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Twice a week, we deliver essential news, ideas, diversity and helpful opinions to our local readers. As Weakley County's only bi-weekly newspaper we are one of the only local options for comprehensive news in the area.

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Just a reminder about the WCPC annual Boston butt fundraiser next week.  Orders are due next Monday, March 22nd at NOON.
03/18/2021

Just a reminder about the WCPC annual Boston butt fundraiser next week. Orders are due next Monday, March 22nd at NOON.

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee
03/16/2021

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee

🚨Heads Up Mid-South🚨
Parts of the area have been upgraded to a Moderate Risk for severe storms Wednesday. Develop a safety plan TODAY. More information to come later this morning.

Utm Rodeo
03/16/2021

Utm Rodeo

The tickets for the 2021 UT Martin Rodeo will go on sale, online only, beginning tonight, March 15th at 6pm. The Rodeo dates are April 15 - 17th at 7:30. All tickets are $15. Children 5 and under are free but must sit in someone's lap.

Limited capacity this year due to covid protocols. Tickets will sell out fast.

You can purchase as many as you need but due to covid protocols tickets must be purchased in groupings of 2 or 4. That way you are sitting in a section with people you know and ae not assigned to sit by you.

New this year is an online streaming option. At the same link you can purchase a streaming option for any night of the rodeo or slack. So, for example you can buy tickets for Friday night and buy streaming for Thursday and Saturday nights too. Streaming is $10 per night.

Ticket and streaming link: , www.utmsports.com/RodeoTickets

03/13/2021

Westview's Jada Harrison did not bring home the Class AA Miss Basketball award this time. The sophomore is bringing home Miss Basketball finalist and All-Tournament awards from Murfreesboro.

03/12/2021

The state championship eludes the Lady Chargers once again after losing 44-33 to Grainger in the Class AA semifinals.

03/12/2021

Westview is still trailing Grainger. The score after three quarters is 33-23.

03/12/2021

The Lady Chargers have fallen behind Grainger 22-17 at the half.

Westview leads Grainger 10-7 after one period in the girls' Class AA semifinals
03/12/2021

Westview leads Grainger 10-7 after one period in the girls' Class AA semifinals

Dawg Dialogue
03/12/2021

Dawg Dialogue

We would like to thank the City of Gleason for partnering with our Ag Dept. to build toy boxes for one of our families who recently lost their home due to a fire. Thank you to Mayor Charles Anderson and Downtown Revitalization President Cruz Legens for being with us today. Thank you to our Ag teacher Mr. Steve Stigall for building the boxes and using the CNC machine to create the laser engravings. Thank you to the Yeley family, Jordan and Lacy, for helping us surprise their boys, Colin and Cooper in the Ag shop today. Mr. Steve also had the opportunity to give the boys a demonstration on how the laser machine works.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
03/12/2021

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Thank you, Mitchell Transport!

In December, during the search for two prison escapees from Lake County, the Mitchells opened the doors of their business in the Latham Community of Weakley County and allowed Agents to work from their conference room. They truly treated us like family!

This week, Agents delivered a special thank you letter from TBI Director David Rausch.

We are so grateful for amazing community partners like the Mitchells!💙

03/11/2021
03/11/2021

Westview advances to Friday's semifinals with a 41-30 win over Meigs County in the Class AA semifinals l.

The Lady Chargers have turned the game around and lead Meigs County 29-19 after three quarters.
03/11/2021

The Lady Chargers have turned the game around and lead Meigs County 29-19 after three quarters.

03/11/2021

The Lady Chargers have narrowed the lead down to a bucket and trail 17-15 at the half.

After one period, Westview trails Meigs County 10-3 in the Class AA quarterfinals.
03/11/2021

After one period, Westview trails Meigs County 10-3 in the Class AA quarterfinals.

📢📰Today's edition has hit the counter after a slight delay. This week, you'll find 1️⃣8️⃣ pages of local news, including...
03/09/2021

📢📰Today's edition has hit the counter after a slight delay. This week, you'll find 1️⃣8️⃣ pages of local news, including 6️⃣ pages of sports, local government, happenings for St. Patty's Day ☘ and so much more! Headed to news stands all across Weakley County now❗

03/09/2021

The Chargers gave it their best shot, but Bolivar came on strong late in the game to win 51-41 in tonight's sectional contest.

