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10/06/2020

SPORTS NEWS: South Fulton and Lake County will play Thursday night at Bill Wray Field in Tiptonville.
The Region 7-1A football game has been moved from Friday due to weather concerns.
Game time is 7 p.m. Admission is $6, and fans are required to wear masks to enter.

JUST IN: Tuesday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,382 confirmed and...
10/06/2020

JUST IN: Tuesday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,382 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 1,135 inactive/recovered cases, yielding an 82.1 percent recovery rate; 232 active cases; and 15 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 205,375 as of October 6, 2020 including 2,621 deaths, 958 current hospitalizations and 187,026 inactive/recovered. Percent positive for today is 7.32%. For the full report with additional data, visit www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

10/06/2020

Pumpkins, and scarecrows, and mums ... Fall has arrived! Are you decorating your yard for the season? The Messenger would love to see photos of families going all out — and working together — to decorate their yards for possible inclusion in a Friends & Neighbors photo feature in the Oct. 15 edition. NOTE: Photos MUST have people or animals in them. They may be dropped in the comments section; sent by private message; OR sent by email to [email protected]com. 🍁

JUST IN: Monday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,362 confirmed and ...
10/05/2020

JUST IN: Monday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,362 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 1,109 inactive/recovered cases, yielding an 81.4 percent recovery rate; 238 active cases; and 15 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 203,699 as of October 5, 2020 including 2,597 deaths, 815 current hospitalizations and 185,221 inactive/recovered. Percent positive for today is 6.26%. For the full report with additional data, visit www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

UPDATE: Sunday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,315 confirmed and p...
10/04/2020

UPDATE: Sunday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,315 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 1,104 inactive/recovered cases, yielding an 83.9 percent recovery rate; 196 active cases; and 15 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 201,210 as of October 4, 2020 including 2,577 deaths, 791 current hospitalizations and 184,404 inactive/recovered. Percent positive for today is 5.66%. For the full report with additional data, visit www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

UPDATE: Saturday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,295 confirmed and...
10/03/2020

UPDATE: Saturday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,295 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 1,098 inactive/recovered cases, yielding an 84.7 percent recovery rate; 182 active cases; and now 15 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 199,595 as of October 3, 2020 including 2,560 deaths, 855 current hospitalizations and 183,533 inactive/recovered. Percent positive for today is 7.61%. For the full report with additional data, visit www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

JUST IN: Friday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,262 confirmed and ...
10/02/2020

JUST IN: Friday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,262 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 1,086 inactive/recovered cases, yielding an 86 percent recovery rate; 162 active cases; and now 14 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 198,403 as of October 2, 2020 including 2,515 deaths, 842 current hospitalizations and 182,166 inactive/recovered. Percent positive for today is 6.03%. For the full report with additional data, visit www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

JUST IN: Thursday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,244 confirmed an...
10/01/2020

JUST IN: Thursday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,244 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 1,075 inactive/recovered cases, yielding an 86.4 percent recovery rate; 156 active cases; and now 13 deaths -- an increase of 2. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 197,432 as of October 1, 2020 including 2,501 deaths, 846 current hospitalizations and 180,781 inactive/recovered. Percent positive for today is 7.31%. For the full report with additional data, visit www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

Don't miss a word of today's print edition! It's packed full of LOCAL news and sports, from cover to cover.
10/01/2020

Don't miss a word of today's print edition! It's packed full of LOCAL news and sports, from cover to cover.

JUST IN: Wednesday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,220 confirmed a...
09/30/2020

JUST IN: Wednesday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,220 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 1,060 inactive/recovered cases, yielding an 86.8 percent recovery rate; 149 active cases; and 11 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 196,139 as of September 30, 2020 including 2,454 deaths, 806 current hospitalizations and 179,332 inactive/recovered. Percent positive for today is 7.04%. For the full report with additional data, visit www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

JUST IN: Tuesday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,202 confirmed and...
09/29/2020

JUST IN: Tuesday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,202 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 1,046 recoveries/inactive cases, yielding an 87 percent recovery rate; 145 active cases; and 11 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 194,611 as of September 29, 2020 including 2,420 deaths, 795 current hospitalizations and 177,945 inactive/recovered. Percent positive for today is 7.43%. For the full report with additional data, visit www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

JUST IN: Monday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,200 confirmed and ...
09/28/2020

JUST IN: Monday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,200 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 1,025 recoveries/inactive cases, yielding an 85.4 percent recovery rate; 164 active cases; and now 11 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 193,732 as of September 28, 2020 including 2,389 deaths, 710 current hospitalizations and 176,030 inactive/recovered. Percent positive for today is 5.42%. For the full report with additional data, visit www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

