Area News

‘Ned Ray Day’ – A celebration of the legacy of Gov. Ned Ray McWherter

Weakley County Democratic Chairman Deane Arganbright recognizes several dignitaries in the audience, during Thursday night’s 4th annual Ned Ray Day at the Harmon and Lucille McWherter Civic Center in Dresden. Speakers took the opportunity to remember Gov. Ned Ray McWherter and introduce their political platforms in various races in the 2018 election.   By David…

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Dresden hosts 1st annual Octoberfest

Dresden Mayor Jeff Washburn introduces children from Gingerbread Junction and Mainstreet Munchkins, who sing a couple of songs during Saturday’s Octoberfest, while dressed in their Halloween costumes.   On October 21st, the City of Dresden celebrated its first annual Octoberfest on the court square in Dresden.  The north and west sides of the court square…

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Weakley Fights Drug Abuse With Drug Take-Back-Day

SUCCESSFUL DRIVE – At the last drug take-back day in April at Festival Park, 76 pounds of unused prescription medication were dropped off to be incinerated. That’s 76 pounds of medication that will not be illegally abused, accidentally ingested, or polluting the environment! Pictured are (from left) Kameron Echols, Terry Guthrie, Suzanne Harper, Courtney Echols,…

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Gleason Board discusses FEMA grant issue

An apparent oversight regarding the expenditure of FEMA grant funding by a previous city administration was a major topic of discussion during Thursday night’s Gleason City Board meeting.   According to Mayor Diane Poole, the City of Gleason must either return the FEMA money or purchase new bleachers. The aldermen agreed, and decided to order…

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Greenfield contributes $5,000 toward LED lighting for the tennis courts

A request by Alderman Frank Gibson to transfer $5,000 from the General Fund CD to the tennis light project was one of the top items for discussion during the Greenfield City Board meeting.   Most of the city’s Parks & Recreation programming money spent for recreational purposes goes toward funding the projects at the Sports-Plex…

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October proclaimed Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Those present for the signing of a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Monday were (l to r): Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum; Kandi Morris, field representative for WRAP (Wo/Men’s Resource & Rape Assistance Program); Penny Hensley, program manager for WRAP; and Inv. Chad Cooper of the Dresden Police Department.    …

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Dresden’s Walking Trail & Sidewalk Project Nearing Completion

    Workers lay asphalt along Dresden’s new Walking Trail, after it was damaged by heavy equipment. The trail, which features pedestrian-activated traffic signals for crossing the road, is nearing completion.   Work on Dresden’s Walking Trail Project, which is funded by a Rails To Trails grant, is nearing completion, according to A2H Inspector Dakota…

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Greenfield Fire Prevention Festival Parade enjoys large turnout

A little boy is thrilled to pet a pony that participated in Saturday’s Greenfield Fire Prevention Parade held in downtown Greenfield.   Festival-goers also enjoyed carnival rides and delicious treats. Additionally, arts and crafts booths lining Front Street offered a variety of unique gift items.   Thanks to great weather, the festival and parade were…

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