Area News

Fill the Ambulance to Support Nonprofits

The Dresden Cash Express partnered with the Weakley County Ambulance Service for a Fill the Ambulance event. Donations of clothing and toys were accepted to go towards local nonprofits for the upcoming holiday season. Baked goods were also sold to raise money for the purchasing of needed items for families.

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UT Martin Empty Bowls Host Pick-Up Day

MARTIN (November 22) – Members of the Weakley County community came to pick up their hand-crafted ceramic bowls at the UT Martin Fine Arts building as part of a fight to end hunger and food insecurity in the area. Despite this year’s Empty Bowls Project fundraiser being held virtually this year, 500 bowls were sold,…

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Division of Consumer Affairs Issues Scam Warning to Seniors

NASHVILLE (November 18) — The Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) in the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office is warning seniors to guard against scams designed to steal their personal information and money. According to Samantha Fisher, Director of Communications for the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, toward the end of the year, certain scams reemerge. Especially in…

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Dresden Resident Wins 55-inch TV from WK&T Promotion

DRESDEN RESIDENT GIVEAWAY WINNER – West Kentucky & Tennessee Telecommunications (WK & T) recently offered a giveaway for a 55-inch television and $100 VISA gift card as part of its promotion to get Dresden residents signed up for three months of free internet. The company, through a recent grant, offered all City of Dresden residents…

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Nights of Lights Christmas Display Offered in Downtown Martin

MARTIN (December 4) – Experience the North Pole in Martin with a Nights of Lights Christmas Display. This free mini drive-through exhibit will open Friday, December 4 until Wednesday, December 23. The display will be open from 5:30-9 p.m. each day. Santa will be there on special event days. The drive-through will be closed on…

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Martin Police Department Announces ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign

MARTIN (November 16) – As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and more drivers hit the roads, the Martin Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” From now through November 29, participating agencies across the state will increase seatbelt enforcement as part of the National…

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Beulah Land Cowboy Church News

MARTIN (November 22) – The Beulah Land Cowboy Church, located at 993 Haywood Rd., Martin is live-streaming Sunday services and Wednesday night Bible study on Roger-Cindy McPeak’s Facebook page. Church membership has had good attendance the last couple weeks. Members will continue to lift up prayers for the nation. Chris McPeak celebrated her birthday last…

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UT Board of Trustees Approves Title IX Changes, Immunizations

KNOXVILLE (November 20) — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees met Friday morning to approve permanent rules revising the student codes of conduct for each campus in order to comply with federal Title IX regulations and to adopt a permanent student immunization rule. Emergency rules on both topics were adopted by the Board in…

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Schools Director Stresses Continued Vigilance

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director DRESDEN (November 16) – Unlike most districts in Northwest Tennessee, all Weakley County Schools have conducted in-person classes since reopening in August. Though the numbers of students and staff in isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19 have increased in the last few weeks, principals gathered in Dresden…

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Active COVID Case Count Surpasses 250

BY SABRINA BATES sabrina@dresdenenterprise.com WEAKLEY COUNTY (November 16) – Withing a 14-day period, the active number of COVID-19 cases for Weakley County has climbed by more than 100 cases, according to information provided by the Tennessee Department of Health. On Monday, November 16, TDH reported Weakley County’s active case count at 253. Two weeks ago…

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