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UT Music offers free Cuban experience concert

The Pedrito Martinez Group, led by Grammy-nominated percussionist Pedrito Martinez, will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Harriet Fulton Theatre. This performance is free and open to the public, but tickets should be reserved in advance at utm.edu/musicevents. Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, and by the age…

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MMS librarian addresses collaboration, imagination

By Karen Campbell Special to The Press When Martin Middle School Librarian Shannon O’Neal addressed the Weakley County School Board during its monthly meeting, she revealed how school libraries go beyond books to help meet academic goals. At MMS, O’Neal has two goals that define her work. Goal 1 — Collaborate with classroom teachers as…

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Civil Rights Conference set at UT Martin

For more than two decades, UT Martin has brought together the community in an effort to remember the past and pay tribute to those who have paved the way for civil rights across the country. Now in its 20th year, the annual Civil Rights Conference is one of only two university-hosted events of its kind…

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AED donations keep Sadie Cook’s memory alive

By Sabrina Bates News Producer Community members have turned a tragic loss into an ongoing story of giving back in memory of a young lady who died unexpectedly in 2010. On Nov. 7, 2010, 20-year-old Sadie Cook of Gleason died of a bronchial asthma attack that was possibly triggered by an allergic reaction. She was…

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Byrd named Press’ Prep Player of the Year

By Randy Cavin Sports Editor There were several excellent senior candidates for the Weakley County Press Prep Player of the Year in football for the 2019 season. However, when it came down it, there was only one obvious choice for the award, and Westview High School senior wide receiver Garrett Byrd was that choice. Byrd…

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UTM beekeepers living the sweet life

By Brandy Cochran Special to The Press Natural sweetener, face cleanser, sore throat ailment, burn treatment and allergy cure: only one substance known to man can do all these things, and humans don’t even have to produce it —honey. As beekeeping reached popularity among county residents with the large growth of Weakley County Beekeepers Association;…

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Students chosen for All West Band

By Karen Campbell Special to The Press The West Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association (WTSBOA) has been promoting school music since 1939 and musicians from Martin schools have been a part of that rousing history from the first lift of the baton. This year, with more than 2,100 auditions in January, two Martin Middle…

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‘Gears and Grinding’ skate park projects rolls on

By Christian Ashlar Press Reporter Beginning with an article in the Nov. 7, 2019 edition of The Press, Weakley County residents were introduced to Morgan Scherfel, Chris Presepio, Aiden Long and Memphis Riggs. These four BMX enthusiasts approached Martin Mayor Randy Brundidge with a proposal to build a skate park. In the Nov. 27, 2019…

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Project 731 expanding beyond Weakley County

By Brandy Cochran Special to The Press One of the best things about living in a small town is the fact that everybody knows everybody. The idea of a neighborhood takes on a personification that reveals an “If we don’t know you yet, we will soon,” attitude. Small businesses, too, realize that staying close and…

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DINNER TO DIE FOR

DINNER TO DIE FOR — Junior Auxiliary of Obion County charity ball chairman Chasity Smith (left) and co-chairman Kim McBride, both of Union City, recently met at the Obion County Public Library to help plan the organization’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party charity ball set for March 21 from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are currently $50 per…

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