Area News

DEATH THREATS CASE IS BOUND OVER

                        Timmy Lee Gribble, Sr. of Greenfield appeared in the Weakley County General Sessions Court on July 3 for a preliminary hearing over charges of aggravated child abuse/neglect/endangerment of a child eight years and under, assault by threat to bodily harm, retaliate for past…

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GLEASON BOARD DISCUSSES STATUS OF RAILROAD CABOOSE PROJECT

                The City of Gleason will soon have another attraction to mark the town’s historic past, just in time for this year’s Tater Town Special. During Thursday night’s meeting of the Gleason City Board, Charles Anderson, chairman of the Gleason Downtown Revitalization Committee, reported the location for a…

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MARTIN GOES 16 YEARS WITHOUT PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

                The Martin City Board approved several ordinances and resolutions when it met for a special called meeting on Friday, June 28 at the City Courtroom. The City of Martin passed the budget on its second and final reading for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1,…

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LIGHTING STORM CAUSES WIDESPREAD BLACKOUT ACROSS WEAKLEY COUNTY

                Area residents expecting a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks show Thursday night got more than they bargained for, when a powerful lightning storm lit up the night sky and caused major power outages in Weakley and adjoining counties that left a large number of citizens in the…

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SHARON DISCUSSES PROPERTIES NOT UP TO CODE

                  The July meeting for the Sharon board of mayor and aldermen met on Monday, July 8 to discuss properties that are not being kept up to code and what action the city can take with this issue. The Sharon board opened the board meeting by discussing…

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS GO OUT WITH A BANG

                                      Many around Weakley County celebrated the Fourth of July by going to some of the free events that were hosted at Dresden and Martin. Residents of Dresden came to Wilson Park for a night of fun…

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UNEMPLOYMENT UP SLIGHTLY IN COUNTY AND STATE, UNCHANGED AT NATIONAL LEVEL

                    Tennessee’s statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2019 inched up slightly to 3.3 percent, after remaining at an all-time historic low for three consecutive months, according to data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). While Tennessee continued to experience…

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MARTIN CITIZENS EXPRESS CONCERNS OVER REZONING ISSUE

                    A group of Martin citizen, residing near a proposed housing project, addressed the Martin City Board Monday night concerning potential noise problems that might be created by the construction of new housing on Lee Street.   Local citizens voiced their concerns regarding the rezoning of…

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