Area News

GRIFFIN SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS FOR RECKLESS HOMICIDE

Matthew Allen Griffin   Matthew Allen Griffin, 34, of Martin, who was originally indicted with two counts of vehicular homicide after a fatal car crash near Henry, Tennessee in August of 2017 was sentenced last Wednesday in Henry County Circuit Court on an amended singular charge of reckless homicide.   Griffin was sentenced to serve…

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Martin Caboose Restored to Former Glory

After many long years the train caboose in the Virginia Weldon Park in Martin has now been restored thanks in large part by 15 year old Ryan Robinson who started the project when he was only 13.       For many years an old caboose has sat at the Virginia Weldon Park in Martin,…

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Dedication ceremony held for WWII monument honoring B-17 crash victims

Members of veterans’ organizations participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, marking the dedication of a WWII monument honoring the airmen aboard a U.S. Army B-17 bomber that crashed between Latham and Palmersville on Sep. 5, 1943. Only three of the 10-member flight crew survived.       State and local dignitaries, as well…

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School Board approves policy changes; appoints officers

Thursday night’s School Board meeting was the first for recently elected Sharon School Board member Martin Hamlin. Those pictured are (l to r): Josh Moore of Dresden, Jeff Floyd of Greenfield, Kim Longacre of Martin, Martin Hamlin of Sharon, and Weakley County School Director Randy Frazier.   Thursday night’s School Board meeting was the first…

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Dresden Board approves financing for American Drive property

The Dresden Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the method of financing for the purchase of property on American Drive for public use, during their regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 10.   The board approved a resolution authorizing the sale of interest bearing capital outlay notes not to exceed $110,000 to fund the purchase…

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Weakley County Backpack Program provides food for hungry youngsters

Dresden H.S. Beta Club members were among a group of volunteers from across Weakley County that met at the Dresden First Baptist Church Family Life Center on Tuesday, Sep. 4, to pack food bags for local students.   Local volunteers gathered at the Dresden First Baptist Church Family Life Center Tuesday, Sep. 4, to pack…

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Donna Winstead Snyder honored during retirement reception

Retiring Weakley County Register of Deeds, Donna Winstead Snyder, bid farewell to her many friends and fellow employees, during a retirement reception held in her honor on Tuesday, August 28th.  Those pictured are (l to r): Starla Cooper, 1st deputy; Donna Winstead Snyder; and April Jones, newly elected register of deeds.  

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Tater Town ends with parade

The 45th Annual Tater Town Special ended Saturday, September 1, after an amazing parade was held in downtown Gleason. The Tater Town Parade included many emergency vehicles from Gleason and other towns around the area. Scores of children and teens were in the parade, from church floats to students from Gleason Junior and High School…

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