Area News

WCMES crew provides hurricane relief  

                WCMES linemen are shown in Cordele, Georgia, where they helped to restore electrical power in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, which caused extensive wind damage in the area.  They are (left to right): Austin Gardner of Sharon, Willie Parker of Dresden, Matthew Tucker of Martin, Randy Connell…

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W.C.S.D. investigates shootout on Mitchell Road

                Jeffrey Neil Story                   Ricky Lynn Gilbert   According to Investigator Captain Randall McGowan, the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence on West Mitchell Road, after receiving a report that someone had been shot at that location.…

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Six arrested on assorted drug charges

                  Anthony Lee                   Anthony Earlwin Brasfield                   Terrance Coleman                     Tamera Rogers                  …

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Palmersville Native James Cantrell Honored by Bethel University

Dr. James Cantrell (left) was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by Dr. Walter Butler, president of Bethel University.     Dr. James Cantrell, a Palmersville native, was honored with Bethel University’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday morning. Cantrell is a graduate of Palmersville High School and a 1953 graduate of Bethel College with a…

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Fire destroys Sharon home; gas explosion believed cause

                  Firefighters fought a blaze at a Sharon residence Thursday afternoon, and although the home was a total loss, they managed to contain the flames and keep them from spreading to neighboring homes. Fortunately, a loud explosion was heard about the time the fire ignited and a…

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POLICE SEARCHING FOR SHOOTING SUSPECT

            Dresden Police are looking for a man that has been charged with firing shots at another man on Oakdale Street in Dresden Saturday.   Nineteen year old C.J. Allen has been charged with firing shots at Fred Frazier. Allen fled the scene immediately after firing the shots and local…

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MAYOR PROCLAIMS OCT. 12 AS SIDS AWARENESS DAY IN DRESDEN

                    Emily Gallimore (holding baby Josie), and her husband, John Gallimore (holding son Jase), look on as Dresden Mayor Jeff Washburn signs a proclamation designating Oct. 12 as SIDS Awareness Day. The couple lost their three-month-old son, Jackson, to SIDS two years ago.      …

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AMBULANCE SERVICE PROVIDERS TO ADDRESS WEAKLEY COUNTY COMMITTEES

      As Monday’s meeting of the Finance, Ways & Means Committee opened, members elected officers. Eric Owen was appointed chairman, Roger Donaldson was elected vice chairman, and Erica Moore was appointed recording secretary. One of the more important topics for discussion was the ambulance service contract. Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum stated that…

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INVESTIGATION INTO DRESDEN SHOOTING INCIDENT CONTINUES

                    Torres Andre Washington   The Dresden Police Department, Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident that occurred at 303 North Wilson Street in Dresden at 11:31 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10.   Torres Andre Washington,…

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