Area News

EVANS FOUND GUILTY OF RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT

                      Gregory Wade Evans   During a jury trial on Tuesday, July 9, Gregory Wade Evans of Sharon had a charge of aggravated assault dismissed, but was found guilty of reckless endangerment, which is a misdemeanor.   Circuit Court Judge Jeff Parham sentenced Evans to 11 months and…

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OPERATION DRY WATER TO BE HELD JULY 5-7

              The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 5-7. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is held annually near the…

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DRESDEN HOST YOUTH SOFTBALL/BASEBALL TOURNAMENTS

                      Dresden 12U Softball Team Captures Babe Ruth State Title   Over the past two weeks the Dresden’s Wilson Park has been the home for District and State tournaments for softball and baseball youth teams from all over West Tennessee. There have been many teams…

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DRESDEN APPOINTS NEW CONDEMNATION BOARD

                    Dresden resident Linn Dunn addresses the board regarding the problem of dilapidated properties that need to either be cleaned up or demolished.   The majority of discussion during Monday night’s meeting of the Dresden Board of Mayor and Aldermen centered on the condemnation of dilapidated…

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WEAKLEY COUNTY COMMISSION AMENDS COUNTY’S DEBT POLICIES

                The Weakley County Commission approved a resolution amending the county’s debt policies, as well as several year-end budget resolutions for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. The commission unanimously approved a resolution, sponsored by Commissioners James Westbrook, Jr. and Dennis Doster, which amends Weakley County’s debt…

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BURGLARY SUSPECT ENDS LIFE AS LAWMEN APPROACH

                        Billy Andrew Smothers   A 32-year-old Huntingdon man, sought by various law enforcement agencies from northwest Tennessee in connection with several burglaries in Carroll, Henry and Weakley counties, took his own life, after law enforcement agents established a perimeter around the wooded area…

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COMMITTEE HAS TALKS OF REPAIRING COURTHOUSE

                      Representatives from the Path Company came to the Finance, Ways, and Means Committee meeting Tuesday morning to discuss repairs that can be done on the Weakley County Courthouse.   The County Finance, Ways, and Means Committee met Tuesday morning, July 2, and discussed repairing…

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF JUVENILE OFFICER

                Members of the Financial Management Committee considered what action to take regarding the appointment and management authority of the Weakley County Juvenile Service Officer’s position, during Thursday afternoon’s meeting in the Earl Wright County Commission Court Room at the Courthouse in Dresden. During discussion, Weakley County Attorney…

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MAN WANTED ON BURGLARY AND THEFT CHARGES CAPTURED

                      Brandon Henry Martin man wanted in connection with the burglary of a Martin bar last month has been captured. Brandon Henry, 39, of North Lindell in Martin, is charged with burglary, felony theft of property, escape and vandalism. The charges stem from a burglary…

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