Area News

MAYOR PROCLAIMS OCT. 12 AS SIDS AWARENESS DAY IN DRESDEN

                    Emily Gallimore (holding baby Josie), and her husband, John Gallimore (holding son Jase), look on as Dresden Mayor Jeff Washburn signs a proclamation designating Oct. 12 as SIDS Awareness Day. The couple lost their three-month-old son, Jackson, to SIDS two years ago.      …

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AMBULANCE SERVICE PROVIDERS TO ADDRESS WEAKLEY COUNTY COMMITTEES

      As Monday’s meeting of the Finance, Ways & Means Committee opened, members elected officers. Eric Owen was appointed chairman, Roger Donaldson was elected vice chairman, and Erica Moore was appointed recording secretary. One of the more important topics for discussion was the ambulance service contract. Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum stated that…

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NEWSPAPER ADDS PRESS CAPACITY DURING NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK

                The two-story tall, four-high unit is being installed this week. It will be operational next week and should provide a higher quality print in the newspaper.   It’s National Newspaper Week and this newspaper and five other West Tennessee newspapers are investing in new equipment to improve…

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PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE DISCUSSES EROSION, BUILDING ADDITION AND TIRE DISPOSAL

                Top items for discussion during Wednesday’s Public Works Committee included erosion problems, the status of a building addition at the Weakley County Highway Department, and tire disposal fees.   Under new business, committee members elected officers for another year. Dennis Doster was elected chairperson, Roger Donaldson was…

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND TBI INVESTIGATING DEATH OF SHARON WOMAN

                      The body of a woman missing since Friday, October 5, was found Monday in rural Weakley County.   According to Sheriff’s Investigator Captain Randall McGowan, the body of 43-year-old Dallas Chantel Bennett was found near Mt. Vernon Road.   The case is under investigation…

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SCHOOL BOARD UPDATES POLICIES; DISCUSSES STATUS OF SROS

                      School Board Chairman Steve Vantrease has been awarded a certificate of training, showing he has successfully completed his ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Basic Certification, which involves shooter response training specifically designed for school intruder situations. During the meeting, he encouraged other board…

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GLEASON HOSTS 4TH ANNUAL MINERALS DAY CELEBRATION

                Gleason students and members of the community turned out for this year’s Minerals Day at Snider Park, hosted by local clay companies. The educational event included free food and drinks, numerous freebies and a better understanding of the clay mining industry and how it impacts the region.…

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