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A manufacturing company is investing $10 million in its Martin, Tennessee, operations over the next five years, creating 200 jobs. 

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A South Korean supplier of rubber and plastic parts for home appliances and autos plans a $13 million expansion into rural west Tennessee.

Gov. Bill Haslam and officials with Dong-A Hwa Sung Co. said Tuesday that the company plans to bring its first U.S. operations to a 100,000-square-foot (9,000-square-meter) manufacturing plant in Martin.

Officials said the project will create about 220 jobs and it will be the first and largest foreign direct investment in Weakley County's history.

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A 35-year-old male inmate in the Weakley County Jail died Monday morning after a seizure. 

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Weakley County Emergency Management recently presented county schools with trauma packs to better-equip them to handle emergency situations.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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