Area News

Minor injuries reported in two-car collision

Dresden Police and Fire departments, as well as Weakley County EMS personnel work the scene of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of highways 22 and 89 Monday afternoon.   By David Fisher News Writer   A late afternoon automobile accident at the intersection of Hwy 89 and Hwy 22 in Dresden resulted in…

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Gravel truck overturns; minor injury reported

Local law enforcement and Weakley County EMS work the scene of an accident Tuesday morning involving an overturned TDOT gravel truck at the intersection of Hwy 45 and Old Troy Road.   A Tennessee Department of Transportation gravel truck overturned on Hwy 45 at the intersection of Old Troy Road around 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July…

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Martin man charged with dragging woman down the street

A Weakley County man is accused of injuring a Union City woman by dragging her down the street with his 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. According to a Union City Police report filed by Officer Joshua Lovell, the defendant, 69-year-old Danny Wayne Ladd of 69 Lester Lane in Martin, was arrested at 7:45 p.m., Friday, June…

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Election Commission determines bid specs on new voting machines

  Members of the Weakley County Commission approved bid specifications for new voting machines during Thursday night’s meeting. A major upcoming expense is the purchase of new voting machines to replace the County’s existing 12-year old machines. Repair of the machines is a problem, since they are no longer manufactured, and the only way to…

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Dresden P.D. Focuses On Community Safety

Dresden police officers participate in an active shooter training course staged at Dresden K-8 School.   The motto “Protect and Serve” is taken seriously by members of the Dresden Police Department. The officers participate in numerous training exercises each year to maintain a high level of proficiency in their occupational skills, in order to keep…

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Sharon Board rescinds proposed charter amendment

  The Sharon Board reversed its position concerning a change to the City’s charter, during Monday night’s meeting. The charter states that, every June, the police chief and city recorder must be rehired for them to remain employed. However, the charter does not apply to other department heads, who are hired and replaced at the…

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Martin Board approves purchase of property for Brian Brown Greenway

A section of the existing Brian Brown Greenway shows a bridge crossing along the walking and biking trail.   One of the top items on Monday night’s agenda at the Martin Board meeting was a proposal to purchase property for the Brian Brown Greenway. The Board approved a resolution authorizing the expenditure of $149,100 to…

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Martin Board approves FY 2017-2018 budget on second and final reading

Martin City fathers voted unanimously to pass a budget for fiscal year 2017-2018, during Friday afternoon’s called meeting. Martin Board members approved the second and final reading of an ordinance adopting the City’s annual budget and establishing a property tax rate for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018. Martin’s…

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