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BREAKING: TBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Weakley County

According to a report from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations released this morning, at the request of 27th Judicial District Attorney General Colin Johnson, TBI special agents continue to investigate a deadly officer-involved shooting early Thursday morning in Weakley County. The shooting happened at approximately midnight in the 400 block of Travis Road. Deputies from…

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Dream Home LPT Realty, All-women business in Martin looks to continue legacy of community support

By CeCe Beckett Special to the Press Dream Home LPT Realty is a women-owned realty group that recently started their business in October 2023. The group consists of four women–Kim Longacre, Jackie Siler, Michele Siler, and Lynn Davis, and have been working together for years now. Before starting their own group, the women worked together at Fuller Partners Real…

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BREAKING: Dresden Police Officer charged with tampering with evidence

A Dresden Police Officer is being charged with tampering with evidence after failing to document the evidence after a traffic stop in October of last year. According to a report from the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, on March 6, WCSD Investigator Kerry Workman, was notified of a law enforcement officer employed with the Dresden Police…

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Gleason School announced as Anne Dallas Dudley Voter Registration Award winner

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett today announced the 51 high schools in 40 counties across the state that earned the Anne Dallas Dudley Award by meeting student voter registration thresholds. The Gleason School was the only school in Weakley County School System awarded with the top honor. “Congratulations to the students,…

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Traffic stop in Gleason leads to arrest, drugs seized

A traffic stop in Gleason Saturday afternoon has one man behind bars after officers found methamphetamine, fentanyl and illegal prescription drugs in the vehicle. According to the Gleason Police Department, on March 2nd,  just after 6 p.m., Officer Sherwood conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for violations of (Display of Registration Plates) and (Signals…

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Gleason man charged with rape of a child, incest, other charges

A Gleason man is in custody facing a slew of charges including rape of a child and incest. Weakley County Sheriff Terry McDade said more charges may follow. Nicholas Perry was taken into custody and booked into the Weakley County Detention Center on Feb. 29. According to a report, on Feb. 9, the Weakley County…

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BREAKING: Man in Martin Dollar General robbery found guilty

It took the 12 men and women on the jury less than a hour to come back with a verdict, convicting Anton Wiley of aggravated robbery for the Feb. 22, 2023 robbery of the Dollar General at  997 Main Street in Martin. The trial lasted just over a day with the prosecution calling three witnesses…

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BREAKING: McConnell will step down as the Senate Republican leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch McConnell, the longest-serving Senate leader in history who maintained his power in the face of dramatic convulsions in the Republican Party for almost two decades, will step down from that position in November. McConnell, who turned 82 last week, announced his decision Wednesday in the well of the Senate, a place where he looked…

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BREAKING: Martin Police make arrests in Nov. shooting at UT Martin

Martin Police Department Investigators announced on Monday morning that they recently made arrests in the Nov. 17 shooting on the UT Martin campus. According to the report, 19 year-old Ahmad Paige, of Memphis, was arrested in his hometown and transferred to the Weakley County Detention Center, “on or about December 19th, 2023.” Martin Police Chief…

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Traffic stop in Gleason leads to McKenzie man facing multiple drug charges

A McKenzie man with an extensive criminal history is facing multiple drug charges after a traffic stop in Gleason leads to the discovery of multiple prescription drugs inside of the car he was traveling in. According to a report from the Gleason Police Department, on Feb. 18 at around 1:40 a.m., Officer Alex Sherwood conducted…

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