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Westview students become publishers on a mission

By Karen Campbell Special to The Press A contemporary issues class at Westview took a dramatic turn when the topic of children’s literacy rates came up. As a result, 14 students became authors and publishers. Lindsey Stover, now in her third year of teaching, brought the new class to the school. Children’s literacy rates intrigued…

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MES students take the stage, presenting ‘Seussical, Jr.’

Martin Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade students will unlock the imaginations of Weakley County citizens when they bring the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird, the Whos in Whoville and other Seuss favorites to life with their production of “Seussical JR.,” it was announced last week by the Cat…

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Local family has long tradition of military service

By Sabrina Bates News Producer While military service “isn’t for everyone,” the family of Larry Clark of Martin has a long history of service to this country. Clark began his service in the United States Air Force Oct. 24, 1967. For Clark, he found service in the Air Force to be a way of life…

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CHIMES TIME

CHIMES TIME — Chimes for Charity secretary Stacy Hogan took a food basket application over the phone as she manned the charitable organization’s phone line last week. The Chimes office officially opened for the season a week ago and will remain open through Friday to accept applications for baskets which will be delivered to families…

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VETERANS VISIT

VETERANS VISIT — Lake Road Elementary School students Aubrey Davidson (left), a kindergartner, and Ally Davidson, a third-grader, enjoyed a visit with their father, U.S. Navy veteran Shad Davidson of Mayfield, Ky., during the school’s annual Veterans Day breakfast this morning. Davidson served in the Navy from 1991 to 2003 and was a machinist’s mate…

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Veteran recalls life in the jungle

By Sabrina Bates News Producer U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Gleason native Tommy Hopper can remember a part of his life spent sleeping on the ground when he lived in the jungles of Vietnam. At the young age of 18, that 13-month deployment was a way of life for him and his comrades in the…

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Family celebrating U.S. citizenship

By Sabrina Bates News Producer After an 8-year process, a Martin family is celebrating citizenship after their head of household gained his citizenship Monday morning. Domingo (Mingo) Gonzalez joined the 56 people from across west Tennessee in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Monday in Jackson for a Naturalization Ceremony.…

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Hayslett goes from soybeans to ‘Sistas’

By Brandy Cochran Special to The Press Lights! Camera! Action! Crystal Hayslett stands center of the stage she helped develop, wearing the outfit she chose, while holding the script to the show she aided in producing. She holds her breath as the lights turn on as she takes off on her first professional acting experience.…

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A trip to Italy: lost in Florence

By Ethan Tester Special to The Press A partnership between the University of Tennessee at Martin and the Dante Alighieri Society in Siena, Italy, has made it possible for UTM students to take part in an ongoing study abroad program. Six students through Dr. Jeff Longacre’s “Creative Non-Fiction: Travel Writing” class are a part of…

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Miss UTM, TN Soybean Festival crowned

Kailey Duffy, a junior nursing major at the University of Tennessee at Martin, became Miss UT Martin 2020, and Miura Rempis, a student from Middle Tennessee State University, became Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival 2020 during the combined scholarship pageant held Oct. 26 in the UT Martin Russell Duncan Ballroom. The pageant is cosponsored by the…

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