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Frazier Offers No Support for Proposed Legislation

The Weakley County School Board heard updates from host site Martin Elementary and the county’s school nutrition program and an assessment of current proposed legislation before the Tennessee General Assembly at April’s monthly meeting. See the April 9 edition of The Press for details on the night’s presentations.   As part of the update from…

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An Interview with Ryan Rooster Lee

By Brandy Cochran Art is the mind’s medium when coping with stress of all kinds. Whether it is a relaxing night of a wine-and-paint-class with close friends after a long week at the office, writing poetry alone at the local park on a sunny day, or creating pottery with your partner in the backyard on…

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Final #WalkandReadAcrossWeakley Concludes

By Karen Campbell “I’m ready to ‘have done’ this.” The first time I uttered those words was 30 years ago on my first international trip. I was in my mid-20s and leading a group of 17 people (half of whom only spoke Japanese and one of whom was blind) on a tour of China that…

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Recruits Proving to Be Army Strong

By Sabrina Bates They piled into the office of the recruiting station — it was obvious their backgrounds were diverse, but they knew one another as if they were family members. Each wore a smile, and some a bit of nervousness around their eyes. Although their stories were quite different, they all shared a common goal…

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Healthy Outlook for Local Hospitals

A recent CBS Sunday Morning report by Lee Cowan included a montage of tv newscasters announcing the closure of numerous hospitals across the country. McKenzie Regional Hospital was in that montage. The segment noted that since 2010, 99 rural hospitals have closed across the country. Tennessee Hospital Association reports that since 2012, 10 hospitals in Tennessee…

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Reed’s Seeds Reflects Namesake’s Energy & Heart

By Karen Campbell Like its namesake, Reed’s Seeds is action-oriented, ensuring that needs are met. Matt and Charla Butler started the support organization that helps families facing a grave illness or catastrophic event in 2016. The upcoming Team Reed Spring Shootout on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Westview High School’s gym will be the fourth…

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Child Advocates Recognize Weakley County Press

As child advocates gathered recently in Nashville at the 31st annual Children’s Advocacy Days to network, learn from leaders and share their unique knowledge of ways the state can improve child well being with policymakers, they also honored those who have contributed to a better state for its children. The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth…

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MILITARY HISTORY

MILITARY HISTORY — Confederate re-enactors advanced on Union re-enactors during Civil Wars Days at Discovery Park of America in 2018. This year DPA is combining its Civil War Days and Military Living History into one historical, educational weekend set for April 5, 6 and 7. The entire park will be activated with something new to…

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CLOSING SINGER

CLOSING SINGER — Phillip Coleman will be closing out Rhythm on the Rails, a summer music series scheduled for Thursday nights in May and June at Discovery Park of America in Union City. Coleman is an Obion County native who has written such country music hits as “All Kinds of Kinds,” recorded by Miranda Lambert,…

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A FEW TIPS

A FEW TIPS — The Obion County Public Library opened nearly 16 years ago, but it’s still drawing the attention of area libraries. Earlier this week, director Michele Barnes hosted library boards from Weakley County’s C.E. Weldon Public Library and Gibson County Memorial Library to show them around the local facility. (See related photos Page…

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