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VFW DISPLAY

VFW DISPLAY — Jones-Walker Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4862 auxiliary member Channa Cole worked Thursday afternoon to install a display in the cases located in the lobby of the Obion County Public Library. The local VFW’s mission is to honor the dead by serving the living and to help veterans, family and community. The…

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AND THE WINNER IS …

AND THE WINNER IS … — Gail Theriac of Hornbeak, who took this image of Ella Duncan at her daughter’s Union City home, has been selected as The Messenger’s January photo contest winner. The Messenger is currently accepting entries for the February contest. The winning photo will be published on the front page the following…

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CUPS FOR CURE

CUPS FOR CURE — The third annual Cups for the Cure, a cancer research fundraiser, was held Saturday in Martin and drew more than 200 supporters, including (from left) University of Tennessee at Martin student Stella Preuett, who is from Obion County, and Union City residents Paige Waites, Sarah Middlebrook and Sara Mathis. Co-hosted by…

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American Legion Riders Undertake Monumental Project

The American Legion Riders, a working group of American Legion Post 55 of Martin, have launched a campaign to ensure that all veterans’ burial sites in Weakley County are visible and the veterans receive the honor they deserve. While the Veterans Administration provides a foot marker for the graves of veterans, the installation of the…

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WHS Teacher Graduates in WestTeach Inaugural Class

Westview faculty member Kimberly Elliott believes that teachers are preparing future employees for the workforce, whether that classroom is filled with kindergartners or high school seniors. Her belief was reinforced last fall as she participated in the inaugural WestTeach class, sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin’s WestStar Leadership Program. Elliott joined fellow WestTeach…

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Story Project Seeks WC Training School Storytellers

When the families of the Weakley County Training School reunite for the annual homecoming events in Martin in August, the laughter and sometimes tears erupting around picnic spots in the park or formal dining tables are hints of the power of memories shared and celebrated. Two women want to ensure that at least some of…

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South Fulton Middle/High School/Elementary placed on soft lockdown

BREAKING NEWS: South Fulton Middle/High School and SF Elementary were placed on soft lockdown late this morning due to a reported bank robbery in Fulton. School officials said the precautionary measure is not the result of anything which occurred at one of the schools, but rather due to an incident in the community and to…

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SC Fugitive, Out on Bond, Apprehended in Weakley County

A suspect wanted for attempted murder that eluded police in South Carolina was finally captured in rural Weakley County after a chase that involved sheriff’s deputies, Dresden police and the assistance of at least one witness. Considered armed and dangerous by Orangeburg County Sheriff’s office, Nathaniel Isaiah Roberts of Neeses, South Carolina, was sought in…

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’BORO BOUND

’BORO BOUND — South Fulton stunned county rival and previously unbeaten Hillcrest 32-27 in the championship game of the TMSAA Class A Section 4 Tournament at Millington on Monday night. With the win, the Red Devilettes earn a spot in the TMSAA state tournament in Murfreesboro this weekend, playing Harriman Friday night at 7:15. The…

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PROMOTING EACH OTHER

PROMOTING EACH OTHER — Finding ways to promote tourism in Obion County as a solid unit was the primary goal during a meeting of business and community leaders held Monday at Discovery Park of America. Colleen Coury (from left), West Tennessee regional coordinator of public affairs with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture; Anna Graham with…

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