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TALKING TRANSITION

TALKING TRANSITION — Tim Watkins of McKenzie, who was hired Monday night as Obion County’s next director of schools, was greeted by current director Dr. Leah Watkins as he arrived at the Obion County School System’s central office in Union City early today. The Obion County School Board will be negotiating a contract with the…

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COMING HOME

COMING HOME — A group of 10 local students and their two chaperones have hopped all over Europe for nearly two weeks, visiting locations in England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France thanks to the Union City Rotary Club and the Kirkland Foundation. They boarded a plane early today to return home from their…

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Add some farmer’s market fare to your holiday

By Kelley Lassiter Special to The Press Nothing says Fourth of July like the smell of the grill firing up some food before all the firework festivities. Although most folks think of hot dogs, hamburgers, and the like when it comes to your Independence Day fare, why not add a little local flavor from the…

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TALKIN’ TITANS

TALKIN’ TITANS — Mike Keith (right), the radio “Voice of the Tennessee Titans,” talks with Union City Rotary Club member Jim Harrelson following Keith’s talk at the weekly meeting of the local club on Friday. Keith gave updates on the team’s personnel through free agent signings and the draft, pointed out the positive impact the…

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TROY MISHAP

TROY MISHAP — An 18-wheeler crashed into Bob and Shirley Moffitt’s home on Virginia Drive, just off Highway 51, in Troy on Friday evening, resulting in damage but apparently no injuries. The Troy Fire Department posted photos on its Facebook page with the message, “Extremely thankful that there was nobody in the path before the…

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ROTARY TRAVELERS

ROTARY TRAVELERS — Local students from Obion County Central, South Fulton and Union City high schools have been on two Union City Rotary-sponsored trips to Washington, D.C., and Europe thanks to generous local donors. Among those students traveling this week in Washington, D.C., where one of the stops was the Pentagon, are (above, from left)…

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE — Twelve students and two chaperones on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., had the opportunity to speak with Congressman David Kustoff on the steps of the Capitol Wednesday afternoon. He told them about some upcoming votes and some recent history about the called-off attack on Iran just last week. Chaperone Melissa Scates…

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SWISS ALPS

SWISS ALPS — Ten local high school students and their chaperones — among them (from left) Caleb Parker, Hudson Angel, Quintarius Udley and Alex Heathcock — took in the breathtaking views of the Austrian alps as they crossed the border between Germany and Austria this week. Chaperone Jodi Powell reported they listened to “The Sound…

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VISITING HONEST ABE

VISITING HONEST ABE — The local students selected to tour Washington, D.C., courtesy of an anonymous donor and the Union City Rotary Club, wasted no time upon their arrival in the nation’s capital on Tuesday. The group visited the Lincoln Memorial and several other famous monuments during an evening tour. The group includes students (front,…

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RECEPTION SCHEDULED

RECEPTION SCHEDULED — The Union City Police Department will be saying good-bye to long-time employee Pam Wisdom of Union City Friday from 1-3 p.m. at the police station. After 45 years on the job as a police dispatcher and then records clerk, she has decided to retire.

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