Area News

Preliminary hearing set in child rape case

                      Clarence Grantham   A preliminary hearing for a Gleason man accused of child rape has been set for later this month to determine if his case will be bound over to the Weakley County Grand Jury. Fifty-nine year old Clarence Allen Grantham of 206…

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Sharon couple escapes burning residence with their lives

                  Sharon Fire Department, assisted by firefighters from Greenfield, Martin, and Sidonia extinguish a burning home in Sharon. Although the structure was a total loss, the residents managed to escape the flames.   A Sharon couple are thankful to be alive, after barely escaping a fire that…

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Iris Festival Kickoff

                “The Flashback Band” entertains the crowd at Saturday’s Opening Ceremonies. Dresden celebrated the 40th Annual Tennessee Iris Festival by kicking off the week with a day full of events on Saturday, April 27. The Festival is themed, “The Stories of Our Streets” to celebrate all the people…

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Sharon Plans for Improvements in Next Year’s Budget

              The monthly Sharon Board meeting on April 8 included several discussions about the next fiscal year and different things the city wants to do to improve Sharon. The board also discussed updating the bathrooms in the library and paving repairs from East Mill St. to the railroad, along…

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Weakley County Election Commission members reappointed

                Weakley County Election Commissioners who were recently reappointed to another two-year term are (l to r): Wendell Verdell, Britan Coleman, John Freeman, Amy Lewellen, and April Lieberman.   All five members of the Weakley County Election Commission were reappointed, during a meeting of the Tennessee State Election…

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Motorists fear for Martin man stumbling into traffic

                Caleb Fredrick Henry A local man, who was reported darting out in front of vehicles on Hwy 45 between Martin and Sharon on Wednesday, April 3, had those who witnessed his behavior concerned for his safety. Caleb Fredrick Henry, 18, of 183 Mary Gardener, Martin was arrested…

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Obion County man arrested on multiple drug charges

                      John Cameron Williams   An Obion County man is facing multiple drug charges in Weakley County after a traffic stop in Dresden led to the discovery of cocaine, ecstasy, and methamphetamine. John Cameron Williams, 22, of Troy, has been charged with Possession of Schedule…

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Martin Board approves lighting, sewer and repaving projects

              An important topic of discussion during Monday night’s Martin City Board meeting involved installing lighting in the Glenwood Subdivision. The project involves the installation of 19 decorative metal poles with LED street lighting within Glenwood Subdivision in accordance with a Weakley County Municipal Electric System (WCMES) engineering design plan…

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