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Two Weakley County men charged with conspiracy to sell meth

Two Weakley County men are now facing a conspiracy to sell meth charge after Officer Landon Callens with the Gleason Police Department received knowledge that a vehicle parked at Dollar General had illegal narcotics inside. On Feb. 4 at 12:30 a.m., Callens observed a black Chrysler 200 parked in the Dollar General Parking lot in…

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Dresden man facing multiple charges after stealing ambulance

Story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Report A Dresden man is now facing multiple charges after stealing an ambulance early Friday morning. On Feb. 3, at approximately 1:30 a.m., the Weakley County Ambulance Service Unit 506 was dispatched to 147 Lamb Road in reference to a psychiatric/behavior issue with an individual. EMS arrived on the…

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Martin man arrested with over 30 grams of marijuana

A Martin man was arrested with over 30 grams of marijuana after a traffic stop was conducted in Dresden. On Jan. 27 at 6:15 p.m., Deputy Joseph Crocker with the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, observed a purple four-door vehicle traveling on Turner Road in Dresden with a driver side headlight and tag light out. When…

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Dresden woman claims due process rights violated

Story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Reporter Multiple issues and questions have been raised regarding a Dresden resident’s divorce proceedings which she has claimed violated her due process rights. Jo Floyd contacted the WCP claiming that her divorce from Dresden businessowner Tommy Wu, who owns Smart Dollars in Dresden, went sideways. Floyd claimed that she…

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Dresden board accepts 6.8 million construction budget: Mayor to shop for loan

story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Reporter The board received a construction budget from A2H construction for the new municipal project that totaled 6.8 million dollars. The board voted unanimously to accept the construction only budget and to allow mayor Mark Maddox to shop for a loan for the costs. Maddox stated, “We need some…

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One year later, WCLTRG faces scrutiny

Story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Reporter Dec. 10 marks the one-year anniversary of the tornado that swept through Dresden, upending the lives of everyone whose path it crossed. Early on, residents had hoped that help would come, but now many feel that hope was lost due to the Weakley County Long Term Recovery Group’s…

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