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Nick Markle immediately put Union City’s first loss into perspective. “Every regular season goal we had is still attainable and right in front of us,” the Tornado head coach said after his third-ranked team was beaten 47-20 by reigning Class 2A state champion Westview Friday night. The loss...
Tiptonville, Tenn.–The 51st annual Reelfoot Lake Arts & Crafts Festival is off to a big start with large crowds already on the grounds. Over 200 vendors are set up and thousands of visitors are expected. The Festival is at the state park at 2595 State Route 21E, Tiptonville. For more info, call the Park Office (731) 253-8003. The festival continues all day today and Sunday. The kettle corn vendor in photo is just one of many vendors this year. (Reelfoot Lake photo).
Law enforcement and Weakley County Schools are investigating reports of multiple incidents that took place during Friday night’s football game between Dresden High School and McKenzie High School. Excitement during the game led to multiple reports of disruptive events. In the interest of safety, additional law enforcement personnel will...
Union City, Tenn.–2023 marks 10 years since Robert and Jenny Kirkland cut the red ribbon and opened the doors for the very first time on November 1, 2013, and we are excited to share with you the plans to celebrate Discovery Park of America all year round beginning on January 2, 2023.
A small earthquake was reported in southeastern Missouri on Saturday. The U.S. Geological Survey at the University of Memphis reports the magnitude 2.2 earthquake struck less than a mile from Cooter, Missouri, and 24 miles west of Dyersburg, Tennessee. Officials said a quake of 2.5 is the threshold of humans...
According to USGS, a weak earthquake rattled portions of western Tennessee today in a region not far from the heart of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, which is centered under New Madrid County, Missouri. The earthquake struck at 9:04 am this morning and was rated as a weak magnitude 1.6 event. The epicenter was roughly 3 km deep and struck just under 2 miles southwest of Ridgely, Tennessee. As is usually the case with seismic events rated under a 2.0 magnitude, USGS reported that no one used their “Did you feel it? tool on their website to report the event. Today’s earthquake follows a similar earthquake which struck on September 25, ending a 5 day pause in which no earthquakes were recorded in the state.
DYERSBURG, Tenn. — A local animal shelter overflowing with rescues is taking steps to get them adopted. “Our shelter is packed full,” said Dyersburg-Dyer County Humane Society Board Member Tiffany Pursell. “We have been well over capacity for a while now, but we are kind of at a point where we can’t continue to maintain. We are, as of today, at 110 dogs.”
Union City, Tenn.–Make plans to visit “Pumpkin Village: Star Gourds” at Discovery Park. It’s open today through October 31 during regular operating hours and is free with museum and park admission or membership. Sponsors of 2022 Pumpkin Village at Discovery Park are ATA and H&R Agri-Power.
Martin Police Officer Stefanie Adams graduated Friday from Basic Police School at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. Martin Assistant Chief Phillip Fuqua says Officer Adams completed 12 weeks of training and will be returning to the Martin Police Department to resume her field training where she is currently assigned to the Patrol Division.
After opening the Region 7-4A schedule with a loss to Milan, the South Gibson football team was going to have to claw its way back up in the standings. On Friday of Week 7, the Hornets knocked off Obion County 42-21 on the road to move into a tie for second place.
Greenfield Junior High School celebrated its football homecoming this year against Stewart County. The homecoming court was announced before the game with the following girls being named to the 2022 Homecoming Court:. *6th Grade Maid is Ella Porter, daughter of Brock & Lanae Porter. She was escorted by 7th grade...
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Progress has been made in Obion County involving health insurance issues involving the local Baptist Ambulance Service. County Attorney Steve Conley gave an update to the County Commission, pertaining to the issue of those covered by Blue Cross-Blue Shield. (AUDIO) Conley also explained another agreement pertaining to the insurance by...
An ongoing joint investigation by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Huntingdon Police Department, and McKenzie Police Department has resulted in the arrest of two McKenzie men on multiple drug counts. The proactive investigation into drug trafficking in McKenzie led agents and investigators...
On August 25, 2022, Katelan Bertsch of Dresden graduated as the first female welding student to complete the program at TCAT’s Weakley County Campus in Dresden. Jeremy Tucker was Katelan’s welding instructor. “Katelan is a great welder,” said Tucker. “She is always polite and worked hard to achieve...
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Martin Primary School would like to recognize our Character Counts Students for the first six weeks of school. The first pillar of Character Counts is Most Caring. Pictured are Kindergarten and Pre-K students (front row) Izabella Barner, Alianna Nichy, Gracelynn Vaughn, Aleah Esters, Benson Wilson, Lakynn Bragg, and Zander Mack. The first grade students are (middle row) Kaysten Mueller, Legacie West, Anderson Gordon, Royce Molina, Brent Petty, and Jazmen Rogers. The second grade students are (back row) Annabelle Morgan, Bella Reaves, Cassie Turpin, Irie Petty, Payden May, Ariane Esters, and TyTus Thompson. Not pictured are Zyen Aiken, Haislee Hart, and Jaxton Powers.
For Weakley County residents still without access to broadband internet service, funding has been made available and plans are being laid to remedy that situation. State and local officials, West Kentucky & Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc. CEO Trevor Bonnstetter, and several others, gathered at the corner of Greenfield Hwy 54 and Lower Sharon Road on Thursday, September 22 to announce WK&T has been awarded a $12.3 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development under its Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund – American Rescue Plan, for the purpose of expanding fiber broadband internet service in Weakley County.
The Dresden Enterprise had excellent coverage of the tornado. Sabrina Bates had pictures of the damage for which she should receive special recognition. You can look at them and tell how bad the tornado was, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”. David Fisher researched and wrote a very...
County rivals Gleason and Greenfield clashed Friday night during Gleason High’s homecoming game, and the hosting Bulldogs came away with the win 58-20. The Bulldogs came into the game 2-3 for the season compared with the Jackets’ 0-3 record. Greenfield won the coin toss but deferred to the...