JUST IN: Sunday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,191 confirmed and ...
09/27/2020

JUST IN: Sunday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,191 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 1,019 recoveries/inactive cases, yielding an 85.5 percent recovery rate; 162 active cases; and 10 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 192,995 as of September 27, 2020 including 2,377 deaths, 728 current hospitalizations and 175,143 inactive/recovered. Percent positive for today is 5.51%. For the full report with additional data, visit www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

JUST IN: Saturday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,171 confirmed an...
09/26/2020

JUST IN: Saturday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,171 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 1,005 recoveries/inactive cases, yielding an 85.8 percent recovery rate; 156 active cases; and 10 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 190,891 as of September 26, 2020 including 2,374 deaths, 739 current hospitalizations and 174,044 recovered. [Percent positive for today is 6.34%.] For the full report with additional data: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

JUST IN: Friday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,156 confirmed and ...
09/25/2020

JUST IN: Friday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,156 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 989 recoveries/inactive cases, yielding an 85.5 percent recovery rate; 157 active cases; and now 10 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 189,454 as of September 25, 2020 including 2,352 deaths, 692 current hospitalizations and 172,618 recovered. [Percent positive for today is 6.30%.] For the full report with additional data, including the weekly long-term care facility dashboard: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

The University of Tennessee Extension West TN River Walk 2020 is set for Oct. 4 through Nov. 14.Participants are asked t...
09/25/2020
West Tennessee River Walk-2020

The University of Tennessee Extension West TN River Walk 2020 is set for Oct. 4 through Nov. 14.
Participants are asked to walk 90 miles -- the distance between the Mississippi and the Tennessee rivers -- and track their progress online. Prizes will be awarded weekly to those who track their weekly distance.

To register, visit the website: https://tinyurl.com/y35jgabg
The deadline to register is Wednesday.

For more information, join https://facebook.com/West-Tennessee-River-Walk-2020-11451514037397 in Facebook.

The West Tennessee River Walk 2020 begins October 4th. Join us as we walk the 90 miles from the Mississippi River to the Tennessee River in 6 weeks... a 90-mile journey!

UPDATE: Thursday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,138 confirmed and...
09/24/2020

UPDATE: Thursday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,138 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 976 recoveries/inactive cases, yielding an 85.7 percent recovery rate; 153 active cases; and 9 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 187,544 as of September 24, 2020 including 2,310 deaths, 708 current hospitalizations and 171,153 recovered. [Percent positive for today is 5.87%.] For the full report with additional data: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

JUST IN: Wednesday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,112 confirmed a...
09/23/2020

JUST IN: Wednesday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,112 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 964 recoveries/inactive cases, yielding an 86.6 percent recovery rate; 139 active cases; and 9 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 186,709 as of September 23, 2020 including 2,275 deaths, 779 current hospitalizations and 169,649 recovered. [Percent positive for today is 8.25%.] For the full report with additional data: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

It's not too late to grab a copy of Tuesday's print edition! It's packed with LOCAL news and sports from front to back. ...
09/23/2020

It's not too late to grab a copy of Tuesday's print edition! It's packed with LOCAL news and sports from front to back. Don't miss a word!

JUST IN: Tuesday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,096 confirmed and...
09/22/2020

JUST IN: Tuesday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,096 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 948 recoveries/inactive cases, yielding an 86.4 percent recovery rate; 139 active cases; and 9 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 185,148 as of September 22, 2020 including 2,261 deaths, 766 current hospitalizations and 167,778 recovered. [Percent positive for today is 7.55%.] For the full report with additional data: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

The Messenger's cover photo
09/22/2020

The Messenger's cover photo

JUST IN: Monday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,088 confirmed and ...
09/21/2020

JUST IN: Monday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,088 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 942 recoveries/inactive cases, yielding an 86.5 percent recovery rate; 137 active cases; and 9 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 184,409 as of September 21, 2020 including 2,233 deaths, 693 current hospitalizations and 166,674 recovered. [Percent positive for today is 8.08%.] For the full report with additional data: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

09/21/2020

BREAKING SPORTS NEWS (UPDATED): South Fulton has a new opponent this Friday night.
The Red Devils will now travel to Wayne County.
Red Devil football head coach Eric Knott told The Messenger this afternoon that Middleton had to back out of this Friday’s game due to COVID-19 quarantine. South Fulton was scheduled to travel to Middleton.
A complete roundup of this past weekend’s prep football games, as well as the middle school sectional cross country meet, can be found in today’s online edition.

