Area News

Sharon Alderman Discusses Property Upkeep

            The Sharon city board’s January meeting was held on Tuesday, January 14, which had Alderman James G. Roberts make a short presentation to the board and attendees about Sharon and property upkeep. Roberts stated that in the past five years there have been many properties the city that were…

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Martin to Apply for Grant

                    The Martin city board met on Monday, January 14, to discuss plans for a grant that the city will be applying for which will go to sewer improvements.   The City of Martin will also have a Career Fair from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, January…

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Martin schools locked down over alleged domestic dispute

            On Friday, January 11, the Martin Police Department was notified by phone of a possible domestic issue in the area of Christine Street.   “We were given information that there were firearms inside the residence in question,” Assistant Chief Phillip Fuqua said. “Due to the close proximity of this…

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First baby of New Year born in Weakley County

                      Weakley County’s first baby of the New Year was born at 12:31 a.m., on Wednesday, January 2, at West Tennessee Healthcare Volunteer Hospital in Martin. The 6 lb. 1 oz., 18 ½ inch long, newborn baby girl was named Maryelise Claire Spraggs by her…

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One transported following semi accident in Dresden

                  The driver of a semi tractor trailer was transported to West Tennessee Healthcare Volunteer Hospital in Martin for treatment of possible injuries sustained when the truck he was driving ran off the road and struck a tree.   Dresden police and firefighters, along with Weakley County…

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Clarksville woman charged in gun-related incident in Sharon

                  A road rage incident was the apparent cause of a Clarksville woman pointing a gun at two other women outside a Sharon business on Thursday, December 27.   Jese Ivana Burrow, 39, of Clarksville is charged with two counts of reckless endangerment involving the use of…

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Dresden board approves downtown improvements

                  Improvements to the City of Dresden’s downtown area, and cleaning up other parts of the town that have become run down and in need of repair, were a couple of the items for discussion during Monday night’s City Board meeting, which focused on improving the appearance…

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Public Works Committee discusses $3.25 million construction and renovation project at Highway Department

                    Members of the Public Works Committee confer with representatives of TLM Associates and Henson Construction Services Monday morning, concerning the proposed plans for building additions and renovations at the Weakley County Highway Department.   A proposed construction and renovation project to enlarge and upgrade the…

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Financial Management Committee Split Over Weakley County Attorney Nominee

                  Beau Pemberton and Allison Whitledge are the two attorneys that received support during  a recent meeting of the Financial Management Committee.   The Weakley County Financial Management Committee met Thursday, January 3 at the Board of Education/Board of Finance conference room in Dresden to elect officers. The…

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