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Juneteenth Vigil

STANDING UNITED — Eight-year-old Nilay McAfee joined Martin Police officers (from left) patrol officer Brandyn Brown, Lt. Mike Wenz and Lt. Dean Brooks during a Freedom Day, Juneteenth recognition event and candlelight vigil held beside Martin City Hall downtown Friday evening. The event drew people of all walks of life, carrying posters and sporting T-shirts…

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MHS Class of 1957-58 Sign Recovered and Restored

NEW LIFE FOR OLD SIGN — Vintage Iron Works father and son team, made up of (from left) Bill and George Wyatt Zarecor, salvaged what they could to restore an artifact discovered in a pile of rubble by David Tuck, who then enlisted the help and interest of current sign owner Jason Jackson. The iron…

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PEACEFUL PROTEST

PEACEFUL PROTEST — Members of several area motorcycle clubs gathered Saturday in front of Abernathy’s on West Main Street in Union City holding signs with messages supporting Black Lives Matter or in response to a recent Facebook post denouncing the movement. The owner of the longtime local dealership has been at the center of a…

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Greenfield Board honors Lady Yellowjackets’ 34-0 season

By Sabrina Bates News Producer After the coronavirus pandemic canceled spring sports across the state, the Greenfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen opted to recognize its 2019-20 Greenfield High School Lady Yellowjackets basketball team during its monthly meeting held last week. The winning team was in the middle of battling for the TSSAA state championship…

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Grandson brings grandfather’s vintage truck back to life

By Randy Cavin Sports Editor Anybody who knows Frank Vincent of Martin is well aware that he used to love to hunt quail. The vehicle Vincent used to get to his favorite hunting spots was a Jeep J10 pickup truck, which he purchased brand new in 1979. Vincent’s trusty pickup truck had seen its share…

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Splash Pad Opens

SPLASH PAD OPENS — RaChelle Tharpes, 8-year-old daughter of Charity Pinkston and DeAnte Tharpes, both of Mayfield, Ky., leaped over a water-spitting frog at Union City’s new splash pad on Sunswept Drive Wednesday morning. She was in Union City visiting her cousin, 2-year-old Kayzlee Long (not pictured), daughter of Casidy Connell of Union City and…

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COURTHOUSE CHECK

COURTHOUSE CHECK — Theresa Calhoun (right) of Troy had her temperature checked by Delilah Eaves, an Obion County Sheriff’s Office employee who works as a courthouse security officer, as she went into the Obion County Courthouse Monday afternoon to conduct business at the county clerk’s office. As a precaution due to COVID-19, all courthouse visitors…

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UNDER 30 ALL-STAR

UNDER 30 ALL-STAR — Obion County native Austin Burrow, a field engineer and master electrician for InPwr Inc. in Norfolk, Va., was recently selected as one of EC&M magazine’s “30 Under 30 All-Stars” in the electrical industry. The Obion County Central High School graduate is the son of Charles Burrow of Elbridge and Shanna Burrow…

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Martin Board approves property tax hike

By Sabrina Bates News Producer For the first time in 18 years, City of Martin residents are looking at an increase in their property taxes. During a monthly board meeting held last week, the Martin Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved, on its first reading, a property tax increase from $1.4044  per $100 of assessed…

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