Weakley County Press

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.
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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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It’s time to get your Letter to Santa to the Weakley County Press so that we can include your wishes in our special Chri...
11/29/2020

It’s time to get your Letter to Santa to the Weakley County Press so that we can include your wishes in our special Christmas edition.
Parents, Teachers, Day Cares, have your kids get their letters ready for Santa!
Adults are encouraged not to let kids have all the fun. Send your hopes and wishes for the future -- good health, love, world peace…
Email to [email protected].
Mail letters to Letters to Santa, P.O. Box 410, Martin 38237 or drop them by our office at 235 Lindell St.
‘Tis the season to Wish for Better Days

Weakley Motors
11/25/2020

Weakley Motors

How it started—————> How it’s going

The roughest day of the year is in the books. We don't mind getting our hands dirty we just get it done. Hope you enjoy ...
11/24/2020

The roughest day of the year is in the books. We don't mind getting our hands dirty we just get it done. Hope you enjoy our annual gift guide and all the news in today's Edition. Now we're in the Christmas spirit! Come by and meet our "Paper Boy"... He's ready for the season.

Looks what's coming your way in today's Weakley County Press! Our annual Christmas shopping guide filled with LOCAL blac...
11/24/2020

Looks what's coming your way in today's Weakley County Press! Our annual Christmas shopping guide filled with LOCAL black Friday deals and holiday happenings.
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11/23/2020

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Weakley County EMA
11/19/2020

Weakley County EMA

Need a flu shot? Tomorrow, Thursday November 19th, the TN Dept of Health will be giving FREE flu shots at a drive-through event at the American Legion 8288 Hwy 22 Dresden from 1PM-4PM.

Please help find Scorch, last seen in Dukedom, corner of Grissom Rd. and Austin Springs.
11/17/2020

Please help find Scorch, last seen in Dukedom, corner of Grissom Rd. and Austin Springs.

Today's Edition is on the Counter!  City of Dresden Christmas Open House feature, fiber is on the way to rural Weakley C...
11/17/2020

Today's Edition is on the Counter! City of Dresden Christmas Open House feature, fiber is on the way to rural Weakley County, County and Municipality meeting results, several feature stories... So much more!
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11/17/2020

The TSSAA just announced the finalist for Mr. Football in each classification. Unfortunately, Westview junior quarterback Ty Simpson is not named a finalist in Class AAA. Those honors went to Milan's Anthony Brown, Alcoa's Grey Carroll, and Martino Owens of Pearl Cohn.

The Weakley County Commission has voted YES to partnering with WK&T to provide fiber Internet infrastructure to rural We...
11/17/2020

The Weakley County Commission has voted YES to partnering with WK&T to provide fiber Internet infrastructure to rural Weakley County homes and businesses. Check out tomorrow's edition for the full story!

UT Martin announced this evening the passing of men's basketball head coach Anthony Stewart. "We are stunned to hear thi...
11/16/2020

UT Martin announced this evening the passing of men's basketball head coach Anthony Stewart.
"We are stunned to hear this tragic news," Skyhawk athletic director Kurt McGuffin said. "Coach Stewart was a true leader to every one of the young men he coached. He emphasized the meaning of a college degree and instilled professionalism in each of his student-athletes. We ask for privacy during this difficult time."
The news release from the university did not specify the cause of his death.
Stewart was to begin his fifth season as the head coach of the Skyhawks, who are scheduled to open the season at home against Southeast Missouri State University on Dec. 12.
Stewart was 50 years old.

WHS Booster Club
11/15/2020

WHS Booster Club

TN Extreme Regional CHAMPIONS
These girls also took home a bid to Nationals!
Good job Westview Cheer!!!

Dog Park Ribbon Cutting and Dedication in Memory of Ronnie Arnold
11/14/2020

Dog Park Ribbon Cutting and Dedication in Memory of Ronnie Arnold

11/14/2020

Friday the 13th turned out to be a bad one for Westview, Greenfield and Dresden. All three of the high school football teams saw the season come to an end tonight in the second round of the TSSAA state playoffs. The Chargers got beat 21-17 at South Gibson after carrying a 17-7 lead into the fourth quarter. The Hornets scored twice, which includes a late touchdown in the fourth quarter to end Westview's season. Greenfield fell to West Carroll for the second straight game, but this time it was for keeps as the War Eagles beat the Yellowjackets 14-12. Greenfield attempted to take the lead with a few seconds left on a long pass, but it was intercepted at the four-yard line with three seconds remaining on the clock.
Lake County took a big lead on Dresden and won 26-14. The Lions scored a late touchdown and went for the onside kick with 30 seconds left, but the Falcons recovered it to advance to the quarterfinals.
Westview ends the season with a 6-5 record, while Greenfield finishes at 8-2, and Dresden concludes with a 4-5 mark.

