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Almost all locals victorious

Saturday’s slate heavily favored the locals at Gleason. Five of the six Weakley County Class A basketball teams taking to the hardwood won in Hall of Champions games. For the full story, see the Nov. 23 edition of the Dresden Enterprise.

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SJH nearly upsets MMS

Sharon smelled an upset in the making, but the Lady Panthers breathed a sigh of relief after a pair of missed free throws secured a razor-thin win for them. The second contest of the night also favored the Panthers, but ended in a blowout to complete the sweep Thursday night in Martin. For the full…

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Local WWI Hero Honored during memorial service

  Weakley County WWI hero, Lieutenant Herbert J. Jones, was honored during a special ceremony at the Weakley County Courthouse over the weekend. Those in attendance placed their hands over their hearts or saluted as ‘Taps’ was played in honor of the war hero.   On Sunday, November 6, 2016, a special ceremony was held…

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School board to seek $1.7 million loan for energy saving upgrades

Following Thursday night’s meeting of the Weakley County School Board at Greenfield School, members were given a tour of the new building housing the gymnasium, weight room, ag classroom and shop, concessions area, and dressing rooms.   Thursday afternoon’s Weakley County School Board meeting at Greenfield School centered on energy conservation upgrades for local schools.…

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Wildlife focus of Big Cypress Tree Fall Festival

During a wildlife program entitled ‘Animals Important to Humanity’, Shawna Adams of Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth, displays a Euro-Asian Eagle Owl named Elliot.   Wildlife focus of Big Cypress Tree Fall Festival The main focus at the 27th annual Big Cypress Tree Fall Festival on Saturday was wildlife. Some of the animals…

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Martin’s Veterans Day Parade honors local veterans

Area veterans and their families, as well as scores of other patriotic-minded citizens, attended the Veterans Day Parade in historic downtown Martin on Saturday, to show their support for those who have served and are serving and in the Armed Forces of the United States. Parade-goers enjoyed the mild weather while viewing a large number…

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Dresden board approves purchase of street sweeper

  Several important items were addressed during Monday night’s meeting of the Dresden Board of Mayor and Aldermen, including: Purchasing a street sweeper, A Utility Closed Account Collection Policy, Providing access to a landlocked property, Acceptance of donations from local businesses, Issuance of inter-fund loan capital outlay notes for the purpose of funding phases 1…

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Voter turnout in General Election Nov. 8th may break records

    Early voting in the November 8 Tennessee General Election ended Thursday, November 3 with record breaking numbers turning out at the polls. A new single day record was set on October 21st with 634 in person early voters. The previous record was October 30, 2008. A new total early voting record was set…

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Dresden Planning Commission approves further revisions to Property Maintenance Code

  A revised Property Maintenance Code topped the agenda at Thursday’s meeting of the Dresden Municipal-Regional Planning Commission. Members of the Planning Commission discussed the revised Property Maintenance Code, which was drafted by Mayor Jeff Washburn, and provided to the board at last month’s meeting. The proposed code, which added more stringent and detailed wording,…

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Local man has fatal heart attack at DMS basketball game

A spectator who died after collapsing at the Dresden Middle School-Gleason Junior High basketball game Thursday night has been identified as 62-year-old David Scott of Dresden. According to family members, the victim had a cardiac event. DMS Principal David Lewellen states that the victim, who was seated in the bleachers, suddenly lost consciousness and collapsed.

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