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Local Students Support Hunger Relief with “Canstruction” Creations

Three Weakley County Schools competed in the 5th Annual Canstruction Jr. competition held at Discovery Park of America [DPA] to support local food banks, and Westview High School secured first place in 5 of 6 categories. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Clubs from Dresden Middle, Dresden High, and Westview High represented the district at…

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MES Student Wins Writing Contest with Inspiring Essay

A writing contest at Martin Elementary School [MES] in honor of National Red Ribbon Week produced an inspiring essay about the importance of living drug-free. The short essay was composed by 4th grade student Mia Clements as a part of the week’s theme to “celebrate life and live drug free.” Her message explains why drug-free…

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Dr Nathan Porter Library Host Story Book Pumpkin Contest

The Dr. Nathan Porter Library has announced the winners of their Story Book Pumpkin Contest! The 1st Place Winner was Presley Williams who based her pumpkin from Fancy Nancy & the Fabulous Fashion Boutique, she received $100 and a certificate The 2nd Place Winner was Jase Froehlich with his pumpkin inspired by The Bad Guys,…

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WC Students Get No Cost Credits Through Dual Enrollment with Dyersburg State

Weakley County Schools students are on their way to earning a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) for the first time through dual enrollment with Dyersburg State this school year – at no cost to the student. Dresden High and Westview High dual enrollment students can earn a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) thanks to the…

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UTM Honors Outstanding Employees

Landy Fuqua and Kim Jackson, both of Martin, received fall 2022 Outstanding Employee Awards from the University of Tennessee at Martin.  Fuqua is the director of the UT Martin Regional Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center. She has been with the REED Center since 2006 and has served as the director for over 10 years. Under…

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Martin P.D. Promotes Hatler and Hendon

PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN – Lt. James R. Hatler with the Martin Police Department was recently promoted to captain over the MPD’s Criminal Investigations Division. Capt. Hatler has served with the MPD for 27 years.   PROMOTED TO INVESTIGATOR – Patrol Officer Kelly Hendon with the Martin Police Department was recently promoted to the rank of…

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UTM remembers Col. Bill Kaler

The University of Tennessee at Martin mourns the passing of Col. Bill Kaler, a 2014 inductee into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame who dedicated 46 years of service on campus. He was 88 years old.            After a 27-year career as a military officer, Kaler left the Pentagon for UT Martin in 1976. He was…

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UTM to Host Empty Bowls Event Nov. 19

The University of Tennessee at Martin and We Care Ministries Inc. will co-host the 19th-annual Empty Bowls event from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Nov. 19, in the Boling University Center Duncan Ballroom at 11 Wayne Fisher Drive in Martin.   Empty Bowls, a fundraiser to fight hunger one bowl at a time, was founded in…

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Kiwanis/Martin Christmas Parade is Dec. 5

“Christmas Joy” is the theme for the 2022 Kiwanis and City of Martin Christmas Parade, which will light up Martin at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 5.  Parade organizers encourage anyone entering the parade to consider the various aspects of joy that the Christmas season brings—from music to memories to religious services to Christmas trees,…

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