03/09/2021

At the half, it is Westview leading Bolivar 18-16 in the boys' sectional.

The Westview Lady Chargers are going to the Class AA state tournament for the ninth consecutive year after beating Fayet...
03/07/2021

The Westview Lady Chargers are going to the Class AA state tournament for the ninth consecutive year after beating Fayette Ware 29-23 tonight in the sectionals. The No. 4 ranked Lady Chargers, who are now 26-1, will take on No. 6 ranked Meigs County (21-4) in the quarterfinals Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Lady Tigers, who the Region 3AA champions, beat York Institute 47-39 tonight to advance to the state tournament.

Upper West Tennessee - Area 7 Special Olympics
03/07/2021

Upper West Tennessee - Area 7 Special Olympics

Let’s add some more to that total!! We just had a $1,000 donation!

Attention Family & Friends! Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in our traditional Championship Basketball featur...
03/05/2021

Attention Family & Friends!
Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in our traditional Championship Basketball feature schedule to run in next Tuesday’s edition of Weakley County Press!
PM, text or email a member of the advertising department for further details.

03/05/2021
It was not the kind of game the Chargers of Westview wanted to have against No. 1 ranked Jackson South Side in the Regio...
03/05/2021

It was not the kind of game the Chargers of Westview wanted to have against No. 1 ranked Jackson South Side in the Region 7AA finals. The Chargers ended up as the region runner-up, as they fell to the Hawks 68-45. The second quarter was the tell-all. The Chargers, already trailing 21-10, were the victims of a 13-0 run by the Hawks, which put them in a 34-10 hole. That was too deep for the Chargers to climb out of. Russ Butler led the Chargers in scoring with 14 points and Omarion Harris had 10.
Westview is still one win away from going to the state tournament for the first since the 2015-16 season. The Chargers will play at Bolivar Monday night at 7 in the sectionals with the winner advancing to the state tournament.

The State of Tennessee announced yesterday that beginning March 8th, we will be allowed to begin vaccinating individuals...
03/04/2021

The State of Tennessee announced yesterday that beginning March 8th, we will be allowed to begin vaccinating individuals in Phase 1c of the COVID vaccination roll-out. Please see the picture in this post to see if you or your loved one fall into this classification. Anyone 65 years of age or older is ALREADY eligible. If you believe you are currently eligible or will be eligible based on this news, please go to our site (https://www.vansltc.com/) NOW and get your name onto our waitlist so we can begin scheduling your vaccination.

The State of Tennessee announced yesterday that beginning March 8th, we will be allowed to begin vaccinating individuals in Phase 1c of the COVID vaccination roll-out. Please see the picture in this post to see if you or your loved one fall into this classification. Anyone 65 years of age or older is ALREADY eligible. If you believe you are currently eligible or will be eligible based on this news, please go to our site (https://www.vansltc.com/) NOW and get your name onto our waitlist so we can begin scheduling your vaccination.

The Westview Lady Chargers are the Region 7AA champions for the fourth straight year after beating No. 1 ranked Jackson ...
03/04/2021

The Westview Lady Chargers are the Region 7AA champions for the fourth straight year after beating No. 1 ranked Jackson South Side 48-40 in tonight's region finals. This is the third consecutive time the No. 4 ranked Lady Chargers have beaten the Lady Hawks for the region crown.
Jada Harrison, a Class AA Miss Basketball finalist, lived up to that honor by pouring in a game-high 31 points and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
The Lady Chargers will host Saturday's sectional game against Fayette Ware with tipoff at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to next week's TSSAA Class AA state tournament.
The Chargers will be at Jackson South Side Thursday night at 6 in the boys' Region 7AA finals.