UPDATE: Sunday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,088 confirmed and p...
09/20/2020

UPDATE: Sunday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,088 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 938 recoveries/inactive cases, yielding an 86 percent recovery rate; 141 active cases; and 9 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 183,514 as of September 20, 2020 including 2,218 deaths, 662 current hospitalizations and 165,844 recovered. [Percent positive for today is 5.96%.] For the full report with additional data: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

09/20/2020

This Wednesday, Sept. 23, is the annual student-led See You At the Pole prayer gathering. Is your school having a program before class? If so, The Messenger would like a photo for inclusion in Thursday's edition! In advance, please email details about the program to [email protected]. Afterward, please email one or two photos (with the names of those pictured) to the same address no later than 1 p.m. Wednesday for publication Thursday, Sept. 24.

JUST IN: Saturday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,066 confirmed an...
09/19/2020

JUST IN: Saturday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,066 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 934 recoveries/inactive cases, yielding an 87.6 percent recovery rate; 123 active cases; and 9 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 181,439 as of September 19, 2020 including 2,216 deaths, 706 current hospitalizations and 164,982 recovered. [Percent positive for today is 4.44%.] For the full report with additional data: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

JUST IN: Friday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,060 confirmed and ...
09/18/2020

JUST IN: Friday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,060 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 921 recoveries/inactive cases, yielding an 86.8 percent recovery rate; 130 active cases; and 9 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 180,497 as of September 18, 2020 including 2,196 deaths, 735 current hospitalizations and 163,181 recovered. [Percent positive for today is 6.78%.] For the full report with additional data, including the weekly long-term care facility dashboard: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

JUST IN: Thursday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,040 confirmed an...
09/17/2020

JUST IN: Thursday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,040 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 911 recoveries/inactive cases, yielding an 87.5 percent recovery rate; 120 active cases; and 9 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 178,140 as of September 17, 2020 including 2,164 deaths, 823 current hospitalizations and 161,707 recovered. [Percent positive for today is 5.84%.] For the full report with additional data: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

JUST IN: Wednesday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,027 confirmed a...
09/16/2020

JUST IN: Wednesday's update from the Tennessee Department of Health shows Obion County with a total of 1,027 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since March. The tally includes 894 recoveries/inactive cases, yielding an 87 percent recovery rate; 124 active cases; and 9 deaths. (Click below for the full data report.)

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 177,087 as of September 16, 2020 including 2,151 deaths, 791 current hospitalizations and 160,202 recovered. [Percent positive for today is 8.21%.] For the full report with additional data: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

It's not too late to grab Tuesday's print edition! It featured a story about an innovative new device the sheriff's offi...
09/16/2020

It's not too late to grab Tuesday's print edition! It featured a story about an innovative new device the sheriff's office wants to utilize, as well as coverage of high school rodeo action in memory of a local college student and stories about thousands in grant funds awarded to local communities. These stories are only found in your local newspaper. Don't miss a word!

Tennessee Department of Health
09/15/2020

Tennessee Department of Health

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 175,231 as of September 15, 2020 including 2,127 deaths, 762 current hospitalizations and 158,660 recovered. [Percent positive for today is 4.69%.] For the full report with additional data: www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html. [Due to a technical issue, the datasets on our website will be delayed today. They will be available as soon as possible.]

Union City, Tennessee, Police Department
09/15/2020

Union City, Tennessee, Police Department

The Pocket's Shell station in Union City was robbed by 2 subjects on 09/06/20. The following pictures were obtained from video of the incident. If you recognize the subjects and vehicle in the photos please contact Crime Stoppers 731-885-8477 or the Union City Police Department

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613 E Jackson St
Union City, TN
38261

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Tuesday 07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:00
Thursday 07:30 - 17:00
Friday 07:30 - 17:00

