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NW Tennessee Economic Development Council Appoints New Director

Dresden, Tenn.–The Board of Directors of Northwest TN Economic Development Council has recently appointed Mrs. Cheryl Oglesby-Townes as the Executive Director of Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council located in Dresden. She replaces Don Ridgeway of Paris, who recently retired. Oglesby-Townes’ appointment to the position of Executive Director is a...
DRESDEN, TN
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#39. Weakley County, TN

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 156 (52 new cases, +11% change from previous week) - Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,309 (9,768 total cases) --- 5.4% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee - Cumulative deaths per 100k: 471 (157 total deaths) --- 20.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee - Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.7% (12,910 fully vaccinated)
WEAKLEY COUNTY, TN
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Three facing trespassing, vandalism charges

Three people are facing trespassing and vandalism charges after being found in a Gleason residence that was supposed to be empty. Forty-one-year-old Jeremy Doster, of Gleason, 39-year-old Christopher Hairston, of Martin, and 48-year-old Tina Marie Jackson, of Gleason, were found inside a home on Old State Route 22. The victim...
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More Bang for Your Bucks

Local Fireworks Tents Serve as Fundraisers for Community Organizations. For the last 12 years, WAMCO Fireworks stands have provided partnership opportunities for local youth organizations in Weakley County. Dubbed as a family-owned and operated, WAMCO gives back to its communities by setting up fireworks stands with local athletes and family members in charge of manning the tents in exchange for a portion of proceeds.
DRESDEN, TN
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Farm Bureau Introduces 2022

The Weakley County Farm Bureau recently introduced their Board of Directors for 2022. They are (Standing, L to R) AB Wilhite, Doug Rook, Mike Freeman, James Bynum, Steve Tuck, Jimbo Davis, Hugh Adams, Ronnie Bates, Kenneth Moore, Ronnie Yeargin, Gilbert Workman, Spencer Stewart, Mike Brundige, Ben Moore, (Standing, L to R) Gary Hall, Bobby Ward, Jay Yeargin, John Chester, Chris Fowler and Carol Reed.
WEAKLEY COUNTY, TN
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Boys and Girls State Representatives Enjoy Week of Learning and Friendship Building

WEAKLEY COUNTY (June 27) – “Life-changing” gets tossed around as a descriptor for numerous student-focused programs. While organizers may wish it to be so, fulfilling that promise is not always realized. However, a few conversations with recent participants in Tennessee Boys and Girls State suggests that either due to lessons learned or friendships formed, the American Legion-sponsored weeks on government continue to live up to the commitment.
WEAKLEY COUNTY, TN
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Farm Bureau Women and Young Farmers Share ABCs of Agriculture with Classrooms

Weakley County Farm Bureau Women and the Weakley County Young Farmers recently developed “The ABC’S of Agriculture Booklet.” The informative booklet took each letter of the alphabet and assigned the letter an agriculture-related vocabulary word. The vocabulary words were broken into three categories: Plant, Animal and Environment. Each word in the booklet has a symbol to help students identify the category that is being used. Pictures also accompany the word to help illustrate the agricultural terminology. The booklets were designed to be used with third-graders. Weakley County Farm Bureau Women are pictured delivering the booklets to local schools.
WEAKLEY COUNTY, TN
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Weakley County Assessor David Tuck honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Weakley County Assessor of Property David Tuck has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers. The award was presented on behalf of the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers (TNAAO) by the Executive Director, Will Denami. “The Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers recognizes with...
WEAKLEY COUNTY, TN
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County Jail to Be Renovated

DRESDEN (June 23) — During Thursday night’s meeting of the Weakley County Commission, members voted in favor of moving forward with a $5.2 million renovation project at the Weakley County Detention Center. In order to fund the replacement of the badly leaking roof and prevent damage to the...
WEAKLEY COUNTY, TN
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Boys and Girls State representatives enjoy week of learning and friendship building

“Life-changing” gets tossed around as a descriptor for numerous student-focused programs. While organizers may wish it to be so, fulfilling that promise is not always realized. However, a few conversations with recent participants in Tennessee Boys and Girls State suggests that either due to lessons learned or friendships formed, the American Legion-sponsored weeks on government continue to live up to the commitment.
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Summer Scholars Add Economics & Compassion To Curriculum

Martin, Tenn.–An ice cream and lemonade “food truck” festival made for a cool conclusion to four weeks of heated learning at Martin Elementary as the state-mandated and Weakley County Schools-customized-and-crafted Summer Scholars program ended. Launched to address gaps in learning due to the pandemic, Summer Scholars became...
MARTIN, TN
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Leader in Education: Celebrating Six Decades

DRESDEN (June 21) — Jerry P. Simmons has accumulated an extensive resume during his impressive teaching career spanning six decades. During this time, he has served as a teacher, principal and superintendent of Weakley County Schools. Although he no longer teaches full-time, Simmons, who is 84 years old, continues...
DRESDEN, TN
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#43. Weakley County, TN

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 141 (47 new cases, +47% change from previous week) - Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,153 (9,716 total cases) --- 5.2% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee - Cumulative deaths per 100k: 468 (156 total deaths) --- 20.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee - Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.7% (12,896 fully vaccinated)
WEAKLEY COUNTY, TN
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Western Region 4-H Horse Show Results

MARTIN (June 10) – Recently, the 4-H Western Region Horse Show was held at the UT Martin Ag Pavilion. On Friday, June 10, the western and speed events took place and Saturday, June 11, the English and Ranch events took place. Weakley County had four exhibitors participating. Allison Julian...
MARTIN, TN
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Crash Into House in South Fulton Reveals Gunshot Wounds to Driver

A South Fulton man remains in a Nashville hospital, following an incident in South Fulton last Friday night. Police Chief Mitchell Maynard said around 9:30, officers were called to 1421 Parker Road, after a truck had struck vehicles in a driveway, then a home. Chief Maynard said it was discovered...
SOUTH FULTON, TN
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Trading Post Open to Business

The business community is expanding in Gleason with the recent opening of Tumbleweeds Trading Post. The shop held a grand opening/ribbon cutting last month and welcomed business leaders and members of the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce. Kim Stout and Becky Wilkey are the shop owners. The Trading Post features a wide selection of products by a variety of vendors who cosign to sell their goods. Tumbleweeds offers trade days, giveaways, antiques, collectibles, home décor and so much more. Stop by and spend a day with them to shop until you drop for items that you didn’t realize you could live without until you spot them at Tumbleweeds. They are open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tumbleweeds is located at 547 E. Union St., Gleason (the former home of Dollar General). Visit Tumbleweeds Trading Post on Facebook. For more information, call 731-681-0600 or email tumbleweedstrading@gmail.com.
GLEASON, TN
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School Meal Waivers to Expire; NWTNLFN Asks for Support

WEAKLEY COUNTY (June 14) – With the school meals waivers allowing students across the country to receive free lunches set to expire June 30, the Nutrition Department for the Weakley County School System and Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network are asking for community support and encouraging members to contact their legislators and ask them to encourage the USDA to keep the waivers in place for the upcoming school year.
WEAKLEY COUNTY, TN
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Head Start Celebrates Students, Families, Community Supporters

DRESDEN (June 9) – It was a week of celebration for the families, staff and students attending Weakley County Head Start in Dresden. The certificate ceremony also served as an appreciation event for family members and community supporters of the local pre-school that allows qualifying students to attend the program at no cost.
DRESDEN, TN