Annual Weather Norms For Northwestern Tennessee

Posted on July 28, 2013

Annual Weather Norms For Northwestern Tennessee

What Gleason Residents Can Expect For Weather This Year
Gleason, Tennessee is one of the most beautiful small cities in the United States, so it is no wonder why the city is rife with all kinds of people. In addition, residents have been experiencing unusual weather patterns lately, due to global warming and climate change conditions. Nevertheless, residents can expect a beautiful summer with temperatures in the high seventies and eighties throughout August.

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Towns And Cities In Weakley County, Tennessee

Posted on May 12, 2013

Weakley County, situated in northwest Tennessee, is home to charming towns and bustling cities full of rich history and unique culture in the stunning foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Martin, Dresden, Sharon, Gleason and Greenfield are the county’s five cities. Martin is the largest city in the county and is home to academic powerhouse University of Tennessee at Martin. Dresden is Weakley County’s seat and celebrates vibrant area blooms at the spring Tennessee Iris Festival. Sharon, nestled in the southwest corner of the county, Read more

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Gleason And Weakley County Parks And Recreation

Posted on March 22, 2013

There are several parks and recreation areas within Gleason that can be enjoyed by all that live in or travel to the area.

Big Cypress Tree State Park – This park has plenty of area for anyone to relax and enjoy a beautiful day, have a picnic within the picnic shelter, or search out the many beautiful flowers and plants that grow here. There is also a play area for the children, a baseball field, and hiking trails.

Virginia Weldon Park – This is a two acre park that is a great place to spend an afternoon or an entire Read more

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3 Local Gleason And Weakley County Schools

Posted on March 19, 2013

Thriving Gleason, in Weakley County, Tennessee, offers its community first-rate school options in a cozy small-town atmosphere. Gleason School, home of the bulldogs, is a kindergarten through twelfth grade school which boasts the unique distinction of shepherding their ladies’ high school basketball team to three state championships. Gleason School participates in the Accelerated Reader Program, which encourages reading by offering students prizes, awards and incentives. Gleason School is part of the Weakley County School System.

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5 Successful Industries in Gleason and Weakley County

Posted on March 17, 2013

Gleason, Tenn., is a small town in the northwest portion of the state. It is located in Weakley County and has a total population of 1,463 residents. The county of Weawkly has a population of 34,895 and occupies 582 square miles of Tennesse farmland. There are a number of industries in Gleason and Weakley to support the population.

The Steele Plant Company employs a number people from the Gleason/Weakley area. They have been selling only the best sweet potato plants since 1953. They sell 11 different varieties of sweet potatoes and eight delicious types Read more

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Gleason’s Tater Town Parade And Festival

Posted on March 14, 2013

Gleason’s Tater Town Special is one of the most popular annual events in Tennessee. The event is held every Labor Day weekend and features family festivities and parades. Town organizers started the event to honor the region’s valuable sweet potato crop and to pay tribute to the local farming industry.

Parades

A junior parade and a grand parade are featured each year. Prominent members and groups within the community march in each parade along with a series of decorated floats. A new Grand Marshal is also selected every year.

Festival

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10 Fast Facts About Gleason and Weakley County

Posted on March 13, 2013

Down home Gleason, Tennesee may have plenty of small town charm but, like its Weakley County home, it also offers loads of fascinating facts.

1. Every year Gleason celebrates the Tater Town Special, taking place in summer to commemorate the sweet potato’s significance to the area’s agricultural industry. Festival events include a parade, barbecue competitions and a craft fair.
2. Banjo aficionado, national champion and Grand Ole Opry member Mike Snider was born and raised in Gleason, Tennessee. Snider was a cast member on Hee Read more

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