New Laws Going into Effect July 1 in Tennessee

The Tennessee legislature adjourned in late April after numerous discussions concerning school vouchers, guns, abortions, gender-affirming care and more than 200 laws set to take effect on July 1. …
GOODBYE-Martin Mayor Randy Brundige shakes hands with Police Chief Don Teal, saying goodbye and wishing the Chief well on his retirement and thanking him for all the good he did for the city during his tenure.

Police Chief Don Teal Says Goodbye to Martin

Editor’s Comment: Trigger warning: Teal shares a story concerning a suicidal situation during his tenure that may trigger some readers. The City of Martin gathered together on Thursday, …

UT MARTIN HOSTS ANNUAL GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL PROGRAMS

The University of Tennessee at Martin continues its summer tradition of inviting qualified students to take part in its two special programs: the Tennessee Governor’s School for Humanities and …
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SKYHAWK CLUB PUTS ON 30TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY ATA, SECURITY BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
The University of Tennessee at Martin athletic department held its yearly kickoff event of the summer with the 30th annual Skyhawk Club Golf Tournament on Wednesday. Sponsored by ATA and …
Pesticides are an essential component of no-till agriculture, helping producers control weeds, insects and plant diseases that impact crop production. Photo by T. Cronin, courtesy UTIA.
Milan No-Till Field Day Will Feature Presentation on Pesticide Restrictions
Fifteen tours will be offered at the 33rd Milan No-Till Field Day hosted on Thursday, July 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. A variety of topics related to …
Abigail Rose Hudgin
Henry County Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary Announces 2024 Scholarship Winners
The Henry County Medical Center (HCMC) Volunteer Auxiliary is proud to announce the recipients of its 2024 scholarships. This year, three exemplary high school seniors have been awarded $2,000 each …

UNEMPLOYMENT IN TENNESSEE DROPS TO A NEW RECORD LOW IN MAY

Tennessee marked a milestone in May when the statewide unemployment rate dropped to a historic low level and set a record, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). …

Time is running out to vote for The Coolest Thing Made in Tennessee as the Top 16 finalists in the Tennessee Manufacturers Association’s first-ever contest have been revealed. “These …

Sports
Chelsea Farmer, Head Coach

CHELSEA FARMER NAMED FIFTH HEAD COACH IN UT MARTIN SOFTBALL HISTORY

Chelsea Farmer has been named the fifth head coach in University of Tennessee at Martin softball history, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Kurt McGuffin announced today. A proven winner …

Draws for UT Martin Contestants in Upcoming College National Rodeo Announced

With the start of the 76 th  Annual College National Finals Rodeo rapidly approaching, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association revealed its draws for the weeklong event that will feature …
Westview High School receiver Donteze Joy during Thursday's match-up against Dresden. Photo by Clinton Smith Photography

Westview football player earns 'joy'ous rankings

By Jim Steele MVP Sports Writer Martin-Westview receiver Donteze Joy might hear the voice of Casey Kasem as he rises up the charts. Last Thursday night against archrival Dresden, the Charger wide …

Dresden outlasts Chargers in hard-fought battle

By Jim Steele MVP Sports Writer Thursday night, Dresden and Martin Westview played in a football game that can best be described as a fireworks display. The Chargers posted 498 total yards while …

Perry County earns 40-7 victory at Greenfield

By Jim Steele MVP Sports Writer Perry County got the jump on Greenfield and wrestled control of the game early in a 34-7 victory Friday night at Harris Field. The Vikings took control early, scoring …

Weakley County Sports Hall of Fame 2023 class announced

The 1984 Greenfield High School Yellowjackets basketball team is this year's Weakley County Sports Hall of Fame honoree. The second class of the Weakley County Sports Hall of Fame has been …

