Aviation Investigation Preliminary Report Released in Martin Plane Crash

On June 25, 2024, at about 8:20 central daylight time, an Air Tractor, Inc. AT-502A, N325RA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Martin, Tennessee. The commercial pilot …
AWARD OF EXXCELLENCE-Barry Lassiter (left) is presented the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Parker Hannifin.

Greenfield’s Parker Hannifin Receives Governor’s Award of Excellence

Parker Hannifin in Greenfield was one of three companies in the state of Tennessee to receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health on Tuesday, June 9. David …

Public Service Announcement for USDA TEFAP Commodity Food Distribution for Weakley County

NWTNEDC of Weakley County Commodity Food Distribution Dates are as Follows: Dates are scheduled by the first letter of your last names. Please come on your assigned date. A - L: 9 a.m. …
More Local News
DISCUSSION-The city of Sharon board of mayor and aldermen discussed flooding, bulk trash and purchasing a diesel tank at their monthly board meeting. From left to right: Alderman Stewart Broussard, Alderman Monroe Ary, Mayor Donna Stricklin, City Recorder Regina Lewis, Alderman Joe Jones and Alderwoman Wanda Hamlin.
Sharon Discusses Flooding Issues, Bulk Trash Price and Purchasing Fuel Tank
During public comment at the Sharon July 8 board meeting, one resident, Tonya, pointed out her road was flooded from one end to the other. The resident stated that her culvert was broken off on one …
NIH GRANT – Recipients of an NIH equipment grant to purchase a DXA scanner were (L-R) Dr. Todd Sherman, professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance; Dr. Angie MacKewn, professor in the Department of Psychology; and Dr. Ann Gathers, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences
NIH EQUIPMENT GRANT PROVIDES DXA SCANNER FOR UNIVERSITY
The University of Tennessee at Martin received an equipment grant from the National Institutes of Health totaling $88,195 to purchase a DXA whole-body bone-density scanner. UT Martin’s …
FAFSA HELP- The University of Tennessee at Martin will be the site for a clinic to help students apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, learn more about the financial aid available to them and apply for that financial aid.
UT MARTIN TO HOST FAFSA ASSISTANCE CLINIC
The University of Tennessee at Martin will be the site for a clinic to help students apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, learn more about the financial aid available to …

Weakley County June 2024 Marriage Licenses

Harold Keith Arnold to Nancy Jo Dellinger Simmons – June 4 Jonathen Brenin Blakley to Mia Faith Shelburne – June 8 Bradley Keith Brackett to Joeanna Lynn Hitsman – June 26 …

Weakley County Library Director Candy McAdams requested an additional $5,000 in funds to put into salaries for this fiscal year. Finance Director John Liggett stated that there was a very good …
Sports

WILSON INKS SIX PLAYERS TO INCOMING UT MARTIN VOLLEYBALL SIGNING CLASS

VOLLEYBALL ADDITIONS-From left to right: Zara McCauley, Abby Freund, Maddy Gladson, Ella McFarland, Makaelah and Kylie Surrat.
Six newcomers are set to join the University of Tennessee at Martin volleyball program this fall as Zara McCauley, Abby Freund, Maddy Gladson, Ella McFarland, Makaelah Paulino and Kylie Surratt will …
The Class of 2024 for the University of Tennessee at Martin Athletics Hall of Fame has been announced as this year’s induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14 in the Russell Duncan Ballroom inside the Boling University Center on campus.     

SIX INDUCTEES SET TO JOIN UT MARTIN ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME ON SEPTEMBER 14

The Class of 2024 for the University of Tennessee at Martin Athletics Hall of Fame has been announced as this year’s induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14 in the Russell …
Starting bottom row from left to right: Boone Hampton, Drake Kirk, Ty'Ques Nunn, Nash Nanney, Gabe Parker, Beckett Frazier and Alex White. Middle Row: Ross Jackson, Bolton Brooks, Wade Castleman, Tylan Mathis, Jamison Perkins, Jackson Turner, Top Row: Todd Hampton, Dustin Frazier and Jakob Perkins. The team will move on to the State tournament.

Martin Minors Cal Ripken All-Star District Baseball Win District Championship

The Martin Minors won the district championship Saturday, June 22 against Union City. Team players include: Boone Hampton, Drake Kirk, Ty'Ques Nunn, Nash Nanney, Gabe Parker, Beckett Frazier and …

