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BEST IMPRESSIONS

BEST IMPRESSIONS — Students from across Obion County are hoping to make a good impression as Union City Rotary Club members — including (from left) Mike Cox, Richard Graham, Greg Dozier, Bob Regen and Donnie Walton — conduct interviews for the club’s annual scholarship program. To-date, the organization has awarded more than $5.75 million to…

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A HAND UP

A HAND UP — Obion County Habitat for Humanity volunteers worked in 2018 on the Watson family home in Troy, which is located next door to another Habitat home built in 2016. Since Habitat opened in 1995, volunteers and resident families have built 48 homes here. Director Judy Underwood said the program, which is also…

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THE GIFT OF LIFE

THE GIFT OF LIFE — Blue and Green Day, which draws attention to the importance of organ and tissue donation, was marked Friday with a special program hosted by the Obion County clerk’s office at the courthouse in downtown Union City. On hand to advocate organ donation were (from left) Pat and Billy Keeling of…

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FULL BASKET

FULL BASKET — As sprinkles started to fall from the sky Saturday, children as old as 11 scrambled all over the lawn at the Jones-Walker Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4862 to pick up colorful Easter eggs. Among them was 2-year-old Jazman Mendez of Union City, who ended up with an overflowing basket of the…

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HISTORIC MOMENT

HISTORIC MOMENT — Obion Countians Heather and Jason Kendall paused outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, for a quick photo when they visited in June 2018 as chaperones for the Union City Rotary Club-sponsored trip to Europe for local high school students. Mrs. Kendall is guidance counselor at Obion County Central High School. A…

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FLIPPED

FLIPPED — Firefighters from the Union City Fire Department (from left) FFC John Brown, Lt. Kelly Stubblefield and David Wall worked Monday afternoon to clean up glass and broken pieces from a 2010 Dodge Challenger driven by Sydney Lawrence Sergerson of Union City. According to a Union City Police Department report, Sergerson’s vehicle collided with…

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McCall Retires from Big Cypress

By Randy Cavin There comes a time when a person who loves a job will have to say goodbye to it. Bill McCall reached that point in his life as April 12 was his last day as the manager of the Big Cypress Tree State Park in Greenfield. McCall joined the Tennessee State Park service…

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Walk Across TN Concludes

Eight weeks ago, a total of 38 teams committed to a Walk Across Tennessee and this week, the final totals for Weakley County revealed that they had met the challenge – at least 82 times! Tuesday, the Weakley County Health Department and UT Extension, collaborative partners in promoting the health-focused annual event, recognized participants and…

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Local Athletes Show Off Olympic Skills

By Clinton Smith Local student-athletes showed off their special talents recently when Union City High School hosted the Upper West Tennessee Special Olympics Spring Games April 4. One hundred and twenty seven Special Olympics athletes from nine schools in Obion, Weakley, and Henry counties participated. The annual event was sponsored by Upper West Tennessee Special…

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A GROWING PROBLEM

A GROWING PROBLEM — Members of Samburg’s condemnation committee, city officials and property owners met with state consultants and a local engineer to get advice and legal guidance concerning the drainage and flooding issues the city is experiencing. Friday morning (from left) Samburg city recorder Sheena Albritton, property owner Lora Lee Gooch (partially hidden), Samburg…

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