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South Elementary School held Black History Month program

South Elementary School had their black history month program Friday morning. “In this black history program we’re gonna show the diversity we have here at this school,” Paulette Harvison, third grade teacher, said. They focused on African American inventors. Students danced, sang songs and even dressed up as some of the inventors. Kemora Edgeston, third grader, was dressed as Sarah…

Parents, students speak up after social media threat disrupts school

TROY, Tenn. — Obion County Schools and Union City Schools went on lockdown Thursday morning after a threat was posted on social media. “I feel like kids need to be aware that this isn’t anything to play about and they should really take this serious,” Paige Hicks said about the school shooter threat posted to social media. Obion County parents were…

10 stops in Tennessee included in US Civil Rights Trail

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Haslam made a special announcement Wednesday in Memphis at one of the 10 sites in the state now included in the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. “They help us remember the people that came before us and the significant events that happened and the courage that was shown,” Gov. Haslam said. Churches, schools and museums are just a…

3 local restaurants cited for underage alcohol sales

JACKSON, Tenn. — Representatives from Flatiron Grille, Outback Steak House and Don Pancho Mexican Restaurant appeared Tuesday morning before the Beer Board. They all face charges of selling alcohol to minors. The board follows a three-strike system for punishments. “First time’s usually a fine or days that cost,” Beer Board member Charles Bray said. “The second time is more severe….

High school students ‘prepare for takeoff’ at UT Martin preview day

MARTIN, Tenn. — High school juniors and seniors visited the University of Tennessee at Martin Monday for a test flight. “This is the chance for students to see the academic side of things,” Assistant Director of Admissions Mary Wiggins said. UT Martin gave high school students a chance to test out becoming a Skyhawk. “I’m going to tour my academic program,”…

Pickwick Southside School takes on ‘Great Kindness Challenge’

COUNCE, Tenn. — “The Golden Rule is treat others the way you would like to be treated,” Jasmin Goeppert, a third grader at Pickwick Southside School, said. At Pickwick Southside School, they treated everyone with kindness this week. “We’ve done different acts of kindness, and what was good about it was we got to brighten people’s days,” McKenzie Johnson, an…

TN College of Applied Technology McKenzie holds signing day for students

McKENZIE, Tenn. — Friends and family gathered Thursday morning to congratulate soon-to-be students at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology McKenzie campus. “We’re having up to 30 or more career and technical education students, high school seniors, that are signing their letter of intent,” Assistant Director John Ridgeway said. School officials say these trades are important and they want to…

‘Men on the Move’ host Father & Son Breakfast at local school

JACKSON, Tenn. — Men from all over the Hub City came together Wednesday morning to encourage students at a local school. “This morning, we came out to eat breakfast with the young men,” Robert Thompson from St. James Missionary Baptist Church said. City Councilman Johnny Dodd took his “Men on the Move” tour inside Parkview Learning Center. He said he…

Trial for man accused of killing 89-year-old woman enters day 2

ALAMO, Tenn. — Dustin Cathey is charged with the murder of 89-year-old Frances Lilley at her home in 2011. Tuesday was the second day of testimony in his trial. Lilley’s husband, Alymer, was the first to contact law enforcement about his wife’s death. Crockett County Sheriff Troy Klyce described Alymer as disoriented when he met him. “It was obvious that…

Jackson Christian students to perform at Disney World

JACKSON, Tenn. — Some students at Jackson Christian might have taken their final bow at the NED last month in their production of “Little Women,” but they’re not done performing just yet. “‘Little Women’ is about four sisters — Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy. It is just about their journey growing up,” said Olivia Dunn, who played Amy March. Fifty-six…