Robbie M. Denning, 85, Dresden

Funeral services for Robbie M. Denning, age 85, of Dresden, will be Friday, June 25, 2021, at 4:00 at Williams Funeral Home in Greenfield. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Visitation will be Friday, June 25, 2021, from 2:00 until service time. Williams Funeral Home in Greenfield in charge of arrangements.Read More

Jackson doctor pleads guilty to distributing hydrocodone that resulted in

A Jackson physician is facing 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to illegally prescribing hydrocodone which killed one of his patients. Court documents show 63-year-old Thomas K. Ballard the Third issued prescriptions for dangerous, addictive controlled pharmaceutical drugs without any legitimate medical purpose. Records also says that Ballard engaged in inappropriate sexual contact […]Read More

McAfee antivirus software creator dead in Spanish prison

John McAfee, the creator of the McAfee antivirus software, has been found dead in his cell in a jail near Barcelona, a government official has told The Associated Press. Earlier Wednesday, a Spanish court issued a preliminary ruling in favor of his extradition to the United States to face tax-related criminal charges. McAfee was facing […]Read More

Dorena-Hickman Ferry is open

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumed service Wednesday morning after it was shut down Sunday due to sand accumulating on the Missouri Landing. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Keith Todd says the sand along the shoreline had blocked access to the Missouri Landing. Ferry Captain Jeremy Newsom says a contractor with a long-reach track hoe has successfully moved […]Read More

Inmates in possession of a cell phone may now be

Effective July 1, 2021, inmates in possession of a cell phone, or any telecommunications device while inside a penal institution, may be charged with a Class E Felony. Tennessee Department of Correction Public Information Officer Tylee Tracer says the legislation was signed into law by Governor Bill Lee in April, and aims to increase public […]Read More

Sharon Lee Aultz, 69, Martin

A memorial service for Sharon Lee Aultz, age 69, of Martin, will be Monday, June 28, 2021, at 2:00 at Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden. Visitation will be Monday, June 28, 2021, from 1:00 until service time. Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden in charge of arrangements.Read More

Tennessee gas prices down four cents

Tennessee’s average gas price is down four cents from last week at $2.84. The cheapest gas prices in the state are in the northwest corner. Henry County has the cheapest average gas price in Tennessee at $2.66, followed by Obion County at $2.70, and Weakley County at $2.71. Dyer County’s average gas price is at […]Read More

Gleason City Board passes 2022 budget with no tax increase

There will be no tax rate increase for Gleason residents next year, after the Gleason City Board unanimously approved the 2022 budget last night. Mayor Charles Anderson says the city’s property tax rate will remain the same at $1.66 per $100 dollars assessed property. In other business, the Board held the second vote on a […]Read More

Weakley County committees discussing 2022 budget

Before the Weakley County Commission hears the proposed budget for next year, discussions are taking place this week within two committees. The Finance, Ways, and Means Committee and Health, Education, and Economic Development Committee are both going over next year’s budget this week. Commissioner Eric Owen, of Gleason, who serves as Chairman of the Finance, […]Read More