Area News

Weakley County Training School Alumni Unveil Oral History Project

Tomorrow (June 18) members of the Weakley County Training School Historical Project will host a “Project Reveal Celebration” acknowledging the foundation that has been laid for what is hoped to be an ongoing collection of stories about the segregated school located in Martin that closed in 1966. A Neighborhood Story Project, sponsored by Humanities Tennessee,…

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CJ’s Station House Serves Up Great Food and Great Reads

By Karen Campbell If you are one of the 200-300 visitors to Palmersville’s CJ’s Station House on Friday and Saturdays, you can enjoy fish, steaks, maybe prime rib, and get it all with a side order of Grisham — John, that is, as in owner Charles Oliver’s favorite author. The restaurant that’s been going strong…

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Tennessee Teen Institute Promotes Positivity and Prevention

By Karen Campbell Ask any of the 500 participants in this week’s Tennessee Teen Institute what exactly TTI is, and the first reaction will be a pause. The phrase “hard to explain” will probably come up. And then the stories of life-changing conversations, presentations and experiences will tumble out. While billed as a way “to…

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Court Case Advances for Alexander’s Accused Killer

By Sabrina Bates A Union City man charged in the stabbing death of DeCora Alexander of South Fulton, who was also a student at UT Martin, had his case bound over to the grand jury after a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon in Obion County General Sessions Court. Tony Markee Mosley, 31, is facing a murder…

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Weakley Director Responds to Rural Ed Study

By Karen Campbell The lay of the land when it comes to rural education could use a few obstacles removed and some leveling of the field, according to one advocacy group. The Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition released a report last week addressing rural Tennessee’s approach to English Learner education, Early Postsecondary Opportunity course access, and…

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Martin Lauded by State as Gig City

What began with a search for ways to control water system operating costs has resulted in City of Martin residents gaining access to gigabit internet speeds that rival major metropolitan areas. The Gig City designation has also caused the State of Tennessee to look twice at Martin and select it and its leaders as a…

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Profiles of Emerging Leaders – Paul Ryne and Jaclynn Wilson

By Anna Clark Weakley Farmers Co-op manager, young businessman, and family man Paul Ryne Wilson of Martin, has his roots deeply planted in this area, his arms around those he loves, and his vision placed squarely on making a positive difference in West Tennessee. “I want to continue to be a part of this community…

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County to Study Internet Access

A partnership to launch a needs assessment and engineering study of internet access in the county was among the topics at last week’s meeting of the Weakley County Commission. David Bell reported for the Fiber Optics Committee (formed in April) and introduced Trevor Bonnstetter, CEO of West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative (WK&T), and WK&T…

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Profiles of Emerging Leaders – Will and Ann Marie Norrid

By Karen Campbell If the Norrid love story were ever committed to film, the romantic comedy would require a split-screen montage in hyper speed to cover the time between their awareness of one another at Freed Hardeman, their renewed Facebook friendship 10 years later, and the two years it took after that to finally make…

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Batesville, U.S.A.

By Sabrina Bates News Producer I have always referred to myself as a journalist. I don’t just “write” stories or “cover” events. I dig. I ask questions. I pursue leads, and I follow those leads, even if they lead me down a rabbit hole. Those who truly know me know I don’t mind asking tough…

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