Area News

Santa’s Helpers receives donation of toys and money

Trent Hornbeak (left) hosted a Halloween party at his home in memory of his best friend, the late Scott Kincer, who died in May of this year at the age of 47.   According to Scott’s mother, Teresa Kincer (middle), the theme of the party was ‘Santa’s Helpers.’ Many toys were collected and a total…

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Finance, Ways & Means approves purchases

During Thursday morning’s meeting of the Weakley County Finance, Ways and Means Committee, members approved several resolutions authorizing the expenditure of funds.   This included the purchase new equipment for the Highway Department, a patrol car for the Sheriff’s Department, new voting machines, and other expenditures.   (See compete story in Nov. 22nd issue of…

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Greenfield Board discusses fireworks and animal ordinances

A reception was held prior to Tuesday night’s Greenfield City Board meeting in honor of Sandy Dowland, who is retiring as librarian at the Dr. Nathan Porter Library in Greenfield, after 15 years of service. Those present included (l to r): Kathy Watson, new library director; Sandy Dowland retiring librarian; Mayor Cindy McAdams; and Barbara…

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Candlelight vigil held for Jerron McAlister

A candlelight vigil held Friday night at Dresden Farmer’s Market was dedicated to the memory of 12-year-old Jerron Luke McAlister, who lost his life in a shooting accident on Sunday, Nov. 12.   A large crowd of friends and family members of 12-year-old Jerron Luke McAlister, who lost his life in a shooting accident on…

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Christmas Open House enjoys good turnout

Scores of youngsters stopped by Dresden City Hall Sunday afternoon to visit with Santa and get their orders in for Christmas. Parents enjoyed strolling around the downtown area and shopping in the participating businesses.      During Sunday afternoon’s Dresden Christmas Open House, a large crowd of local citizens casually sauntered up and down the…

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Dresden Middle School student killed in gun-related accident

Jerron Luke McAlister   A sixth grade Dresden Middle School student lost his life Sunday afternoon in a shooting accident on Evergreen Street in Dresden.   According to Police Chief Steve Howe, the victim, 12-year-old Jerron Luke McAlister, is the son of Jessica Barker of Dresden.   The accidental shooting occurred while the boy was…

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Martin Hosts Veterans Day Parade

This year’s Veterans Day Parade and Celebration, sponsored by Rolling Thunder TN Chapter 6, enjoyed great participation by those appearing in the parade as well as scores of parade-goers. The Grand Marshal of the Parade was WWII veteran Virginia Inez Mitchell White, who recently celebrated her 96th birthday. She was a flight controller during WWII. Her…

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Greenfield hosts patriotic Veterans Day program

Veterans enjoy a special Veterans Day program in their honor at Greenfield Middle School.   Greenfield Middle School hosted a very entertaining patriotic Veterans Day program, which was attended by numerous individuals who have served proudly in the various branches of the United States Armed Forces.   (See compete story in Nov. 15th issue of…

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Local veterans honored at Dresden Middle School

On Friday, Nov. 11, local veterans were honored during a special Veterans Day program at Dresden Middle School. These patriotic Americans recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the event.   The students and faculty at Dresden Middle School gathered in the gym Friday morning to welcome local veterans attending at this year’s Veterans Day program,…

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