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Greenfield Wins Big in State Fire Prevention Messaging

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) recently recognized the winning entrants in its 2018 Fire Prevention Poster Contest and Fire Prevention Video Contest with an awards event on Saturday at Williamson County Emergency Operations Center in Franklin. The Greenfield community took home several honors from the contest. Both statewide contests, which kicked off last…

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UTM Grad/Advocate Continues Marching

Marching down the historic streets of Memphis that so many have marched before, you can hear the familiar chanting of a crowd ranging in gender, age, and social classes. Up front, University of Tennessee at Martin graduate, Amber Sherman, leads the hundreds gathered in her favorite protest cheer. As she shouts, “What does Democracy look…

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Mother/Daughter Bound Over to Grand Jury

An October fire at the home of Lt. James Stone of the Greenfield Fire Department underscored the statewide message to Close the Door to mitigate damage to homes and provide for family safety. A subsequent burglary by neighbors a few weeks later has now shut the door on the possibility the family will return. A…

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Young Talent Performs to Benefit Local Arts Ed

Billed as the Emerging Youth Benefit Concert, a first-time partnership with Martin’s Town and Gown and the University of Tennessee at Martin music program on Monday night, saw young but seasoned performers taking the stage to support the arts in Weakley County. Harrison Finks and Evie Grace Fowler belied the event’s title as they quickly…

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MANY THANKS

MANY THANKS — Woodland Mills officials (from left) Todd Wade, Mayor Wade Carrington and Tom Menees (right) reviewed footage of a man putting an American flag on the City Hall flagpole with the assistance of Richard Scarbrough of Pro-Tec Security Engineering, who was at the city’s meeting to train the mayor and aldermen on how…

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RAINY WRECK

RAINY WRECK — Emergency personnel worked diligently amid a steady and sometimes heavy rain late Monday morning to free the driver of a Mack truck which overturned about 11:15 a.m. on Highway 51, coming into the south side of the Troy city limits. The driver, 52-year-old Warren Darden of Dresden, was pronounced dead following the…

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Gleason School Hosts Family Reading Night

When Gleason School Principal Lee Lawrence offered to help the school librarian (and his wife) Amy Lawrence with “whatever you need me to do,” he might not have suspected the request would be such a “sweet” one. But on Thursday night, he fulfilled his commitment as he stood before the crowd of 170 students and…

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Weakley School Board Hears Arts Request and Sets Graduation

Heavy rains and flooding roads did not deter the Weakley County School Board members, Gleason School faculty and staff and supporters of the arts from attending last week’s monthly meeting where reports on security, requests for new positions and setting a graduation date were on the agenda. Gleason principal Lee Lawrence welcomed the standing-room only…

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COOL CREW

COOL CREW — Lake Road Elementary School students (from left) Ella Cagle, Brea Martin, Janie Roberts and Kaleigh Hall reacted to the cold water as they took the plunge Saturday during the 8th Annual Polar Plunge, which raised over $20,300 for local Special Olympics. There were about 100 “plungers,” including several which jumped as large…

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UTM Rodeo Student-Athlete Killed in Sunday Night Crash

Wyatt Cole, a rodeo student-athlete at the University of Tennessee at Martin, died as the result of a fatal car crash on Sunday evening. He was 20 years old. Cole was majoring in agricultural business during his sophomore season as a UT Martin cowboy. Before attending UT Martin, he graduated from Owen County High School…

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