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FULL OF HOLIDAY CHEER

FULL OF HOLIDAY CHEER — The Union City School Board was treated to a special performance by the Union City High School Christmas Choir Monday night. As part of the school board meeting, the choir performed several traditional holiday tunes, including “Silver Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bells” and “White Christmas.” The group of talented…

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PROTECTING AND SERVING

PROTECTING AND SERVING — Obion County sheriff’s deputy Danny Evans carried a box of canned food to an awaiting trailer amid rain Friday morning as he helped during the fourth annual “Blue Lights and Banks” in front of the Obion County Courthouse in downtown Union City. The Chimes for Charity event was a cooperative effort…

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TREE LIGHTING

TREE LIGHTING — Debbie Gambill (not pictured), wife of the late John Gambill, had the honor of lighting Fulton’s Christmas tree during the Fulton Tourism Commission-sponored Christmas in the Park festivities on Saturday. Following the lighting, the commission set off fireworks and the Fulton City Choir sang a selection of Christmas carols. Volunteers with the…

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Schools taking care of those in need

MES Beta Club students and angel tree By Karen Campbell Special to The Press With Thanksgiving break approaching Wednesday, the countdown to Christmas has begun for many students in the county. And, with the help of local schools, each community is ensuring that every child has the opportunity to find something under the tree this…

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Empowering the workforce of Weakley County

By Christian Ashlar Press Reporter According to various online sources (one of which being www.tn.gov), the unemployment rate in Weakley County is 3.1 percent, as of September 2019. This is down from 5.1 percent recorded in January of this same year. Manpower of the Mid-South, a company in business since 1978, has opened a location…

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Wheels in motion for proposed skate park

By Christian Ashlar Press Reporter Focus, determination, optimism and vision are qualities many adults aspire to possess. Twelve-year old Morgan Scherfel has these qualities in abundance and is putting them to good use. Bored with riding the same streets of Martin every day, Morgan and three other friends decided to do something about it. Along…

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Weakley County represents at Beta Convention

By Karen Campbell Special to The Press Beta Club members from Gleason, Greenfield, Dresden, and Westview were among the approximately 4,500 students at the state convention held in Nashville last week, the largest in the history of Tennessee Senior Beta Convention. This week, Dresden Middle participated in the middle school convention. The senior convention Thursday…

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Legion Post #55 celebrates 100 years

By Sabrina Bates News Producer A local organization with a tradition of helping veterans and their family members will join the National American Legion in celebrating a 100-year legacy next month. The American Legion Post #55 of Martin was chartered in Weakley County Dec. 16, 1919. Since then, the local Post has expanded to include…

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Josh Brooks: Voice of forgotten veterans

Josh Brooks and Jon Stewart By Brandy Cochran Special to The Press Vincent Van Gogh once said, “Art is to console those who are broken by life,” and most artists would agree whole-heartedly with this statement. Those who are touched with the talent of writing, singing, sculpting, painting, drawing or dance tend to work through…

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Events planned to ‘light up’ City of Martin

“Sounds of Christmas” is the theme for the 2019 Kiwanis and City of Martin Christmas Parade to be held Dec. 2, with a rain date of Dec. 3. The annual parade is a highlight of the Light Up Martin event on the same day when food trucks will be in downtown Martin and a concert,…

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