Area News

July unemployment rate up locally; unchanged statewide

The unemployment rate in 57 Tennessee counties improved in July 2018, according to statistics recently released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The unemployment rate remained the same in 19 counties when compared to June and the number of unemployed Tennesseans increased in 19 counties.   The national unemployment rate for…

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Suspect charged in stabbing incident

  Larry Dwayne Ogle   A Weakley County man was airlifted to a Memphis hospital over the weekend, after being stabbed during an altercation. Larry Dwayne Ogle, 47, of Dresden, is facing an aggravated assault charge.   (See compete story in the August 29th issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)

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Dresden police officer struck while providing traffic control at DMS

Anita Braddy     A Dresden police officer was transported to a nearby hospital, after being struck by a passing vehicle while providing traffic control at Dresden Middle School.   According to Weakley County Sheriff’s Investigator Captain Randall McGowan, at approximately 7:35 a.m., Monday, August 27, the Dresden Police Department requested Weakley County deputies to…

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Water tank bursts near Dresden City Park

                  Pieces of a water tank that collapsed Thursday afternoon in Dresden were scattered around the area located across the street from Wilson Park in Dresden.   A privately-owned water tank, located on the west side of South Parkway in Dresden, near Wilson Park and the Senior…

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Local candidates qualify for municipal elections

  The filing deadline for candidates running for office in the November city elections passed at noon on Thursday, August 16.   A list of those candidates who met the qualifying deadline in city elections are featured in the article.   (See compete story in the August 22nd issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)

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‘Weakley County Counts’ the 2020 Census

Members of the Weakley County Complete Count Committee for the 2020 census, composed of county and municipal officials and members of the press, was formed during a meeting on Thursday, August 16, at the Northwest Tennessee Development District in Martin. By Jasmine Williams News Writer Members of Weakley County’s local government, representatives of towns in…

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Greenfield Board approves rezoning request; discusses comp time policy

New signs were recently erected celebrating the Greenfield Girls’ Basketball team for winning the 2018 TSSAA Class State Championship; the Boys’ Basketball team for being the 1984 TSSAA Class A State Champs; and the Jr. High Lady Jackets for winning the 2011 TNT Class 2-A State Championship. Also, a new announcement board greeting visitors as…

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