Area News

LOCAL CADETS PROMOTED

                  (Sept. 7, 2019) — Henry County Composite Sqadron Civil Air Patrol promotes local Cadets. Front: Cadet Airman Savannah McKnight, of Gleason, promoted to Cadet Airman First Class. Cadet Airman First Class Colin Davis, of Paris, promoted to Cadet Senior Airman. Back: Cadet Airman First Class Angela Moubray, of…

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DRESDEN LIONS DROP HOME OPENER TO LAKE COUNTY, 52-7

                The Dresden Lions opened their 2019 home stand Friday night against district opponent Lake County and finished the evening with a 52-7 loss to very strong and talented team of Falcons. After three games, the Lions hold a 1-2 record while the Falcons remain undefeated after three…

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CHARGERS TAKE WIN FROM MCNAIRY – CONTINUES TO WIN

                Westview faced a difficult game against McNairy County last Friday night and managed to hold off McNairy till the end and win 57-49. But that win did not come without some tense moments for Martin. (See complete story in the Sep. 11, 2019 issue of the Dresden…

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LINDEN STREET SIDEWALK PROJECT COMPLETED

                      Dresden Mayor Jeff Washburn stands on the city’s new sidewalk addition along the west side of Linden Street, that extends from the sidewalk just south of Southfield Apartments, all the way to Casey’s General Store. The main purpose for the sidewalk is to provide…

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SCHOOL BOARD REVISES BUS CONDUCT POLICY

              The Weakley County School Board meeting on Thursday was hosted by Dresden High School and featured DHS student Rachel Blassingame leading the pledge of allegiance and the DHS choir, presenting an acapella version of the National Anthem. The choir was led by teacher Jacob Abbott.   DRESDEN (Sept.…

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PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE DISCUSSES AMBULANCE SERVICE PROVIDED TO CITIZENS

                      Weakley County 911 Director Christy Fulcher explained how 911 dispatching works, during Thursday’s meeting of the Public Safety Committee.   DRESDEN (Sept. 5) — Members of the Public Safety Committee discussed the cooperation between the Weakley County Ambulance Service and Martin’s recently created ambulance…

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LOCAL PROPERTIES UNDER CONSIDERATION TO BE CONDEMNED

              DRESDEN (Sept. 3) — During last Tuesday night’s Dresden City Board meeting, Mayor Jeff Washburn announced the Dresden Condemnation Board has met and made recommendations for certain houses to be condemned.     “Eight property owners have been served with process to appear before the Condemnation Board at…

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DRESDEN BOARD APPROVES REZONING ORDINANCE

                  Dresden Walking Trail provides a recreational experience for local health enthusiasts, joggers and those who just want to go on a relaxing walk.   DRESDEN (Sept. 3) — The top item for discussion during Tuesday night’s Dresden City Board meeting involved rezoning properties adjacent to certain public recreational…

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COMMITTEE APPROVES COURTROOM UPGRADES

                Members of the Public Safety Committee met in the training room at the Weakley County Detention Center Thursday morning to consider assorted budget resolutions. Those pictured are (l to r): commissioners David Bell, Eric Owen and David Hawks; Weakley County Communications Director Erica Miller Moore; and commissioners…

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