Area News

Leigh Hart Named Honorary Chair of the 2020 Weakley County Relay For Life

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com (The following article about Leigh Hart is based on an interview by Linda Ramsey, as well as quotes from Dresden Middle School Principal David Lewellen.) DRESDEN (September 29) — Relay For Life representative Linda Ramsey states former Dresden Middle School Girls’ Basketball Coach Leigh Hart has agreed to serve as Honorary…

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Property Tax Notices Going Out Next Week

BY SABRINA BATES sabrina@dresdenenterprise.com WEAKLEY COUNTY (September 29) – The Weakley County Office of the Trustee is busy this week getting property tax notices ready to be sent out beginning Monday, October 5. According to Trustee Marci Floyd, the office has mailed out notices to the county’s tax relief applicants. Those who qualify for property…

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Candidates Seeking 76th House Seat Discuss Local Issues

        BY SABRINA BATES sabrina@dresdenenterprise.com 76TH DISTRICT – After State Representative for the 76th District (Weakley, Carroll and a portion of Obion counties) Andy Holt announced he would not seek re-election to the seat he has held for the last 10 years, several Republican candidates vied for the seat in the August…

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Martin Assistant Police Chief Phillip Fuqua Recovering from Brain Surgery

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com MARTIN (September 30) — Martin Assistant Police Chief Phillip Fuqua is recovering at home, following surgery and treatment in Nashville for a brain aneurysm. “It happened Saturday, September 5, close to 11 p.m.,” Officer Fuqua said. “I got up to go to the restroom, and as I was walking across the…

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COVID Cases Rise Among Employees, Residents of Nursing Homes

BY SABRINA BATES sabrina@dresdenenterprise.com WEAKLEY COUNTY (September 28) – As the number of active COVID-19 cases continue to show a decline in the region among the general population, state data shows nursing homes and assisted living facilities are seeing an increase in positive cases among residents and staff members. Data reported Friday, September 25, 2020,…

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Criminal Defendants Charged with Crimes of Violence to be Heard in Circuit Court

DRESDEN (September 29) — Several defendants indicted by the September term of the Weakley County Grand Jury are ordered to appear in Weakley County Circuit Court on assorted criminal charges. Some of the more serious cases involve beatings, sexual offenses, kidnapping, serious injuries involving the illegal possession and use of weapons, and other acts of…

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Carl Perkins Center to Host First-Ever Virtual Auction

MARTIN – (September 28) – The Exchange Club Carl Perkins Centers for the Prevention of Child Abuse are joining forces to offer a virtual auction with items presented by all Centers across West Tennessee. This Digital Auction for a Digital Age will feature more than 200 items for bid such as home décor, fashion, food…

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Annual Relay For Life Adjusted, Set for Saturday

WEAKLEY COUNTY (October 3) – The Weakley County Relay For Life event is set for Saturday, October 3 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Martin Recreation Complex. This year’s event features a “Drive-Thru Survivors’ Parade” through the rec complex. Immediately following the parade will be a brief ceremony that will be streamed through the radio, allowing…

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Unemployment Down in 94 Out of 95 Counties

NASHVILLE – Newly-released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development highlighted an improving economy with lower unemployment in nearly every county across the state in August. Unemployment rates decreased in 94 of Tennessee’s 95 counties during the month. Benton was the only county with a slight increase of 0.1 of a percentage…

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County Political Parties Plan Campaign Initiatives

WEAKLY COUNTY – The Republican party of Weakley County is preparing for the upcoming election. The Annual Reagan Day Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, October 3 at 4 p.m. to be held at the Martin Farmers Market pavilion in downtown Martin. The event’s keynote speakers include 8th District Congressman David Kustoff, State Senator John Stevens,…

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