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Weakley County Schools’ Retiring Teachers Honored

Dresden, Tenn.–During the June 3 meeting of the Weakley County Schools Board, teachers who retired in 2020 and 2021 were recognized. The traditional end-of-year public recognition of the 2020 retirees was postponed due to COVID-19 closures and the transition last year to virtual meetings. Recognitions included etched glass reminders of...
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Weakley County Schools planning on “normal” school year

The Weakley County School System is planning for a normal upcoming school year. Following 15 months of mask-wearing and social-distancing, half-capacity stadiums and gymnasiums, and fewer extracurricular activities, Director of Schools Randy Frazier says he’s hoping for a return to normalcy. (AUDIO) Registration for Weakley County Schools will be August...
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TASER weapon deployed on Sharon man after charging at Sheriff’s deputy

A Weakley County Sheriff’s deputy was forced to use his TASER weapon when a Sharon man charged at him. The incident happened just before 7:00 Sunday night when Deputy Gary Eddings was called to the area of Ralston Road and Highway 190, where a man, later identified as 50-year-old Gregory Joe Winston, was throwing objects at passing vehicles and trying to get inside them as they drove by.
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Weakley County School board recognizes 2020 and 2021 retirees

The Weakley County School Board recently recognized teachers who retired in 2020 and 2021 were recognized. The traditional end-of-year public recognition of the 2020 retirees was postponed due to COVID-19 closures and the transition last year to virtual meetings. The 2020 retirees, the school from which they retired, and years...
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Transportation Alert for Obion and Weakley County Motorists

Transportation projects in Obion and Weakley County could cause traffic delays for motorists. In Obion County, grading, drainage, paving and construction of bridges for the future I-69 roadway will cause possible lane closures from State Route 21 to US Highway 51. Temporary intermittent daytime lane closures will occur on State...
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Weakley Co. Schools Livestock Production Continues To Grow

Dresden, Tenn.–In May, partnering with the Weakley Farmers CO OP and the University of Tennessee at Martin, the first demonstration and research plot on the school’s property was planted. This plot will highlight 12 hybrids of yellow corn donated from 3 different companies — Pioneer, Cropland and DeKalb in partnership...
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Shirley Anne Hubbard

Shirley Anne Hubbard, 87, a longtime resident of Weakley County, died April 20, 2021 in Columbia, Missouri. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1933 to Lee and Martha Allison. …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. We have recently launched a new and improved...
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School Board extends Director Frazier’s contract

Weakley County Director of Schools Randy Frazier’s contract is being extended another year. The Weakley County School Board voted Thursday to extend Mr. Frazier’s contract by one year, giving him the state maximum four-year contract. Mr. Frazier told Thunderbolt Radio News…. (AUDIO) Board members gave Mr. Frazier a grade of...
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Gleason School gymnasium floor to be named “Randy Frazier Court”

When the Gleason Bulldogs take the gym floor next season, they’ll be playing on “Randy Frazier Court.”. In a surprise motion Thursday afternoon, the Weakley County School Board voted unanimously to name the Gleason gym floor in honor of one of Tennessee’s most successful high school girls basketball coaches. Mr....
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Former UT Trustee Nancy Overton passes away at 81

Former University of Tennessee Trustee and Weakley County educator Nancy Overton has passed away at age 81. Mrs. Overton spent six years with the Weakley County School System, teaching at Westview High School from 1971 to 1976 and working in the central office from 1987 to 1988. From 1991 to...
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Obion County standoff ends in suicide

A four hour standoff with law officers Friday afternoon around two ended with a Weakley County man taking his own life at a home on Cooley Road in Obion County. Sheriff Karl Jackson identified the victim as 37-year-old Derrick Cunningham whose last address was on Veatch-Howell Road in Fulton. US...
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Storms knock out power again

Storms once again played havoc on electric poles and lines last night in Weakley County. Weakley County Municipal Electric System Superintendent Faron Collins tells Thunderbolt Radio News…. (AUDIO) Collins says some single-phase lines were also down around the Hyndsver area, as well as the Gleason and Bradford areas. Earlier this...
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Extension Agent gives crop planting update for Weakley County

Due to a wet spring, farmers are still trying to get in the fields to finish up planting. Weakley County Extension Agent Jeff Lannom tells Thunderbolt Radio News about the corn planting. (AUDIO) As for soybeans and wheat…. (AUDIO) The forecast calls for temperatures in the 80s this week, but...
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Road Supervisor says Weakley County bridges are safe

In light of the recent shutdown of the Hernando De Soto Bridge in Memphis, Road Supervisor Charles Ross wants residents to know Weakley County bridges are safe. Ross tells Thunderbolt Radio News that the county’s bridges recently passed inspection this past fall and winter. Inspectors did find an issue with...
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Speed limit reduced along section of Hyndsver Road

Motorists will have to slow down on Hyndsver Road after the Weakley County Commission voted to reduce to the speed limit from 55 to 45 along the section from Ralston Road to west of Hatler’s Chapel Church. The speed reduction was recommended after the Tennessee Department of Transportation conducted a...
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Weakley County man injured in Dyersburg shooting

A Weakley County man is being treated at a Memphis hospital after being shot Monday afternoon in Dyersburg. Dyersburg Police Chief Steve Isbell says the shooting happened around 2:30 Monday in the Parks Thurmond area. When police arrived they found the 20-year-old victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Isbell says...
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Weakley County Virtual School extends registration deadline

The Weakley County Virtual School is extending its registration deadline until May 28. “The number of activities surrounding the close of a school year can be a distraction, and we didn’t want families to miss out on the opportunity to provide for their children in 2021-22,” said Betsi Foster, the Weakley County Schools staff person assigned to work with WCVS Principal Krystle Smith.