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SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT

SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT — Samburg vice mayor Grant Reed (seated) was surprised Saturday morning during a called meeting of the mayor and board of aldermen when tourism committee chairman Ed Mayberry read aloud a resolution to rename the Samburg City Hall facility The Grant Reed Municipal Building in recognition of his commitment and dedication to the…

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ECONOMIC UPDATE

ECONOMIC UPDATE — Obion County Joint Economic and Community Development Corporation chairman Art Sparks gave an update on the organization at the OCJECDC and Obion County Chamber of Commerce annual awards program, held virtually from Discovery Park of America Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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IN THE BAG

IN THE BAG — Forty pounds of un-used or expired medications were collected Saturday during a DEA National Drug Take Back event held at the Union City Walmart Supercenter’s garden center. Locally, it was a joint effort of the Obion County Prevention Coalition, Obion County Sheriff’s Office, Union City Police Department and Walmart. Among those…

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IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Union City Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade football team members recently enjoyed a camping excursion to first-year head coach Cole Clanton’s family’s farm at Shawtown. Clanton said the lessons learned and experiences gained on the campout were just as important as the many which football itself teaches. The squad finished…

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STANDING-ROOM ONLY

STANDING-ROOM ONLY — A long line formed quickly Wednesday morning as the state’s early voting period for the Nov. 3 election kicked off at the office on Bill Burnett Circle, adjacent to the courthouse, in Union City. The line curved along the edge of the street and around to Whitby’s Flowers & Gifts within the…

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GETTING CRAFTY

GETTING CRAFTY — Eight-year-old Curry Holmes Sullivan, son of Gabe and Amy Sullivan of Union City, got a little help making a fall wreath from Obion County Public Library children’s assistant Claire Coleman of Union City Tuesday afternoon. Each month the library will have a special Kids’ Series during which they do such things as…

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AN INSIDE LOOK

AN INSIDE LOOK — Union City Elementary School first-graders Jade Andrews (left) and Aubrey Littleton were among the youngsters who learned all about themselves — both inside and out — in recent weeks. As a part of the Core Knowledge Language Arts® curriculum human body study, students in Mallory Powers’ and Jennifer Durham’s Knowledge classes…

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INSPIRING HOPE

INSPIRING HOPE — In the garden at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City Saturday, administrator and chief executive officer Skipper Bondurant (left) and Michael Dennison, chaplain and director of pastoral care, led a program and prayer service in recognition of National Mental Health Day. BMH-UC united with Baptist Memorial hospitals across Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee for a…

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AND THE WINNER IS

AND THE WINNER IS … — Kara Elliott of Obion is The Messenger’s Photo of the Month contest winner for September. She captured this image with a Samsung Galaxy S9+ as the sun peeked through the clouds at her aunt’s home in Troy. Entries for the contest are accepted at ucdm@ucmessenger.com. “Photo Contest” should be…

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