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CAR HITS CENTER

CAR HITS CENTER — Union City Fire Department Capt. Corey Jones picked up pieces of insulation and other building debris from around a car which ran through the rear wall of the Union City Surgery Center, just off Bishop Street at Sunswept Drive, at midday Thursday. The driver of the car, 27-year-old Antwon Cotton of…

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SFHS baseball sub-state game changed

SOUTH FULTON HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL HEADED TO SUB-STATE: The South Fulton High School baseball team sub-state baseball game date has been changed due to a conflict with the school’s graduation ceremony on Friday. The team will now be playing their sub-state game on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Whitehaven High School. Admission…

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TAKING THE LEAD

TAKING THE LEAD — The Union City Fire Department team of David Stone (foreground, left) and Lynn Cox in The Whaley got a hefty lead on the It’s Delicious boat with team members Ansley Horner and Mark Porter in Discovery Park of America’s Cardboard Boat Regatta race Saturday. The Whaley team won its first heat…

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NO SPOONS REQUIRED

NO SPOONS REQUIRED — Three-year-old Eva Kate Lozier and her 4-year-old brother Luka Lozier had no need for spoons Friday afternoon when they were eating their ice cream during the first-ever Obion County Fair BBQ Cook Off and Food Truck Festival held over the weekend at the fairgrounds in Union City. They are the children…

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FINALS FOR ALL

FINALS FOR ALL — All five Union City girls’ tennis players who reached the Region 7 Small Class Individual Tournament reached the championship match, with the doubles team of Annie Wade and Shelby Bondurant winning the region title and advancing to the state tournament next week in Murfreesboro. The five players include (from left) Wade,…

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HISTORICAL ART

HISTORICAL ART — Brianna Covington, a senior art student at South Fulton Middle/High School, took advantage of her time spent at home during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Miss Covington painted a large mural that preserves the dark moment in world history by depicting things the students lost, the heroic healthcare worker and the faith…

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RESTORING SERVICE

RESTORING SERVICE — A couple of Spectrum employees were busy working in Samburg Wednesday afternoon to restore cable and Internet services following a storm that moved through the county Tuesday morning. Samburg was one of the hardest hit locations in Obion County. In addition to trees, many older than 100 years, being felled, several buildings…

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Dresden High and bus and maintenance garage sustain damage

The early morning storms which felled trees and power lines causing power outages across the county forced Weakley County Schools Director Randy Frazier to close schools Tuesday. A tour of facilities with department heads disclosed the greatest damage occurred at Dresden High School and the district’s Bus and Maintenance Garage. At the garage, a power…

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ON DISPLAY

ON DISPLAY — Students at Obion County Central High School, including Annabella Wooten and Ethan Buchanan, will have their works of art on display at the 54th annual OCCHS Art Show. More than 2,000 pieces of artwork, including paintings, drawings, photography and ceramics, will be available for viewing in the PE gym Sunday from 2-4…

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Weakley County Launches Virtual School

Weakley County will have a new school in 2021-22. However, the only walls are firewalls and screen time is required. After learning valuable lessons from the Monitored Distance Education (MDE) option offered as a COVID precaution and with new technology gained from federal funding, Weakley County Virtual School is now accepting applications for the upcoming…

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