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WCPC Trains UTM Housing Staff

Last week the University of Tennessee at Martin officially became the first state school in Tennessee to train and equip housing hall directors with Narcan opioid overdose prevention kits. The milestone is one example of how the Weakley County Prevention Coalition (WCPC) is meeting the goals of the TN: Save A Life Project, established to…

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Election Filing Underway

The November ballot will feature several local elections including mayors and aldermen for Dresden, Greenfield, Martin and Sharon. Current mayoral candidates who had picked up petitions at press time were: Dresden, 4-year term, incumbent Jeffrey Washburn Greenfield, 2-year term, incumbent Cindy McAdams Martin, 4-year term, incumbent Randy Brundige, who filed his petition June 14, and…

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Ambulance Subsidy Removed

  As the franchise agreement for ambulance service continues to move through county committees, discussion continues about the decision. “I’m still not seeing how we’re going to gain by paying $300,000 a year,” Commissioner Roger Donaldson said during the finance, ways & means committee meeting Tuesday. “Are we spending our money wisely?” He was referring…

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Repaving Weakley Roads-25 year project

If taxpayers were willing to fund $1 million extra a year, in 25 years all the roads in the county that needed resurfacing could be completed. That’s what Road Supervisor Charles Ross told the finance, ways & means committee of the Weakley County Commission. In the past Ross has told the public works committee that…

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SRO Funding Requested for All Weakley Schools

“I’ve seen death at its worst,” Sheriff Mike Wilson said Monday morning.  “We look at what’s happened [with school shootings], but I don’t understand, and you don’t understand, how traumatic that might be.” Wilson was addressing the public safety committee of the Weakley County Commission, and pleading his case for funding for school resource officers…

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Ambulance Selection Approved by Committee

With three ambulance providers making strong bids to handle the county’s emergency medical needs, the public safety committee made a difficult decision on Thursday. The committee, made up of county commissioners, will forward its recommendation for further review. Weakley County Ambulance Service, which has served the county for 30 years, was chosen by the committee…

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Weakley School Board Approves Several Changes

  Mascots, sports, lunches, school safety and recognizing retirees were all on the agenda June 7 at the Weakley County School Board meeting in Dresden. At the request of the newly formed Charger Foundation, with the affirmation of all principals affected and the City of Martin board, “Chargers” will now be the mascot and team…

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Martin Innovation Recognized

Recognizing that rural communities need reliable high-speed internet services to compete in the international marketplace, officials with the city of Martin have taken steps to become Tennessee’s next gig city, providing high-speed internet services for residents, businesses, and students at the University of Tennessee at Martin as well as the other important services all communities…

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Soybean Festival Seeking Photos

That selfie you grabbed with your favorite band on stage … the snap you got just as your friend bit into her favorite fair food … the pose The Funny Little People made when you stopped them for a shot with your kids … Such are the makings of Soybean memories and the Tennessee Soybean…

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LANDS AIRPORT JOB

LANDS AIRPORT JOB — Bob Snuck (left), new manager of Everett-Stewart Regional Airport near Union City, watched as lineman Gage Woods tested the fuel one day last week. Snuck started work as manager April 30, bringing with him a wealth of experience that has included flying military attack helicopters, working for the Federal Aviation Administration…

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