Area News

Weakley County Relay for Life Honorary Chair — Randy Frazier

Once a coach, always a coach. Even when you are facing cancer. Randy Frazier was coaching Gleason High School basketball when he discovered that the health issues he had been dealing with throughout the 2005-2006 season weren’t just “due to stress” as he had thought they might be. Thyroid cancer was the February 2006 diagnosis. “It…

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Weakley County Relay for Life Honorary Chair – Rose Hopkins

Rose Hopkins has spent all of her life in Sidonia … actually, she says it’s “really Hop-In” but Sidonia will do. And on Friday at the Relay for Life, she’ll be representing her community at the countywide Relay for Life in support of the American Cancer Society. The criteria for receiving the title of honorary…

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Weakley County Relay for Life Honorary Chair – Wanda Hamlin

Wanda Hamlin may be retired from 31 years in education but she’s not slowing down. In a week when she is serving as honorary chair representing Sharon at the countywide Relay for Life, she is also fulfilling her duties as a committee member for the Sharon Corn & Music Festival. “I am a busy girl,”…

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Greenfield Man Providing Kidney to Young Family Friend

When Tony Morris and Joe Ary are wheeled into their operating rooms later in October, what happens next will be the result of a lot of prayers. Joe, 20, has been on dialysis since March 2017. The kidney that his father Barry gave him when he was only two years old began failing a year…

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Area Jeweler Takes TN to Emmys Pre-Event

Sporting her “PIECE – handcrafted in Tennessee” T-shirt, owner/designer Dana Pruitt of Troy invited her Facebook fans on a live tour of the invitation-only, Emmys-weekend event that had several friends and family members showing off her custom jewelry this past weekend. Bekah Bowlin, who works at the department of children’s services in Dresden, joined her…

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Marking 911

An inaugural event marking the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center was attended Saturday by Sharon Fire Department firefighters Larry Stone and Josh Pope. Each participant climbed the tower at Discovery Park 10 times, in full gear, to recreate what firefighters were faced with on that tragic day. The event was organized…

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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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