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Cobb chosen to lead county VA office

A Martin man with a long history of service to his community and the nation has taken over the helm of the Weakley County Veterans Affairs office. It was announced last week Ricky Cobb was chosen to lead the post left open by former VA officer Rick McKenzie. McKenzie retired from the position May 15…

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Mural project request denied after tie vote

By Sabrina Bates News Producer A request for a mural on the back of a downtown Martin business was denied after a tie vote last week by the Martin Historic Zoning Commission. Martin’s Coffee and Bakery applied for a Certificate of Approval by the zoning board after the owners applied for the project, Walls for…

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MEETING A NEED

MEETING A NEED — Reelfoot Rural Ministries executive director the Rev. Robert Craig (left) was joined by University of Tennessee at Martin chief information officer Amy Belew and UT Martin alumnus and dentist Dr. Greg Moore in displaying the medical face shields produced by UT Martin. Reelfoot Rural Ministries purchased face masks to use in…

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REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN — U.S. Army Master Sgt. Conrad Begaye, senior military science instructor, served as the guest speaker for the University of Tennessee at Martin virtual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony Friday and spoke of his proud service as an Airborne Ranger from the Navajo Nation.

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PROUD MOMENT

PROUD MOMENT — Aimee Muse used American Sign Language to interpret Obion County Central High School’s commencement ceremony Friday night for graduating senior Key’Shawn Williams, son of John and Rosela Williams of Troy. He was among the 207 graduates awarded diplomas in a ceremony held outdoors on the football field amid the threat of rain.…

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The funeral experience during COVID-19

By Brandy Cochran Special to The Press With its rich, long-lasting legacy within Martin, dating all the way back to 1944, Murphy’s Funeral Home is considered a staple of the Martin community. It has served as the place for many as a final farewell to loved ones throughout modern history, encompassing 15 major wars, 14…

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Legion Riders, Murphy partner for foot marker project

By Sabrina Bates News Producer As part of an effort to pay final respects to area service members after death, the American Legion Riders of Post #55 in Martin have partnered with Murphy Funeral Home and local families to install numerous service foot markers in local cemeteries. The project began when Rider members discovered numerous…

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UT Martin evaluates budget, enrollment

The University of Tennessee at Martin Advisory Board met Friday during the annual summer meeting to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the campus, the strategic enrollment plan, the proposed budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year and an update on the improvements made to the university’s Clery Act compliance. UT Martin Chancellor Keith…

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VOLUNTEERING FOR VETERANS

VOLUNTEERING FOR VETERANS — American Legion Post No. 20, with financial assistance from organizations like Magnolia Place Assisted Living Center, purchases flags each year to be placed on the graves of Obion County veterans for Memorial Day. Every year, volunteers are needed to place the flags on the graves of as many local veterans as…

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VOLUNTEERING FOR VETERANS

VOLUNTEERING FOR VETERANS — American Legion Post No. 20, with financial assistance from organizations like Magnolia Place Assisted Living Center, purchases flags each year to be placed on the graves of Obion County veterans for Memorial Day. Every year, volunteers are needed to place the flags on the graves of as many local veterans as…

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