Area News

Dresden Police arrest two on burglary and theft charges

              Two men are facing charges in connection with a burglary incident Sunday in Dresden. Those arrested are 34-year-old Eric Daniel Bailey of 790 Reed Road, Martin; and 46-year-old Anthony Wayne Floyd of 105 Rison Street, Paris. Both suspects were charged with Aggravated Burglary and Theft of Property, after…

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Corner Café to Help Support Mission Trips

                  Members of the Dresden community went to the First United Methodist Church in Dresden on Friday May 3, to eat and help raise money for a good cause. The Corner Café is a luncheon that is made by the United Methodist Woman and sold to the…

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Children receive prizes at Rock Painting and Hunt

                  A large group of people gathered at the court square in Dresden on Thursday, May 2, to paint rocks and have a rock hunt, as past of the Iris Festival festivities. Attendees where able to paint rocks any way they wanted, with the most creative rocks…

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Winners announced in Iris Festival Flower Show

                  The 40th Annual Tennessee Iris Festival held its annual Iris and Horticulture Show at the First United Methodist Church, which was organized with help from Ali Stalter, Shirley Chappell, Shirley Smethwick, and Bert Woodruff.   On Friday, May 3, the First United Methodist Church in Dresden…

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GREENFIELD RESEARCH TEAM WINS

            Greenfield Research Team won first place at the TN Junior Academy of Science Competition that took place place on April 26th. 2019 at Belmont University in the Janet Ayers Convention Center. The final results were posted to TJAS Facebook page at 4:30 PM on the 26th. The Greenfield Research…

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40th Annual Iris Festival Concludes

                  A week of celebration in Dresden came to an end on Saturday, May 4th with the Iris Festival Parade and Governor’s Luncheon. The parade started at 10:00 a.m. and featured floats, cars, and the winners of the various Iris Festival pageants. Before the parade started, floats…

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Royalty Comes Out For Fairy Tale Feast

                Scores of superheroes and princesses from the Dresden area came to Dresden Elementary School Thursday, May 2, for the annual Fairy Tale Feast. The event was one of the more popular events for younger children, during the 40th Annual Tennessee Iris Festival. (See complete story in the…

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School Board recognizes Teachers of the Year

                  Weakley County Teachers of the Year recognized at Thursday night’s School Board meeting include (l to r): front row –  Matt Butler, Greenfield; Johanna Taylor, Greenfield; Tiffany Frazier, Martin Primary; Melissa Stafford, Gleason; Nicole Hicks, Sharon; Megan Moore, Martin Elementary; Samantha Vaughn, Martin Middle; Teresa Wainscott,…

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