Area News

REPAIRS TO AFFECT HARDY GRAHAM STADIUM SEATING

              Hardy M. Graham Stadium   A routine inspection of the University of Tennessee at Martin ROTC Building, which includes visitors seating on Hardy M. Graham Stadium’s east side, identified structural and safety issues that are under review. As a precautionary measure, university officials are closing the building and…

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SPURGEON ANNOUNCES GREENFIELD AWARDED INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

              Weakley County Economic Development Director Shelby Spurgeon made an important announcement, regarding efforts to bring jobs to the area, during the August 13 meeting of the Greenfield City Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Spurgeon stated the City of Greenfield has been awarded two major grants to fund studies…

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UTM STUDENT-ATHLETE GRADUATES IN TWO YEARS

                      Parker Stewart   A student-athlete at the University of Tennessee at Martin has accomplished a feat seldom realized by college students during their academic careers – earning a four-year degree in half the time. Earlier this month, Martin basketball guard Parker Stewart, son of…

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HIGH SCHOOL JAMBOREE SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST 16

                    Area high schools will be playing in jamborees before the start of the regular football season on August 23. The teams will be playing this Friday night, August 16, in various parts of West Tennessee.   (See complete story in the Aug. 14th issue of…

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SHARON BOARD DISCUSSES UNKEPT PROPERTIES AND CITY GUIDELINES

              At the Monday night Sharon city board meeting, city attorney Jeff Washburn came to answer the board’s questions regarding the laws of enforcing property maintenance codes on properties in the city. Alderwoman Ali Stalter started the questioning by asking what Sharon could legally do regarding properties with a…

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SEWER SYSTEM REPAIRS PLANNED FOR GLEASON PUMPING STATION

                Water Plant Supervisor Tony Terrell addresses the Gleason Board regarding sewer lift station issues in need of repair.   Health and public safety related issues topped the agenda at Thursday night’s regular monthly meeting of the Gleason City Board. The most pressing and expensive need discussed by…

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LOCAL SCHOOLS RECEIVE $49,000 IN USDA FARM TO SCHOOL GRANTS

                          Second graders at Sharon School were introduced to growing their own food when they planted and reaped the bounty of a garden last year. The harvested sweet potatoes were then prepared by the school cafeteria to be shared with fellow students.  …

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GLEASON FARMER GIVES DONATION BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN

                      Eric Owen   A local farmer and Weakley County commissioner is giving back to his community after being chosen by a national organization to receive a donation to strengthen rural America.   Eric Owen of Gleason directed $2,500 to Gleason Downtown Revitalization Committee through…

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GLEASON BOARD CONSIDERS COMP TIME POLICY AND EQUIPMENT BIDS

                      Downtown Revitalization Committee Chairman Charles Anderson gives an update on the caboose project, during Thursday night’s Gleason City Board meeting. He holds up a photo of a CSX train to illustrate the color of paint that will be applied to a caboose donated by…

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ESCAPED INMATE CURTIS RAY WATSON CAPTURED 

                      Curtis Ray WatsonCurtis Ray Watson Curtis Ray Watson, age 44, who is accused of killing a corrections administrator, before escaping from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning, Tennessee, last Wednesday, was captured around 11 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Caroline Street…

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