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Weakley County Press Serving Weakley County Since 1884 As Weakley County's only bi-weekly newspaper we are one of the only local options for comprehensive news in the area. 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. Twice a week, we deliver essential news, ideas, diversity and helpful opinions to our local readers.
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The drawings for the Class A state tournament bracket is complete. No. 1 ranked Greenfield will take on unranked North G...
03/08/2020

The drawings for the Class A state tournament bracket is complete. No. 1 ranked Greenfield will take on unranked North Greene Thursday at 1:15 p.m, with the winner playing either Clarkrange or Huntingdon Friday at 4:30 p.m.

The Class AA bracket is set for the state tournament. No. 3 ranked Westview will play No. 4 ranked Grainger Wednesday at...
03/08/2020

The Class AA bracket is set for the state tournament. No. 3 ranked Westview will play No. 4 ranked Grainger Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the quarterfinals. The winner of that game will play either Gatlinburg-Pittman or Upperman in the semifinals on Friday at 1:15 p.m.

The stage is set for The 'Boro. Both the Westview Lady Chargers and the Greenfield Lady Yellowjackets are going back to ...
03/08/2020

The stage is set for The 'Boro. Both the Westview Lady Chargers and the Greenfield Lady Yellowjackets are going back to the TSSAA BlueCross State Tournament next week in Murfreesboro. The Lady Yellowjackets are making their third straight trip to the Murphy Center to play in the Class A State Tournament. The Lady Yellowjackets had a somewhat easy time advancing to The 'Boro as they trounced Memphis Academy of Health Sciences 81-44 tonight at The Hive in Greenfield. Chloe Moore-McNeil led the game with 34 points for the Lady Yellowjackets, who are now 33-0 and just three wins away from completing a perfect season with a 36-0 record, and with a second state title in the last three years.
Westview had a tougher time advancing to the Class AA State Tournament for the eighth consecutive year as Covington was perhaps the toughest team the Lady Chargers have played this season. Freshman point guard Jada Harrison made 4-of-6 free throws in the final 28 seconds after the Lady Chargers were leading by one to lift them to a 50-45 sectional win. Harrison set a career-high tonight with 33 points to lead all scorers.
The other teams joining Westview and Greenfield in the state tournament are in Class AA: Grainger, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Upperman, Macon County, Maplewood, Nolensville, and Melrose. In Class A: North Greene, Oneida, Clarkrange, Pickett County, Huntingdon, Loretto, and Gibson County.
The TSSAA will have a meeting with all of the head coaches tomorrow at the Murphy Center at 2 p.m. with the drawing for the brackets 20-30 minutes later.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
03/07/2020

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

We have a heartbreaking update in the search for Evelyn Boswell.

This evening, authorities found remains believed to be those of the missing 15-month-old. An autopsy is pending and the investigation remains ongoing.

Thank you for your support during this difficult process.

THE LATEST: https://tbinewsroom.com/2020/02/22/amber-alert-evelyn-mae-boswell/

Documentation pertaining to this issue is public record. MHZC meetings are open to the public and advertised per Sunshin...
03/05/2020

Documentation pertaining to this issue is public record. MHZC meetings are open to the public and advertised per Sunshine Law regulations.
The issue of string lighting for a downtown Martin business has resulted in the creation of a petition and sparked several debates on Facebook.
http://www.nwtntoday.com/2020/03/05/string-lights-spark-debates/

Tennessee Department of Health
03/05/2020

Tennessee Department of Health

The Tennessee Department of Health has launched a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line in partnership with the Tennessee Poison Center. The hotline will be available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central daily.

Tennessee Department of Health
03/05/2020

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee has received confirmation of its first case of #COVID19.

Today's Edition is on the Counter! Learn how the school system is being proactive, get details about a Weakley County na...
03/05/2020

Today's Edition is on the Counter! Learn how the school system is being proactive, get details about a Weakley County native who is facing homelessness and read about the continued debate over string lighting at a downtown Martin business. Grab a copy today and stay in the know!

