Area News

Sunday Night Crash claims life of UTM student

                        Wyatt Cole     A University of Tennessee at Martin student was killed in an auto accident Sunday night.   Wyatt Cole, a 20-year-old rodeo student-athlete, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred around 9 p.m. on Mt.…

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DRESDEN F.D. EXTINGUISHES BATHROOM FIRE; SAVES RESIDENCE

                      A fire that started inside the bathroom of a rural Weakley County residence Thursday night was quickly extinguished by Dresden firefighters before it could spread to the rest of the house.       (See complete story in the February 13th issue of the…

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Two transported following school bus accident

                  An accident involving a school bus and pickup truck took place in Dresden Thursday afternoon, as students were being transported home after school.   At approximately 3:03 p.m., February 7, a Weakley County school bus, driven by 63-year-old Michael R. Long of Gleason, collided with a…

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Reward totaling $2,500 offered in gun theft case

              The Weakley County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of a gun collection in rural Weakley County.     According to Sheriff’s Investigator Captain Randall McGowan, on January 24, a house located on Tumbling Creek Road east of Gleason was broken into and over 40 guns were taken…

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Captain Brent Morel Memorial Bridge Dedicated

                                  Cpt. Brent Morel   On Friday, Feb. 1, family, friends, and members of the Weakley County community were in attendance for the dedication of the newly named Captain Brent Lee Morel Memorial Bridge and the unveiling of the…

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Weakley County Baptists return from mission trip to Puerto Rico

                A large group of volunteers from local churches affiliated with the Weakley County Baptist Association recently completed a mission trip to Puerto Rico, where they helped repair homes damaged by Hurricane Maria. The group also held Vacation Bible School for the local children, and worship services at…

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WCSD arrests out-of-state fugitive on attempted murder charge

                        Nathaniel Isiah Roberts   An out-of-state fugitive, who was believed to be armed and dangerous, has been arrested after attempting to elude capture by local law enforcement officers. The fugitive, identified as 20-year-old Nathaniel Isiah Roberts, was captured by deputies just off Sharon Hwy…

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Dresden Planning Commission discusses rezoning issues

                        Donny Bunton, Community Planner with the Northwest Tennessee Development District, displays a map of the City of Dresden indicating how the various districts are currently zoned. Bunton and members of the Dresden Municipal and Regional Planning Commission discussed possible areas that might be…

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Fire causes extensive damage to Gleason residence

                    A Gleason home was heavily damaged Sunday night when a fire ignited in the back section of the residence.   According to Gleason Fire Chief Jerry Connell, a fire broke out inside the home of Lindell Roney, located at 635 East Grove Road, around 7:45…

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