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Concerns mount in Dresden

By Press Reporter Shannon Taylor Property owners have grown concerned over statements made by Dresden city mayor Jeff Washburn lately. At the last meeting, floor plans were discussed regarding the construction of the new municipal complex and some issues were raised regarding the plans as well as issues regarding property owners on the square. The…

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Lambs considering moving businesses out of Dresden

By: Shannon Taylor, Press Reporter The Dresden Board of Mayor & Alderman met in special session to discuss issues that the city’s building inspector, David Kelly had with Dresden 4×4’s storage units being constructed on East Main Street. Owner of the property, Jackie and Terri Lamb had come before the board previously to request a…

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Numerous issues raised at Dresden’s board meeting

By Shannon Taylor The board meeting had a full house with more than 40 people showing up in person and many viewing the Facebook livestream. Issues were raised regarding property owners’ demolition on the south side of court square, the dumpster at Be the Village, livestreaming the city’s meeting to keep on the city’s website…

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Significant tornado damage to downtown Dresden

By Amanda Mansfield Press Reporter The city of Dresden is currently assessing significant property damage to most of downtown after a tornado came through at around 11:15 p.m. on Dec.10. Meteorologists called last night’s round of storms a once-in-a-generation event, one that will go down in the history books. As multiple tornadoes, ranging in intensity,…

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WCEDB attends Dresden city meeting to answer Washburn’s complaints

By Amanda Mansfield, Press Reporter Two members of the Weakley County Economic Development Board, Director Shelby Spurgeon and Board Chair Tommy Legins, were invited to attend the March meeting of the city of Dresden’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Spurgeon began their presentation by letting the members of the Dresden city board know some of…

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WCEDB addresses concerns about transparency issues

By: Amanda Mansfield Press Reporter      Bringing much-needed infrastructure and jobs to Weakley County is at the forefront of the minds of not only Weakley County citizens but also its leaders. Potential business investors are looking for a number of things when choosing to expand or relocate. Among those are access to interstates, airports, railways, human…

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Dresden mayor expresses concerns over Economic Development

By Amanda Mansfield Press Reporter During Monday night’s Dresden Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, Mayor Jeff Washburn expressed his concern over the merger of the Weakley County Economic Development District and the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce, which was announced in Nov. “I was initially in favor of [the merger], but I’ve become very…

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From homegrown tomatoes to homegrown tunes

By Brandy Cochran Special to The Press Anyone who has lived Weakley County area knows that Richard Gallagher has played a major role in making what the Martin Farmers’ Market is today. What may come as a surprise, though, is that you can now hear him at AB Cheatham’s Downtown Tavern playing his own homemade…

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