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Bigger messages received during Red Ribbon Week

By Karen Campbell Special to The Press Students are accustomed to anti-drug and alcohol messages during Red Ribbon Week. For almost 35 years nationwide, October has been a time to create awareness of the perils of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and bullying. In 2019, the theme is Send the Message. Weakley County is no exception as…

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Sports hall of fame coming to WC

An idea for a county-wide sports hall of fame is coming to fruition. According to Weakley County Sports Hall of Fame Executive Director John Hatler, after two years of discussion, “A Weakley County Sports Hall of Fame is becoming a reality.” The nonprofit organization was officially chartered Oct. 1 of this year with 12 individuals…

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A trip to Italy: a sunrise in Siena

By Michelle Fieser 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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JOINT SERVICE SET

JOINT SERVICE SET — Tina M. Henderson of South Fulton and her great-grandson, 4-year-old Riley Taylor, will be laid to rest Saturday following a joint funeral service. Contributions to help with funeral expenses may be made to the Henderson/Taylor Memorial Fund, in care of Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in Fulton.

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HALLOWEEN PREPARATIONS

HALLOWEEN PREPARATIONS — Main Street-Union City board member Ivy Rogers (left) joined executive director Lauren Tanner Tuesday to label around 1,500 snack-size packages of Skittles, Hershey’s chocolate bars and Air Heads with Main Street stickers in preparation for Thursday’s Downtown Union City Trick or Treat event from 3-5 p.m.

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CHIMES KICKS OFF

CHIMES KICKS OFF — Chimes for Charity co-chairmen Audrey Gregg, current treasurer of the Union City J’Cettes, and Ben Hopkins, president of the UC Jaycees, checked dates on a calendar Tuesday as they discussed plans for the 2019 drive. The Chimes office will officially open for the season Monday to begin accepting applications for food…

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Crocheted creatures on display

By Christian Ashlar Press Reporter Monsters have come to Martin! Not the kind with sharp fangs and claws but the kind made from spun thread, imagination, and a lot of care. A talented local artist has brought to life a host of delightful creatures made from yarn and displayed them throughout historic downtown Martin for…

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Weakley County Reconciliation Project encourages conversation

By Christian Ashlar Press Reporter In its tri-fold brochure, the Weakley County Reconciliation Project states its mission as one of discovery and acknowledgement of a shared history. These two elements are critical to understanding and success of any community, region or organization. “Our work is to learn who we are and how we can be…

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‘HALL’OWEEN FUN

‘HALL’OWEEN FUN — Ridgemont Elementary School teacher Lisa Tucker handed out candy to students at the school during Halloween in the Halls Friday night. Among the children enjoying the spirited event was Jenna Savers, daughter of Eric and Britteny Savers of Union City. Such activities may be the best times for children to go trick-or-treating…

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GIDDY UP

GIDDY UP — Six-year-old Ana Patterson, daughter of Jay and Bethany Patterson of Union City, worked her way through the hula hoop portion of a maze during the Obion County Public Library’s annual Halloween party Saturday as children’s coordinator Ashley Bishop, dressed as Jessie from Pixar’s “Toy Story” movies, looked on. The theme of this…

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