Area News

Youngsters enjoy snowy weather

Recent snowfall created a fun-time winter wonderland for area children, who took advantage of being out of school, due to the dangerous road conditions. While the unexpected school closings was a dream come true for youngsters, it was a nightmare for parents traveling slick highways on their way to and from work.  These boys and…

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Dresden H.S. Ag Teacher Jason Kemp Named President-Elect of National Association of Agricultural Educators

Dresden High School Ag Teacher Jason Kemp has been elected the 2017-18 president-elect of the National Association of Agricultural Educators.       Jason Kemp, agriculture teacher at Dresden High School in Dresden, Tenn., has been elected the 2017-18 president-elect of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE).     Kemp is currently in his…

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Candidates pick up / file petitions for 2018 election

  With the qualifying deadline for the May 1, 2018 Primary Election just a little over a month away (12 noon on Thursday, February 15, 2018), several Democratic and Republican candidates have already picked up and filed their petitions for Weakley County and municipal offices. Others have picked up their petitions but haven’t filed them,…

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Sharon Board still seeking to fill police chief’s position

    One of the top items of discussion at Monday night’s Sharon City Board meeting concerned filling the vacant Police Chief position. There was only one application submitted for the police chief’s job and after reviewing information concerning the applicant, the Board decided not to hire this individual. Although applications are still being accepted,…

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Martin Board votes to allow monthly payment of city property taxes

  During Monday night’s Martin City Board meeting, members approved a resolution authorizing local citizens to pay their property taxes on a monthly basis, if they choose to do so. The resolution was drafted after Board members determined it would be a benefit to the residents of Martin, by making it easier for them to…

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School Board hears energy savings update from TRANE

  TRANE solutions leader Stewart Shunk gives a PowerPoint presentation concerning the recently completed energy savings project at Weakley County schools.       An update from TRANE regarding the company’s installation of energy efficient lighting and weatherization of the schools to reduce energy costs, was the top item for discussion, during Thursday night’s meeting…

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New police officers Introduced To City Aldermen

During Monday night’s Dresden Board meeting, Mayor Washburn introduced three recently hired police officers and swore in one of the officers. Those pictured are (l to r): Joseph Bates, Bryan Chandler, and Thomas Travis; Chief Steve Howe and Mayor Jeff Washburn.     Three newly hired police officers for the Dresden Police Department were introduced…

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New Years Eve fire claims rural home

  Firefighters responded to a New Year’s Eve blaze that destroyed the mobile home of a rural Weakley County family located between Dresden and Palmersville.     According to a Dresden fire report, at approximately 6:09 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31, members of the Dresden Fire Department were dispatched to the home of David McClure, located…

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Paris police officer and THP trooper injured in New Year’s Eve crash

  Ptl. Robert Jacob Howington   A Paris Police officer and Tennessee Highway Patrol state trooper were injured in a New Year’s Eve accident in Paris, involving a Paris Police Department patrol car and a Tennessee Highway Patrol vehicle.     According to a THP report, there was a two-vehicle collision involving Paris Police Department…

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