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By Sabrina Bates News Producer I have always referred to myself as a journalist. I don’t just “write” stories or “cover” events. I dig. I ask questions. I pursue leads, and I follow those leads, even if they lead me down a rabbit hole. Those who truly know me know I don’t mind asking tough…

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GIVING THEIR ALL

GIVING THEIR ALL — Molly Beth Blackwell (front) and Laney Rogers, both of Union City, have been training hard at Crossfit Autobody in Union City in anticipation of the worldwide Memorial Day workout event, “The Murph.” The workout was a favorite of fallen Navy SEAL and Lt. Michael P. Murphy, who was killed on June…

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WINNING FORM

WINNING FORM — Obion County Central High School junior Fernanda Espinosa returned a shot to Blackman’s Anna Mincey during their TSSAA Large Class girls’ singles state tournament quarterfinal match Thursday morning in Murfreesboro. Espinosa picked up a 7-5, 6-4 win and advanced to the semifinals. “They went back and forth the entire match, and Espi…

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FREE RIDES

FREE RIDES — John and Patti Kutzman of Elkton, Ky., plan to offer free rides in their 1901 Duryea (above), 1929 Model A Replica and 1931 Model A Ford Roadster during Samburg’s fifth annual Memorial Day Celebration this Saturday. Area residents who have antique cars are also invited to take part in the car show…

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REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN — American Legion Post No. 20, with financial assistance from organizations like Magnolia Place Assisted Living Center, purchases flags each year to be placed on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day. This will be the first Memorial Day that Union City native Lt. Richard Clive “Tito” Lannom, who was a bombardier/navigator…

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REPRESENTING OCCHS

REPRESENTING OCCHS — Six juniors from Obion County Central High School were recently selected as their school’s delegates or alternates for the prestigious annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls State and American Legion Boys State. The Girls State representatives include (from left, front) alternate Kaylee Cook and delegates Kyndall Albright and Sarah Middlebrook, while the Boys…

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PUTTING UP A FIGHT

PUTTING UP A FIGHT — Union City’s Zoe Cagle returns a shot to Signal Mountain’s Sophie Bruce during the No. 3 seed singles match in the TSSAA Small Class State Tournament on Tuesday afternoon in Murfreesboro. After dropping the first set 6-4, Cagle battled back for a 6-2 win in the second set and led…

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PUPPY LOVE

PUPPY LOVE — Two-year-old Halle Nordin of Union City came face to face with a Dalmatian — ironically, also named Halle — during a visit to Saturday’s first-ever Play and Spray hosted by the Union City Fire Department at Central Fire Station. The 3-year-old Dalmatian, a traditional fire department mascot, belongs to Obion Fire Chief…

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SUMMER CAMPS

SUMMER CAMPS — Kipton Powers, son of Kelley and Mallory Powers, enjoys fishing in the lake at Discovery Park of America. Kelley Powers, along with his brothers Jon Ed and Tripp, own Final Flight Outfitters, the sponsor of this year’s first overnight summer camp offered at DPA. Fishing, archery, camp building and storytelling headline the…

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FEEDING TIME

FEEDING TIME — Majestic bald eagles can often be seen flying around Reelfoot Lake, with several pairs nesting at the lake on an annual basis. Well-known photographer Dr. Robert Clendenin of Union City recently captured one feeding its young in a rarely-seen up-close view of the nest. An eagle’s diet is primarily made up of…

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