weakley County

Environment
2:35 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Tennessee State Representative Operated Hog Farm Without Permit for Years

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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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Business
4:31 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Rural Places Like Tennessee’s Weakley County Lagging in Job Growth More Than Metro Areas

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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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Weather
6:49 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Flash Floods Threaten West Tennessee

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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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Medical Malpractice
3:27 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Record Lawsuit Awarded in Weakley County

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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.

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Business
12:25 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Two Northwest Tennessee Counties Among Highless Jobless Numbers for May

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. 

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