MPS Virtual Kick Off to Kindergarten
03/03/2021

MPS Virtual Kick Off to Kindergarten

As we are preparing for our virtual Kick Off to Kindergarten next week, we thought we would introduce you to the Kindergarten Teachers at Martin Primary School! 💙💛

WE CARE Ministries Thrift Store Martin,Tn
03/03/2021

WE CARE Ministries Thrift Store Martin,Tn

The WE CARE Thrift store will be OPEN Wednesday March 3rd!!! Yeah!!!!!
So much great stuff came in so you don’t want to miss us tomorrow!!!! Green, yellow and orange tag clothing buy one get one!!Just in beautiful brand new straight from box grey entertainment piece with fireplace heater (see pictures),Lots of gallon buckets of paint, great purses - Hobo and Coachand SAS, Vera Bradley, Aigner, , snow boots for all sizes, Easter and St. Patrick’s out, nice black futon, couches, nice kitchen tables, loads of great stuff!!! More pictures coming to you tomorrow!

Weakley County has a mask mandate so grab your mask and come join us fir some fun in the sun or rain!!!’ And best of all NO SNOW and warmer temperatures!!! Welcome to Tennessee! Open 10:00-3:30!
Can you believe it is March already!!!
There are lots of songs about time- Time in a Bottle, Old Time Rock and Roll, Good Times Roll, By The Time I get to Phoenix, Knock Three Times and many more- by now you have probably figured out my age by the title of these old songs. I wonder where the time went- grown children, growing grandchildren, time- something we can’t earn or buy back. At the end of every day that days time is gone. Gods word tells us to use our time wisely- Colossians 4:5 tells us to make the best use of our time. Take some time tomorrow to stop and do something kind for someone and know that God would say that was time well spent!

The Chargers of Westview are in the Class AA sectionals after beating South Gibson 63-50 tonight in the boys' Region 7AA...
03/03/2021

The Chargers of Westview are in the Class AA sectionals after beating South Gibson 63-50 tonight in the boys' Region 7AA semifinals. The Chargers broke open a tight ballgame in the third period on four straight three-point shots by Quincy Allen, who scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half. Garner Anderson led all scorers with 22 points. The win snapped a five-game losing streak against the Hornets.
There is still a matter of playing in the Region 7AA championship game, will be at No. 1 ranked Jackson South Side Thursday night at 6. The Hawks beat Dyersburg 57-40 tonight in the other half of the region semifinals.
The Lady Chargers will be at home Wednesday against No. 1 ranked South Side in the girls' Region 7AA finals.

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03/02/2021

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Greenfield's run of three straight state tournament appearances came to end tonight. The Lady Yellowjackets lost 52-44 i...
03/02/2021

Greenfield's run of three straight state tournament appearances came to end tonight. The Lady Yellowjackets lost 52-44 in overtime to Trenton Peabody in the girls' Region 7A semifinals. The Lady Yellowjackets, trailing by two with 16 seconds left to play in regulation, caught a break when K.K. Norman of Peabody was fouled by Edie Darby and Norman then shoved Darby, which caused a technical foul to be called on her. Norman still got to go to free throw line for a one-and-one bonus opportunity, but missed the front end of it. Darby stepped to the line and made both technical shots to tie the game. Greenfield had a chance to win the game with a second left to play in regulation, but Amy Mitchell's turnaround jumper in the paint came off the front of the rim. Peabody outscored Greenfield 12-6 in the overtime period to advance to the region finals Wednesday night against Gibson County.
Westview hit eight three-pointers in the first half to lead 28-12 against Chester County in the girls Region 7AA semifinals. The No. 4 ranked Lady Chargers ended up getting a 51-33 win, which clinched a berth in the sectionals. The Lady Chargers will take on No. 1 ranked Jackson South Side for the region title at home Wednesday night at 7. The winner of the that game will be at home in the sectionals, while the loser will have to travel. The sectionals will be play Saturday night at 7.

Weakley County History and Culture
03/01/2021

Weakley County History and Culture

Dresden, TN (1920) Shown is Donny Dever of Dresden preforming automobile stunts (death-defying leaps) at the Weakley County Fair during the week of Sept 21-25, 1920. Donny's car was specially modified by the Moran Company, an automobile dealer of Dresden and was named the Flying Horse. The Weakley County Fair was held behind what is today the West TN Veterinary Clinic on Highway 22.

