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Martin Police make arrest in April homicide

Khalil Taylor   Martin Police Investigators have arrested a Martin man for the April murder of 51-year-old Charles C. Graves. Khalil Hayes Taylor, 26, of Martin has been charged with first degree murder. According to Martin Police Capt. Phillip Fuqua, at approximately 9:08 a.m., April 18, Martin Police officers were dispatched to 70 Lester Lane…

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Buddy Boane to promote cancer awareness with bike tour

Former D.A.R.E. Officer Buddy Boane, who is currently undergoing cancer treatments, is embarking on a bike ride from middle to west Tennessee, in order to promote cancer awareness.    A former Martin and UTM police officer, who worked to promote the D.A.R.E. program for several years in Weakley County schools, is in the fight of…

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Domestic disturbance ends in shooting death of Dresden man

A Weakley County man died from gunshot wounds inflicted during a domestic dispute Friday night outside the city limits of Paris. According to information released by the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Jon Tyson Goodlow, 18, of Dresden was shot and killed after forcing his way into the home of John Marcus…

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Pryor found ‘not guilty’ of theft in Anna Kate case

Defense Attorney Mark Donahoe (standing) discusses the case with his client, Guy Pryor.   After deliberating for a little over an hour, a Weakley County jury acquitted a former Martin policeman of theft charges, in connection with funds withdrawn from an account established to assist the family of a terminally ill child with medical and…

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Dresden Industrial Board approves property transfer to local tobacco company

    Dresden Industrial Board has approved the transfer of property owned by the industrial board to a local industrial to promote industrial development and job creation. On Monday, Dresden Industrial Board members voted unanimously to authorize the transfer of the property to National Tobacco Company, L.P. (See compete story in the Jan. 25th issue…

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Dresden Lions Advance To State Championship Game Friday

The Dresden Lions advanced to the TSSAA Class 1-A State Championship game Friday night with a 33-14 win over Wayne County.  The Wildcats of Wayne County came into the game with an identical 13-0 record as Dresden. The Lions will face off against Greenback located in Loudon County in the State Championship game on Friday,…

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