Westview had a good reason to celebrate tonight as the Lady Chargers beat Crockett County 52-20 for the Region 7AA title...
03/05/2020

Westview had a good reason to celebrate tonight as the Lady Chargers beat Crockett County 52-20 for the Region 7AA title. The Lady Cavaliers had a pair of surprise wins against McNairy Central and Dyersburg to reach the regional finals, but the Lady Chargers ended their hot run. Westview earns a home game in the sectionals, which will be Saturday night at 7 against Covington, while Crockett County has to travel to Memphis to play Melrose. Covington lost 46-42 to Melrose tonight in the Region 8AA finals.
Meanwhile, Greenfield found out who it will be facing in the sectionals as the Lady Yellowjackets will take on Memphis Academy of Health Sciences.

Greenfield won the battle, and a battle is what it was, between the last two Class A state champions as the Lady Yellowj...
03/04/2020

Greenfield won the battle, and a battle is what it was, between the last two Class A state champions as the Lady Yellowjackets beat Gibson County 57-39 in the girls' Region 7A title game. This is the third consecutive year the Lady Yellowjackets have claimed the region crown and the second year in a row they beat the Lady Pioneers for it. Tonight's victory gives Greenfield a home game in Saturday's sectional, which will be the runner-up from the Region 8A tournament. That will be decided Wednesday night as Memphis Academy of Health Sciences and Memphis Business Academy will play each other for that title.
Chloe Moore-McNeil and Tess Darby shared the Region 7A All-Tournament Most Valuable Player honor, and Edie Darby also made the All-Tournament team.
Pictured below are Reese Biggs of Greenfield and Gibson County's Evyn Cantrell battling for a rebound.
Westview and Crockett County are set to play Wednesday night at Lexington High School for the girls' Region 7AA championship with the winner staying home for Saturday's sectional and the runner-up traveling to either Covington High School or Melrose High School in Memphis.

Weakley County Crime Stoppers
03/04/2020

Weakley County Crime Stoppers

Weakley County Crime Stoppers are needing your help finding Jennifer Murphy. Ms. Murphy has warrants for her arrest on file in Weakley County. Anyone with good information can call 731-587-2611. Make sure to call ASAP, because Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone with information leading to her arrest.

It's Super Tuesday, which means it's Presidential Preference Primary Day! Grab your driver's license and head to your po...
03/03/2020

It's Super Tuesday, which means it's Presidential Preference Primary Day! Grab your driver's license and head to your polling location today. You have until 7 p.m. to cast your ballot. Poll locations are listed below. The volunteer poll workers in Sharon are ready to help you through the process.
#SuperTuesday

The stage is set for the Region 7AA title game as Westview and Crockett County will meet at Lexington High School on Wed...
03/03/2020

The stage is set for the Region 7AA title game as Westview and Crockett County will meet at Lexington High School on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Lady Chargers played their most physical game of the season tonight in the semifinals as they beat Jackson South Side 60-41. Jada Harrison (left photo below) led the game with 25 points, while Emerson Leyhue scored 14, and Avery Leyhue added 12 points. The win assures the Lady Chargers at least two more games as they will play in the sectional on Saturday for the eighth year in a row. Crockett County, which finished fourth in the District 13AA tournament, beat the Lady Trojans 42-31 in the second semifinal game tonight.

Check out these students leading the way with the Weakley County Youth Prevention Coalition!
03/01/2020

Check out these students leading the way with the Weakley County Youth Prevention Coalition!

Westview and Dresden High School sent some of their amazing youth coalition members to help with an upcoming social media project. Thanks for all the help and hard work!

Upper West Tennessee - Area 7 Special Olympics
03/01/2020

Upper West Tennessee - Area 7 Special Olympics

The best part about being Area Director - Presenting our Upper West Tennessee - Area 7 Special Olympics Athlete of the Year award of the Year for Weakley County to Nicholas Avent at Sharon School at their Honors program.

