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OC scrimmage helps
Shelton scholarship

A $5 admission charge to Friday’s Obion County Central-Henry County football scrimmage will benefit the Ross Shelton Scholarship Fund, according to OCCHS officials.
The Rebel Store will also be open before, during and after the scrimmage, selling new items. Concessions will be available, too.
Action is set to begin at 6:30 for the Rebels and the reigning Class 5A state champion Patriots.

McCullar golf event
has Aug. 17 date

The 5th annual Scotty McCullar Memorial Golf Championship is scheduled for Aug. 17 at Wingfoot Golf Course in Union City.
An incorrect date for the event was published in The Messenger last week.
The event, which benefits the American Cancer Society, will have three flights for men and women.
Entry fee is $300 per four-person team or $75 per person.
There are also hole, tee, birdie and eagle sponsorships available.
In addition, the 18th hole has been dedicated to both cancer survivors and those who lost their battle with the disease for $25 per name.
For more information, call Peggy Donaldson at 267-3946 or Elizabeth Gurley at 415-3099.

Titans sign Wright
to four-year deal

By The Associated Press
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a four-year deal with first-round draft pick Kendall Wright.
A person familiar with the deal says it’s worth $8.2 million, with a signing bonus of $4.47 million.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms had not been announced.
A wide receiver out of Baylor, Wright is expected to play a big role in the Tennessee offense.
Starting receiver Kenny Britt is on the physically unable to perform list with knee problems and also may be facing discipline from the league regarding a DUI arrest in Kentucky earlier this month.
Wright starred at Baylor as the primary target for Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, and was the 20th pick overall in the draft.

Notre Dame pair
benched for opener

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame has suspended quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese for the Sept. 1 season opener against Navy in Ireland.
Coach Brian Kelly made the announcement Tuesday, a little less than two months after the two players were arrested following an off-campus party in South Bend, Ind.
Kelly says the two made a set of “poor decisions” and will therefore not travel with the team to Ireland.
Rees was pepper-sprayed and arrested after he ran away from an off-campus party on May 3 and knocked the wind out of a police officer who caught up to him.
Calabrese was charged with a misdemeanor count of intimidation.
Rees pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor resisting law enforcement and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.
The 20-year-old junior was sentenced to 50 hours of community service and 11 months of probation.
Published in The Messenger 8.1.12

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