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A northwestern Tennessee county is among 68 rural communities receiving USDA funding for economic development. The Weakley County Municipal Electric System will receive a loan of one-million dollars to renovate the Adult Learning Center. 

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A western Tennessee county is so far one of four in the state to receive a clean audit report in fiscal year 2015. Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury reports Weakley County's audit contained no findings. 


Alex Britt took office Tuesday as Weakley County, Tennessee's new administrator of elections, after being approved last month by the county election commission.

Britt's bid was endorsed by Tennessee state Rep. Andy Holt. Previous election administrator Barbara Castleman alleged that Holt replaced three Republican  election commissioners in order to ensure that Britt would get the job.


Weakley County, Tennessee’s election administrator is crying foul over moves made by a local lawmaker to reshuffle the county’s election commission.

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A Nashville television station is alleging Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt has committed violations and contaminated a creek while farming hogs in Weakley County. But state regulators haven’t taken any action against him.

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A rural non-profit website has found that urban areas are experiencing job growth rates twice that of rural places.

The Daily Yonder analysis states Weakley County in Tennessee had one of the nation’s highest job loss rates at more than 11 percent. Nationally, the average county had a job growth rate of one and a half percent.

Flash Floods Threaten West Tennessee

Jun 6, 2014
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Following heavy rain and thunderstorms yesterday and more rain in the forecast today , most of West Tennessee is under a flash flood watch through this evening, including Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley Counties. The National Weather Service warns some locations may receive rainfall in excess of two inches, quickly flooding low water crossings.

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  The largest verdict in Weakley County, Tenn., history has been handed down in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought against HealthSouth Cane Creek Rehabilitation Hospital and one of its doctors.

The jury required the hospital pay $15.2 million to 23-year-old plaintiff, Cody Wade of Martin.

Obion County posted Tennessee's second highest May unemployment rate at 14.2 percent.  Unemployment in Weakley County was also among the state’s highest, at 11.4 percent.