Area News

GLEASON RECEIVES DOG PARK GRANT

              Gleason Mayor Diane Poole was recently contacted by the Randy Boyd Foundation and informed that the City of Gleason is the recipient of a $25,000 dog park grant. The grant fully funds the dog park and requires no local matching funds. (See complete story in the July 31st…

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PUBLIC WARNED TO BEWARE OF NEW EMAIL SCAM

                Area citizens are warned to beware of a new email scam targeting people through social media. Weakley County resident Pam Petty says she was contacted through Facebook Messenger by a friend’s account, which had been hacked by a third party. According to Petty, the message stated she…

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NURSING HOME RECEIVES BOMB THREAT

                      According to Investigator Captain Randall McGowan of the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, a bomb threat was reported at approximately 12:11 p.m. on Thursday, July 25. The Sheriff’s Department was notified that the Weakley County Nursing Home, located at 700 Nursing Home Road in Dresden,…

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WEAKLEY AND OBION COUNTY OFFICIALS APPOINT NEW AIRPORT MANAGER

                      Chris Rodgers   The Everett Stewart Regional Airport in Union City, which receives the support of both Obion and Weakley counties, is now under new management. During Thursday morning’s meeting of the Airport Board, members approved the appointment of Chris Rodgers as the new…

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Mallon Receives All-State Honors

                      Page Mallon Page Mallon, an upcoming sophomore at Dresden High School, was recently named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Division I Small Class Track and Field All-State team. Mallon finished third in the 3200-meter race at the state track and field meet this spring with a 12:27.36 time, which qualified her…

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CONDEMNATION BOARD TAKES ACTION TO CLEAN UP DRESDEN PROPERTIES

                    Dresden Public Works Department employee Josh Lassiter demolished a burned house trailer at 1076 Evergreen Street Friday, after the owner failed to meet the City of Dresden’s deadline for removing it from his property. The debris was placed inside a large, commercial dumpster dropped off…

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NURSING HOME COMMITTEE CONSIDERS EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

          Employee benefits were among the top items for discussion at Monday night’s Nursing Home Committee meeting, held in the Weakley County Rehab and Nursing Center’s activity room. Some of the topics under consideration for FY 2019-2020 included employee raises, bonuses, and other benefits. (See complete story in the July 24th…

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FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE ARRESTED ON METH CHARGES

                      Anthony Daniel Travis   A fugitive from justice, facing drug related charges in Tennessee and Kentucky, was arrested this week in Weakley County. According to Investigator Captain Randall McGowan of the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, investigators from the Weakley…

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LITTLE GARDENER AMONG VENDORS AT DRESDEN FARMERS MARKET

                    Loral Winn and 10-year-old Hallee Nanney operated a vegetable booth Thursday afternoon at Dresden Farmers Market, which offered area citizens a variety of fresh, locally grown garden produce.   Dresden High School star athlete Loral Winn, who has won numerous track titles, including six State…

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