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GOING THE DISTANCE

GOING THE DISTANCE — Everett-Stewart Regional Airport’s board easily and pleasantly practiced social distancing for its early-morning session today by meeting in the wide-open D hangar, the leasing of which was on the agenda for board action. Beforehand, WillAero LLC owner William Waggoner (seated far left) talked with Full Stop Aviation Services owners (continuing from…

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GERMAN POW CAMP

GERMAN POW CAMP — This prison camp at Stalag IX, A, is where Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds of Tennessee and more than 1,200 other American prisoners of war were taken in 1945. Like many Tennesseans before and after him, Edmonds was a war hero. Due to his actions in a German POW camp in 1945,…

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Years of cooling shade ended after May 3 storm

By Randy Cavin It provided years of cooling shade in the summer and it went through harsh winters with whistling winds from the north. The old white oak tree located on the property of Jim and Aline Roberts in Sharon saw its share of bad weather; however, it saw its final storm on May 3.…

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Hall of Fame golf scramble rescheduled

In an effort to comply with local, state and The National Golf Course Superintendent Association of America’s guidelines, the Weakley County Sports Hall of Fame has postponed the inaugural golf scramble once again.  The hopes of the WCSHOF is to still conduct the event, and it will be held June 25, at Persimmon Hills Golf…

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‘SENIOR’ ADVICE

‘SENIOR’ ADVICE — Leon Mann, a resident at Integrity Park Terrace Assisted Living in South Fulton, holds up a sign with his advice — “Keep on keeping on” — for seniors graduating from high school in the Class of 2020. He was one of 20 residents who held up signs offering words of encouragement or…

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Farm to School: serving local produce in grab-n-go lunches

In Weakley County School lunches last week, they had locally grown, fresh strawberries. Research shows that the most effective way to get kids excited about eating more fruits and vegetables is to engage them in the growing, cooking, and tasting of delicious, fresh produce.  This engagement is where the Weakley County Farm to School Program…

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‘Give to Win’ benefits TN Special Olympians

Members of Special Olympics Tennessee are excited to announce they are hosting a giveaway drawing this summer as a fundraiser for the organization. From now through June 17, “Give to Win-Making Champions Together” allows participants to purchase $10 tickets and be entered to win one of three prizes. The first-place prize is a 50/50 cash…

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Greenfield soldier earns promotion

WORTHY PROMOTION — Lt. Col. Trent Scates of Greenfield (left) received a promotion to the rank of colonel last week by 194th Engineer Brigade Commander Col. Ross Warner while stationed in the Middle East as part of the Tennessee Army National Guard.

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ANCIENT HISTORY

ANCIENT HISTORY — The severe thunderstorms that pushed through the area recently featured straight-line winds that reached around 70 mph at times, snapping telephone poles, causing structure damage and uprooting trees. In the backyard of 4461 Countrywood St. in Union City, Russell and Gilda Kitchen lost what had been the oldest tree in their neighborhood.…

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SMOKY SCENE

SMOKY SCENE — Union City Fire Department Lt. Corey Jones (right) pulled a section of hose toward a home at 1512 Matthews St., while Union City Fire Chief Kelly Edmison kept close watch on a carport corner post to ensure it didn’t give way, during a fire Monday. The fire was reported at 1:13 p.m.…

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