11/13/2020
What a morning!The smiles…even with the masks the eyes say it all.The Press is proud of the partnership with Thunderbolt...
11/12/2020

What a morning!
The smiles…even with the masks the eyes say it all.
The Press is proud of the partnership with Thunderbolt Broadcast that makes our Community a better place.
The morning was different this year. Social distancing cut down on the gathering of old friends.
It was bittersweet for the Press as our Patsy Tibbs is no longer with us. This radiothon was the highlight of her year.
If you haven’t made a pledge yet, call WCMT and make a contribution to St. John’s Community Services so that they may continue their work for these Special people.

11/11/2020

Dresden American Legion: Honoring, assisting and serving America's war time Veterans since 1919.

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11/11/2020

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Weakley County Veterans Affairs help veterans and dependents with information and benefits; such as pension, compensatio...
11/11/2020
Weakley County Veterans Affairs

Weakley County Veterans Affairs help veterans and dependents with information and benefits; such as pension, compensation, education, medical care, home loans, and discharges (DD-214 or WD-AGO). Visit their website http://www.weakleycountytn.gov/veteransaffairs.html for more information.

The Weakley County Veterans Affairs Office is here to assist veterans with a variety of needs.

11/11/2020

If you are a student, faculty or staff member at UT Martin, like UTM Veteran Services for valuable information. Contact their office at (731) 881-1689 for more info!

American Legion Post #55 - Martin is an organization of veterans helping veterans and their families. Supporting all ser...
11/11/2020

American Legion Post #55 - Martin is an organization of veterans helping veterans and their families. Supporting all service members in the community. Give them a follow on Facebook!

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11/11/2020

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For Veteran's Day, we would like to give a shout out to some of our local Veterans and Military organizations.US Air For...
11/11/2020

For Veteran's Day, we would like to give a shout out to some of our local Veterans and Military organizations.
US Air Force Recruiting Office - Martin, TN is Martin's Air Force recruiting office, and they are located at 113 Regina Street. Contact the office at (731) 571-6727 or Sgt. Ezernack at [email protected].

*UPDATE - FOUND***REWARD BEING OFFERED**Bandit is still missing. Last seen on E Peach St. in Martin right across from Da...
11/10/2020

*UPDATE - FOUND*
**REWARD BEING OFFERED**
Bandit is still missing. Last seen on E Peach St. in Martin right across from Davis Automotive. Contact number is 615-500-4958. $100 Reward!

There's so much to read in Today's Edition... In depth interviews with our new Government officials... A story by Sarah ...
11/10/2020

There's so much to read in Today's Edition... In depth interviews with our new Government officials... A story by Sarah Knapp on a very special Veteran... Preview to Christmas feature offering gift ideas for everyone on your list... And so much more.
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WE MAY BE A SMALL NEWSPAPER, BUT OUR EFFORT IS NOT!  AND IT SHOWSThe Weakley County Press has won 12 Awards , Including ...
11/10/2020

WE MAY BE A SMALL NEWSPAPER, BUT OUR EFFORT IS NOT! AND IT SHOWS

The Weakley County Press has won 12 Awards , Including 1st Place, for the Award Winning SoyBean Festival Book!

The Weakley County Fiber Committee has passed a resolution that now must be passed by the County Commission. This resolu...
11/10/2020

The Weakley County Fiber Committee has passed a resolution that now must be passed by the County Commission. This resolution will seek to bring fiber Internet infrastructure to rural Weakley County. The next County Commission meeting will be held next Mon. at 5:30 PM at the Weakley County courthouse.

It appears someone got mischievous on Lindell Street over the weekend. If you have any info give us a call. We'll be che...
11/09/2020

It appears someone got mischievous on Lindell Street over the weekend. If you have any info give us a call. We'll be checking the cameras but maybe you can help us out.

Weakley County EMA
11/07/2020

Weakley County EMA

Free drive through COVID-19 testing is being offered today at Martin Fire Station 3 (behind Pizza Hut) in Martin from 9AM until 12PM.

***UPDATE*** Blaze has been found. We are still looking for Bandit (the grey, black, tan, and white).**MISSING**From E P...
11/06/2020

***UPDATE*** Blaze has been found. We are still looking for Bandit (the grey, black, tan, and white).

**MISSING**
From E Peach St. in Martin right across from Davis Automotive. Both were wearing collars with tags. Blaze is the orange one and has a black dot on the base of his nose. Bandit is the black, grey, tan, and white one.
Contact number is 615-500-4958.

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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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Weakley County official total case count as of this afternoon, through https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html 61, with 23 "active" cases. TN's positivity rate on today's test results is 7.660%. Total hospitalizations: 2,775 (+60 since yesterday). We have to do better than this, and I know we can