Area News

McCall Retires from Big Cypress

By Randy Cavin There comes a time when a person who loves a job will have to say goodbye to it. Bill McCall reached that point in his life as April 12 was his last day as the manager of the Big Cypress Tree State Park in Greenfield. McCall joined the Tennessee State Park service…

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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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Local Athletes Show Off Olympic Skills

By Clinton Smith Local student-athletes showed off their special talents recently when Union City High School hosted the Upper West Tennessee Special Olympics Spring Games April 4. One hundred and twenty seven Special Olympics athletes from nine schools in Obion, Weakley, and Henry counties participated. The annual event was sponsored by Upper West Tennessee Special…

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LFN supports Global Youth Service Day

The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network is inviting the community to participate in an event this weekend designed to bring youth to the forefront of their communities with food projects. The Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebration will take place all weekend beginning Friday through Sunday. GYSD is the largest youth service and civic action event in…

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National Pet Day is April 11

By Lauren Taylor For humans, pets are only there for a part of the human’s life. But for pets, humans are there for the pet’s entire life. “Many people believe that humans are superior to animals, but is that really true? We’re not able to come close to possessing the pure and perfect unconditional love that…

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Weakley Children Receive Hanging Gardens

By Karen Campbell Children across the county will soon have visible evidence of “how a garden grows” as the Weakley County Women’s Farm Bureau completed installing hanging gardens in six daycares and one school last week. Terri Brundige, the group’s chair, reports the project is the first of its kind and the largest in scale…

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NRMI Students Explore New Cultures

By Karen Campbell Visits to a bullfighting ring and palace, flamenco dancing, soccer and lots of tasty food make for a good trip to Spain. Add in an additional stop in Morocco, with not one of the 12 in the traveling group able to speak the language, the opportunity to visit a mountain village and eat…

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Frazier Offers No Support for Proposed Legislation

The Weakley County School Board heard updates from host site Martin Elementary and the county’s school nutrition program and an assessment of current proposed legislation before the Tennessee General Assembly at April’s monthly meeting. See the April 9 edition of The Press for details on the night’s presentations.   As part of the update from…

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An Interview with Ryan Rooster Lee

By Brandy Cochran Art is the mind’s medium when coping with stress of all kinds. Whether it is a relaxing night of a wine-and-paint-class with close friends after a long week at the office, writing poetry alone at the local park on a sunny day, or creating pottery with your partner in the backyard on…

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Final #WalkandReadAcrossWeakley Concludes

By Karen Campbell “I’m ready to ‘have done’ this.” The first time I uttered those words was 30 years ago on my first international trip. I was in my mid-20s and leading a group of 17 people (half of whom only spoke Japanese and one of whom was blind) on a tour of China that…

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