WRITERS HONORED

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…

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Melba Daniel

Melba Daniel, 87, of Obion died Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Cryer Funeral Home, with Gary Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Todd Daniel, DeWayne Daniel, Brad Daniel, Jason Daniel, Larry Joe Daniel, Blake Daniel and Travis…

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Patricia Spence

Patricia Ann Hicks Spence, R.N., 77, of Memphis died July 10, 2018, at Methodist Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. July 21 at Serenity Funeral Home, 1632 Sycamore View Road in Memphis. The family requests memorials in her name be sent to CHOICES-Memphis Center for Reproductive Health, Memphis Humane Society or St. Jude Children’s…

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Evelyn Harper

Mrs. Ruth Evelyn Harper, 96, of Troy passed away 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Union City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Private funeral services will be held at Troy United Methodist Church. The Rev. Judd Mowery and the Rev. Joe Thorn will officiate. Burial will follow at Terrace Hill Cemetery near Troy. Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral…

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MHA Promotes Healthy Living

The Healthy Living Expo and Color Fun Run on July 9 at the Martin Housing Authority’s Green Space in Martin provided children, youth and adults with the opportunity to learn about living smoke free.  The MHA, Weakley County Health Department and the Weakley County Prevention Coalition, sponsors of the event, started the day with tobacco…

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FEEDING AREA YOUTH

FEEDING AREA YOUTH — The hard-working staff from Trudy’s Kids Café, including (from left) Rhonda Gray, Joel Curl (mostly hidden), Seth Archie (in cap) and Shayla Mosley, served meals to area children at Kiwanis Park Wednesday morning as part of Trudy’s summer feeding program. The summer feeding program is offering free meals to children age…

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Danny Boyd

Danny Lyle Boyd, 73, of South Fulton passed away 2:09 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at his home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God in Union City. Pastor Tommy Hall will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the hour of services Sunday at the church. Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral…

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Sharon Library Reports Busy Summer

The Sharon Central Library is a hopping place to visit this summer, according to Head Librarian Deena Smith. At the Sharon board meeting Monday night, Smith said Thursday movie nights have been quite popular. “Last week we watched ‘Singing in the Rain’ and this week we’re showing ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’” she said. Smith said…

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Greenfield Board Hears SROs Update

The Greenfield City Board heard from Weakley County Sheriff Mike Wilson regarding the possible addition of School Resource Officers (SROs) throughout Weakley County schools and approved hiring policy changes for the police department in its monthly meeting on Tuesday. Sheriff Wilson offered an update of the pending action that will add funds to the sheriff’s…

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GOSPEL SINGING

GOSPEL SINGING — Michael Poore as the Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe enthusiastically steps to the lectern of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Masquerade Theatre’s production of “Smoke on the Mountain.” He is surrounded by members of the Sanders Family, including (from left) Allison Butner as June, Sam Stephens as Stanley, Dustin Hamlin as Cousin Earl and…

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