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Donaldson President-Elect of TCCA

MEMPHIS – Roger Donaldson of Martin was elected President-Elect of the Tennessee County Commissioner Association during the Fall Conference held in Memphis recently. Donaldson was elected to serve as President for the 2022-2023 year. Donaldson is a Weakley County Commissioner for the 8th District and serves as Vice Chairman on the Finance Way and Means…

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Westbrook Receives ‘Outstanding County Official Award’

MEMPHIS (November 4) – Weakley County Commissioner James H. “Jim” Westbrook (Dresden-District 9) has been recognized as one of this year’s outstanding county officials by the Tennessee County Services Association (TCSA), a statewide entity that represents county commissioners, county mayors and executives, and county highway officials in all 95 counties. Commissioner Westbrook joins the ranks…

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Library Announces Contest Winners

The Ned R. McWherter Weakley County Public Library in Dresden hosted its annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest at the end of October. Each child had to decorate a pumpkin without cutting it. They could use paint, glue, stickers or other craft item for decoration. A Pumpkin Party was held on October 29 to award the winners.…

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Georgia Is Just Plain Good

Good teams just figure out how to get it done, don’t they? Saturday, Georgia demonstrated why it’s No. 1 in the nation. The Bulldogs faced a torrid Tennessee offense and found itself trailing 10-7 when the first quarter ended. Then it happened. With the game tied at 10, Georgia picked off a pass in Tennessee…

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Financial Zombie

BY KEITH TUCKER Special to The Enterprise What happens when every sane person in the world knows that there is a fixable problem, but absolutely no one in a position to do so will make any attempt to do so? Let me try to shed some light on this. In the last six months, the…

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Comptroller’s Office Launches COVID-19 Exemption Site for Tennessee Entities

NASHVILLE (November 15) – The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has launched a new webpage that will allow Tennessee businesses, governmental entities, or schools to seek an exemption from House Bill No. 9077/Senate Bill No. 9014, which was signed into law on Friday, November 12. The new law prohibits most Tennessee businesses from imposing a vaccine mandate…

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Martin Man Arrested After Two-Hour Standoff

MARTIN (November 12) — On Friday, November 12, at approximately 2:16 a.m., Martin patrol officer, Kelly Hendon responded to a call for service in reference to an alleged domestic dispute on Beaumont Street. Upon arrival, Ptl. Hendon contacted the victim, who advised that she and her boyfriend, Marcus Garland Jr., 20, were involved in an…

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OSHA Vaccine Mandate Halted by Court of Appeals

NEW ORLEANS (November 12) — The federal government has been ordered to halt all implementation and enforcement of its COVID vaccine and testing mandate following the request by petitioner and Louisiana business owner Brandon Trosclair and a group of employees from Texas who sued over the mandate last week. The ruling from the Fifth Circuit…

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Educators Share Benefits of Ag in the Classroom with Farm Bureau Women

DRESDEN (November 2) – District 1 Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership fall meeting heard from two Weakley County educators last weekend as board members from Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Fayette, and Henry counties joined hosts from Weakley at the Farm Bureau Insurance offices in Dresden. Linda Fowler, chairman for Weakley Farm Bureau Women, invited Sharon second-grade teacher…

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