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Weakley Teachers of the Year Recognized

Appreciation was an underlying theme at the May School Board Meeting last week at Westview High School. In his opening remarks, Steve Vantrease pointed out that May 8 is National School Nurse Day and May 6-10 serve as both School Nutrition Employee and Teacher Appreciation Weeks and thanked those groups. Jeromy Davidson, principal of the…

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Westview’s 1st Baseball Team Gifts Current

By Karen Campbell As the 2019 District 13AA baseball tournament begins today (Thursday) with Westview as host, some former players recall a time when the school didn’t have a field, a coach or a team. In the 1971-72 school year, the consolidation of Martin and Sharon was still fresh. Coach Harry Ferguson, who concluded his…

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Emerging Leader Profile – Shelby Spurgeon

By Karen Campbell Shelby Spurgeon is a study in contradictions. Long, blonde waves frame a youthful face, but a twinkle in her eyes and a knowing smile hint these are just the trappings of an old soul. Adorned in heels she clicks her way through board rooms and across barnyards and chicken houses without a…

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Weakley County Schools Receive Additional Suicide Prevention Training

By Karen Campbell Schools in Tennessee are now mandated to provide at least two hours of in-service suicide prevention training for all public school staff. At Friday’s Hidden in Plain Sight presentations on mental health provided by Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth and several other sponsors, members of the Weakley County Schools staff, nurses…

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Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention Explored

By Karen Campbell Numbers became real people with real stories of loss when a statistical update on suicide in Tennessee was followed by a panel of family members who had lost mothers and children by their own hands. The startling statistics and heart-wrenching testimonies were part of the Hidden in Plain Sight day of presentations…

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EVENT OFFERINGS

EVENT OFFERINGS — Six-year-old Kara Pate, daughter of Bo and Holly Pate of Troy, modeled clothes from Sweet Pea Boutique, alongside her grandmother, Trish Dial of Troy, who wore an offering from Old Union Boutique, during Saturday’s Troy Ladies Day. The sixth annual event was hosted by Troy businesses and leaders at Obion County Central…

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READY TO RUN

READY TO RUN — Greg Dozier was joined by his daughter, Magnolia Lane Dozier, for the seventh annual Glo for a Cure Friday night in Union City. She is also the daughter of Dr. Selena Dozier. The event was started by Michael and Laney Rogers of Union City in honor of their daughter, Ada, who…

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Alton Pritchard

Alton Lee Pritchard, 67, of Tiptonville, formerly of Hickman, Ky., died Thursday, April 25, 2019, at The Waters of Union City. Funeral services were to be at noon today at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel in Union City. Interment was to follow in East View Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 11 a.m. until hour of…

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Tron Scott: Old school attitude, new school sound

By Brandy Cochran Over the past 10 years, the way in which musicians share their works with the world has completely changed. If a band or artist does not have a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter account, or all three, they aren’t even considered on the radar. This evolution in communication has done amazing things and opened…

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Army Recruiters Brainstorm at UTM

By Sabrina Bates United States Army Sgt, Raymond Outlaw (right) of Martin welcomed fellow soldier Sgt. 1st Class Harvey McCuiston of Mississippi to UT Martin recently for a collaborative brainstorming session.By Sabrina Bates Army recruiters from two states came together recently to share one vision in the Paul Meek Library on the UT Martin campus.…

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