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Talking turkey with Ryan Scearce

By Samantha Mobley Press Reporter Not all hobbies are created equal, at least not for Ryan Scearce, a native of Dresden and taxidermy enthusiast. He is a current resident of Paris, where he lives with his wife and two children. Scearce has been local to Weakley County for all of his life, graduating from Dresden High…

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HISTORIC STAGE

HISTORIC STAGE — Union City native Russell Dickerson is shown performing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry this week in a photo from the entertainment venue’s Instagram page. The son Richard and Carol Dickerson, he was born and raised here, attending school at Kare Bear Preschool, the former Miles Kindergarten, the former Central…

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New Offerings

Area residents will see some new offerings when they attend the Obion County Fair next week. First vice president Blake Laws said they’ve brought in circus thrill act The High Flying Pages, who will perform on the high wire and in the Globe of Death. They will be located between the barn and the Whitney…

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New Offerings

Area residents will see some new offerings when they attend the Obion County Fair next week. First vice president Blake Laws said they’ve brought in circus thrill act The High Flying Pages, who will perform on the high wire and in the Globe of Death. They will be located between the barn and the Whitney…

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Junior ‘Dawgs open with Reelfoot Conference win

The opening day of the middle school football season was good for Gleason, but not so good for Dresden and Greenfield. Gleason opened the season with a 28-16 Reelfoot Conference win over South Fulton. The Bulldogs scored four touchdowns after overcoming two turnovers in the first quarter. Dresden opened at home against McKenzie, with the…

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MAKING FINAL PLANS

MAKING FINAL PLANS — Members of the New Concord Baptist Church and Macedonia Baptist Church, including (from left) Rickey Butler, Rodney Gregg, Michael Julian and Gerald Keele, have been hard at work organizing “Praise Day in the Park” to be held at the Kenton City Park gazebo Saturday starting at noon. The event will be…

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READY TO CROWN

READY TO CROWN — The 2018 Obion County Fair queens are ready to crown new winners in pageants to be held Monday and Tuesday during the 2019 edition of the annual event. Among last year’s winners were (from left) Tiny Miss Kennedy Craig Hastings, Petite Miss Emma Stacks, Junior Miss Laney Kay Stokes, Teen Miss…

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LOCALS RECOGNIZED

LOCALS RECOGNIZED — Matthew and Colby Gray (center) of Obion, owners of Gray Poultry Company, were recently recognized as the Tennessee Poultry Association’s Farm Family of the Year. They were congratulated by Tyson Foods-Union City breeder manager Rob Brown (left) and live production manager Shane Joyner.

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TURNING 100

TURNING 100 — Emily (Bowers) Jackson of Union City and a resident of Magnolia Place Assisted Living Center recently looked over a family photo album as she prepares to turn 100 on Saturday. Family and friends can join in the birthday celebration at Magnolia Place Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and are asked to bring only…

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DISPLAYING LOCAL TALENT

DISPLAYING LOCAL TALENT — With the grand opening of the Obion County Fair set for Aug. 19, local residents flooded the fairgrounds on Saturday to turn in artwork, photos, craft projects and canned fruit and vegetables in hopes of walking away with a blue ribbon. Local students Lennon Bing (left) and Carter Holzner pitched in…

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