Weakley School Board Hears Arts Request and Sets Graduation

Heavy rains and flooding roads did not deter the Weakley County School Board members, Gleason School faculty and staff and supporters of the arts from attending last week’s monthly meeting where reports on security, requests for new positions and setting a graduation date were on the agenda. Gleason principal Lee Lawrence welcomed the standing-room only…

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COOL CREW

COOL CREW — Lake Road Elementary School students (from left) Ella Cagle, Brea Martin, Janie Roberts and Kaleigh Hall reacted to the cold water as they took the plunge Saturday during the 8th Annual Polar Plunge, which raised over $20,300 for local Special Olympics. There were about 100 “plungers,” including several which jumped as large…

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Robert Walker

Robert “Bob” Burl Walker, 62, of Fayetteville, N.C., passed away at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. A celebration of life will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Freedom Biker Church, located at 455 Rock Hill Road Fayetteville, N.C. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Obion County Hometown…

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Freeman Long

Mr. Freeman Long, 93, of Troy died Feb. 9, 2019, at The Waters of Union City. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at White & Mahon Funeral Home, with the Rev. William George officiating. Burial will follow in Terrace Hill Cemetery. Family will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Charles Harris. The…

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Mary Jo Hunt

Mrs. Mary Jo Hunt, 81, of Union City, died Feb. 9. 2019, at Union City Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with Dr. Cecil Sewell and the Rev. Eddie Mallonee officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. The family will…

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Mary Coble

Mary Coble, 72, of Union City died Feb. 9, 2019, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Rawls Funeral Home in Union City. Published 2.11.19

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Dairus Carr

Mr. Dairus Carr, 92, of the Cayce community passed away on Feb. 7, 2019. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow in Cayce Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour Tuesday. He was born on March 3,…

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Jere Johnson

Jere Anne Johnson, age 86, of Martin, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at VanAyer Manor in Martin. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Home in Gleason. Online tributes may be left at williamsfhofgreenfieldandgleasonandsharon.com.

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UTM Rodeo Student-Athlete Killed in Sunday Night Crash

Wyatt Cole, a rodeo student-athlete at the University of Tennessee at Martin, died as the result of a fatal car crash on Sunday evening. He was 20 years old. Cole was majoring in agricultural business during his sophomore season as a UT Martin cowboy. Before attending UT Martin, he graduated from Owen County High School…

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