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A plan to rezone residential property has been put on hold in Martin

By: Amanda Mansfield Press Reporter Local residents who are selling their property, and seeking to rezone, are facing time constraints as the Martin Planning Commission decides on a landscaping ordinance. During Tuesday night’s City of Martin Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, a rezoning ordinance was tabled during its second reading. Alderman Marvin Flat moved…

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27th ANNUAL TENNESSEE SOYBEAN FESTIVAL CANCELLED

The Award-Winning Tennessee Soybean Festival Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the 27th Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival planned for Sept. 5-12, due to the uncertainties that still lie ahead from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to TSF Executive Director, David Belote, “The information we are currently receiving from state and federal governments indicates…

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Truck exhaust ordinance passed in city of Dresden

By: Amanda Mansfield Press Reporter Loud truck exhaust noise complaints have been addressed in the city of Dresden. During Monday night’s Dresden Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, an ordinance was unanimously approved on the first reading that will give police the ability to write citations for vehicles with exhaust noises of over 90 decibels…

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SIGN OF THE TIMES

SIGN OF THE TIMES — The Anderson County seat used to be known as Burrville, but it changed its name to Clinton after Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton. You can still find some reminders in Clinton that the town used to be called Burrville.

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OVERTURNED

OVERTURNED — A GMC Sierra truck came to a rest on its passenger side after an accident this morning in Union City. According to Union City Police Chief Perry Barfield, it appears the driver of a Northwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency van was traveling west on East Florida Avenue when she pulled into the path…

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TDA ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR UNSOLICITED SEEDS RECIPIENTS

NASHVILLE — Citizens have contacted the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) indicating they’ve received seeds in the mail that they did not order. The seeds appear to have been shipped from China, and in some cases, the envelopes are labeled jewelry or beads. “While we have no reason at this time to suspect that these…

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LOCAL FLAIR

LOCAL FLAIR — Local business owner Paige Burcham Dennis (right) will be appearing alongside her longtime friend and former Miss Tennessee  Allison Alderson DeMarcus, the wife of Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, in a Netflix docuseries, “DeMarcus Family Rules.” The show is set to premiere Aug. 19 and revolves around the daily lives of the DeMarcus…

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School Registration Dates Adjusted for Social Distancing

By Karen Campbell The change in Weakley County Schools’ first day of classes to Aug. 17 and the need for social distancing have meant changes to registration procedures as well. On-line registration for the 2020-21 school year will be open on Tuesday, July 28, and continue through Aug. 5. In-person registration for the 2020-21 school year…

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COOL IN THE POOL

COOL IN THE POOL — Addyson Dill, 2-year-old daughter of Chad and Emmalee Dill of Union City, enjoys playing in the pool in her inflatable unicorn float as she seeks relief from the sweltering summer heat and humidity. Many local youngsters are staying cool by playing in pools, sprinklers and splash pads. For more photos…

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Demonstrations and protests have been taking place all over the country following the death of George Floyd while being detained by four Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officers May 25. Black Lives Matters protests have even been held in Martin. Now, the movement has hit home even harder following a racist video by some UT Martin students…

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