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Let’s Get It Together

Let’s Get It Together Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:48 pm The Messenger, June 20, 2013The Let’s Get It Together column serves as a forum for school reunion information. Classes or schools wishing to share information about an upcoming reunion or the planning sessions related to reunions or needing help in locating class members for…

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Skyhawk Taylor OVC rep for prize

Skyhawk Taylor OVC rep for prize Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 pm The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Leah Taylor has been selected as the Ohio Valley Conference’s nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. The award will be announced at the Woman of the Year Awards Dinner in Indianapolis on Oct. 14.…

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Parenting classes set

Parenting classes set Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:44 pm The Messenger, June 20, 2013Co-parenting classes have been set for parents filing for divorce who have children younger than 18. The class will be held July 9 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Obion County Public Library conference room at 1221 East Reelfoot Ave. in…

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Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 pm Martin Parks to host Cal Ripken tourney The Martin Recreation Complex will host the Western Tennessee Cal Ripken Rookie Tourn-ament this weekend. A Northwest District champion will be crowned in the double-elimination event that begins on Friday and runs through Monday. Seven teams will make up…

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Red Cross meeting set

Red Cross meeting set Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:40 pm The Messenger, June 20, 2013The Northwest Tennessee chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its annual meeting at noon June 27 at the agency’s office at 326 South Mill Ave. in Dyersburg.The meeting is open to the public. On the agenda for the…

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Stigall hiring fills last Charger post

Stigall hiring fills last Charger post Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 pm By RANDY CAVIN Press Sports It is now official: Westview has filled its last vacant head coaching slot. Westview principal Jeromy Davidson announced Wednesday that Blake Stigall has been hired to replace the departed Chad Johnson as the Chargers’ new tennis coach.…

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Martin city clerk retiring after 27 years

Martin city clerk retiring after 27 years Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 pm By JOE LOFARO Special to The Press MARTIN — After 27 years of working at Martin City Hall, city clerk Brenda Harvey has decided to retire. “We have several things we (she and husband, James) want to do and we want…

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STATE LEVEL

STATE LEVEL Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:56 pm The Messenger, June 20, 2013Union City First United Pentecostal Quizzers competed in the state finals in Dickson recently after memorizing 289 verses from the book of Psalms. The team placed fourth in the state. Adam Bullock, son of Tina Bullock and the late Montie Bullock of…

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UTM alum helps keep Marlins moving on

UTM alum helps keep Marlins moving on Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 pm By ELIZABETH A. DAVIS Special to The Press After the Star-Spangled Banner is sung and the first pitch barrels toward the lead-off batter, Manny Colon can relax. He might be the only one in the Miami Marlins organization whose down time…

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Police departments train in ‘active shooter’ drill

Police departments train in ‘active shooter’ drill Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 pm Officers of the Martin and University of Tennessee at Martin police departments recently participated in training which has become extremely important to law enforcement across the United States. Officers trained at all Martin area schools on the proper tactical methods in…

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