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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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06/19/2020
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Weakley County Reconciliation Project is inviting the community to tune into a Community Action Group's Zoom Meeting from 7-9 p.m. Monday, June 22. This event is a virtual conversation with local officials and activists throughout Weakley County.

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06/19/2020

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First Community Bank of the Heartland Grand Opening Celebration
06/19/2020

First Community Bank of the Heartland Grand Opening Celebration

Announcements from MTD - Martin
06/18/2020

Announcements from MTD - Martin

MEDIA ALERTJune 16Dresden Graduation Guest Tests Positive for COVID-19(DRESDEN) -- School officials were informed today ...
06/16/2020
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MEDIA ALERT
June 16
Dresden Graduation Guest Tests Positive for COVID-19

(DRESDEN) -- School officials were informed today a guest who attended the Dresden graduation has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was tested on Sunday and shared the results upon receipt of the confirmed positive results.

According to the Weakley County Health Department, if anyone who attended the ceremony on Friday evening has concerns for their personal health or the health of their family they should contact their personal physician or the Health Department at (731) 364-2210. Health officials note that some of the symptoms could include fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, nausea, diarrhea, loss of sense of smell or taste, muscle aches and a general sense of being unwell.

The Weakley County Health Department is open for testing Monday through Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 9852 TN-22, Dresden, TN 38225. The process is a drive-through system and appointments are required in order for staff to prepare for the testing. The department confirms that usually, individuals can be seen on the day they call.

Tests are free and no insurance is needed.

Principal Chuck West and staff reached out to the graduates to inform them personally on Tuesday. Weakley County Schools Director Randy Frazier advised the board at a previously scheduled special called budget meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

Weakley County Schools is home to 10 schools in Northwest Tennessee.  Over 300 innovative educators in the towns of Dresden, Gleason, Greenfield, Martin and Sharon serve over 3,900 students in local community public schools.  Our faculty to student ratio is 1:13. (For school list and more inform...

The Martin Board of Mayor and Aldermen recently approved a property tax increase of an additional 35 cents, the first in...
06/16/2020
Martin Board approves property tax hike

The Martin Board of Mayor and Aldermen recently approved a property tax increase of an additional 35 cents, the first in 18 years. Here is the front page article from Tuesday's edition (June 16) in its entirety.
http://www.nwtntoday.com/2020/06/16/martin-board-approves-property-tax-hike/

Martin Board approves property tax hike By Admin User | June 16, 2020 | 0 By Sabrina Bates News Producer For the first time in 18 years, City of Martin residents are looking at an increase in their property taxes. During a monthly board meeting held last week, the Martin Board of Mayor and Aldermen....

The COVID-19 health pandemic has forced coaches to become innovative with communicating to their players.
06/13/2020

The COVID-19 health pandemic has forced coaches to become innovative with communicating to their players.

Weakley County Sheriff's Department
06/10/2020

Weakley County Sheriff's Department

K9 RECON TO RECEIVE BODY ARMOR

Weakley County Sheriff K9 Recon will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Recon's vest is sponsored by Don and Misty Fike of Galesburt, IL and was embroidered with the sentiment "Honoring those who served and sacrificed".
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for the four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc provided over 3,830 U.S. made, custom fitted, NIJ certified protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $6.9 million dollars.
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vest, are eligible to participate.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $960.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 - $2,283 and a five-year warrant, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, list events, and accepts tax deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

06/09/2020
Weakley County Crime Stoppers

Weakley County Crime Stoppers

On 06/06/2020, at 0140 hours, Officers from the Martin Police Department responded to a alarm at the Martin Housing Authority Office at 100 E. Heights Drive. Upon Officers arrival Officers observed where someone had broken into the office building and took several electronic devises from one of the offices. Martin Police Dept. is asking for help with any information identifying the persons responsible. Anyone with good information will remain anonymous. Contact the Weakley County Crime Stoppers at 731-587-2611. Make sure to call ASAP, because Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the subject. Information is paid out on first come first serve basis.

Today's News from around the County. WCP #ThereWithYou
06/09/2020

Today's News from around the County. WCP #ThereWithYou

Martin Area Farmers Market
06/06/2020

Martin Area Farmers Market

The Farmers' Market is open!!! Lots of fresh veggies, fried pies, duck eggs, cupcakes, honey and other great local items.

West TN PBS
06/04/2020

West TN PBS

06/04/2020
College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coa...
06/03/2020

College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, died today at the age of 85.

Majors died at his home in Knoxville, according to his wife, Mary Lynn Majors.
“He spent his last hours doing something he dearly loved: looking out over his cherished Tennessee River,” Lynn Majors said.

Majors compiled a 185-137-10 record in 29 seasons as a head coach at Iowa State (1968-72), Pittsburgh (1973-76, 1993-96) and Tennessee (1977-92). That followed a standout playing career at Tennessee that included finishing second to Notre Dame’s Paul Hornung in the 1956 Heisman Trophy balloting.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987. Tennessee retired Majors’ No. 45 jersey in 2012.

Dynamic on the field.
Fierce on the sidelines.
Distinguished Tennessean.

We mourn the loss of legendary player and coach Johnny Majors—a man who left an indelible mark on Tennessee Football.

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Good Morning, all! Can we use this platform to please share where we can buy masks (a.k.a. PPE) from local resources, people, business, etc.? My beautiful wife (Dona Wood Paulin) and I would like to buy additional masks and support local people and businesses. We are looking for both disposable masks, washable and reusable masks, etc., please and Thank You.
REWARD: $200 for return or info leading to return of our boy. No questions asked, we just need him home. Missing!! Emotional Support. Storm blew our front door open and the dogs ran out. Our little dude is still missing. Poplar Street in Greenfield. Oliver/Ollie. 🙏🏼🙏🏼
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I want to let everyone know that Channel 39 NBC in Jackson TN is coming to The Grind for lunch tomorrow (Monday) to film a segment called Made in Tennessee if any one wants to come out to show support for our amazing community and possibly be in it! Please share this with your friends! Thanks y’all!
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The Tennessee citizens for weakley co 2- amendment sanctuary. Meets this Sunday the 12th at 2pm Greenfield community room. We are inviting everyone to attend! HELP STOP THE STEALING OF OUR FREEDOM AND LIBERTIES!
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Not sure if I can post this here and if not I apologize in advance feel free to remove it. My family is moving next month from Florida to weakley county and I just want to say I am absolutely estatic to become apart of such a wonderful community. Everyone has been so helpful and welcoming and just as nice as can be with helping is with everything from the purchase of our beautiful new home to tips on trying to find my husband employment and I'm blessed my grandsons will be raised in such a wonderful community. God bless you all and thank you so much