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 …

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 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 …
Education
GOVERNOR 1 – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (front right) walks through the quad and speaks with Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi, dean of the College of Business and Global Affairs during a visit July 2. They are accompanied by several UTM administrators and representatives from the Office of the Governor.
TENNESSEE GOV. BILL LEE VISITS UT MARTIN CAMPUS
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee visited the University of Tennessee at Martin on July 2 to hear updates about university programs. Also visiting the main campus were Tennessee state Rep. Tandy Darby …
DISCUSSION OVER SCHOOL HVAC PROJECT-Members of the Weakley County Financial Management Committee discussed the issues concerning the school’s HVAC projects and issues with Trane. From left to right: County Commissioner James Westbrook, Director of Schools Jeff Cupples and Pro Tem Mayor Dennis Doster.
Weakley County Financial Management Discusses Waiver Request from Trane
The HVAC project at Weakley County Schools, specifically Dresden Elementary and Westview High School, aimed at upgrading the HVAC systems in County School buildings, hit a snag last month when the …
THEC Launches FAFSA FRENZY Across Tennessee During July
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) is partnering with dozens of education and community partners across the state to launch a special FAFSA Frenzy campaign during July to strongly …
Frazier’s Book Bus Hits the Road to Promote Literacy
Frazier’s Book Bus Hits the Road to Promote Literacy in Northwest Tennessee
The community gathered on June 29 at the Dresden Farmers Market to celebrate the launch of Frazier’s Book Bus, a new mobile library that will serve Weakley, Carroll, and Henry counties in …
WORKSHOP 1 – Dr. Will Bird (third from left) provides instruction to a small group of teachers taking part in UT Martin’s inaugural trailer fabrication workshop. Listening to Bird are (L-R) Jay McIlwain of Muhlenberg County (Ky.) High School, Jeremy Doggett of Richland High School and Buford Criswell of Paul G. Blazer High School in Ashland, Kentucky.
TRAILER FABRICATION WORKSHOP HELPS HIGH SCHOOL AG TEACHERS
The University of Tennessee at Martin hosted its first trailer fabrication workshop for area high school agriculture teachers June 27-28 at the West Tennessee Agricultural Pavilion. The workshop …
Obituaries
Glenn Allan King: 1952 - 2024
Glenn Allan King, age 71 0f Palmersville, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2024 at his home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 2 pm at the McConnell Baptist Church in Martin, TN. …
Sherry Ann Chapell Stephens: 1959 - 2024
Sherry Ann Chapell Stephens, 64 of Dresden, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at her home. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, July 6, 2024 at 4 pm at Bowlin Funeral Home. The family …
Linda Gene Griffin: 1947 - 2024
Linda Gene Griffin, age 76 of Dresden, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at her home. Her wishes were to be cremated. Linda was born to the late Basil Melton and Valeeda Ford in Martin, TN. She is …
Jack Freeman: 1939 – 2024
Mr. Jack Huston Freeman age 84 of Martin died Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Funeral service will be Monday, July 8, 2024, 12:00 Noon at Murphy Funeral Home with …
Patty Clarissa Tyson: 1960 - 2024
Mrs. Patty Clarissa Tyson, age 63, of Martin, TN, died Thursday, 06/27/2024, at the VanAyer Manor Healthcare and Rehab. Memorial services will be held at a later date; Murphy Funeral Home is in …
Faith

Beulah Land Cowboy Church

Our services are at the church and online on the Beulah Land Cowboy Church Facebook page.  Our prayer list includes Bro. Roger, Kathy  Blackburn and family, Jerry Luker, Mary and Larry Dew, …

The context of 1 Peter 4:7-10 is what should be done in times of suffering. Loving (8), showing hospitality (9), and serving one another (10) are necessities for followers of Jesus. For the next few …

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
Derick Potts, Palmersville
Weakley Residents Enjoy Strawberry Moon
The first full moon of the summer, a “strawberry moon” was a beautiful site for Weakley County residents Friday, June 21, who took to Facebook to share their photos. Viewers were able to …
Coolest Thing Made in Tennessee Top 16 Finalists Revealed
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 …
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 …
Opinion
I want to voice my views about a couple of things here in Weakley County. The County mayors Election for one-the election should not be a one-party race-every person-man or woman-should have the …
On Independence Day, we fly flags, eat bar-b-que, and spare a thought, I hope, for those who died so that we could be free.  President Biden recognizes their sacrifice. On his recent visit to …
As Warren Bennis wisely observed, "Trust is essential for leadership. Competence is the glue that holds trust together." This captures the importance of competency as a crucial component of trust and …
Web Extras
Hurricane Beryl’s rapid intensification to Category 5 is alarming: Here’s why more tropical storms are exploding in strength
Hurricane Beryl hit the island of Carriacou, Grenada, on July 1, 2024, with 150 mph sustained winds. NOAA Hurricane Beryl was the latest Atlantic storm to rapidly intensify, growing quickly from …
Extreme heat can be deadly, but you can take steps to stay safe.
Cool Ways to Protect Yourself from Heat-Related Illness
(NAPSI)—Much of the U.S. could face hotter than normal conditions this year as the climate crisis drives higher temperatures—but you can keep yourself and those you care about safe.   …
2024's best cities for grilling meat
Lawn Love ranked U.S. cities based on local interest in grilling, access to butchers and the average cost of meat.
When will rural areas get good internet?
(BPT) - Do you live in a rural area? How’s your internet service? Is it good, bad ... or just not there?People in big cities usually have at least one good option to get strong internet. …
Celebrate Salad Season Outside the Bowl
(Family Features) From putting a family meal on the table after activities to hosting a large crowd at your next get-together, a seasonal favorite like Caesar salad can serve as the perfect canvas for creating quick, easy-to-prepare meals like Creamy Truffle Caesar Pork Sandwiches and Chicken Caesar Tacos.