Area News

POLICE SEARCHING FOR SHOOTING SUSPECT

            Dresden Police are looking for a man that has been charged with firing shots at another man on Oakdale Street in Dresden Saturday.   Nineteen year old C.J. Allen has been charged with firing shots at Fred Frazier. Allen fled the scene immediately after firing the shots and local…

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MAYOR PROCLAIMS OCT. 12 AS SIDS AWARENESS DAY IN DRESDEN

                    Emily Gallimore (holding baby Josie), and her husband, John Gallimore (holding son Jase), look on as Dresden Mayor Jeff Washburn signs a proclamation designating Oct. 12 as SIDS Awareness Day. The couple lost their three-month-old son, Jackson, to SIDS two years ago.      …

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AMBULANCE SERVICE PROVIDERS TO ADDRESS WEAKLEY COUNTY COMMITTEES

      As Monday’s meeting of the Finance, Ways & Means Committee opened, members elected officers. Eric Owen was appointed chairman, Roger Donaldson was elected vice chairman, and Erica Moore was appointed recording secretary. One of the more important topics for discussion was the ambulance service contract. Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum stated that…

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INVESTIGATION INTO DRESDEN SHOOTING INCIDENT CONTINUES

                    Torres Andre Washington   The Dresden Police Department, Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident that occurred at 303 North Wilson Street in Dresden at 11:31 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10.   Torres Andre Washington,…

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DRESDEN HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL OCTOBERFEST

  The “Flash Back Band” performed favorite songs from the 1950s through the 1990s.   Saturday afternoon, the City of Dresden hosted its Second Annual Octoberfest around the court square. Dresden’s Octoberfest featured a crafts show, the 3rd Annual City of Dresden Car & Truck & Motorcycle Show; an obstacle course utilizing “drunk goggles” to…

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GREENFIELD HOSTS 30TH FIRE PREVENTION FESTIVAL

                    Children Alex Thomams, Anna Sullivan, and Rachel Rodriguez show others how to make their own home-made slime.     The City of Greenfield held a grand celebration for their 30th Annual Fire Prevention Festival.   The annual event is a way for members of the…

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NEWSPAPER ADDS PRESS CAPACITY DURING NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK

                The two-story tall, four-high unit is being installed this week. It will be operational next week and should provide a higher quality print in the newspaper.   It’s National Newspaper Week and this newspaper and five other West Tennessee newspapers are investing in new equipment to improve…

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PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE DISCUSSES EROSION, BUILDING ADDITION AND TIRE DISPOSAL

                Top items for discussion during Wednesday’s Public Works Committee included erosion problems, the status of a building addition at the Weakley County Highway Department, and tire disposal fees.   Under new business, committee members elected officers for another year. Dennis Doster was elected chairperson, Roger Donaldson was…

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