SUCCESSFUL START

SUCCESSFUL START — Obion County Central High School band color guard section leader Aleix Morris, a senior and the daughter of Angie and Jonathan Morris, went through her flag routine as she marched with the band Saturday during the Eagle Invitational competition in Clarksville. The band was named Class 4A Champion and earned third place…

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LEGO CLUB

LEGO CLUB — Will Pursell (left), 8-year-old son of Jamie Pursell of Union City, and Bill Pursell of Cayce, Ky., worked alongside Brody Brashears, 8-year-old son of Brandon and Chasity Alexander of Troy, to build structures during the Obion County Public Library’s Lego Club on Friday. Children may use the time for their own play…

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David Eakes

David Robert Eakes, 66, of Union City, formerly of Hickman, Ky., died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Strong Funeral Home, with the Rev. Henry Callison officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Eastview Cemetery in Union City. Friends and family may call from noon until the…

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Jerry Pope

Jerry Neal Pope, 84, of Martin died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at VanAyer Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Murphy Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gordon Wilbanks and the Rev. Dale True officiating. Burial will follow in East Side Cemetery in Martin. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday…

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Play and Win – Pigskin Playoff

The Pigskin Playoff has begun! Each week complete an entry form from Tuesday’s Press with your best guess for this week’s football champions and you could be $20 or $10 richer. Forms – from the paper, no copies – must be received at the Press office by 4 p.m. on Friday, before the games.

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Former Chancellor Discusses Memoir

Dr. Charles Smith, fifth chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin, returned to campus Sept. 13 to discuss his newly published memoir “Journal of a Fast Track Life and Lessons Learned Along the Way.” His book focuses on lessons learned from a number of high-level mentors and professional guides, including former governor Ned Ray…

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HIDE AND SEEK

HIDE AND SEEK — Gabrilla and Travis Lewis of Union City were the winners of this year’s Obion County CornFest Union City Coca-Cola Bottling Co.-sponsored medallion hunt. The couple started looking for the medallion when the first clue was released Sept. 5. They found it Friday around 1:15 p.m. at Veterans Park in Union City…

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PULLED PORK

PULLED PORK — Ten-year-old Ethan McDonald grabbed a slippery little pig by its foot and held on tight as he participated in the Banana Festival’s annual greased pig contest Saturday afternoon in downtown Fulton. He is the son of Wayne and Andrea McDonald of Martin. The event drew several competitors in a number of age…

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FLYING HIGH

FLYING HIGH — Bulldog Flight Formation Team members, led by Gerald “Bulldog” Loyd, flew high above the Great Lawn at Discovery Park of America Saturday during the Great American Air Show. The annual show is one of the kickoff events for Obion County CornFest. Additional events this week include the annual Fashion Show and Dinner…

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TO PERFORM

TO PERFORM — Award-winning children’s musician Roger Day will perform in the Obion County Public Library’s amphitheater Thursday during a concert sponsored by Friends of the Obion County Public Library and WLJT. The concert will begin at 5 p.m., following the Simmons Bank-sponsored CornFest Chalk Art Contest from 3:30-5 in the library’s back yard.

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