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WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN AUGUST 2ND WEAKLEY COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION

After weeks of candidates campaigning for public office at the local and state levels, the voters have cast their ballots and the results are in for the August 2, 2018 Weakley County General Election and State Primary. Out of 15,928 registered voters, a total of 6,863 ballots (43.09 percent) were cast in the Weakley County…

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SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSES BACKGROUND CHECKS AND SCHOOL SAFETY ISSUES

A new state law requiring background checks for all school employees, and other school safety issues topped the agenda at last Thursday’s Weakley County School Board meeting. On the topic of background checks, Director of Schools Randy Frazier stated new regulations that went into effect July 1, 2018 require both new applicants and current school…

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Martin man charged with theft from local business and vehicle

A Martin man is accused of burglarizing a Weakley County business and stealing several items. Michael Jay Morrison, 45, of Martin, is charged with two counts of burglary and one count of theft under $1,000. According to a report by Weakley County Sheriff’s Investigator Marty Plunk, the defendant allegedly broke into Quality Kitchens and Baths…

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JUNE UNEMPLOYMENT UP IN ALL 95 TENNESSEE COUNTIES

  The unemployment rate for each of Tennessee’s 95 counties increased in June 2018, according to data released Thursday by Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips.   The national unemployment rate for June climbed to 4.0 percent from May’s rate of 3.8 percent, which represents an increase of 0.2 percentage…

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WCEDB DISCUSSES ONGOING PROJECTS BRINGING JOBS TO WEAKLEY COUNTY

Current Weakley County Economic Development Board chairman, Alex Bynum, presents Larry Alexander of Martin with a plaque in appreciation for his service as board chairman for the past two years.   Building projects now underway promise to bring much-needed jobs to the area.   During Monday morning’s meeting of the Weakley County Economic Development Board…

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WEAKLEY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD NAMES NEW DIRECTOR

Members of the Weakley County Economic Development Board and Executive Committee voted to approve a new director, during their Monday, July 30 meeting at the Weakley County Municipal Electric System.   Jerry Brigance of the Search Committee reported that Elizabeth Pritchett, with Center Point Business Solutions, received and interviewed several applications for the job of…

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