Area News

School Board discusses new teacher/parent/student website

A new computer system is now operational that provides educators, parents and students access to useful information regarding activities and student progress at all Weakley County schools.   During Thursday’s Weakley County School Board meeting, members heard an update from Technology Supervisor Mark Maddox, who discussed some of the new technology now being utilized in…

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Martin awarded CDBG funding to improve local infrastructure

The City of Martin was one of 66 communities across Tennessee to receive Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) totaling nearly $25.5 million.   These funds are being awarded to assist with infrastructure improvements, including upgrades and extensions to water and sewer systems. The money may also be used for façade improvements in downtown commercial districts…

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Dresden Board votes to purchase drug dog

During Monday’s Dresden Board meeting, discussion of purchasing a drug dog, as well as starting a D.A.R.E. program and possibly installing school resource officers in local schools were a few of the top items for discussion. Dresden Police Chief Steve Howe expressed his desire to use drug dogs.   The board approved a motion to…

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Oldest WWII Buffalo Soldier dead at 100

One of Weakley County’s most distinguished and respected citizens is dead at the age of 100. Sharon resident Ezra Howard, who was the oldest surviving member of the famous World War II black combat unit known as the “Buffalo Soldiers,” died on Thursday, February 1, at Martin Health Care Center. Mr. Howard entered the Army…

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Martin Police investigate AT&T store burglary

The Martin Police Department is investigating a burglary and vandalism at a local mobile phone retailer that may tie in with similar break-ins in neighboring cities in west Tennessee and Kentucky.   According to a Martin Police report, at approximately 2:58 a.m., Wednesday, January 31, Sgt. Marty McClure received a call in reference to an…

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Dresden Board claims breach of contract by Republic Services

Republic Services representatives Chad Brown (seated), and Katie Council (standing), answer questions from Dresden City Board members concerning complaints of poor garbage pickup service voiced by local citizens. Because of lack of garbage service for an entire week, for which the city was billed, the Board voted to have the city attorney research the matter…

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John Adams enters guilty plea in Holly Bobo murder case

  John Dylan Adams   A Holladay, Tennessee man has entered a guilty plea in connection with the kidnapping, rape and murder of 20-year-old Decatur County nursing student, Holly Bobo, who disappeared from her home on April 13, 2011 and was later found dead.   On January 22, 2018, John Dylan Adams of Holladay, Tennessee…

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Augustina’s Flowers-N-More celebrates grand opening

On Monday, members of the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce, along with local city officials, welcomed Augustina Finch and her husband, Chad, who are the owners and operators of Augustina’s Flowers-N-More, to the City of Dresden. The new business, located at 214 W. Main Street in Dresden (next door to Santa’s Helpers), celebrated its grand…

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WCSD makes drug arrests in separate cases

Aubry Pascall Marvin G. Borden Patricia J. Stepp (a.k.a. “Patricia Jean Wecker”)     Weakley County Sheriff’s deputies recently made multiple drug-related arrests in separate incidents. Aubry Pascall is charged with the manufacture / sale / delivery of schedule VI marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; evading arrest; possession of schedule VI with intent and possession…

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David Tuck receives 2017 Outstanding Executive Board Member of the Year Award

TNAAO President Josh Pulse (left) and Executive Director Will Denami (right) present Weakley County Assessor of Property, David Tuck (center) with the 2017 Outstanding Executive Board Member of the Year Award from the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers.   Weakley County Assessor of Property, David Tuck, was recently honored by being chosen to receive the…

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