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To whom it may concern: Regarding the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic, do you not feel irresponsible and reckless holding the Obion County Fair? Similar Festivals and Fairs nationwide and in west TN and Kentucky have cancelled due to the Pandemic. As a matter of Public Health and Safety, I am asking you to cancel the 2020 Fair. I will also be contacting your sponsors and Board of Directors personally regarding this irresponsible act and threat to the citizens of Obion County and the surrounding area. I hope you sleep well tonight, knowing that the fates of your fellow citizen and their children are in your hands. Good Day.
Where can I find a general election/Obion county sample ballot? Want to check out all the people running
We did NOT receive Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 newspaper for the 2nd week in a row!! I called last Wednesday morning about not receiving the paper and never got one. I will call Wednesday morning in hopes of getting today's paper. I paid for a full year prior to the virus pandemic. This is not the way to treat long time subscribers!!!
Was wondering if the messenger had the courage to run a story on one of their own? Racist russell abernathy should be called out. Is the messenger going to be part of the solution to out racsists in their community? I hope you are a voice against racism. Silence makes you complicit.
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PRAYER VIGIL ANNOUNCEMENT Due to the Coronavirus we are going to host an open prayer vigil at Baptist Memorial hospital Monday night, April 6th…Tony Jones will lead us in prayer covering every doctor, nurse, X-ray technician, janitor, phlebotomist, patient and anyone inside the hospital and also every medical building, the doctors offices, dialysis centers and nursing homes. We want them to know. we have them covered in prayer, how much we love them & appreciate them taking care of our loved ones during this national pandemic. We are asking anyone who is able to drive to the hospital, park, turn your car flashers on & pray with us! Also, we are asking you please park in a parking lots around the hospital, across the street and so forth. Please do not block the ER drives, the businesses and houses driveways, and please use the CDC social distancing guidelines. We will be arriving at 7:00 pm Monday night, April the 6th. The prayer will be at 7:30 pm. I know everyone at the hospital will be so grateful for these prayers: They are dealing with more than we can imagine. They are endangering themselves every time they walk into the hospital to take care of each & every patient. If you cannot drive up to the hospital, please go to one of 3 FB pages; Troy First Baptist Church; Tony Jones or Tonya Wright Owens to join in live feed or just stop what you are doing @ 7:30 pm on April 6th and lets cover our hospital and staff in prayer and let them know we are here for them, but most importantly: God is here with us all! *You can view the FB live feed by going to FB pages: Tony Jones Tonya Wright Owens Troy First Baptist Church Thank you and God Speed.
This note is to the guy who raped me 30 years ago.I was took to a party,,with my sister.At this party I took pills for a headache.I was in town because my mom was dieing in Memphis,,with encephalitis.I was drinking also.Anyway the guy that raped me,,I want to tell you I got pregnant.So if you read this,,you was only 19,,me 29,,,just to tell you.God forgive me for letting this happen I am so ashamed.For letting this happen.Do you remember?? me??oh in I been though it I forgive you,but please know the pain I went though.I hope your daughter never had this happen to her,,don't you?_
FOUND..... In Union City, ladies ring. Call and describe...will return. 270-254-6261
Notice in paper says if you live in the County and do not receive your paper by 4:30 to call the messenger office. I NEVER get my paper before 4:30. It's now 5:45, dark as hell, both me and my wife have walked the 100 plus yards down the steep drive and still no paper. NO one answers the phone, so no use in calling. Worst paper carrier in the state happens to be our carrier. I pay by the year but I swear if changes are not made this will be my LAST year to subscribe to this paper. Union City would be a great place to open a DEPENDABLE newspaper business.
Onc can't do this anymore. I will just leave it there like a piece of litter that the carrier threw in the ditch. For years we had a truly reliable carrier in Randy e Beth Molands. Always on time and always slowed down to make sure the paper was IN e again I will have to crawl into a 20 ft. deep, rip rap lined ditch to retrieve my paper. Last time I did this I ended up with blood everywhere and still have the scars over that attempt. At 71 years old I justTHE DRIVEWAY. Forget about that now, we have a speed tosser who slings it and could care less where it stops and we never know what time it will be here. Anywhere from 2 to 7 pm. or later, if at all. My son has climbed down in the ditch many times but I don't ask him to endanger himself anymore. I keep saying cancel it but it is the only source of local news we have. Union City would be a great place to start a newspaper.
Was just reading in the newspaper where the UC city council discussed needing more restaurants. I wonder how many of them regularly support local businesses such as The Alibi, Scott's Grill, Hops and Barley, Corner bbq, PVs hut, or Penny Hill?? ( sorry if I left some other locally owned out) Before recruiting chain restaurants, lets support our hometown people. These are the restaurants that support this community and its organizations. #supportlocalbusiness
On behalf of Secretary of State Tre Hargett, I would like to introduce The Safe At Home Address Confidentiality Program, the Department of State’s newest program aimed at supporting victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses, stalking, and human trafficking in their efforts to escape their abusers. Through the program, participants will be able to ensure that their residential address, which will be made confidential, will not be subject to public records request disclosure by state and local government agencies and officials. If you would like further information please reach out to Safe at Home directly.