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SNOW BUSINESS

SNOW BUSINESS — Josh McKinnis of McKinnis Lawn Services in Union City stopped to check the bolt on his blade after clearing the snow and ice from The Messenger’s parking lot Tuesday afternoon. McKinnis said he had been on his tractor clearing snow and ice from the parking lots of area businesses since around 3…

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FEEDING TIME

FEEDING TIME — Reelfoot Lake State Park seasonal ranger Brandon Weber of Tiptonville, a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin, worked with a Great Horned Owl named Cypress last week inside Ellington Hall at the Reelfoot Lake State Park Visitors Center getting him to fly to a perch where he was fed. Weber…

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CLEAN SWEEP

CLEAN SWEEP — Elizabeth Gibson worked at midday Monday to shovel snow from the sidewalk of a home on West Cheatham Street in Union City. At that time, the University of Tennessee at Martin student said the snow which fell over the weekend was finally melting and breaking up enough that she could scrape it…

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SNOW FUN

SNOW FUN — Eleven-year-old Alexis Erwin (left) flinched as her sister, 8-year-old Trinity-Faith Kemler, threw a snowball at her Monday afternoon during the city’s second snowfall within just a few days. Monday’s more than five inches of snow proved to be good packing snow and was perfect for snowball fights and making snow sculptures. The…

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GETTING HIS KICKS

GETTING HIS KICKS — Three-year-old Andrew Stephens kicked at the powdery snow as he enjoyed a romp in the yard Sunday afternoon, two days after a mix of frozen precipitation blanketed Obion County with five to six inches of snow. He is the son of Kaylee Greene of Union City and Logan Stephens, who is…

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OUT AND ABOUT

OUT AND ABOUT — City postal carrier Joe Joe Griffith of Walnut Log used de-icer as he cleared ice from his delivery truck’s windshield just after daybreak early today before heading out on his delivery route from the Union City Post Office. Freezing rain and sleet began falling overnight in Obion County, and it changed…

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TRUE CALLING

TRUE CALLING — University of Tennessee at Martin junior Mason Parker of Union City has found his true calling in music education, which he is currently studying. He has a passion for both teaching and music, hoping to one day work with middle or high school-aged students and to help them find their creative outlets.…

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DRIVER INJURED

DRIVER INJURED — A local driver was injured Friday afternoon when his car collided head-on with a tree on South Home Street at East Jackson Street in Union City. Terry B. Caudle, 68, of Union City sustained multiple injuries in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 3:15 p.m. According to a Union City Police Department…

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AND THE WINNER IS …

AND THE WINNER IS … — Kyle Dugger of Troy, who captured this photograph of Falls Mill in Belvidere with a Panasonic DMC0G5, has had his image selected as the Photo of the Month for images submitted to The Messenger in December. It shows the 1906, 32-foot Fitz water wheel which provides power to Falls…

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BEING PREPARED

BEING PREPARED — A church security seminar drew a crowd of about 300 to The Venue at Center Point in Union City Thursday night. Those who attended were from churches of all sizes and all denominations from throughout Union City and Obion County. They heard from Paul Ludovissie (left), a Brotherhood Mutual risk advisor who…

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