The Greenfield Lady Yellowjackets advance to the Region 7A championship game, which will be Tuesday night at 7 as they w...
03/01/2020

The Greenfield Lady Yellowjackets advance to the Region 7A championship game, which will be Tuesday night at 7 as they will take on Gibson County on the Lady Pioneers' home floor. The Lady Yellowjackets beat the Dresden Lady Lions tonight 66-27 in the second game of the semifinals, while the Lady Pioneer won 50-45 against Union City. Both Greenfield and Gibson County also clinch a spot in the sectionals, which will be held on March 7. The winner of Tuesday's title game will have a sectional game at home, while the loser will have to travel to Memphis to play in a sectional game. Nothing is for certain but both the Lady Yellowjackets and Lady Pioneers should advance to the state tournament. Tuesday's game will be a matchup of the last two Class A state champions with Greenfield winning it in 2018 and Gibson County claimed the title last season.
Chloe Moore-McNeil (pictured below, left) led tonight's game with 23 points. Dresden's Rachel Childress (below, right,) gets a hug from head coach Jonathan West and a pat on the back from assistant coach Steve Jaco after she fouled out of the contest midway into the third quarter in the final game of her high school career. Childress led the Lady Lions with nine points.
Meanwhile, the Westview Chargers saw their season come to an end as they lost 79-42 to No. 1 ranked Jackson South Side in the boys' Region 7AA quarterfinals. Quincy Allen led the Chargers with 14 points and Marquez Taylor had 12.

Weakley County EMA
02/29/2020

Weakley County EMA

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THERE IS NO FEE FOR THIS COURSE!!

Please be sure to check out the flyer and the registration link for more information. If you have additional questions about the course, lodging, or expectations please email [email protected].

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Westview advances to play Jackson South Side in the girls' Region 7AA semifinals Monday night at 6 at Lexington High Sch...
02/29/2020

Westview advances to play Jackson South Side in the girls' Region 7AA semifinals Monday night at 6 at Lexington High School after beating Scotts Hill 50-33 in tonight's quarterfinal game. There was some confusion after the game with the starting time for Westview's semifinal matchup with South Side. Head coach Brian Haskins did confirm that tipoff is at 6 p.m.
The Lady Chargers and Lady Lions battled to a 25-25 game at the end of the first half. The Lady Chargers turned to their defense to spark the offense in the third quarter as they forced 10 Scotts Hill turnovers and opened the second half with 23 straight points. The Lady Lions only had four field-goal attempts in the third period. missed each one, and were outscored 23-4.
Tiara Yancey (pictured below) led the game with 16 points.
Monday's second semifinal game with have Crockett County and Dyersburg facing off against each other. The Lady Cavaliers defeated District 14AA champion McNairy Central 52-49 tonight, while Dyersburg beat Chester County 56-54, and South Side won 65-39 over South Gibson.

Tennessee Soybean Festival
02/28/2020

Tennessee Soybean Festival

The Tennessee Soybean Festival was honored to bring home 9 Kaleidoscope Awards at the 2020 Southeast Festivals and Events Association Conference! This would not be possible without the support of our community, volunteers, committee, and elected officials. Thank you for helping us make the Tennessee Soybean Festival an outstanding community celebration year after year!!!!
The awards received include:
🥇Gold: Best Festival Overall, Best Marketing Campaign, Best Print Ad, Best TV Ad or PSA, Best Website, Best Social Media: Instagram, and Best Social Media: Twitter
🥉Bronze: Best Social Media: Facebook and Best Program or Brochure

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02/28/2020

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02/28/2020

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02/28/2020

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It is on to the girls' Region 7A semifinals for Greenfield and Dresden. The Lady Yellowjackets eliminated Madison Academ...
02/28/2020

It is on to the girls' Region 7A semifinals for Greenfield and Dresden. The Lady Yellowjackets eliminated Madison Academic from the postseason tonight with a 72-28 win in the quarterfinals, while the Lady Lions were down by eight at Humboldt with less than five minutes left to play and ended up beating the Lady Vikings 58-49. Rachel Childress led the game for Dresden with 27 points, while Tinley Winn scored 12, and Katie Washburn posted 11 points. Tess Darby led all scorers for Greenfield with 23 points, and Chloe Moore-McNeil poured in 22.
Unfortunately, it was not a clean sweep for the three Weakley County teams in the Region 7A Tournament. Gleason traveled to Gibson County and lost 57-38 to the Lady Pioneers. The Lady Bulldogs scored 15 points in the first quarter and then only came up with 23 in the final three periods of the game. Kenady Atkins (pictured below) led Gleason with 16 points and Lillie Freeman had 13.
Both Greenfield and Dresden are one win away from qualifying for a sectional game. However, the Lady Yellowjackets and Lady Lions will meet at 7:30 on Saturday in the semifinals at Gibson County. The winner will advance to Tuesday's finals and earn a sectional game, while the loser will see the season come to an end.
The Lady Pioneers will play Union City in the first semifinal game at 6 p.m.

