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Giving Back to Teachers

WEAKLEY COUNTY (September 17) – Ginger Liles at Martin Primary and Kristi Davison of Sharon School were the recent recipients of gift massages, courtesy of Dr. Cory Davis at Performance Chiropractic and District 4 County Commissioner Gary Eddings. The donations were made as a means of expressing Teacher Appreciation. Eddings said he wanted to help…

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Harvest of the Month Artists Receive Calendars

WEAKLEY COUNTY (September 17) – The Weakley County Farm to School Project in collaboration with the Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network and Weakley Arts Can organized a Harvest of the Month (HOTM) poster challenge during the spring 2021 to create a 2021-2022 school-year calendar. The Harvest of the Month program’s goal is to encourage healthy…

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Weakley County Retired Teachers Hold Fall Meeting

MARTIN (September 18) – The fall meeting of the Weakley County Retired Teachers was held September 8 at the Masonic Lodge, Martin.  Inviting fall mums decorated the tables and caught the eye of members entering the hall. Vice President Larry Myrick opened the meeting with a warm greeting of welcome to members and guests. He…

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UTM Advisory Board Covers Enrollment, New Programs

BY BUD GRIMES UTM University Relations MARTIN (September 17) – Fall enrollment and new academic programs were highlighted as the University of Tennessee at Martin Advisory Board met Friday, September 17, in the Boling University Center for its scheduled fall meeting. Art Sparks, of Union City, chairs the seven-member advisory board that includes Hal Bynum,…

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State Asks Residents to Choose New License Plate Design

NASHVILLE (September 20) – This week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee invited Tennesseans to “Rate the Plates” and help choose the state’s next standard license plate by selecting their favorite design at tn.gov/ratetheplates. Under state law, the license plate is redesigned every eight years if funds are approved in the General Assembly’s annual budget. “As Tennessee…

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Gas Prices Increase Nationally

NASHVILLE (September 20) – Tennessee gas prices have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.84 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Gas prices in Tennessee are 2.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 93.2 cents per gallon higher than a…

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From the Hive to the Home, Beekeepers Spreading Sweet Treats

BY JASMINE WILLIAMS jasmine@dresdenenterprise.com A group of Northwest Tennesseans are as busy as bees and their efforts are the bee’s knees. The Northwest Tennessee Beekeepers Association is a non-profit organization that for over a decade has been working to promote the health and welfare of bees and educate new beekeepers, schools, communities and the public…

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Annual Poker Run Slated for Saturday

VOLUNTEER SPIRIT – Members of the Joey Guest Memorial Foundation have been working hard to plan this year’s 11th annual Joey Guest Poker Run, benefitting the family of the late Scarlett “Sassy” Annette Stewart, a South Fulton toddler afflicted with Infantile-onset Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 7, IOSCA7, a disorder that affects the cerebellum of the brain.…

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Weakley County Artist Creates Animated Short

MARTIN (September 9) – “Katrina the Fuzzy Princess,” an 18-minute web-animated short based on the webcomic, “The Fuzzy Princess,” made its premiere Thursday, September 9. The cartoon can be watched at www.smallbugstudio.com Directed by the comic’s creator Charles Brubaker, resident of Weakley County, the short focuses on Katrina, a feline princess of St. Paws, who…

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Vehicle Damages Dresden Business

Workers at Bob’s Pharmacy in Dresden worked to clean up wreckage left behind when a woman drove through the storefront Tuesday morning. According to Dresden Police Department Officer Ethan Lee, the driver, Elizabeth Mull of Dresden, told officers she became startled when she pulled into the parking lot in front of the store when a…

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