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Record amount raised in annual poker run

By Sabrina Bates News Producer More than a decade ago a group of S.A.L.s came together for the purpose of offering a fun event to help a family in need. That vision was part of one designed by the group’s fallen brother and former Weakley County Press Sports Editor Joey Guest. A couple of years…

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Billy Dunning

Billy Thomas Dunning, 83, a native and lifelong resident of Greenfield’s Stafford Store community died Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, surrounded by Betty Jane Smith Dunning, his wife of 62 years, and the family he cherished. Born to Onie Manns and Boyd Dunning, Billy never strayed far from his roots. A man of strong faith, he…

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Annual Joey Guest Poker Run is bigger than ever

By Sabrina Bates News Producer The annual event to raise money for a local family began nearly 10 years ago when members of the Sons of the American Legion squadron of Post #55 decided to put together a bike run and donate the proceeds to those in need. Since that first event, the Sons have…

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Martin’s everchanging downtown

By LINDA PLUNK Special to The Press Downtown Martin has been going through a revitalization in the last few years. Just walk or drive slowly through downtown and notice all of the new businesses, attractive storefronts, and projects in the works. It has made me curious about the many changing faces of downtown through the…

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Legion family garnering state attention

By Sabrina Bates News Producer An organization that has a long-standing tradition of service for an elite group of those who have served their country is taking its message statewide. With leadership changes on a local level, the updates for the American Legion Post #55 in Martin have drawn the attention of leaders of the…

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Brandy Spendlove takes over MMS girls’ soccer team

By Randy Cavin Press Sports Editor The love of sports lured Brandy Spendlove to becoming the new girls’ soccer head coach at Martin Middle School. Spendlove replaces Taylor Johnson, who accepted a teaching job at East Elementary School in Humboldt. Spendlove now moves from the Martin Primary School to the middle school, where she will…

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Beginning an exercise routine is easier than you think

By Kelley Eddings Special to The Press “You need to exercise.” If this statement brings a groan or an eye roll (or both) from you, then I’ve got great news. It’s actually easier than you think to get started. I’m not just saying that to make you happy so you’ll keep reading this column (although…

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Sales tax holiday is this weekend

The Tennessee Department of Revenue has announced this weekend shoppers across the state can take advantage of the state’s annual sales tax holiday. Shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on more than 150 different items, including clothing, school supplies and computers, from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 26, until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 28,…

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State signs contract for statewide school testing

Tennessee signed a two-year contract worth almost $40 million for British-based Pearson to take over its student-testing program beginning July 1, according to documents released at the end of June. The contract runs through June 30, 2021, and the state has the option to renew terms annually for up to three years through 2024. The…

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Reed named executive director of state promotion council

The Tennessee Corn Promotion Council (TCPC) has named Carol Reed of Martin as their Executive Director.  TCPC works in cooperation with the Tennessee Corn Promotion Board (TCPB) and the Tennessee Corn Growers Association (TCGA) to support promotions of corn growers in Tennessee. Funding for the promotions will come from the newly–established Tennessee Corn Checkoff program. …

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