Area News

Weakley County 911 Board considers equipment upgrade

              Discussion centered on the need to upgrade the equipment at the Weakley County 911 dispatch center during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Weakley County 911 Board.   According to Weakley County 911 director Christy Fulcher, the 911 dispatch call center currently has four radio consoles, but the units…

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December unemployment rate declines in Weakley and adjoining counties

                      The unemployment rate declined in Weakley and adjoining counties during the month of December 2018. Statewide, Tennessee’s December unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.6 percent for the second consecutive month. Nationally, the United States’ jobless rate saw an uptick to 3.9 percent, which was…

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Over 100 year-old Palmersville Bank demolished

                  The old Palmersville Bank, which was constructed in 1904, and closed in 1924, was torn down over the weekend because the crumbling structure had become a safety hazard.   Another Weakley County landmark, which was well over 100 years old, is gone but not forgotten.  …

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Greenfield Fire Department battles residential blaze

              Three fire departments turned out in freezing temperatures to battle a rural residential fire near Greenfield.   According to Greenfield Fire Chief Bob Dudley, at approximately 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, a fire broke out at the home of Greenfield firefighter Jason Fortner, located at 622 Claude…

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Greenfield Board approves water rate increase

              Greenfield Board members approved two ordinances dealing with the City’s water rate structure during a called meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Aldermen pictured are (l to r): Paul Grooms, James Roy Pope, Jan Johnson and Mark Galey.     Members of the Greenfield Board approved the third and…

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Gleason man injured in single-vehicle accident

                  A Gleason man was injured when the 2011 Jeep he was driving slammed into a tree.     A weekend accident on a rural Weakley County road resulted in a local man being injured and his vehicle demolished.   At approximately 7:38 p.m. on Saturday, January…

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Dresden Fire Department extinguishes Champion Homes dumpster fire

                      Dresden firefighters battle a dumpster fire at the local Champion Homes mobile home manufacturing plant on Evergreen Street.   Dresden firefighters braved sub-freezing temperatures while extinguishing an early morning blaze that ignited inside of a large, industrial-size dumpster at a local manufacturing plant.  …

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Martin firefighters respond to recent house fires

                Martin Fire Department extinguished two residential fires recently, before the flames could cause any serious damage. According to Martin Fire Chief Jamie Summers, at 4:25 p.m. on Monday, January 21, Martin firefighters responded to 528 Ellis Street,   According to Chief Summers, firefighters were dispatched to a…

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