Weakley County

Soil Defense Day 1949: Then and Now

By Mark Roberts Acting District Conservationist – Dresden Field Office Most Weakley County residents would be surprised to learn that an event on a small farm between Dresden and Martin drew a crowd of up to an estimated 40,000 people. And, it happened 70 years ago this spring. For perspective, the population of Weakley County…

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Forum is ‘first step’ in healing

By Sabrina Bates Atonement, repentance, reconciliation and forgiveness. Those four words resonated throughout the discussion of Weakley County’s painful past during a forum held Saturday morning at C.E. Weldon Public Library. The conversation shed light on the five documented county victims of lynching during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Last summer, a handful of…

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First #WalkandReadAcrossWeakley Is in the Books

By Karen Campbell Press Reporter How do you top a night on Broadway (in Nashville) and a stop at the Eiffel Tower (in Paris) when entertaining a fellow Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) on her brief visit during Peace Corps week? Take her on a #WalkandReadAcrossWeakley at 7 a.m. on a chilly West Tennessee Saturday! The first leg of my month-long…

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Local Voices Speak to Bills to Watch in TN General Assembly

With a proposed medical marijuana bill, a potential change to abortions and other topics on the slate for this legislative session, members of the private and public sectors are on stand-by as they keep a close watch on the Tennessee General Assembly. With most bills filed this year including a potential 2019-20 fiscal year effective…

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Press Reporter To Walk and Read Across Weakley

“It’s all about the story” is a frequent refrain for Greenfield native Karen Campbell as she adds another adventure to her 57-year pursuit of helping others and commitment to lifelong learning. In March, the now reporter for the Weakley County Press will meld the Walk Across Tennessee and Read Across America initiatives in a Walk…

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