Area News

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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DRESDEN HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARADE

The City of Dresden was bustling Sunday afternoon, November 18, at many local businesses participated in the Dresden Christmas Open House and the city put on their first annual Children’s Christmas Parade traveling through the downtown area. Later in the afternoon, families gathered on the court square for the first annual Children’s Christmas Parade, which…

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WEAKLEY COUNTY AMBULANCE SERVICE AWARDED THREE-YEAR FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

                  Weakley County Commissioners were joined by a standing room only crowd of citizens during Monday night’s meeting. When the vote was called on the ambulance contract, Weakley County Ambulance Service was awarded the franchise. After months of debate, the much anticipated vote on the ambulance service…

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HEED COMMITTEE DISCUSSES BUS DRIVER SITUATION, PROPANE BUSES

                The bus driver situation, and the new propane buses, were a couple of items discussed by members of the Health, Education and Economic Development Committee, when they met on November 14.   Commissioner Jack Vincent stated he heard that substitute bus drivers are being utilized all of…

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