Local competition sponsored by UTM brings out the best and brightest to compete in a bridge-building contest and an egg-...
02/28/2020

Local competition sponsored by UTM brings out the best and brightest to compete in a bridge-building contest and an egg-drop event. Students from Westview, Martin Middle School, Hollow Rock Bruceton, Gateway Christian and Central Christian Academy all did their very best and made for an amazing morning.

Local competition sponsored by UTM brings out the best and brightest to compete in a bridge-building contest and an egg-drop event. Students from Westview, Martin Middle School, Hollow Rock Bruceton, Gateway Christian and Central Christian Academy all did their very best and made for an amazing morning.

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02/27/2020

Weakley County Press's cover photo

Today's edition is packed with local content! Get your copy and find out who's working to make their communities a bette...
02/27/2020

Today's edition is packed with local content! Get your copy and find out who's working to make their communities a better place. This week, we're also celebrating FFA students. Grab your copy today. #localnewsmatters #presson

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02/27/2020
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Weakley County Sports Hall Of Fame The Weakley County Sports Hall of Fame was chartered October 1, 2019 with the purpose of living by our motto, “Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Promote the Future.” Weakley County has a long, rich history of athletic accomplishments. Since the

Weakley County EMA
02/26/2020

Weakley County EMA

Please Share! Weakley County EMA, Martin Police Department, and Martin Fire Department will be conducting an emergency drill near West TN Healthcare/Volunteer Community Hospital and the surrounding area tomorrow (Wednesday February 26th 2020) at approximately 10:00AM. If you see an increased law enforcement/EMS presence in the area, do not be alarmed, it is only a drill. No patient services or transportation will be effected during the drill.

Make sure to get a copy of Thursday's Press where we feature our Weakley County FFA's
02/25/2020

Make sure to get a copy of Thursday's Press where we feature our Weakley County FFA's

#FFAWeek

There's so much going on in Weakley County. Stay informed. #LocalNewsMatters
02/25/2020

There's so much going on in Weakley County. Stay informed. #LocalNewsMatters

02/25/2020

Westview will have to play at the champion of the District 14AA tournament after the Chargers lost 50-39 to Crockett County in the District 13AA consolation game tonight. The Chargers fell behind by 14 after one period and came back to take a four-point lead at the end of three quarters. Quincy Allen nailed a pair of buzzer-beating 3-point shots in the game and finished with 19 points.

Two district champions were crowned tonight as Westview won the District 13AA girls' tournament and Greenfield is the gi...
02/23/2020

Two district champions were crowned tonight as Westview won the District 13AA girls' tournament and Greenfield is the girls' District 13A champion. The Lady Chargers started out slow but found a way to beat Dyersburg 43-33 in the District 13AA title game for their sixth straight district championship. Meanwhile, the Lady Yellowjackets beat Union City 69-53 to win their second consecutive District 13A crown and their third district title in the last four years as they won the District 14A tournament in 2017. Dresden beat Gleason 56-37 in the District 13A consolation game, while South Gibson was 61-56 winners over Crockett County to take third place the District 13AA tournament. The Lady Chargers will play either Scotts Hill or Chester County at home on Feb. 28 in the Region 7A quarterfinals. Greenfield will take on Trenton Peabody or Madison Academic at home in the Region 7A quarterfinals on Feb. 27. Both Gleason and Dresden will be on the road on Feb. 27 in the Region 7A quarterfinals at either Gibson County or at Humboldt. Districts' 14A and 14AA will have their tournament finals Monday night. Photo: Westview head coach Brian Haskins gives Avery Leyhue a congratulatory hug near the end of tonight's win against Dyersburg.

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