Area News

Motorcyclists killed in two vehicle crash

Bucky Wells   Two motorcyclists were killed in a multi-vehicle wreck that occurred shortly before 7:00 p.m. Thursday in Gibson County. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 47-year-old Bucky Wells of McKenzie, and 41-year-old Kimberly Cook are dead as a result of the accident. The THP report states that Wells and Cook were heading north…

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Greenfield Board votes to upgrade streetlights

During Thursday night’s Greenfield City Board meeting, members approved a resolution authorizing the Weakley County Municipal Electric System (WCMES) to replace the City’s existing streetlights with high-efficiency lighting, as a cost-saving measure.   Another top item for discussion during the meeting was the City of Greenfield’s sick leave policy.   (See compete story in Feb.…

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New Weakley County Seal Featured in National Association of Counties Publication

Weakley County’s new seal was featured in the February 5th edition of the National Association of Counties Newspaper.   Symbolism in Design Highlights and Unifies Municipalities with Weakley County   Weakley County recently received national attention when its new county seal was highlighted in the National Association of Counties [NACo] Newspaper. Selected from one of…

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Candidates qualify for May 1st Primary

Local Democratic and Republican candidates seeking their party’s nomination in the May 1, 2018, Weakley County Primary Election have submitted their qualifying petitions prior to the noon deadline on Thursday, February 15. Those candidates running in the May 1 primary have until February 22 to withdraw their names.   Although, the deadline for Independent candidates…

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Semi overturns on Martin four-lane; driver transported

  Multiple emergency, medical and law enforcement agencies responded to a single-vehicle accident on Thursday, February 15, involving an entrapped driver.   Martin Fire Department and Weakley County Rescue Squad personnel worked for about 45 minutes to free the entrapped driver, who was conscious and talking.   (See compete story in Feb. 21st issue of…

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Highway safety dominates discussion at Gleason City Board meeting

Bro. Gene Price expressed his concerns and discusses possible solutions to the problem of the excessive number of automobile crashes at the intersection of Hwy 22 and Hwy 190, during Thursday’s Gleason City Board meeting.     Safety issues involving accidents at a busy Gleason intersection dominated discussion at Thursday night’s Gleason City Board meeting.…

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Candidates file petitions to run in upcoming Weakley County Elections

The qualifying deadline for local offices in Weakley County primary elections is 12 noon, Thursday, February 15, 2018. Candidates have until 12 noon on Thursday, February 22, 2018 to withdraw from the Weakley County Primary. Weakley County’s Primary Election is Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The names of Democratic and Republican candidates that have announced for…

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Gleason approves park use policy

During Thursday night’s Gleason City Board meeting, members approved a Park Use Policy for both Snider Park, located at 506 North Cedar Street, and Huggins Park, at 150 Dutchess Lane. The policy details the daily rental fees charged to commercial groups, private organizations, or individuals, for renting the concession stand, pavilion or ballfields. (See compete…

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