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Please, share the following. AFS International Opportunities for Families, Educators and Students for 2021 The local Miss Tennky Area AFS Volunteer Leadership Team would love for you to take advantage of some of our many opportunities. Go to www.afsusa.org to find these. They include: volunteering, hosting, study-abroad, scholarships, educators, etc. Locally, contact Becky Heywood at [email protected] and 615-473-4389. The mini-bios for the new AFSers for the fall may be seen at www.afsusa.org/host. There are a few slots for study-abroad in various countries. To see these go to www.afsusa.org/study-abroad. Locally, two (2) $4,000 scholarships are available for only students from Montgomery County, TN, to study German in Germany or Austria. For more information contact Christina Pettinelli at [email protected] and 315-525-7182. AFS-USA is a leading provider of international exchanges in the world. AFS has been hosting and sending students since 1947. AFS-USA is a non-profit, international and multicultural organization. Thanks for any assistance you may give us. Dr. Barbara Y. Wills. NCC. LPC AFS Educator to Thailand 2000 Miss Tennky Area AFS PR Team Chair [email protected] 615-210-1552
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Do we have a newspaper delivery person yet? If not, is there any way we can get the online version for Free? We are paying for delivery on the day the paper comes out, but actually getting the paper a day late. Thank you for considering this.
Sometimes Cost and Worth are two very different things. Every single time I've walked up to talk with CEO Trevor Bonnstetter, which has been many times, he didn't just walk away or make up some excuse. This man listened and held a conversation till I was finished talking. That is an admirable quality. Mr. Bonnstetter would make a good politician some day, if he ever decided to pursue it, on that basis alone. He put a $100.00 dollar bill in my fundraiser jar when I raised money to buy Ms. Lou Ann Powers a new sign, and he did it not to gain favor over me, but because he said he grew up with nothing. When WK&T gave us 3 months free internet, my Mother had misplaced the password to connect to the internet. It was very late and I was unable to get the password that night, but as soon as mourning hit WK&T called me bright and early. Let me say that again; they called me, I didn't have to call them. The matter was resolved, and that was outstanding customer service. Trevor Bonnstetter and his employees have did the leg work driving mile after mile because of the potential he sees not only in his company, but in our county as well. When Frontier Communications was ripping off my Mother on her phone bill, I went down to Martin trying to see if Charter would come to Dresden. I was ignored and scuffed off by one of Charter's employees, and this was before WK&T came to our county. For Weakley County Citizens on a tight budget, you can have tv, Internet, and a house phone using WK&T's cheapest internet plan. How may you ask? First you pay $89.99 for the internet so theirs your internet. Second you can buy a cheap smartphone and get a free phone number through the internet and theirs your house phone. Lastly, with a smart tv you can get a Roku stick and theirs your tv. This is where cost and worth come into play. The cost may be higher then some of the commissioners like, but it doesn't matter because we will easily make our money back and a lot more. The character CEO Trevor Bonnstetter of WK&T has shown towards me and my county is worth more then the cost. It's of my opinion, and that is my first amendment right, that the Weakley County Commissioners should vote for WK&T. Let the TVA and Weakley County Electric Company stick with doing electricity, and let WK&T handle our internet.
Weakley County Press sure need to refund us some money . #1 we paid for twice a week paper , you cut back to once . # 2 we don't get a paper half the time . Dresden Enterprise is sure looking good now .
We must keep pushing for access to high speed internet for EVERYONE in Weakley County! If our schools have to shut down—- because of Covid.... We are not prepared! Urge your Commissioner to support the broadband proposal! Urge your School Board Rep to support the proposal! Make Weakley County BETTER! 💙💙💙💙
Please help support We Care. Scouts in Martin will be collecting non perishable goods for WeCare. Saturday October 31st from 8 am to 2pm at Martin Walmart. https://fb.me/e/4uxs6HDvo
The Weakley County Republican Women will meet this Thursday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 in the headquarters in Martin. We will make plans for the Oct. 3 Reagan Day Event. Sandwiches will be served. Members are encouraged and visitors welcomed to attend. Men are welcomed, too. For more information contact Katana Hawks at 514-7086.
Our friend is a truck driver and needs his wallet. They said they can keep the money! Just needs his wallet and the things inside that allows him to provide for his family!!
Does anyone have any idea why Weakley County Electric only charged for 24 days for the August bill? I thought my light bill went down but then noticed it is only for 24 days, not 31 like last month.
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