Area News

Taking a Look Back Through the Archives: May 1936 Stories of Interest

The Dresden Enterprise has covered the latest and breaking local news from all over Weakley County since 1883. As the staff continues to spotlight Weakley County news in 2021, we will also begin highlighting history from the archives’ shelves over the last century. This new bi-weekly series titled, “Looking Back,” will reflect headlines, article content,…

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Schools Name Teachers of the Year

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director WEAKLEY COUNTY (January 8) – Peer recognition has made its way to the halls of Weakley County Schools as teachers once again identify Teachers of the Year. Each year ballots are distributed at the building level to identify the best candidates for Pre-K through 4th grade, 5th…

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Public Safety Committee Considers Sheriff’s Department Health-Related Issues

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (January 8) — Members of the Public Safety Committee considered several important issues dealing with the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department when they met on Friday, January 8, in the School Board Conference Room. WCSD Patient Transportation Grant The Public Safety Committee unanimously approved a resolution budgeting $18,828 in state grant…

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Sharon Forms Condemnation Board, Police Officers Resign

BY JASMINE WILLIAMS jasmine@dresdenenterprise.com SHARON (January 10) – The Sharon Board of Mayor and Aldermen held its first meeting of the new year Monday night when members discussed the formation of a condemnation board and the weekend resignation of two Sharon police officers. City Attorney Jeff Washburn was present to field questions from the board…

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Dresden Man Facing Assault, Drug Charges

MARTIN (January 4) – A Dresden man indicted by the September term of the Weakley County grand jury was arrested for a third time in six months last week for assault. Bobby Ellis Dickens, 41, of 112 Westbrook Ln. in Dresden, was taken into custody by the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department January 4, on charges…

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School Board Discusses COVID-Related Topics; Approves Budget Resolutions

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (January 7) — On Thursday, January 7, 2021, school board members met at the Weakley County Board of Education in Dresden in-person and online during their first monthly meeting of the new year. COVID-Related Update Director of Weakley County Schools Randy Frazier gave an update regarding COVID-19-related items. He said,…

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Dresden Beer Board Addresses Underage Alcohol Sales

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (January 7) — Members of the Dresden Beer Board, composed of Mike Youngblood, Mark Bell and Tim Spence, met via conference call on Thursday, January 7 at 6 p.m., to discuss violations of the City of Dresden’s Beer Ordinance. Four local businesses were found to be in violation of selling…

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Pt. 2 – Year in Review: Top Stories of 2020

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com While the global health pandemic, COVID-19, continues to make headlines in the new year after it emerged in the area in March 2020, Weakley County saw its share of good news, as well as losses for the final six months of the year. The local, state and federal elections saw new…

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Reading Is Still Fundamental in Weakley County Schools

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director あなたはこれを読むことができます? WEAKLEY COUNTY (January 6) – Can you read this? (That’s what those characters say in Japanese.) Chances are, a majority of Weakley County readers did not know what those lines and curves represented. Just like a child opening a book for the first time, readers of…

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Center Point Merges with Alexander Thompson Arnold

UNION CITY (January 11) – Accounting firm Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA) recently announced an acquisition of Center Point Business Solutions. Center Point became a full-service Professional Employer Organization (PEO), known as ATA Employment Solutions (ATAES), effective January 1, 2021. “We are excited for Center Point to join our family of firms,” said ATA managing…

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