Area News

Greenfield man charged with multiple theft and alcohol-related offenses

Melvin Lance Donnell   A Weakley County man is facing multiple charges, after allegedly stealing a pickup truck, wrecking it and then fleeing the scene on a bicycle, before being taken into custody last Tuesday afternoon.   Melvin Lance Donnell, 24, of 143 Griffin Street in Greenfield is charged with: felony reckless endangerment, driving under…

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Greenfield Board considers street improvements

Street improvements topped the agenda, during Greenfield City Board’s September meeting.   It was decided to give the finance committee time to review the board’s options before spending money for the street repairs.   The board agreed to enter into an agreement with Hamilton-Ryker to allow them to use the conference room to host job…

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Finance, Ways & Means discusses unpaid building permits

    One of the main topics for discussion at Thursday morning’s Finance, Ways & Means Committee meeting concerned the collection of unpaid building permits.   Weakley County Trustee Marci Floyd mentioned that there have been several individuals who have not paid their $25 building permit fees. She added that some of the unpaid permits…

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Martin’s Soybean Festival – a good time for the whole family

A couple of youngsters enjoy taking a spin in the hotrods at this year’s Soybean Festival Carnival and Street Fair, held in downtown Martin. The Soybean Festival offered events for the whole family, including live entertainment, rides, arts and crafts, food and drink, and other activities.  (See additional photos on our Facebook page.)

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Public Works Committee recommends road closure

    A topic for discussion involved the proposed closing of the Old Hwy 45 spur, located between Martin and Sharon in District 7. A section of the road that lies north of Summers Road is a dead end, and Bob Busby, who owns the property on both sides of the road, has requested it…

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School Board approves purchasing Gleason property

Martin Middle School Principal Nate Holmes (left) is pictured with new members of his staff for the 2017-2018 school year. They are (l to r): Lisa Kerney, special education instructor; Hazel Hankerson, reading language arts and social studies; and Shannon O’ Neal, school librarian. Others not pictured are: Kyle Pack, head football coach.   The…

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Dresden Board approves amended drought management plan

Members of the Dresden City Board approved the first reading of an amended version of a proposed drought management plan, during Thursday night’s meeting.   The purpose of a drought management plan is to reduce water usage in the event existing water supplies are inadequate to meet the demand for potable water. It also identifies…

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Local firefighters extinguish blaze at Dresden asphalt plant

Firefighters spray water on a large tank containing petroleum-based asphalt on Friday, in an attempt to extinguish the flames and cool down the tank to prevent an explosion.   By David Fisher News Writer Local firefighters battled a blaze at Ford Construction’s asphalt plant, located on the south side of the Hwy 22 four-lane at the…

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