Area News

Gleason, Huntingdon Split Wins in Friday Night Action

                          Kenady Atkins (23) was the high scorer in the contest with 18 points.   Gleason Lady Bulldogs and the Huntingdon Mustangs took wins at Huntingdon High School on Friday evening.   Gleason Lady Bulldogs showed their meddle as they trailed much of…

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MARTIN SRO SELECTED FOR MARTIN PRIMARY SCHOOL

                      Cody Stewart   A Martin school will soon have a new School Resource Officer. According to Assistant Chief Phillip Fuqua, Martin Police Department officer Cody Stewart will be assuming the role of School Resource Officer for MPD in the near future. Cody has transferred…

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WESTVIEW AND MARTIN M.S. PLACED ON LOCKDOWN FOLLOWING THREATS

      Westview High School and Martin Middle School were placed on lockdown briefly Wednesday morning, after reports were made to Martin Police that someone was making threats to harm people. Director of Weakley County Schools Randy Frazier said he and his office were notified by the school principals of the reported verbal threats…

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Dresden man loses life in accidental shooting

                An accidental shooting on Thanksgiving Day has resulted in the death of a Dresden man.   According to Dresden Police Chief Steve Howe, at approximately 2:50 a.m., Thursday, November 22, Lt. Tyler Verner and Officer Bryan Chandler were dispatched to 308 Morrow Street, where 18-year-old Jordane Alexander…

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TNECD ANNOUNCES REGIONAL OPPORTUNITY ZONE TRAINING

                The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) has announced that it will host nine regional technical assistance training sessions across the state to educate local stakeholders on the benefit of Opportunity Zones.   In Weakley County, a training session will be held in Martin on…

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WEAKLEY COUNTY COMMISSION MAKES COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

              The Weakley County Commission made various committee appointments, awarded a three-year ambulance service franchise agreement, added a road to the county’s road maintenance list, and approved several budget amendments, during last Monday night’s meeting.   In addition to re-hiring Weakley County Ambulance Service, Inc., to provide ambulance service…

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