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Special Visit to Weakley County

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn visited Weakley County as part of her visits to all of Tennessee’s 95 counties. On Thursday, Jan. 12 Blackburn visited Dresden to meet with local officials to discuss the current progress of the internet in the county. She also visited the Dresden Cumberland Presbyterian Church to see the current status of…

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Gleason Board Seeks $420,000 CDBG Fire Truck Grant

BY DAVID FISHER david@magicvalleypublishing.com   Members of the Gleason City Board voted to apply for a $420,000 Community Development Block Grant, during their regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 23. The purpose of the grant is to obtain funding to purchase a new firetruck. According to Fire Chief Mark Stafford, the grant would pay 88…

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Dresden Wreck Results in Multiple Injuries

BY DAVID FISHER david@magicvalleypublishing.com   A two-vehicle accident, which took place in Dresden on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, caused injuries to multiple occupants, with one being airlifted.  Dresden interim Police Chief Bryan Chandler says the accident happened around 7:37 a.m. on Highway 22 at the intersection of Evergreen Street.  According to the traffic crash report,…

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Bird Flu Hits Commercial Chicken Farm in Weakley County

Sabrina Bates sabrina@ magicvalleypublishing.com   A chicken farm in rural Weakley County fell victim to the highly disease-causing avian influenza, often referred to as “bird flu.” A farm that raises commercial chickens on the outskirts of Greenfield is the fifth location in Weakley County where the H5N1 pathogenic avian influenza has been detected, according to…

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County Commission Approves Infrastructure Improvements

BY DAVID FISHER david@magicvalleypublishing.com   The Weakley County Commission approved several resolutions during its Tuesday Jan. 19th meeting at the Weakley County Courthouse in Dresden, which includes various capital project and infrastructure improvements.    Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant   The Commission passed a General Purpose School Fund resolution budgeting $358,905 that Weakley County received from…

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Part I Long Term Recovery Group Hosts Community Tornado Recovery Update

BY DAVID FISHER david@magicvalleypublishing.com   Members of the Weakley County Long Term Recovery Group hosted a Community Recovery Update for the public on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at the McWherter Civic Center in Dresden.  The Recovery Group described the process involved in assisting local citizens impacted by the Dec. 10, 2021 tornado that damaged or…

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Part III: Looking Back on 2022 Headlines

BY DAVID FISHER david@magicvalleypublishing.com   Greenfield Guardsman Relinquishes Command During Military Ceremony: The Tennessee National Guard’s 194th Engineer Brigade performed a change of command ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Jackson on Aug. 7.  Col. Michael “Trent” Scates of Greenfield, outgoing commander of the 194th Engineer Brigade, relinquished command to Col. John “Corey” Kinton,…

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Using Resources and Accessing Information

Katie Parr, director of Martin Public Library (MPL), encouraged Kiwanis members present at the Jan. 11 meeting to continue using the many resources at their local library and also to explore available virtual options, including the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL), a virtual library that can be accessed anywhere in Tennessee with an Internet connection. Katie…

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WE CARE Ministries February Needs

We need your donations to help others.  WHEN YOU DONATE LOCALLY, you are helping people you see around you every day. Your donations and dollars spent in our thrift store help us to assist residents in Weakley County.  We do not have the resources to pick up your donations but you can be assured that…

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