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HOT DOG!

HOT DOG! — Two-year-old Shelby Bardwell of Trimble enjoyed a hot dog as she listened to the activities around her Saturday evening during the annual Hornbeak Festival. She was taking in the fun with her grandmother, Loretta Ingram of Kenton, and her siblings. The two-night festival featured live music, karaoke, games, concessions and other activities…

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FOR BAND

FOR BAND — Mark McBride (left), president and chief executive officer of Cox Oil Company, and Ryan Higginbotham (right), director of business development at Cox Oil Company, recently presented Union City High School band director Jason Deem a $10,000 donation to be used for the school’s band competition — the Union City High School Invitational…

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5K and Poker Run Benefit Sets Record

Records were broken at the Eighth Annual Joey Guest Poker Run benefiting 8-year-old Hudson Hayes and hosted by the Sons of the American Legion at the American Legion Post 55 in Martin. “We’re thrilled that so many came out this weekend. Whether they were there in memory of Joey Guest or in support of Hudson…

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ON POINT

ON POINT — Bella Hancock recently practiced her dance moves for the Obion County Fair’s Fair Show event taking place at the Whitney Cozart Pavilion at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and again on Saturday. The show is under the direction of Allison Butner and includes 29 local students.

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Homecoming Activities Conclude with Conner Remembrance

A weekend focused on remembering and celebrating culminated on Saturday evening as the Weakley County Alumni Association, graduates, families, and friends gathered at the University of Tennessee at Martin to focus on “Passing the Torch of Greatness.” The sold-out dinner and presentation recognized the legacy of educator and reverend Harold Conner, bestowed scholarships on 2018…

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Mansfield Remembered for Love of Hunting

Connor Mansfield was the life of the party, a jokester and most at home when outdoors, said members of the family mourning the loss if the 22-year-old after an early Sunday accident. The Martin resident died Sunday morning shortly after midnight. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Mansfield, was riding his Honda Foreman on Bushart…

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MOTTO MOUNTED

MOTTO MOUNTED — Coby Watts (on ladder, at left) and members of his structural systems class recently hung an “In God We Trust” banner in the hallway of Union City High School. A bill requiring all Tennessee schools to prominently display the motto was signed by Gov. Bill Haslam earlier this year and such banners…

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‘IN GOD WE TRUST’

‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ — Obion County Director of Schools Dr. Leah Watkins (far left) pointed toward new vinyl lettering of the national motto, “In God We Trust,” during a brief ceremony Tuesday at Obion County Central High School’s commons area. She was joined by principals from the county’s seven schools, system supervisors, school board…

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Pre-register for School Shooting Presentation

As school shootings continue across the country, and as Weakley County prepares to provide school resource officers for every school, a special seminar is planned to help parents and school officials deal with the issue. The Northwest Council on Children and Youth will present “Is This Going To Happen at My School: How To Talk…

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YOUNG WARRIOR

YOUNG WARRIOR — Hudson Hayes, 8-year-old son of Scottie and Michelle Hayes of Union City, will be the beneficiary of the 8th annual Joey Guest Poker Run this weekend in Weakley County. The youngster has had more than 27 surgeries to help correct the problems caused by a gene defect. In addition to Saturday’s poker…

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