Area News

Weakley County receives high marks for reduction of solid waste

The reduction of solid waste in Weakley County was the main topic of discussion during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Weakley County Solid Waste Committee.   Regulations require a diversion of at least 25 percent of solid waste.   However, Weakley County greatly exceeded the minimum requirement, eliminating almost twice as much solid waste as…

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Semi trailer overturns at Martin intersection

A single-vehicle accident involving an overturned semi trailer blocked traffic at a busy Martin intersection Friday afternoon.   The dump trailer he was hauling became disconnected from the semi-tractor and the tractor and trailer were completely blocking the on-ramp.   (See compete story in the March 28th issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)

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MARTIN MAN INDICTED ON VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

Matthew Allen Griffin                                 The August 2017 accident on Hwy 79 southwest of Henry near the intersection of Old State HWY 76, claimed the life of a McKenzie woman. Thirty-four year old Matthew Allen Griffin of Martin was arrested Tuesday…

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14th Annual Gala to Benefit the Obion/Weakley Carl Perkins Center

Nassar Nassar, Presdent and CEO and Tommy Legins, Executive Vice President and CFO with Savant Learning Systems are receiving their tickets as a Gold Sponsor to the Obion/Weakley Carl Perkins Center 14th Annual Gala from Center Director Bett Jewell and Office Manager Debbie Hopper. The Obion/Weakley Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse…

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Weakley County leaders discuss opioid litigation

The problem of opioid addiction in Weakley and other Tennessee counties was addressed during Friday morning’s meeting of the Financial Management Committee.   To help remedy the problem, the committee explored different options, including litigation.   Weakley County leaders are considering entering into a class action lawsuit along with other counties to receive a settlement…

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Economic Development Board seeks to fill executive director’s position

Members of the Weakley County Economic Development Board Executive Director Recruitment Committee met Monday, March 26, immediately following the regular board meeting.   The Recruitment Committee, which was appointed by Board Chairman Larry Alexander during the regular meeting, consists of: Committee Chairman Jerry Brigance, County Mayor Jake Bynum, Martin Mayor Randy Brundige, Dresden Mayor Jeff…

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McKenzie man shot during break-in

A local man was shot and killed Thursday night, after breaking into an apartment near McKenzie.   The incident occurred at an apartment complex near McKenzie on State Hwy 124.   The body was sent for an autopsy and the district attorney was contacted.   (See compete story in the March 21st issue of the…

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Greenfield City Recorder announces retirement during board meeting

One of the top items on the agenda at the Greenfield’s City Board meeting on Tuesday, March 13, was the announcement that City Recorder Randy Potts is retiring.   Potts announced that he will be retiring after 30 years as city recorder.   A resolution to approve the contract award for the 2016 CDBG water…

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Drug Take Back Box now located on UT Martin Campus

          Pictured with the county’s newest drug take-back box, located inside the UT Martin Department of Public Safety in Crisp Hall, are (l-r): Lt. Charles Jahr; Suzanne Harper, director of the Weakley County Prevention Coalition; Dr. Deborah Gibson, UT Martin professor of health and human performance and a member of the…

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