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Celebrating a ‘great day for Martin’

By Sabrina Bates News Producer Kicking off the celebration of a “great day for Martin,” Nick Dunagan recited a quote by the late Albert Einstein. “The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library,” Dunagan recited to community members who gathered in the heart of downtown Martin Friday afternoon —…

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Carver representing region and state

University of Tennessee at Martin Chancellor Keith Carver continues to serve not only the university but also the region and state through committee membership and leadership in a variety of organizations. Carver was announced this month as a member of the Jackson State Community College search advisory committee to fill the role of college president.…

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FIGHTING FLU

FIGHTING FLU — The Obion County Health Department held a “FightFluTN” vaccination event Tuesday at the Obion County Public Library in Union City, where 91 people took advantage and received free flu shots. Cindy Thompson (seated) of Union City was among those who received their shot, which was given by registered nurse Jessica Ward of…

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TOP PLAYER

TOP PLAYER — Union City senior quarterback Sam Theobald has been named at The Messenger-Obion County Prep Football Player of the Year for the 2019 season. Taking over as the starter this season, Theobald led the Golden Tornadoes to a 7-5 overall record and a spot in the second round of the Class 2A state…

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IT’S IN THE BAG

IT’S IN THE BAG — Clara Elliott, who turns 5 today, juggled bags of rice as she helped her mom, Casey Elliott of Sharon, pack sacks of groceries for next week’s community-wide Feeding of the 5,000 event. They were among a group of volunteers from Crosswind Church in Union City who worked Monday in the…

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Fighting hunger one bowl at a time

The University of Tennessee at Martin and We Care Ministries Inc. will co-host the 16th-annual Empty Bowls Soup Supper from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 23 in the UT Martin Student Life Center at 199 Moody Ave. in Martin. Empty Bowls, an international project to fight hunger one bowl at a time, started locally in 2003…

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LET’S COUNT

LET’S COUNT — Harley Forrester, an administrative assistant at the Obion County mayor’s office, recently posted a U.S. Census 2020 reminder on the front window of the office on South Third Street in Union City. Similar notices are posted at locations throughout Obion County to remind residents of the annual census which will get under…

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WWII vet giving back

A very special guest visited Discovery Park of America Thursday afternoon, his purpose to see an artifact which was just as special to him installed in the World War II section of The Military Gallery. T. Joe Walker of Martin donated a model of a World War II-era fixed timber trestle bridge to Discovery Park,…

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HEADED TO WASHINGTON

HEADED TO WASHINGTON — Every year, the junior classes of Obion County Central, South Fulton and Union City high schools have the opportunity to apply for one of 12 spots on a trip to Washington, D.C., courtesy of the Union City Rotary Club. The selection process has ended and the students selected for the trip…

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EUROPE BOUND

EUROPE BOUND — The applications have been submitted and the interviews completed for the rising seniors of Obion County Central, South Fulton and Union City high schools hoping to be selected for trips to either Europe or Washington, D.C., all courtesy of the Union City Rotary Club and the Kirkland Foundation. The group selected for…

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