Area News

Public Works Committee approves $2.85 million construction project

              A construction and renovation plan to improve the facilities at the Weakley County Highway Department, as well as the purchase of new equipment, and road improvements were some of the top items discussed during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Public Works Committee. The construction of new and expanded…

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Portion of Westview H.S. Evacuated Due To Gas Odor

              School officials cleared the south wing of Westview High School Monday morning after a gas-like odor was detected, according to Safe Schools Coordinator Lorna Benson. Assistant Principal John Lifsey reported that students were relocated to the cafeteria while WCS maintenance, Martin Utilities and the Martin Fire Department worked…

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Martin Police Investigating Shooting Death

                    The Martin Police Department is investigating the early morning shooting death of a local man over the weekend. According to Martin Chief of Police Don Teal, at approximately 2:18 a.m., Saturday, May 11th, Martin Police Department officers responded to 148 Meadowbrook Drive after a 911…

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Martin Board approves $1.3 million for public works projects

        One of the top items on the agenda during Monday night’s Martin City Board meeting was a resolution borrowing $1,350,000 to fund capital improvement projects to improve the City’s infrastructure. The purpose of these funds is to finance certain public works projects, consisting of: financing a portion of the costs of…

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Dresden Police arrest two on burglary and theft charges

              Two men are facing charges in connection with a burglary incident Sunday in Dresden. Those arrested are 34-year-old Eric Daniel Bailey of 790 Reed Road, Martin; and 46-year-old Anthony Wayne Floyd of 105 Rison Street, Paris. Both suspects were charged with Aggravated Burglary and Theft of Property, after…

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Corner Café to Help Support Mission Trips

                  Members of the Dresden community went to the First United Methodist Church in Dresden on Friday May 3, to eat and help raise money for a good cause. The Corner Café is a luncheon that is made by the United Methodist Woman and sold to the…

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Children receive prizes at Rock Painting and Hunt

                  A large group of people gathered at the court square in Dresden on Thursday, May 2, to paint rocks and have a rock hunt, as past of the Iris Festival festivities. Attendees where able to paint rocks any way they wanted, with the most creative rocks…

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Winners announced in Iris Festival Flower Show

                  The 40th Annual Tennessee Iris Festival held its annual Iris and Horticulture Show at the First United Methodist Church, which was organized with help from Ali Stalter, Shirley Chappell, Shirley Smethwick, and Bert Woodruff.   On Friday, May 3, the First United Methodist Church in Dresden…

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