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Weakley County Training School Alumni Unveil Oral History Project

Tomorrow (June 18) members of the Weakley County Training School Historical Project will host a “Project Reveal Celebration” acknowledging the foundation that has been laid for what is hoped to be an ongoing collection of stories about the segregated school located in Martin that closed in 1966. A Neighborhood Story Project, sponsored by Humanities Tennessee,…

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GETTING INSPIRED

GETTING INSPIRED — The Williams Duo took the stage, inspiring around 500 participants with pop music and uplifting stories Tuesday, at the annual Tennessee Teen Institute, which was held this week on the University of Tennessee at Martin campus under the director of Kristi Townes of Union City. TTI allows students to be themselves and…

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AND THE WINNER IS …

AND THE WINNER IS … — Pamela Crone of Union City, who took this photo of her husband, Chester Crone, with a Canon Powershot sx40, has has been selected as The Messenger’s May photo contest winner. Mrs. Crone said she was not aware her husband’s reflection had shown up so perfectly in the framed display…

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THEN AND NOW

THEN AND NOW — Velma Miller, who showed off a photo of her as a baby, said she couldn’t be sure, but thinks her healthy lifestyle and a lifetime of hard work have played a role in her vitality, as she will turn 100 years old on Saturday. The photo will be displayed along with…

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SOLE WITNESS

SOLE WITNESS — Obion County Sheriff’s deputy Chris Cummings (seated, right) served as the only witness in a preliminary hearing held Tuesday afternoon in the courtroom at the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex to determine if Tony Markee Mosley, 31, of Union City (seated, second from left) should face the Obion County grand jury in…

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TASTE OF SUMMER

TASTE OF SUMMER — Even though summer doesn’t officially arrive for 10 more days, 17-month-old Christopher Sanders, son of Josh and Mary Sanders of Troy, got an early taste of the season as he dove into a sweet slice of watermelon recently. Hot temperatures and high humidity have also arrived ahead of the season, with…

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TAKING THEIR LAP

TAKING THEIR LAP — Cancer survivors from Obion County walked a special lap past luminaries during Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope’s 19th annual event Saturday. This year’s festivities were moved to the Obion County Fairgrounds after meteorologists forecast three to five inches of rain in the county. Teams came into the event having already…

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CJ’s Station House Serves Up Great Food and Great Reads

By Karen Campbell If you are one of the 200-300 visitors to Palmersville’s CJ’s Station House on Friday and Saturdays, you can enjoy fish, steaks, maybe prime rib, and get it all with a side order of Grisham — John, that is, as in owner Charles Oliver’s favorite author. The restaurant that’s been going strong…

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Tennessee Teen Institute Promotes Positivity and Prevention

By Karen Campbell Ask any of the 500 participants in this week’s Tennessee Teen Institute what exactly TTI is, and the first reaction will be a pause. The phrase “hard to explain” will probably come up. And then the stories of life-changing conversations, presentations and experiences will tumble out. While billed as a way “to…

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Court Case Advances for Alexander’s Accused Killer

By Sabrina Bates A Union City man charged in the stabbing death of DeCora Alexander of South Fulton, who was also a student at UT Martin, had his case bound over to the grand jury after a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon in Obion County General Sessions Court. Tony Markee Mosley, 31, is facing a murder…

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