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Harvest of the Month Poster Winners Announced

Erica Moore Communications Director Weakley County Schools   The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network (LFN) has been developing the Taste of Tennessee Harvest of the Month (HOTM) poster contest since 2019. In 2022, during National Farm to School Month in October, the LFN partnered with Weakley County Schools and Trenton Special School District to conduct…

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Westview’s HOSA Compete at Regional Competitions

Erica Moore Communications Director Weakley County Schools Westview’s HOSA Future Health Professionals students recently participated in several regional health science competitions.   Categories of the competition included Clinical Nursing, Epidemiology, Physical Therapy, Pharmacology, Medical Spelling, Nursing Assisting, Medical Law and Ethics, Cultural Diversities and Disparities in Health Care, Nutrition, Sports Medicine, First Aid, CPR, Dental Terminology,…

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UTM to Host In-Person ACT Workshops

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of University Outreach is offering a series of in-person ACT prep courses at the main campus, Parsons Center and Somerville Center. The in-person sessions are four hours long and cover all four topics related to the test. The cost to attend is $50 per person. …

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The Beat Goes On Thanks to Donated Instruments at DES 

Erica Moore Communications Director Weakley County Schools   New instruments are music to the ears of many students at Dresden Elementary School.   Because of the initiative of Elementary Music Teacher Alissa Gulledge to apply for a donation of gently used instruments, students at DES will be learning introductory music and playing instruments donated by Nashville-based…

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Teachers of the Year Named By Schools and District

Erica Moore Communications Director Weakley County Schools   The ballots are in, and the 2023-2024 Weakley County Schools Teachers of the Year have been selected.  Each year, ballots are distributed at the building level to identify the best candidates for each grade band: Pre-K through 4th grade, 5th grade through 8th, and 9th through 12th.…

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Students with Local Ties names to Various Dean’s List Fall 2022

Austin Peay State University is proud to recognize Margaret Glass from Martin, TN, as one of the students named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement during Fall 2022.  To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or greater. Austin Peay State University is proud to recognize over 2,000…

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Most Respectful

Character Counts at Martin Primary School! During the third six weeks, the teachers and students at MPS have been working on the character pillar of being respectful. The students pictured above were selected as the most respectful students in their class. Pictured in the top row are second-grade students; Baker Leyhue from Rachel Cooper’s room,…

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Weakley County Retired Teachers Officers

Betty Nan Carroll, Treasurer; Carol Bowlin, Secretary; Pam Harris, Vice-President; Wanda Powell, President. Weakley County Retired Teachers Association Held its December 14, 2022, meeting at the Masonic Lodge, Martin. A program of Christmas music was enjoyed by all as Robin Pope led us to the piano.  Everyone joined in on several selections, both secular and…

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Local Residents Receive Degrees from UTM

MARTIN, Tenn. – Several Weakley County residents were among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during fall commencement ceremonies held Dec. 10, 2022.  UT Martin hosted two in-person commencements to recognize the accomplishments of the class of fall 2022. Each commencement was livestreamed via Facebook and YouTube for those unable…

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Local Students Named to Tennessee Tech Dean’s List

Tennessee Technological University has announced students named to the [insert term] dean’s list, which includes students from Weakley County. The dean’s list recognizes academic performers across the university’s eight academic colleges and schools. To be included on the list, a student must attend the university full-time and earn a grade-point average of at least 3.1…

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