06/03/2020 – Lifeline Blood Services will be taking donations today at 2 locations in the area. There is currently an urgent need for all blood types as the Pandemic has left supplies critically low. If you can give the gift of life, please visit either the E.W. James and Sons in Dresden from noon to 5 or the First United Methodist Church in Paris from noon to 6.
06/07/2020 – The New Hope Cemetery, located in the Chestnut Glade Community, will host a Decoration Day to remember loved ones buried in the grounds. They invite you to take Sunday to visit family and friends, and are asking for donations to help fund the cemetery’s care.
06/11/2020 RL – Graduation for the 2020 Youth Leadership Weakley County and Leadership Weakly County Classes will be Thursday, June 11th. The event will be held at the Watkins Auditorium on the campus of UTM at 5.
06/13/2020 RL – The 16th Annual Carl Perkins Center Gala is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 13th. It will be held at the Discovery Park in Union City at 6.
The American Legion Post 72 places memorials for Korean and Vietnam veterans in Green-lee Cemetery in Fulton. If you can help by sending a donation to FULTON CITY HALL they’d sure appreciate it
Santa’s Helpers is a helping hands ministry in Dresden. Know someone who needs a helping hand? Direct them to Santa’s Helpers just off the court square in Dresden.
Got a tired flag? Bring it to the (Mix) studios here at 1410 North Lindell in Martin. Let’s get those tired flags off the flag pole!
If you’re traveling highway 45 North between Martin and Fulton, please slow down.. .TDOT workers are making repairs on those four bridges and that means one lane traffic for a while!
The Obion County Public Library is open with limited access. Curbside service is available and library patrons are encouraged to preorder items by phone, Facebook or by filling out request forms on the website. The Library is open Monday through Friday from 9 to 10 will be for elderly and vulnerable patrons, will 10 to 5 available for all others. You’re stil encouraged to wear a mask.
- Fulton City School will continue to provide breakfast and lunch to all children age 18 and younger throughout the summer. Parents can pick up food at several locations and you can call any Fulton School for pick up information ( 270-472-1640)
- There’s no Dresden Iris Festival this year…but the city of Dresden will host a fireworks show on July 4th at the Wilson Park.
- There will be fireworks this 4th of July at the Martin Parks and Recreation .. more details soon right here.
The Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council in Weakley County is now recertifying applicants for USDA Commodity Food Distributions.
Recertification will be at the service center on South Wilson in Dresden by appointment only.
Tansil Cemetery on Sidonia Road in Sharon is in need of funds for upkeep. If you have a loved one buried there, please make a donation of any amount to the Tansil Cemetery account at Simmons Bank in Sharon.
The Northwest TN Head Start and Early Head Start program is taking applications for the school year. Comprehensive services include health, family services and early childhood education and are free. Visit n w community action.org.
IF you’re going shopping.. please remember to shop our local advertisers first! They sure appreciate you giving them an opportunity to do business with them.
The Fulton County Transit Authority hours of operation 7 am to 4 pm. FCTA will continue to provide life-sustaining services Monday thru Friday as scheduled.
The Weakley County Prevention Coalition reminds you to keep track of your meds. Count your pills, lock em up and be sure to take your unused Meds to Martin Police Dept., Greenfield Police Dept., Sheriff’s Office, Sharon City Hall, or UTM’s Crisp Hall.
Put your business on Trip Advisor and help populate Trip Advisor with businesses in Mayfield and Graves County. Need help? Let Mayfield Graves Tourism walk you through the process.
Know someone who would like to get their High school Diploma? Have them get in touch with Weakley County School Board office in Dresden about classes that will help get a GED .. Night and day classes are available
RL – The Bible Union Cemetery in Hyndsver Community is seeking donations for summer mowing. Anyone who had family members buried there or is otherwise concerned with the cemetery’s upkeep is urged to send donations to Terry Crittenden at 129 Ralston Road in Martin
Check out the Obion County Public Library’s new Overdrive App.
It lets you check out ebooks anytime, quick and easy. And you can find the app in the Google Play Store. Check the library’s website, to learn more at O C Library .DOT .
RL – Obion County Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for new homes . If you know someone who might need a home have them call 885-7126
Know someone who needs medical care but can’t afford to go to the doctor? Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Clinic in Fulton is open to help the working uninsured Tuesday nights from 5:30 to 8 and Wednesday mornings from 9 to noon.
RL – The Carroll County Humane Society provides low-cost cat spay/neuter vouchers for $35. To get yours contact the Paris Vet Clinic and set up an appointment. Take your cats in one morning and they come home the same day.
TFN – Turn your household waste into fertilizer! The average household in Tennessee throws away 9 pounds of food waste each week. The Tennessee Environmental Council invited you to join their composting community. You can learn how to compost, what to compost, get free composting supplies and be eligible for monthly cash prizes! You can sign up at tec tn dot org slash come post your compost. Join today!
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving day to day crimes in our community. Rewards up to $1,000 are offered for tips that result in arrests. Anonymous tips can be called to crime stoppers at 587-2611
Old Flag Donations- If you have a flag that’s worn, torn, or tattered, bring it to Thunderbolt Radio and we will give it the proper retirement. At Thunderbolt, we love to let our flag fly and we hope you fly yours proudly, too. Bring your tired or tattered flags to 1410 N. Lindell St. in Martin or to 223 West Gate Drive in Union City to give it the retirement it deserves.
We Care Ministry Needs your support to help our neighbors in Weakley County. Your donations and dollars spent in our store help residents in our county who need support. Donations such as clothes, food, and household items are accepted. Volunteers are needed Wednesdays and Saturdays mornings. For store hours visit we care ministries dot net.
Celebrate Recovery- Are you or someone you love struggling with addictions in life? Reach out to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ- centered recovery program. Meetings are every Friday night on Haygood Road in Martin. Call 819-4425 for more information, that’s 819-4425.