Longtime UCHS broadcaster Jim Cawley dies at age 55
Cancer has silenced one of the area’s most familiar voices. Jim Cawley, long-time broadcaster for Union City High School and Obion County sports and veteran radio news man, died this morning at 6:45 after a year-and-a-half battle with the incurable disease. He was 55. Cawley was diagnosed with brain cancer in the fall of 2006 and had undergone extensive surgery and treatments since then. He continued to work at his job at Reelfoot Bank in the public relations department until about a month ago. For more than 35 years and more than 3,000 games, Cawley was the voice of Obion County high school sports. He covered mostly Union City athletics, but also broadcast both Obion County Central and South Fulton preps as well. For more information, see today’s edition of The Messenger.