Area News

Weakley County Relay For Life – Friday, Oct. 5

              This year’s Weakley County Relay For Life will be held at the UTM football stadium parking lot on Friday, October 5, from 5 p.m. until 12 midnight. There will be food, games, entertainment, a haunted house, a costume contest for all ages, and other activities.   “This is…

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Greenfield Fire Prevention Festival to celebrate 30th anniversary

              Greenfield’s 1945 fire truck is one of the older models appearing in the Greenfield Fire Prevention Festival Parade each year.   The Greenfield Fire Department will host the 30th Annual Fire Prevention Festival October 8 through October 13, 2018.   There will be fun-filled activities throughout the week…

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Election registration deadlines approaching; who’s on the ballot?

  The voter registration deadline is fast approaching for the November 6th, 2018 State and Federal General Election. The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, October 9th.   Early voting begins on Wednesday, October 17th, and continues through Thursday, November 1st, 2018. Ballots may be cast at the Weakley County Election Office, located…

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August unemployment down in Weakley and adjoining counties

                      Unemployment rates improved across a vast majority of Tennessee in August. Eighty-six of the state’s 95 counties experienced lower unemployment, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.   With an August rate of 5.0 percent, Weakley County…

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E.W. James grocery store chain owner David James dead at 75

              This photo of the original E.W. James store in Dresden was taken circa 1970. (Photo courtesy of Glen Reynolds.)     David James, 75, who owned the E.W. James supermarket chain of stores, died Thursday, September 27, 2018, at the Belvedere Commons in Franklin. James was a resident…

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Stanley Black & Decker to acquire 20 percent of MTD

  Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., based in Connecticut, has announced it plans on purchasing a stake in lawnmower maker MTD Products, Inc., which marks its entry into the global lawn and garden equipment market and adds to its diverse line of products. Company officials say they will buy 20 percent of MTD for $234…

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DRESDEN BOARD DISCUSSES INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

                    The Dresden Police Department received the second place award, presented by the Governor’s Highway Safety program, in the 1-10 Officers Category – 2018.     Monday night’s Dresden Board meeting focused mostly on infrastructure-related improvements to city streets, water and sewer, high-speed fiber optic cable,…

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Stoker’s Tobacco stops in Dresden on promotional tour

                      A group of local citizens stopped by the Kountry Korner Restaurant in Dresden on Friday to view the Stoker’s tobacco display, which featured three six-foot replicas of the World’s Largest Stoker’s Moist Snuff Tub. Spectators also signed up to win numerous sweepstake prizes.  …

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Shop destroyed in Sunday afternoon blaze

A fire that broke out in rural Weakley County over the weekend resulted in the destruction of property, but thankfully, no loss of life. According to Pillowville Fire Chief Lynn Scarbrough, local firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire on White Road located south of Gleason.   About half-a-dozen Pillowville firefighters responded with a fire…

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Pottery Direct To Establish Operations In McKenzie

  Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Pottery Direct International, Inc. officials have announced that the ceramic flowerpot manufacturer will invest $8 million to establish production operations in McKenzie. Pottery Direct plans to create approximately 40 jobs in Carroll County during the next three years.   Pottery Direct will locate…

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