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EXCITED ABOUT SPACE

EXCITED ABOUT SPACE — Union City Elementary School second-grader Hillary Campbell, 7, could not contain her excited Thursday for the newest exhibit, “Astronaut,” at Discovery Park of America. Her mother, Jenny Campbell of Union City, said she woke up Thursday morning and all she could talk about was seeing the exhibit and meeting a real…

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Student-illustrated Harvest of the Month calendars available

By Karen Campbell Special to The Press Healthy eating choices are on everyone’s mind as the new year begins, and with the help of several creative Weakley County students, keeping a daily record and making those choices will be easier. The Harvest of the Month Calendar is a collaborative effort of the Northwest Tennessee Local…

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Westview’s ‘D’ wakes up offense

  By Randy Cavin Press Sports Editor Westview opened the District 13AA schedule at home Friday night with a split against Obion County Central, which could have been a sweep for either school. Last season the Lady Chargers did not play well against the Lady Rebels in the district opener and it cost them their…

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STORM’S WRATH

STORM’S WRATH — Terry Taylor of Rives paused Sunday afternoon to survey what was left of the shop he and his son, Seth Taylor, own on Ebenezer Road north of Troy. Two metal buildings the Taylors use in their farming operations were blown apart during a storm with hurricane force winds that blew through Obion…

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2019 planted seeds for 2020 projects

By Sabrina Bates News Producer The ringing in of a new year brings with it hope, opportunities and a fresh start. While there will be 12 months of the development of new ideas, 2020 will be a year when projects from “auld lang syne” will be brought to life in Weakley County. 2019 paved the…

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Stories that shaped the community

By Sabrina Bates News Producer It has become a tradition for The Press to reflect on the previous year as a chapter begins to close and another awaits to be written with the coming of the new year. In searching the archives of headlines from the last 12 months, the theme of community is one…

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Reflections of 2019 from UT Martin

By Erin Chesnut University Relations The Spring semester is right around the corner for the University of Tennessee at Martin. As campus officials look forward to the coming year, growth and progress remain among the list of priorities each passing year. The town and gown relationship UT Martin maintains with its community is evident as…

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All about team for Martin Fire Department

By Sabrina Bates News Producer When “Mayday, Mayday” comes across the line of radios within a department that has been battling a blaze, it creates an even deeper sense of urgency for firefighters. When everyone else goes running out of a burning building, fire crews are running inside. Facing lack of oxygen, heavy equipment, unstable…

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DMS holiday tradition crosses oceans

By Karen Campbell Special to The Press At a time when experts acknowledge students are self-absorbed as part of their natural developmental process, Dresden Middle School (DMS) students are showing signs of great empathy. And the impact of their kindness is literally being felt around the world. The DMS Weakley County Youth Coalition members had…

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