Agencies join together for active shooter training

Law enforcement and other emergency officials joined forces May 25 at UT Martin for an active-shooter training exercise in the Johnson EPS Building. Located next to the Paul Meek Library on Mt. Pelia Road, the building became the scene for three active shooter scenarios designed to stop the threat and overload local emergency systems. Response […]Read More

Coffey speaks to Martin Kiwanis Club

Dr. David Coffey (right), guest speaker at the May 17 meeting of Kiwanis, discussed a class he designed for Governor’s School for the Humanities entitled “Assessing American Exceptionalism.” Dr. Coffey was invited to originate such a course with the approval of Dr. Jerald Ogg, Director of the Governor’s School for the Humanities. Without taking sides […]Read More

Weakley County Schools ranks 16th in state for 3rd Grade

Data released this week from the Tennessee Department of Education shows Weakley County Schools’ spring TCAP scores for third grade ELA [English Language Arts] set the district’s ranking at 16th highest out of 144 districts in the state. The release of TCAP scores has been highly anticipated as they relate to the state’s legislation that […]Read More

Donations help pay student lunch debt

Student lunch debt for the school year is a little lower, thanks to generous donations from the Martin City Lodge #551 of Free and Accepted Masons and the Arby’s Foundation. The Martin City Lodge donated $2,043 to help with student lunch debt. The donation was made in memory of Michael Stephen Youngblood who served as […]Read More

Rodger Keith Tilley, 61, Trenton

A memorial visitation for Rodger Keith Tilley, age 61, of Trenton, formerly of Dresden, will be Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 11:00 until 1:00 at Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden. Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden is in charge of arrangements.Read More

New solid waste provider for Weakley County

Weakley County will have a new solid waste pickup provider beginning December 1. Weakley County Government went out for bid for the Solid Waste Franchise Agreement in March as the current contract with Republic will be expiring November 30, 2023. The county received two bids for the contract; one from RaeKar at $17.95/month and the […]Read More

Dresden, Westview softball season continues at Spring Fling

The Dresden Lady Lions lost Tuesday while the Westview Lady Chargers won, but both teams are still alive in the TSSAA Spring Fling state tournament. In Class 1A, Dresden lost to Gordonsville 7-0 and will play North Greene Wednesday at 11:00 with airtime at 10:30 on STAR 95.1. Meanwhile, in Class 2A, the Westview Lady […]Read More