Area News

Greenfield F.D. responds to Dunn Lane blaze

Firefighters extinguish a Friday afternoon fire southeast of Greenfield that destroyed three sheds, vehicles and other valuable items.     On Friday, December 1, several fire departments were dispatched to a rural structure fire at a shop owned by Derek King, located at 175 Dunn Lane, Greenfield.   According to Greenfield Fire Chief Bob Dudley,…

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Fugitive from justice arrested following high-speed chase

Johnny Edward Jackson, Jr.     A fugitive from justice from another state, who was residing in Dresden, faces multiple charges, after a high-speed chase ended in his capture. Johnny Edward Jackson, Jr., 46, of 937 Pikeview Street, Dresden, is charged with violation of the sex offender registry, being a fugitive from justice, felony evading…

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Dresden Board approves cost study for high-speed fiber internet

The main topic for discussion at Monday night’s Dresden City Board meeting was the possibility of providing local homes and businesses with a high-speed fiber internet network capable of meeting the technological requirements of today and for many years to come.   In other business, board members considered a request by the Dresden Police Department…

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Martin woman charged with animal cruelty

  A local woman is facing animal cruelty charges following an investigation by the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department. Lakota Kim Kirk, (age), of 423 Hwy 431 in Martin is charged with two counts of cruelty to animals.   On Monday, November 20, Weakley County Sheriff’s Capt. Terry McDade was dispatched to 423 Hwy 431 in…

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Landy Fuqua selected to participate in Harvard Kennedy School for executive training

Landy Fuqua The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is continuing its partnership with Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) to offer an advanced education opportunity exclusively to members of the Delta Leadership Network.   The program, designed and led by Harvard faculty, focuses on cultivating “authentic leadership” to move Delta communities forward. The Delta Leadership Institute (DLI) will…

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Voting petitions being issued at Weakley County Election Office

The Weakley County Election Office began issuing nominating petitions to candidates seeking Weakley County offices on Friday, November 17, 2017.   In primary elections, the qualifying deadline for local offices is 12 noon on Thursday, February 15, 2018.   Candidates have until 12 noon on Thursday, February 22, 2018 to withdraw from the Weakley County…

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Dresden Board hears WK&T fiber presentation

Trevor R. Bonnstetter, CEO of West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative (WK&T) explains the services that the high speed fiber company has available to its members, during a special called meeting of the Dresden Board of Mayor and Aldermen.     Members of Dresden City Board heard a presentation from West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications…

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Santa’s Village to celebrate 33rd season December 7-10

A youngster reaches out to a reindeer on display at last year’s Santa’s Village.     Christmas is coming soon and that means Santa’s Village is too.  The 33rd annual event is scheduled for December 7 & 8 from 6-9 p.m.; December 9 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. and December 10 from 1-5 p.m. at…

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