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Obion County woman pleads ‘not guilty’ in Kustoff case

Wendi L. Wright An Obion County woman accused of endangering the lives of a U.S. Congressman and his aide has entered a not guilty plea. Wendi L. Wright, 35, of 4004 Hubert Harris Road Union City, is charged with felony reckless endangerment, after an incident that allegedly took place in Weakley County on Monday, May…

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Construction underway at First Community Bank in Dresden

A new bank building, for First Community Bank of the Heartland, is under construction in Dresden. Contractors use earth-moving equipment to level the lot where the new bank will be constructed.   Construction of a new Dresden business is underway. First Community Bank of the Heartland has begun construction of a new bank building at…

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Finance Office employees terminated after failing to report bookkeeping errors

A couple of Weakley County Finance Office employees were terminated recently, after it was discovered that they had been paying a former County employee for several months after leaving employment. According to Finance Director John Liggett, when the two Finance Department employees discovered their error, they failed to report it, as they should have. The…

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Traffic stop nets local man on cocaine and marijuana charges

A traffic stop by a Martin Police officer resulted in the discovery of drugs inside the vehicle. Charles W. Brown, 21, of Martin, is charged with Evading Arrest, Possession of Schedule II and Possession of Schedule VI with intent to sell. (See complete story in May 17th issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)

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Firefighters respond to rural blaze near Palmersville

Although the exterior of this Palmersville home may look unscathed, there was extensive damage to the interior, as a result of an electrical fire in the attic that caused a section of the ceiling to collapse into the home.   A Palmersville residence experienced extensive damage after a fire broke out inside the home Thursday…

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Weakley County Commission informed of investigation, additional gas tax funding

During Monday afternoon’s meeting of the Weakley County Commission, the commissioners were informed of an ongoing investigation involving the Weakley County Finance Department. Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum said, he wanted to make the Commission aware that, after discovering an issue in the Finance Department, “We have reported that issue to the authorities and we…

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Firefighters extinguish blaze at D&C Subdivision

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that ignited inside a local residence in the D&C Subdivision on Monday.   Local firefighters responded to a fire in a residence at a Dresden subdivision Monday afternoon. According to an incident report, a structure fire was reported at the home of Janie Brewer, located at 385 D&C Subdivision, at…

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Sharon man one of 12 arrested in TBI sting for patronizing prostitution

During a two-day sting operation conducted by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Dyersburg Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations, 12 individuals, including a Weakley County man, were charged on prostitution-related offenses. Ricky Green, 54, of Sharon, was cited into court on a Patronizing Prostitution charge. The Dyersburg operation, called “Operation Someone…

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Weakley County graduates 331 high school seniors

Dresden H.S. graduating seniors jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the conclusion of commencement services Friday night.   The Weakley County School System graduated 331 high school students during Friday night commencement ceremonies. A total of 88 high school seniors received their diplomas at Dresden; Westview handed out 153 diplomas; Gleason had 46…

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Gleason appoints beer board members; hires meter reader

Gleason Board members considered nominations for citizens to serve on the Beer Board, and hired a meter reader, during Thursday night’s meeting.   The fiercely debated issue of beer sales as a means of generating an estimated $20,000-$25,000 in additional annual tax revenue to meet the City of Gleason’s financial obligations (without the need to…

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