Weakley County

Ambulance Decision Shifted to Full Commission

Selecting an ambulance service provider for 2019 was on the agenda for the public safety committee meeting on Tuesday morning, but no decision was reached. Member David Hawks invited members to comment on their choice and the reason for it before a vote was taken, but he was the only one who seemed willing to…

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Tour of Weakley County Nets Fun Finds

Though never incorporated, the small town of Palmersville continues to make a big impact with a collection of historical buildings and memorabilia that draws visitors from across the country. Three structures make up the attraction to in the northeast corner of Weakley County – the Webb School, one of the last remaining original one-room schools…

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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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Weakley County Relay for Life Honorary Chair – Joe Lafaro

When Joe Lafaro worked in the sports information office at UTM, he was accustomed to 14-16 hour-days, climbing steps to the press box and back down again to the field multiple times. Now, because of a rare cancer, Joe no longer walks unaided, and his hint of a New York accent is slow and sometimes…

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Weakley County Relay for Life Honorary Chair — Randy Frazier

Once a coach, always a coach. Even when you are facing cancer. Randy Frazier was coaching Gleason High School basketball when he discovered that the health issues he had been dealing with throughout the 2005-2006 season weren’t just “due to stress” as he had thought they might be. Thyroid cancer was the February 2006 diagnosis. “It…

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Weakley County Relay for Life Honorary Chair – Rose Hopkins

Rose Hopkins has spent all of her life in Sidonia … actually, she says it’s “really Hop-In” but Sidonia will do. And on Friday at the Relay for Life, she’ll be representing her community at the countywide Relay for Life in support of the American Cancer Society. The criteria for receiving the title of honorary…

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Weakley County Relay for Life Honorary Chair – Wanda Hamlin

Wanda Hamlin may be retired from 31 years in education but she’s not slowing down. In a week when she is serving as honorary chair representing Sharon at the countywide Relay for Life, she is also fulfilling her duties as a committee member for the Sharon Corn & Music Festival. “I am a busy girl,”…

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