Area News

Semi overturns on Martin four-lane; driver transported

  Multiple emergency, medical and law enforcement agencies responded to a single-vehicle accident on Thursday, February 15, involving an entrapped driver.   Martin Fire Department and Weakley County Rescue Squad personnel worked for about 45 minutes to free the entrapped driver, who was conscious and talking.   (See compete story in Feb. 21st issue of…

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Highway safety dominates discussion at Gleason City Board meeting

Bro. Gene Price expressed his concerns and discusses possible solutions to the problem of the excessive number of automobile crashes at the intersection of Hwy 22 and Hwy 190, during Thursday’s Gleason City Board meeting.     Safety issues involving accidents at a busy Gleason intersection dominated discussion at Thursday night’s Gleason City Board meeting.…

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Candidates file petitions to run in upcoming Weakley County Elections

The qualifying deadline for local offices in Weakley County primary elections is 12 noon, Thursday, February 15, 2018. Candidates have until 12 noon on Thursday, February 22, 2018 to withdraw from the Weakley County Primary. Weakley County’s Primary Election is Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The names of Democratic and Republican candidates that have announced for…

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Gleason approves park use policy

During Thursday night’s Gleason City Board meeting, members approved a Park Use Policy for both Snider Park, located at 506 North Cedar Street, and Huggins Park, at 150 Dutchess Lane. The policy details the daily rental fees charged to commercial groups, private organizations, or individuals, for renting the concession stand, pavilion or ballfields. (See compete…

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Police capture driver involved in high-speed chase

Travis L. Streeter   Local law enforcement officers’ search for the driver of a vehicle that eluded capture during a high-speed car chase through Weakley County has ended. According to Weakley County Sheriff’s Captain Randall McGowan, the incident that sparked the chase began on Wednesday, February 7, when a Greenfield Police officer attempted to initiate…

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WCSD investigates DHS student’s Snapchat post threatening violence

Threats of violence made in a Snapchat post by a 17-year-old Dresden High School student initiated an investigation by local law enforcement and school officials. According to Captain Randall McGowan of the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, on Monday, February 12, local law enforcement officers became aware of a Snapchat post made by a male juvenile…

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Sharon Board approves Slum Ordinance

  Members of the Sharon Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the second and final reading of a Slum Ordinance during Monday night’s meeting. The ordinance seeks to have local property owners clean up and make repairs to their lawns, homes and other structures that are unsightly. One reason is because it lowers the property…

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School Board discusses new teacher/parent/student website

A new computer system is now operational that provides educators, parents and students access to useful information regarding activities and student progress at all Weakley County schools.   During Thursday’s Weakley County School Board meeting, members heard an update from Technology Supervisor Mark Maddox, who discussed some of the new technology now being utilized in…

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