Area News

Mother and daughter theft case goes to grand jury

                      Betty and Tiffany Callahan of Greenfield, who face assorted charges involving burglary and theft of property from a residence, had their case bound over to the spring term of the Weakley County Grand Jury.   A mother and daughter accused of burglarizing a neighbor’s…

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Missing Greenfield woman found in crashed vehicle in Martin

              A missing Greenfield woman was found Friday morning in a crashed vehicle in a ditch in Martin.   According to Martin’s Assistant Police Chief Phillip Fuqua, at approximately 5:13 a.m., on Friday, February 15, the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department contacted Martin Police Department concerning a missing woman.  …

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DRESDEN F.D. EXTINGUISHES SUMMERS ROAD FIRE

              Dresden firefighters recently extinguished an early morning blaze that ignited inside a rural residence just south of Dresden.       An early morning fire at a rural Weakley County home caused thousands of dollars in damages, but fortunately, the occupants escaped with their lives.   According to…

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Local pastor killed in trucking accident

              A Weakley County man lost his life in a single-vehicle accident in Obion County this week. According to Trooper Grant Montgomery of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, who investigated the crash, the accident took place Monday just after 11:00 a.m. Trooper Montgomery reports that 52-year-old Warren Darden, of Dresden,…

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FOUR ARRESTED IN DRESDEN METH BUST

        Danny Blackburn Carey Ann Wilson Phillips Amanda Bullington Coyce Jones Four individuals are facing drug charges after a search warrant was executed at a home in Dresden.         According to the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, 31-year-old Danny B. Blackburn of McKenzie; and 27-year-old Amanda Bullington of Huntingdon, are…

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THE IRIS RETURNS TO DRESDEN

                          “The Iris Returns” has been announced as the theme for a pageant that which be held in Dresden this Saturday.     This pageant will be a preliminary for the Miss Tennessee Volunteer Pageant which was formally called the Miss Tennessee Pageant.…

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MARTIN BOARD APPROVES REZONING AND ANNEXATION OF PROPERTIES

                  During Monday night’s regular monthly meeting of the Martin City Board, which was held at the new city courtroom in the Public Safety Building on North Lindell Street, members considered a request to rezone property in the downtown area. The board approved the first reading of…

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WEAKLEY COUNTY HOME DESTROYED IN WEEKEND BLAZE

                                  Fire Department tankers dump water into a reservoir, which is pumped through hoses to extinguish the flames of a rural residential structure.       Multiple fire departments responded to a Sunday afternoon blaze that destroyed a rural…

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School Board discusses progress of installing SROs

                        Officer Jonathan McDowell, who was recently installed as an SRO at Gleason School, was present at Thursday’s Weakley County School Board meeting, which gave an update concerning placing other SROs in all Weakley County schools.         Foul weather didn’t affect…

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FLOODING REPORTED IN LOW-LYING AREAS FOLLOWING THUNDERSTORM

                      Flooding was reported on rural Weakley County roads on Monday and Tuesday, after lingering thunderstorms dumped a copious amount of rain on many West Tennessee counties in recent days.     In the aftermath of heavy rain, Weakley County Highway Department personnel have been…

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