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WEAKLEY COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER

A rural Weakley County man is facing attempted murder charges after shooting a relative multiple times during an argument. Dennis Harbinson, 68, of 310 Craig Lane, is charged with two counts of attempted 1st degree murder.   (See compete story in the August 22nd issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)

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WCSD REPORTS PUBLISHER’S CLEARING HOUSE SCAM

Another scam has been reported in the area that bilked a local citizen out of several hundred dollars. According to Investigator Captain Randall McGowan, the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department was recently notified that a Weakley County resident had sent $700 to someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House to supposedly pay taxes and a…

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THP TROOPER AIRLIFTED TO NASHVILLE HOSPITAL FOLLOWING FRIDAY CRASH NEAR SHARON

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper is recovering from injuries sustained in an accident near Sharon Friday afternoon. Trooper Clint Steven Todd, 38, of Huntingdon is being treated at a Nashville hospital for multiple injuries he received in a two-vehicle collision, while riding his trooper motorcycle. According to THP Lieutenant Brad Wilbanks, shortly after 5 p.m.…

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STUDENT POLICY REVISIONS APPROVED FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

Several changes affecting students were approved for the 2018-19 school year, during the Aug. 2 School Board meeting. A policy revision approved on second reading, involving graduation activities, states that students who have met all graduation requirements on the day of graduation may participate in the graduation ceremony. The graduation ceremony is optional (not required…

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FRANK GIBSON HONORED BY CLASSMATES, TEACHERS AFTER HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Frank Gibson (front-center), wife Kathy, and daughter, Amy, celebrate with Frank’s classmates and teachers at Simply Southern restaurant in Gleason.     It was a welcome-home celebration with classmates and high school teachers on Wednesday, Aug. 8, for Frank Gibson. Just one day earlier, the Gleason native was inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of…

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MARTIN BOARD APPROVES SEWER RELOCATION PROJECT AND DRAINAGE STUDY

A sewer relocation project and drainage study were two of the top items on the agenda at Monday night’s regular monthly meeting of the Martin City Board. After receiving the latest cost estimate, the board voted to begin accepting bids on the Hawks Road and Dustin Laird Drive Sewer Relocation Project. The job involves relocating…

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN AUGUST 2ND WEAKLEY COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION

After weeks of candidates campaigning for public office at the local and state levels, the voters have cast their ballots and the results are in for the August 2, 2018 Weakley County General Election and State Primary. Out of 15,928 registered voters, a total of 6,863 ballots (43.09 percent) were cast in the Weakley County…

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