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Dresden Board Discusses Disaster Recovery Efforts

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (January 10) — During Monday night’s meeting of the Dresden City Board, Mayor Jeff Washburn gave an update regarding the status of the recovery effort. The mayor said, “It’s been a busy 30 days since the tornado hit Dresden. Things aren’t as active as they were on December 11th and…

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Martin Elementary Is Buzzing about Bees, Business and Bots

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director MARTIN (December 3) – After a successful Summer Scholars program using a student run “business” to integrate reading, math, art and soft skills development, Martin Elementary School doubled down on their investment. Employing the agriculture and education expertise of School Counselor Amy Tuck once again, the new…

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Washburn Talks About Damage to Home, Business

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (January 7) — During a recent interview, Dresden Mayor Jeff Washburn discussed the loss of his business, Poppi’s Pizzeria, which was leveled by the storm. He also talked about the extensive damage the storm inflicted on his downtown residence. Regarding the damage to his home, located at 144 South Poplar…

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Tutors Ready to Address Gaps

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director WEAKLEY COUNTY (January 10) – Ninety local educators will join a bank of thousands of online tutors to address the learning gaps of Weakley County students as two initiatives are launched this week. After School Scholars is the area program deploying current, retired and student teachers as…

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Town Hall Served As Info Session

BY LORCAN MCCORMICK mccormickwritings@gmail.com DRESDEN (January 4) – Last week, the City of Dresden, along with Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum, combined forces to bring together local insurance companies and elected state officials for a town hall discussion designed to address the concerns of storm-ravaged Dresden in the Dresden Middle School gymnasium. Bynum began the…

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Dresden Votes to Purchase Grapple Truck

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (January 10) — During a meeting of the Dresden City Board, on Monday, January 10, aldermen voted unanimously to authorize the mayor and city recorder to negotiate a price for a grapple truck, and report the amount to the board for final approval at their next meeting. Public Works Director…

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Dresden Considers Construction of Municipal Complex

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (January 10) — The Dresden City Board is considering constructing a municipal complex housing the Dresden Fire Department, City Hall and Police Department under one roof. “We have met with H2H, our city engineering firm, and talked about the downtown project (municipal complex),” Mayor Washburn said. “We will bring a…

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Weldon Building to Get Facelift

BY LORCAN MCCORMICK mccormickwritings@gmail.com MARTIN (January 10) – The Martin Board of Mayor and Aldermen met Monday, January 10, to discuss the first business of the new year. Aldermen Robbins and Edwards were not in attendance; otherwise, it was a normal day for city business. All meeting minutes for December were summarily approved, and quickly…

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McKenzie Achieves Sweep of Visiting Gleason

BY JIME STEELE Pressbox1@gmail.com MCKENZIE (January 4) – Sandwiched in between bouts of snow and ice, McKenzie managed a sweep of visiting Gleason Tuesday night. The Lady Rebels were 70-60 winners, while the Rebels vanquished the Bulldogs 73-34. McKenzie’s games at Big Sandy Friday, January 7, were postponed because of snow. McKenzie returned to the…

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Ovella Pentecost Celebrates 100th Birthday

100th BIRTHDAY – Ovella Pentecost celebrated her 100th birthday December 30, 2021. Ovella was born on December 30, 1920, to the late Boyd and Ethel Fuqua. She was married to Claude Pentecost and together they had three children: Beverly, Dale and Sheila. Ovella enjoyed her celebration with her family of five generations. Here she is…

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