Area News

CORRECTION for Greenfield City Meeting

CORRECTION: In Thursday’s edition of The Press, incorrect information was published concerning the Greenfield Fire Department. The story should have read: The city has authorized Fire Chief Bob Dudley to apply for an Assistance to Firefighter’s Grant grant next year. Normally, the city contributes 5 percent to assist in securing this grant. This year, the…

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National Night Out set for Tuesday in downtown Martin

National Night Out is a free event that brings together community helpers and families. It is designed to encourage neighbors to be a bit friendlier toward one another and parents to be armed with resources to keep their children out of harm’s way. This year’s event will take Tuesday from 4:30-8 p.m. in Virginia Weldon…

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Batesville, U.S.A.

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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Walk Across TN Concludes

Eight weeks ago, a total of 38 teams committed to a Walk Across Tennessee and this week, the final totals for Weakley County revealed that they had met the challenge – at least 82 times! Tuesday, the Weakley County Health Department and UT Extension, collaborative partners in promoting the health-focused annual event, recognized participants and…

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Advocates Launch Weakley Arts Can

If a growing group of arts advocates succeed, Weakley Arts Can will be more than just a slogan; it will be the reality that translates into academic and economic gains throughout the county. What began as research in response to parents in the Martin area voicing concerns about the lack of music and art opportunities…

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Kidnapping, assault in Martin

Martin Police Department officers responded to The Station Apartments on West Peach Street) at 12:23 a.m. on Friday pertaining to a possible robbery that had occurred the night before. Two male victims reported that they had been robbed at gunpoint by two masked individuals in the parking lot as they were getting into their vehicle.…

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‘EGGS’TRA TREAT

  — Five-year-old Suni Ray Wright-Johnson and her class-mates, including 5-year-old Jeremy Bonds (background), donned their Dr. Seuss “Cat in the Hat” headgear Friday morning as they enjoyed a treat of green eggs and ham in pre-kindergarten teacher Kim Taylor’s class at Union City Elementary School. The activity was held in conjunction with Read Across…

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IN ANTICIPATION

IN ANTICIPATION Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:54 pm The Messenger, June 20, 2013Some of the congregational family at Exchange Street Church of Christ gathered on the north lawn for groundbreaking activities recently. The church will be building a Family Life Center. The project has been five years in the making. The new building will…

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Club meeting changed

Club meeting changed Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:39 pm The Messenger, June 20, 2013The Christian Widows Club will not meet July 4 because of the holiday. The club, which normally meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. at 1304 Nailling Drive in Union City, next door to Save-a-Lot grocery, will meet…

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