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FINANCE, WAYS, AND MEANS COMMITTEE TENTATIVELY APPROVES FY 2019-2020 BUDGET

            Members of the Finance, Ways and Means Committee discuss budgetary amendments and resolutions during Monday morning’s meeting at the Finance Office Conference Room.   The Finance, Ways and Means Committee tentatively approved the budgets of several departments within the General Fund, as well as the Drug Control Fund, during…

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MCKENZIE MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING FATHER WITH BASEBALL BAT

                      Randy Eugene Crocker   A McKenzie man has been charged with threatening his father with a baseball bat during an altercation in Gleason. He also faces charges of theft and vandalism in an unrelated case. Randy Eugene Crocker, 39, of 142 Tennessee, McKenzie, is…

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MISSING MAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

                      David, C. Shipton, Jr.   The body of a man reported missing to the Weakley County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 was found on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Sheriff’s Investigator Captain Randall McGowan states that, 50-year-old David C. Shipton, Jr. of 5192…

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WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE REPORTED IN WAKE OF POWERFUL THUNDERSTORMS

                A huge tree was felled by high winds Friday afternoon at the corner of East Main and North Cedar streets in Dresden.   A powerful thunderstorm barreled through Weakley County Friday afternoon that left widespread wind damage in its wake. Straight line winds downed trees all around…

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Martin Board approves operating ambulance service

              Following a public hearing on Tuesday, June 18, the Martin Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved the second and final reading of an ordinance officially designating the Martin Fire Department as the exclusive ambulance service provider for the City of Martin. Plans call for acquiring three ambulances,…

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HEED COMMITTEE CONSIDERS ADDING EARLY VOTING LOCATION IN MARTIN

                Weakley County Administrator of Elections Alex Britt told the HEED Committee that the Election Commission wishes to establish an early voting center in Martin to encourage more people to cast their ballots prior to Election Day.     On Tuesday, June 19, members of the Health, Education…

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FORMER COUNTY COMMISSIONER MAC BUCKLEY PASSES AT AGE 94

                Mac Buckley   Former Weakley County Commissioner, Thomas Mac Buckley, died at the age of 94 on Saturday, June 22, at the Weakley County Nursing Home in Dresden. Mr. Buckley had a long career of public service to the citizens of Weakley County. He became principal of…

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GREENFIELD MAN BOUND OVER ON NUMEROUS CHARGES

Taja Lamont Allen A Greenfield man was bound over to the September term of the Weakley County Grand Jury on multiple charges following a police chase last month. Taja Lamont Allen, 21, who resides on Avalon Street in Greenfield, is charged with driving while unlicensed, evading arrest in a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault,…

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