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Westview HOSA Continues Registration Push for Bone Marrow Donations

MARTIN (January 4) – HOSA Future Health Professionals at Westview continue their push for bone marrow donations. As part of the HOSA “Be the Match” national service project of registering possible bone marrow donors throughout the year, Westview HOSA will be at UT Martin men’s and women’s basketball games at the Elam Center (15 Mt.…

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UT Martin Spring Semester Begins Next Week

MARTIN (January 4) – The University of Tennessee at Martin will begin spring classes fully in-person Thursday, January 13, at the main campus and the university’s five regional centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley, Selmer and Somerville. Students who have not previously registered for spring classes can apply and register now. Classes can be added until…

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Candidates File Petitions for Office

BY SABRINA BATES sabrina@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (December 22) – With the mid-term elections taking place this year, local citizens have already taken an interest in upcoming political offices. As of December 22, 2021, 15 Weakley Countians have already picked up filing petitions for candidacy in the May 3, 2022, primary, and 7 have shown interest in…

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Year-In-Review – Top Stories of 2021

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com WEAKLEY COUNTY (January 5) — The Dresden Enterprise has reported on many important events, during 2021, making it difficult to narrow them down to a few top stories. Several of those articles involved severe weather. Weakley County has experienced its share of natural disasters during the past year, in addition to…

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New Tennessee Laws Go Into Effect January 1, 2022

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com NASHVILLE (December 29) — During 2021, state representatives and state senators participating in the 112th Tennessee General Assembly, passed dozens of new Tennessee laws that go into effect in the Volunteer State on January 1, 2022. The new laws impact many areas of state and local government. Some of the new…

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Unemployment Declines at County, State and National Levels

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com NASHVILLE (December 22) — The employment situation improved in a majority of Tennessee’s counties during November, according to data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This comes after the statewide unemployment rate returned to pre-pandemic levels for the month. Eighty-five counties recorded lower unemployment rates in November, while five…

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USA Trading Partners

BY KEITH TUCKER Guest Columnist Does our trade with China help fund their military build-up? On average, lower-cost goods from China saves a household here $850 a year. So, if we bought all those same goods from elsewhere or made them here, would it make a difference? The answer is no because our contribution to…

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Beulah Land Cowboy Church News

MARTIN (January 2) – HAPPY NEW YEAR! There was a good attendance Sunday morning in spite of the snow and sleet. Robert Baker led the music. Many prayer requests were lifted up. Rick King sang “You Raise Me Up” and “Ain’t No Grave.” Bro. Roger’s message was from Psalm 63 and Hebrews 13. “We need…

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Birth Announcement – Benjamin Luke Richardson

Daniel and Lena Richardson of Camden are proud to announce the arrival of their son, Benjamin Luke Richardson. Benjamin, the fourth child and first son of the couple, was born on Friday, December 31, 2021, at 12:28 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His three sisters are Emmalyn Kate…

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Area Welding Students Join in Countywide Exploration of Career Opportunities

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director WEAKLEY COUNTY (December 31) – Welders join materials and know about fusion. Recently, welding students from across the county were able to join together to learn more about a career path that workshop organizers say could fuse knowledge and experience into profitable career paths. After Agriculture teacher…

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