Reed named executive director of state promotion council

The Tennessee Corn Promotion Council (TCPC) has named Carol Reed of Martin as their Executive Director.  TCPC works in cooperation with the Tennessee Corn Promotion Board (TCPB) and the Tennessee Corn Growers Association (TCGA) to support promotions of corn growers in Tennessee. Funding for the promotions will come from the newly–established Tennessee Corn Checkoff program. …

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WELCOME TO AGRABAH

WELCOME TO AGRABAH — Trey Jackson (center), who plays Genie in Masquerade Theatre’s production of Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.,” introduces the audience to a tale of a penniless thief who has fallen in love with the princess in the land of Agrabah during the opening scene of the show. “Aladdin Jr.” is  based on the 1992…

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Ray Douglas

Ray Douglas, 76, of Union City died July 16, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by White-Ranson Funeral Home. Published 7.17.19

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ESPN hires Ryan Leaf as analyst

By Randy Cavin Press Sports Editor Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf is a good example of how a person can go from the bottom of the barrel into turning his life around for the good of others as well as himself. Leaf went from playing in the Rose Bowl to becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist,…

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Memorial planned for fallen biker

Community members will pay final respects this weekend for a local motorcyclist who recently lost his life in an accident. A memorial run honoring David Shipton, Jr., of Dresden will be held Saturday with several stops planned along the way. Shipton apparently wrecked his motorcycle on Highway 89 between Dresden and Sharon in the early…

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TICKETS ON SALE

TICKETS ON SALE — Obion County CornFest (from left) fashion show co-chairman Cindy Tanner, fashion show ticket sales co-chairman Linda Simrell and executive director Glenda Chrisp announced Monday that table ticket sales have started for the annual fashion show event. Set for Sept. 16 at Discovery Park of America, vendors will be available at 4:30…

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PLANNING ANNUAL EVENT

PLANNING ANNUAL EVENT — Troy Community Association members (from left) Theresa Richards, Dawn Guy and Lori Griffin are among the volunteers who have been planning the annual Troy Community Involvement Days event set for July 27. Events will start with a Rook tournament at 9 a.m. and end with a concert by AC43 Band, which…

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Charles Moore

Charles R. “Bussie” Moore Jr., 85, of Dyersburg died Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Regional One Medical in Memphis. Born Monday, July 2, 1934, in Union City, he was the son of the late Charles Richard Moore Sr. and the late Maggie Velma Morrisett Moore. He was a retired risk manager for the Holiday Inn…

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CHEER CAMP

CHEER CAMP — Union City High School cheerleaders (at right, from left) Yolanda Sims, Talea Buford and Angel Edwards, all of Union City, taught local girls how to properly execute jumps during Union City Parks and Recreation’s cheer camp this morning. According to assistant cheer coach Halle Kennedy, girls in grades 1-6 are being taught…

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