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AND THE WINNER IS …

AND THE WINNER IS … — Eight-year-old Kipton Powers, who took this image of David Fuzzell of South Fulton in a duck blind using his father’s D7000 Nikon camera, has been selected as The Messenger’s February photo contest winner. He is the son of Kelley and Mallory Powers of Union City and is a second-grader…

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RAISING FUNDS

RAISING FUNDS — Brent Hinson of Union City walked around tables of party-goers Saturday evening at Discovery Park of America while auctioning off a Jiffy Steamer high-quality clothes steamer during the Junior Auxiliary of Obion County Charity Ball. The annual ball raises money which the group uses throughout the year to assist Obion County’s youth.…

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First #WalkandReadAcrossWeakley Is in the Books

By Karen Campbell Press Reporter How do you top a night on Broadway (in Nashville) and a stop at the Eiffel Tower (in Paris) when entertaining a fellow Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) on her brief visit during Peace Corps week? Take her on a #WalkandReadAcrossWeakley at 7 a.m. on a chilly West Tennessee Saturday! The first leg of my month-long…

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Chloe Moore-McNeil Named Miss Basketball

  Chloe Moore-McNeil can no longer be considered one of the best basketball players in girls’ Class A, because now it is official — she is the best. The Greenfield High School junior guard was named the Class A Miss Basketball by the TSSAA Tuesday night at the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro. She becomes the…

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DHS student is finalist for 2019 National Merit Scholarship

Dresden High School senior Anna Johnson has been named as a Finalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Johnson is considered an exemplary student and is one of only three Dresden High School students to earn the honor of being named a National Merit Finalist in the last 40 years. More than 1.6 million…

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Lannom laid to rest and MIAs remembered

By Karen Campbell Press Reporter “Laid to rest” is perhaps never more appropriately uttered than when referencing the burial of a sailor who for decades was Missing in Action. On Saturday, March 2, 2019—51 years and a day since contact was lost over Vietnam—Lt. Richard Clive “Tito” Lannom finally returned home to Union City and…

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COMING HOME

COMING HOME — White-Ranson Funeral Home officials Brent Callicott (driving the hearse) and Skipper White traveled to Memphis Thursday morning to bring home Union City native Lt. Richard “Tito” Lannom, who died 51 years ago today when his A-6A aircraft went down over the Quang Ninh Province of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. His…

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LANDMARK BUILDING

LANDMARK BUILDING — Hampton’s Skullbone Store, located about three miles east of Bradford, was built in 1948 and owned and managed since 1964 by Landon and Ruby Hampton. They plan to close the store March 9.

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SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE — Union City Rotary Club Scholarship Committee members (from left) Richard Graham, chairman Greg Dozier, Donnie Walton, Bob Regen and Tim Shanks are gearing up for the annual Union City Rotary Club Scholarship program. High school seniors from Obion County Central, South Fulton and Union City, as well as college students from Obion…

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GRAY ARRAIGNED

GRAY ARRAIGNED — South Fulton city manager James D. Gray of Union City appeared for arraignment Tuesday afternoon in the courtroom at the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex. He was arrested Monday night for two counts of criminal simulation in connection with allegedly trying to pass a counterfeit bill twice over the weekend at two…

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