fair to say that we all engage in at least some degree of…

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Letter to the Editor

The Dresden Enterprise had excellent coverage of the tornado. Sabrina Bates had pictures of the damage for which she should receive special recognition. You can look at them and tell how bad the tornado was, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” David Fisher researched and wrote a very interesting article on the hotel. Of…

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Correction

In last week’s front-page story on the Greenfield City Board’s Sept. 13 meeting, it was incorrectly stated that the old Simmons Bank facility on 302 North Front Street was previously occupied by Greenfield Banking Company. It was also incorrectly stated in the story that Simmons Bank has moved into a newly constructed building at 112…

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Four Local Students Awarded with Academic Honors

Weakley County Schools is celebrating the announcement that four students from three schools are recipients of the National Rural and Small Town Award (NRSTA) from the College Board National Recognition Program. Dresden High Senior Mark Lee Maddox, Greenfield Senior Will Crews, Westview Senior Abbey Buchanan, and Westview Senior Katelin Rutledge earned the award through outstanding…

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MPS Character Counts Students Named

Martin Primary School would like to recognize our Character Counts Students for the first six weeks of school. The first pillar of Character Counts is Most Caring. Pictured are Kindergarten and Pre-K students (front row) Izabella Barner, Alianna Nichy, Gracelynn Vaughn, Aleah Esters, Benson Wilson, Lakynn Bragg, and Zander Mack. The first grade students are…

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