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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over an hour, a Weakley County jury acquitted a former Martin policeman of theft charges, in connection with funds withdrawn from an account established to assist the family of a terminally ill child with medical and…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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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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