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FIERY CRASH

FIERY CRASH — The wet, charred and barely recognizable remains of a semi rig were removed by a Buddy’s Wrecker Service crew from the Obion River bridge on U.S. Highway 51, south of Obion between there and Trimble, after a fiery crash that occurred about 6:40 a.m. Wednesday on the bridge. Limited details were available…

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LENDING AN EAR

LENDING AN EAR — Samburg Mayor John Glessner took time to reassure some residents affected by a Dec. 10, 2021, tornado and to listen to any of their concerns following the town’s monthly board meeting Monday night at Samburg Assembly of God’s activities building. Glessner was able to share during the meeting that President Joe…

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TRACKING TEAM

TRACKING TEAM — Obion County sheriff’s deputy Stacey Bostwick gave a little extra attention to his K-9 partner, 8-year-old bloodhound Rowdy, before they began a recent shift. Rowdy has been working since 2015 after he was rescued in Florida and his tracking drive noticed by an animal rescue team.

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SAVED BY HIS SISTER

Four-year-old Brycen Choate, son of Zach and Brandy Choate of Troy, held on to the rope of a sled he and his siblings used to have fun in the 31⁄2 inches of snow which fell on Obion County Thursday. It was the same rope which would almost take his life later on Friday when he…

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END OF AN ERA

END OF AN ERA — While pastors have come and gone at Union City Second Baptist Church, the role of musical director has remained constant for almost five decades. But after 47 years — which started as a 16-year-old high school student — Barry Keathley has decided it was time to move on. He was…

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HOLDING A GRUDGE

HOLDING A GRUDGE — Talk about holding a grudge. The witch (Emma Powell) in Union City High School’s Drama Club’s production of “Into the Woods Jr.” does not take kindly to her neighbors taking vegetables from her garden, so she places a curse on the whole family. This includes the baker (Tai’Zhan Fuller) who learns…

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NEW YEAR’S BABY

NEW YEAR’S BABY — Proud parents Laura and Austin Birchem of Martin paused Monday to admire their new daughter, Tilley Mae, who arrived on New Year’s Day at 1:16 p.m. to become the first baby born in 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long. The…

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NEW CHIEF

NEW CHIEF — Newly-hired Union City Police Chief Ben Yates took his oath of office from city clerk Tracy Gore at mid-morning Tuesday in the courtroom at the Union City Police Department. Yates will succeed retiring Union City Police Chief Perry Barfield, whose final work day will be today as he closes out his 391⁄2-year…

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SHARING

SHARING — Two-year-old Jovie Gurien, daughter of Amanda and Jarid Gurien of Union City, sucked on a pacifier belonging to her baby doll while surrounded by a pile of stuffed animals during the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4862 Breakfast for Supper with Santa event held Monday night. All children and their parents were invited…

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CAN-DO ATTITUDE

CAN-DO ATTITUDE — Union City J’Cettes member Rachael McKinney of Union City gave her cousin, Obion County native J.T. Ragsdale of Culleoka, a quick lesson in sorting cans of vegetables for the Chimes for Charity food baskets as he arrived to help Wednesday afternoon at Obion County Schools’ bus garage in Troy. Volunteers worked to…

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