Area News

Dresden Police Department rescues injured hawk

                    Officer Jordan Rickman of the Dresden Police Department cares for an injured Red Tailed Hawk that was struck by a vehicle. When TWRA officials arrived, the bird was transported to the Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge Center where it received medical treatment.       (See…

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Downtown Greenfield Construction Project Update

                A total of five dilapidated buildings have been demolished along Middle Front St. to make way for the construction of a new Greenfield Banking Company building.   The century-old structures, which have housed a variety of businesses over the years, were razed in order to eliminate the…

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Tennesseans wowed by ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’

                      The citizens of Tennessee, as well as other Americans across the United States, were among those who viewed a ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’, which began late Sunday night and concluded early Monday morning.   Tennesseans were among those across the globe fortunate enough to…

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Snow and ice create slippery road conditions

                A light covering of snow remained visible on the lawn and shrubs at the Weakley County Courthouse Sunday morning. However, local streets were mostly clear and safe for travel on Monday.     Northwest Tennessee was blanketed by approximately one to two inches of snow over the…

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Martin police charge local man with stealing weapon and ammo

                        Richard D. Pendleton     A local man has been charged in connection with a break-in and theft of property at a Martin residence.     Martin Police have charged 18-year-old Richard Douglas Pendleton of 220 Meadowbrook Drive, Martin, with aggravated burglary, theft…

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Two charged with introducing drugs into jail

                    Donna Delanie Landrum & Bobbie Lynn Trout   Two Weakley County women have been charged with introducing controlled substances into jail in unrelated incidents.] According to Investigator Captain Randall McGowan of the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, 23-year-old Bobbie Lynn Trout of Palmersville was found to…

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Sharon Alderman Discusses Property Upkeep

            The Sharon city board’s January meeting was held on Tuesday, January 14, which had Alderman James G. Roberts make a short presentation to the board and attendees about Sharon and property upkeep. Roberts stated that in the past five years there have been many properties the city that were…

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Martin to Apply for Grant

                    The Martin city board met on Monday, January 14, to discuss plans for a grant that the city will be applying for which will go to sewer improvements.   The City of Martin will also have a Career Fair from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, January…

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Martin schools locked down over alleged domestic dispute

            On Friday, January 11, the Martin Police Department was notified by phone of a possible domestic issue in the area of Christine Street.   “We were given information that there were firearms inside the residence in question,” Assistant Chief Phillip Fuqua said. “Due to the close proximity of this…

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WCSD arrests four on meth and child endangerment charges

                      Four individuals are facing drug charges after officers found meth at a Dresden residence.   Wesley Daniel Hatchel, 40, of Dresden, was charged with possession of schedule 2 methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.   Brandy Faye McClure, age 38, of Dresden, was charged…

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