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What ‘do’ women want?

By Suzanne Harper I can tell you the Hallmark answer: we want to be, do and have it all. To have the career in the perfect city, the family with 2.5 kids (don’t forget the dog!), the friends who brunch, the spotless house that always smells like pumpkin spice, and to do everything effortlessly with…

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What. Women. Want. More

By Karen Campbell That’s my first response to a title like What. Women. Want. We want more friendships that make us our best selves and love us at our worst moments. We want more opportunities to show ourselves and the world what we can do. We want to know that what we have done, are…

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Open Mic Spotlight: David Carithers

By Brandy Cochran Special to The Press It’s not very often that one can be attending an Open Mic Night at a local venue and get to exclaim, “Hey, that’s my English professor up on stage!” But at AB Cheatham’s Downtown Tavern every Friday over dinner and drinks from 7-10 p.m., UT Martin professors, such…

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Entries sought for annual Veterans Parade

Martin has served as the host city for an annual tradition that began more than a decade ago. The 11th annual Veterans Parade will once again be held in Martin paying tribute to all area service members. “On behalf of Rolling Thunder Tennessee, Chapter VI, you are cordially invited to participate in our upcoming Martin…

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Wreaths Across America set to ‘remember, honor, teach’

Each year on National Wreaths Across America Day, millions of Americans — a third of whom are children — come together to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and their families, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom. Locally, 150 wreaths were placed on veteran’s gravesites at Eastside Cemetery in Martin…

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October is National Chiropractic Health Month

By Corey Davis Special to The Press National Chiropractic Health Month is every October. This year’s motto – “Strength. Stability. Success” – to promote musculoskeletal health and how it helps people live full and active lives.  Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints and is the leading cause of disability worldwide.…

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Martin Memories: Remembering Mr. Byars

By Linda Plunk Special to The Press For as long as I can remember, I have always noticed and been curious about people who looked or acted differently than the regular ordinary people I encounter. One of the local citizens of Martin that will always live in my memory was a man I called Mr.…

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Singer, songwriter Tennessee Bob

By Brandy Cochran Special to The Press If you heard the title “Tennessee Bob,” what would be the first image to come to mind? A moonshiner in Appalachia country? A famous Memphis barbecue team? Or maybe even a new country western line dance straight out of Nashville. Whatever the image may be, retired French professor…

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EN GARDE

EN GARDE — Gomez Addams (left, played by Andy Alexander) practices his fencing with Lurch (played by Jay Jackson) in Masquerade Theatre’s production of “The Addams Family,” a musical based on the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Cast members will take the stage at the Capitol Theatre Friday and Saturday and Oct. 25-26…

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Weakley Arts Can celebrates local art and artists at Artoberfest

After little more than a year as a formal organization, Weakley Arts Can has already compiled a lengthy list of activities and achievements. Next up, the local arts advocacy group is inviting the public to join them in a celebration of arts and, in particular, arts teachers in the local schools. Deemed Artoberfest, the afternoon…

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