Area News

INFANT TESTS POSITIVE FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS; PARENTS CHARGED

                Jacob Kyle James and Samantha Rose Mitchell   A Martin couple faces child abuse charges after an infant in their care tested positive for illegal drugs. Samantha Rose Mitchell, 26, and William Jacob Kyle James, 25, both of Martin, are charged with one count each of Aggravated Child…

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UNEMPLOYMENT UP SLIGHTLY IN JULY

                      Newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) shows that, during July 2019, statewide unemployment increased slightly to 3.5 percent, an uptick of 0.1 of a percentage point when compared to June’s statistic. However, a year-to-year comparison of unemployment…

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DRESDEN WOMAN FACES CHILD ABUSE CHARGES IN METH RELATED CASE

                      Amber Faye Roadcap   A local woman is facing aggravated child abuse charges involving methamphetamine. Amber Faye Roadcap, 27, who resides on East Main Street in Dresden, is charged with three counts of Aggravated Child Abuse and Neglect.   (See complete story in the…

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WCSD ARRESTS BURGLARY SUSPECT FOLLOWING CAR CHASE

                      Thomas Allen Anderson   A recent car chase ended with the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department arresting a Sharon man on multiple charges stemming from a burglary incident that took place last month. Thomas Allen Anderson, 37, of Sharon is charged with theft of property…

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DRESDEN POLICE DEPARTMENT INITIATES HOME HEALTH PROGRAM

                The Dresden Police Department will be starting a Home Check Program beginning September 1, 2019. According to Dresden Police Chief Steve Howe, members of the community can call or come by Dresden City Hall to place their home on the check list. Chief Howe says, the program…

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JAMES BELEW NAMED TATER TOWN GRAND MARSHAL

                      This year’s Tater Town Parade grand marshal is James Grady Belew.   The 2019 Tater Town Special kicked off Sunday for a week long celebration of fun for the whole family that concludes on Saturday, August 31 with several major attractions, including the Tater…

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GLEASON RECEIVES $25,000 DOG PARK GRANT

                Randy Boyd of the Boyd Foundation presented the City of Gleason with a $25,000 check for the construction of a dog park on Thursday. Those pictured are (l to r): Downtown Revitalization Committee Chairman Charles Anderson, Gleason Mayor Diane Poole, interim president of the University of Tennessee…

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GREENFIELD HOSTS DRUG INTERDICTION TRAINING

            David J. Catalano from the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center presents a drug interdiction training session at Greenfield City Hall, which was attended by police officers from three states.   Multiple law enforcement agencies from Tennessee and adjoining states gathered at Greenfield City Hall on August 20-22 for a three-day…

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SPREAD THE WORD: ‘DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER’

              During the 2019 Labor Day holiday, the Dresden Police Department will partner with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to get drunk drivers off the roads and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from August…

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WEAKLEY COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGE

                      Vincent Edward Henderson   A Weakley County man has been arrested for allegedly leaving a woman he was reportedly a caretaker for confined to a hospital bed with no mattress and severe injuries to her back. Vincent Edward Henderson, 52, of 175 Salmon Road,…

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