WRITERS HONORED — Mike Hutchens (right) of Union City, former sports editor at The Messenger, was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame on Thursday night during ceremonies on the Cumberland University campus in Lebanon. Hutchens worked at The Messenger for more than 30 years and won over 200 awards from several state-wide organizations during his tenure. Currently the communications director for the Union City School System, he is also in the Union City High School Hall of Honors. Joining Hutchens in the 2018 class are Phil Stukenborg of Memphis (left) and Mike Strange of Knoxville.

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