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Shannon’s Soapbox: Sex Education in Tennessee Schools

Shannon Taylor Editor A couple of weeks ago, my 14-year-old daughter brought home a permission slip to participate in a sex education course at school. I signed the permission slip. There was no information included on what would be taught, however, I didn’t think anything of it. A week later, she brought home a booklet…

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Personnel Physical Examination Policy Goes into Effect After 2nd Reading

Personnel Physical Examination Policy Goes into Effect After 2nd Reading Shannon Taylor Editor The monthly Weakley County School Board meeting was held Thursday, April 4 at Dresden Middle School. Principal David Lewellen stated that while normally the principals get up and speak about their school, what better way to hear about the school than from…

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Clarification: Enterprise in compliance with public notice laws

Daniel Richardson CEO Richardson Media Group There has been some confusion over the past few weeks over this newspaper’s compliance with certain regulatory requirements regarding the posting of public notices. The confusion began when an email from the owner of another publishing company sent emails to those responsible for placing public notices stating, “I want…

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Dresden Police Chief Introduces Officers to the Board

Shannon Taylor Editor Dresden Police Chief Bryan Chandler introduced his police officers to the Dresden board of mayor and alderman at the April 1 board meeting. “A couple of weeks ago, nobody really knew who was working for the police department anymore, and I’ve asked my police department to be here this evening to recognize…

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Weakley County STDs on the Rise

Shannon Taylor Editor Weakley County saw an increase in sexually transmitted infections since 2000 according to a recently released 2022 report from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). Chlamydia rates have more than doubled since 2000, while gonorrhea more than tripled over the same period. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report showed that…

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TBI Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting in Weakley County

Deceased offender had a slew of charges spanning 25 years in Weakley County Shannon Taylor Editor According to a Press Release by Weakley County Sheriff Terry McDade, on Thursday, April 4, Weakley County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were involved in an officer-involved shooting incident in the county. The TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) was requested by…

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Sentencing in DUI Case of Martin Attorney Raises Questions

Shannon Taylor Editor   A Martin attorney charged with a DUI, a Class A Misdemeanor that is not eligible for judicial diversion, recently pleaded guilty to a Class E Felony to receive a judicial diversion, which has raised concerns for attorneys regarding the judicial process in the State of Tennessee. In 2022, Martin attorney Reagan…

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Gleason to Raise Water & Sewer Rates 33%

Shannon Taylor Editor After months of hesitation on raising water and sewer rates, the Gleason board of Mayor and Alderman voted to raise the water and sewer rates by 33% on Monday, March 25. During last week’s regularly scheduled board meeting, the Water Rate Study that Greg Spencer presented to the City of Gleason from…

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Martin Man Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Sexual Battery

Shannon Taylor Editor According to an affidavit from the Gleason Police Department, on March 23 at 5:08 p.m., Gleason Assistant Chief Michael Lowe was dispatched in reference to child exploitation. Upon arrival, Lowe made contact with parties at the residence and the investigation revealed that a woman at the residence was going through her boyfriends,…

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