Weakley County head football coaches look ahead after recent scrimmages

By Jim Steele MVP Sports Writer Westview Chargers making progress Martin-Westview head coach Jarrod Neal said his team looked pretty good at last Friday's scrimmage at Crockett County. There is a …
Education
Natalie Marques
MARQUES NAMED UT MARTIN REPRESENTATIVE OF OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Natalie Marques, who recently wrapped up her senior season on the University of Tennessee at Martin equestrian squad, was spotlighted today as one of 20 Ohio Valley Conference Community Service Award …
Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation Announces Brett Toomes as 2024 McLean-Pedersen Endowment Scholarship Winner
The Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation is proud to announce Brett Toomes, a distinguished graduate from McKenzie High School, as the recipient of the 2024 McLean-Pedersen Endowment …
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UTM's Devito Earns Three-Year Award
Dr. Jason DeVito, professor of mathematics and statistics at the University of Tennessee at Martin, earned a second consecutive three-year award from the National Science Foundation that will go …
Freed-Hardeman University Announces Spring 2024 President's, Dean's Lists
Freed-Hardeman University has released the names of students who made the President's and Dean's Lists for the Spring 2024 semester. To be on the President's List, a student must be full-time and …
NOYCE SCHOLARS – Shown on the campus of UT Martin are (L-R) Dr. Steve Elliott, director of the UTM Noyce Scholars Program; 2024 Noyce Scholarship recipient Hannah Denton; and Petra McPhearson, UTM senior vice chancellor for finance and administration.
DENTON NAMED 2024 UTM NOYCE RECIPIENT
Hannah Denton, a graduate student in educational studies attending the University of Tennessee at Martin, has been awarded a Noyce Stipend. Denton, a resident of Greenfield, graduated from …
Obituaries
Linda Gregg
Linda Lee Gregg 1949-2024
Linda Lee Gregg, age 75 of Palmersville, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Murray Calloway County Hospital. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 23 at Bowlin Funeral Home beginning at 4:00pm …
Joshua Burton
Joshua "Josh" Austin Burton 1985-2024
Joshua "Josh" Austin Burton, age 39 of Dresden, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2024. A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, June 22nd at Bowlin Funeral Home beginning at 12 noon until service …
Reba Nell Auvenshine 1934-2024
Reba Nell Auvenshine age 89 of Latham, TN., passed away on June 17th , 2024 at home surrounded by her children and loved ones.  She was born September 18, 1934 in Weakley County, TN.  Reba …
Wilmond "Earl" Workman 1935-2024
Wilmond "Earl" Workman age 89 of Palmersville passed away on June 11th, 2024 at Van Ayer Healthcare in Martin.  Graveside funeral service was held on June 13, 2024 at Old Bethel Cemetery in …
John Michael Wiley 1967-2024
John Michael Wiley age 56 of Martin, TN, passed away on June 2, 2024. John is survived by his son Cody Pillow and wife Emily, daughter Courtney Wiley. He also leaves behind brothers Tony Wiley and …
Faith

Greenfield First Baptist Church Announces VBS Dates

Greenfield First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will be held Sunday, June 23 thru Wednesday, June 26 from 6 PM to 8:30 PM.  There will be bible adventures, music, crafts, games, and food …

Macedonia Primitive Baptist church was constituted in the home of John Terrell on June 19, 1824. John was one of the first (if not the first) settlers of Weakley County and was at that time living on …

Pride Month: How to Help Prevent Suicide by Being an Ally

Each June,  we recognize Pride Month, an occasion to acknowledge and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Members of the LGBTQ+ community, however, are still disproportionately at risk for suicide …

Entertainment
Kirstan Blanchard, social media influencer will share tips on how to create am online community on Thursday, June 20 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Discovery Park of America.
West Tennessee Chapter of the American Advertising Federation Hosts June 2024 Program featuring social media influencer Kirstan Blanchard at Discovery Park of America
  The American Advertising Federation West Tennessee , a chapter of  The American Advertising Federation  (AAF), will be hosting their June 2024 program featuring social media …
Erin Chestnut
Local Romance Author Holds Book Signing
Romance author and Martin local Erin Chestnut stopped by the Martin Public Library on June 1 for a book signing to celebrate her debut novel, “Fight For Me.”  Chestnut graduated …
Discovery Park's education program specialist, Sarah Nolin, and guests participating in the reenactment of the Boston Tea Party at the 2023 Independence Day Celebration.
Discovery Park of America to incorporate the Let Freedom Ring national celebration into Independence Day activities on Thursday, July 4, 2024
  Discovery Park of America  is hosting its annual Independence Day celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2024. As part of the activities for the day, the museum and heritage park will be …
Opinion
Regardless of what Republicans in Congress and elsewhere are proclaiming about Donald Trump’s indictment and conviction, President Joe Biden did not indict Donald Trump.  The Justice …
Are you looking for all of the answers on how to reduce your persistent fears and anxieties? Fear and anxiety can ruin your life if you do not know how to overcome it. As a result, here is …
Daniel Richardson Publisher The race for Weakley County Mayor is on, with Danny Powers announcing his campaign as an independent candidate and the Republican caucus selecting John Robert Freeman …
Web Extras
Saying a final goodbye to Willie Mays, baseball’s ‘Say hey’ kid
Mays, who died on June 18, 2024, at the age of 93, was not only the greatest baseball player of the last 80 years, and quite possibly ever, but he was an enormously important figure in American sports, culture and history. …
Enjoy a Fruit-Infused Fourth of July
(Family Features) Fourth of July fun calls for favorite snacks that complement the excitement. Whether you're a pyro or prefer to leave the fiery entertainment to the experts, one thing you can take charge of is the dessert table with recipes like Apple and Berry Cream Cheese Tarts and Patriotic Apple "Donuts."
Fact or Fiction? Discover the Truth about Canine Osteoarthritis and Available Treatment Options
(BPT) - Has your dog been acting differently? Do they seem to be slowing down? What many pet owners don’t realize is that changes in behavior can also mean your four-legged friend is in pain. …
Everything You Need To Know To Host An Epic Summer Pool Party
(BPT) - Summer has arrived! If you're lucky enough to find a pool to spend the summer by, a pool party is a must. Whether you're taking advantage of the sunshine and hot weather during the day or …
Does your head ache? Discover how chiropractic care can help
(BPT) - Do you regularly experience headaches or migraines? You’re not alone. Headache disorders, including migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches, are some of the most common …