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Domestic Violence Stats: Weakley County Response

Despite increasing attention and the proliferation of sources that help victims of domestic violence, the frequency of such incidents in Weakley County appears to be growing. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations “Crime in Tennessee” report for 2017 showed Weakley County had 79 incidents of domestic violence offenses, including 58 of simple assault, 11 of aggravated…

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WCMES Offers Update from Hurricane Michael Recovery

A Press Facebook post last Thursday has netted nearly 300 “likes and loves” and prompted words of praise and prayers for safety for the five-man Weakley County Municipal Electric System team that is helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. With such overwhelming community interest, the Press staff reached out to WCMES to capture a…

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Two Young Professionals Assume New Roles

Weakley County Prevention Coalition has named Courtney Echols as its new program director while former director Suzanne Harper had joined  Twin Oaks Technology as a new director in Marketing and Public Relations. Echols takes the role of WCPC Director after three years of experience as the Coalition’s program Coordinator. Echols has completed extensive training through CADCA’s…

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Red Ribbon Week Promotes Drug Prevention

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually Oct. 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico.  As a tribute…

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Local Civil Air Patrol Helps with Wreaths Across America

Local volunteers are working hard to ensure that all veterans laid to rest at Eastside Cemetery are honored this December on National Wreaths Across America Day. This year, the ceremony, held simultaneously across the country at more than 1,200 locations, will be Dec. 15. The goal: to place a live, balsam fir wreath at the…

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Press Offers Series for Domestic Violence Month

Emma Perkins was born in a small town in East Tennessee, where gentle breezes drifted through the mountains and the sound of train whistles reminded her of her father and his job as a railroad conductor. Her parents belonged to a strict conservative church, and she was raised to be obedient and respectful. As she…

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HELPING OUT

HELPING OUT — South Fulton High School football head coach Eric Knott (right) and his wife Jamie got emotional after being presented nearly $2,900 in donations to help with the expenses of the coach’s cancer treatment. Knott is suffering from cancer in his mouth and has missed his team’s games this season. Presenting the money…

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KEEPING STILL

KEEPING STILL — A guaranteed crowd pleaser, face-painting has become a staple at the Reelfoot Lake Arts and Crafts Festival and this year was no different. Young festival-goers had a large variety of things from which to choose. From ninja turtles and angry birds to glittery butterflies, the choices were endless. Laiken Nicole Richardson, 3,…

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GETTING READY

GETTING READY — Dorothy Thompson of Buchanan, owner of Dorothy Nell Creative Crafts, was hard at work Thursday afternoon displaying her hand-made wreaths and home decor at the 47th Reelfoot Lake Arts and Crafts Festival. Ms. Thompson is no newcomer to the three-day event, estimating that she has been a vendor for more than 20…

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SAY PUMPKIN

SAY PUMPKIN — Kyla (left) and Claire Cooper of Kenton recently enjoyed one of the many photo opportunities that residents will find at Discovery Park of America’s McDonald’s Pumpkin Village. McDonald’s Pumpkin Village is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Settlement at Discovery Park and features a giant hay bale maze…

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