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April 11, 2021

Henry County Sheriff’s Office welcomes new K-9 Abby

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office welcomed a new member to the department Friday. K-9 Officer Abby is an eight-month-old black lab trained in narcotic detection. K-9 Abby will be handled by Deputy Frankie Scott who is a 10-year veteran of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

Weakley County mask mandate lifted, but still strongly recommended

Weakley County’s mask mandate is being lifted, but county officials are still strongly recommending the use of masks or face coverings in public places. On Friday, Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum announced that as of 11:59PM Friday, masks would no longer be required. Mayor Bynum made the decision to rescind

Kiwanis Key Leader Weekend

This year’s Key Leader Weekend will be held at Camp Lakeshore in Eva April 30-May 2. The event is an opportunity for high school students, ages 14-18, and 8th graders who will be entering 9th grade in the fall of 2021. Students learn leadership skills by participating in group activities,

Survey Indicates Tennesseans Are Becoming Comfortable With Traveling

A new survey from Triple-A indicates growing confidence in travel in Tennessee. With many state residents now vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, a recent survey revealed that nearly half of Tennesseans say they are comfortable in making a trip. The latest survey marks a 10-percentage point increase compared to a

Weakley County rabies vaccination clinics next week

Weakley County pet owners can get their dogs and cats vaccinated at a reduced rate next week during the annual rabies vaccination clinics. Tennessee state law requires a rabies vaccination each year for dogs and cats. Weakley County Animal Clinic in Martin is one of the veterinary clinics participating and

Dresden Board approves bids for projects

Two major projects will soon begin in the City of Dresden. The Dresden City Board approved bids this week to repair the concrete wall in front of City Hall and the paving of several city streets. The wall is 90 feet long and four feet high and will be repaired

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Releases Law Enforcement Related Deaths Report

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released findings of a study detailing law enforcement related deaths in 2020. The report uses established definitions and methodology from the state’s law enforcement agencies. Data from the incidents was divided into the three categories of Deadly Use-of-Force Incidents, Arrest Related Non-Forcible Deaths and

Tennessee House Votes for Term Limits for U.S. Congress

The Tennessee House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling for term limits in Congress. Lawmakers passed HJR8 on a bipartisan vote of 53-to-34. The measure declares the state legislature seeks to join other states in proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishing term limits. 73rd District State Representative

Bond set at $50,000 for man accused of Weakley County

Bond is set at $50,000 for a former Dresden firefighter accused of setting fire to a Weakley County church on Easter Sunday. Twenty-five-year-old Codie Austin Clark, of Sharon, is charged with one count of Aggravated Arson and three counts of Arson. Clark was arrested Wednesday night after TBI agents and

Union City Council Approves Fireworks Company for Fourth of July

The City of Union City has found a fireworks vendor for the Fourth of July. During this week’s Council meeting at the Municipal Building, City Manager Kathy Dillon informed the board about a single bid for the holiday event.(AUDIO)   Mayor Terry Hailey asked the City Manager to specify to

“Operation Big Red Ice” nets drug indictments and arrests in

An undercover operation spanning more than a year into the sell of illicit drugs in Lexington and Henderson County has resulted in the indictment of 18 individuals. “Operation Big Red Ice,” led by the TBI and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, began in January 2020.  During the investigation, authorities conducted

United States Department of Agriculture Releases Nationwide Farming Forecast

The United States Department of Agriculture has released a nationwide forecast for farm production this year. Reports show very little increase in corn acreage, as farmers plan to plant an estimated 91.1 million acres this season. This planting will represent an increase of less than one-percent from last years report.