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TESTING, TESTING

TESTING, TESTING — Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Patrick Dilday, a trooper and Drug Recognition Expert who serves Obion and Lake counties, walked among a class of area law enforcement officers as they took a final test during an Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) class presented last week in Obion County. The course was hosted…

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PRACTICING LINES

PRACTICING LINES — Allyson Rose Beaman (from left), Linus Pulley and Morgan Holtzclaw recently rehearsed their lines for the upcoming performance of “Hamilton & Burr” on Dec. 8 at Discovery Park of America in Union City. Miss Beaman is the daughter of Wendy Beaman, Pulley is the son of Tracy Pulley and Miss Holtzclaw is…

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Grant Brings Broadband to Remote Weakley Areas

West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications will receive a $3 million grant to construct a 1-gigabit-per-second-capable broadband network that will be accessible by more than 406 unserved homes and businesses in one of the most remote areas of Weakley County. “We’ve been working with Weakley County officials to develop ways we can expand much-needed broadband service…

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CHRISTMAS STARTING NOW

CHRISTMAS STARTING NOW — Local residents know Christmas is starting when Union City Energy Authority installs the massive community Christmas tree at the Obion County Courthouse. Austin Rudd of Troy, a three-year employee, was busy fluffing the branches and installing ornaments on the tree Tuesday morning. The tree will be illuminated Dec. 6 at 5:30…

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FEEDING A CROWD

FEEDING A CROWD — Russ Wright of Troy worked to stir huge pans of mashed potatoes ahead of Tuesday night’s Feeding of the 5,000 Thanksgiving Soul Food Café at the Refuge Church, which meets at the Obion County fairgrounds. The Feeding of the 5,000 was held throughout the afternoon at the fairgrounds, resulting in distribution…

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HEADED TO THE CAPITAL

HEADED TO THE CAPITAL — Many local high school juniors applied, but only 12 were selected for a trip to Washington, D.C., courtesy the Union City Rotary Club. The lucky group, selected from Union City, South Fulton and Obion County Central high schools for the trip set for the summer of 2019 are (front, from…

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HEADED TO EUROPE

HEADED TO EUROPE — The Union City Rotary Club has announced the names of the 10 juniors selected from Obion County Central, South Fulton and Union City high schools for a seven-country tour of Europe next summer completely free. Those students are (front, from left) Olivia Dysart, Davie Townes, Haley Thomas, Amelia Kingrey, Hadleigh Cary,…

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KEY PLAYERS

KEY PLAYERS — Union City High School Key Club members (from left) Kaylee Perkins and Madison Adams, both of Union City, helped Union City Kiwanis Club member Fred Hancock cook up pancakes in the kitchen at the Union City Middle School Saturday morning when the Kiwanis Club held its annual Myrtle Harton Pancake Day. The…

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CHIMES’ CHEER

CHIMES’ CHEER — Lauren Tanner of Rives helped a little girl shop for new winter clothing Sunday afternoon during Chimes for Charity’s annual children’s shopping tour, held at Walmart Supercenter in Union City. She was among dozens of volunteers who turned out to assist. A total of 184 children in need from across Obion County…

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Confusion Calmed with the Help of Busy Buddies

Experts say people with dementia often show anxiety or agitation through fidgety hands or pacing. This is just one more difficulty dealt with by those who take care of the elderly. But a group of women in Martin are helping ease this source of stress. Monica Elling, a member of Faith Lutheran Church’s quilting circle,…

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