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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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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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Israel, the ancient olive root

Israel, the ancient olive root Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:50 pm The Messenger, June 20, 2013Every priest of Israel was privileged to serve in Jerusalem at the temple five weeks each year.  1) For their order: one week in the first half of the year and one week in the second half of the…

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Lael SS Class has meeting

Lael SS Class has meeting Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:58 pm The Messenger, June 20, 2013Lael Sunday School Class held a regularly scheduled monthly meeting at the family life center at Union City First Baptist Church recently. Faye Passmore, who is the class outreach leader, asked for names of the sick and the grieving. Joyce…

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