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There you have it. The Dresden Lions defeated Greenback 62-27 to bring home Weakley County’s first gold ball in football history.
Greenback got out to an early 13-0 lead, but the Lions struck back to tie things up 13-13, before taking the lead at halftime 34-27.
Just like Dresden’s done all year, they took over the game in the second half and didn’t allow one Cherokee touchdown on the way to a 62-27 victory in Cookeville.
This is Dresden’s second state title overall, the first one was in baseball.
Grooms was ordered to be held without bond until his next scheduled court date on December 19th.
The Dresden Lions have won the Class 1-A State Championship over Greenback 62-27 to bring home Weakley County’s first gold ball in football history! Dresden’s Dresser Winn is named offensive player of game while team mate Blasé Cashion named defensive player of the game ! After falling behind 13-0, Dresden out scored Greenback 62 to 14 .
The first “Blue Lights and Banks” to assist the Obion County Chimes for Charity was a huge success in Union City.
Members of the Obion County Sheriff’s Department, Union City Police Department, First Citizens National Bank, Bank3, Regions Bank, Commercial Bank, Simmons Bank, Reelfoot Bank and 104.9 KYTN were on hand to accept toys, non-perishable food items and monetary donations to assist the less fortunate in the county for the Christmas season.
From all of the participating agencies, and employees, we say a huge “Thank You” to everyone who made a contribution to this event!
(photos by Charles Choate – 104.9 KYTN / 105.7 WQAK)
Music by groups from the Obion County and Union City School Systems was heard, and the “Pride of Obion County” Bill Latimer and Braylin Pate pulled the switch to light the Christmas tree.
(photos by Charles Choate – 104.9 KYTN / 105.7 WQAK “The Quake”)
Clinton will host their tree lighting at the Courthouse square starting at 5:30, which will immediately be followed by the parade.
Line-up begins at 5:00 on North Jefferson Street.
Samburg will hold their parade at 6:00, with line-up starting at 5:00 near the fire station.
The parade route will travel down Lake Drive.
And Kenton will begin line-up at 6:00 at the former Plastech parking lot, with their parade starting at 6:30.
The Community Concert Association of Union City and Obion County is hosting the musical performance to serve as a fundraiser for Chimes for Charity.
The Christmas concert will feature the Obion County Children’s Chorus, Union City Elementary School Chorus Kids, Voices of UCES and Union City High School Choir.
The event will start at 3:00 at the Union City Civic Auditorium and members and patrons will be admitted free.
All others wishing to attend the concert may pay a $5.00 admission fee, or bring two non-perishable food items or one new unwrapped toy per person.
The amount for the years of 2017 and 2018 has been set at $37,600, which is a $700 increase over 2015-16 figures.
Revenue officials say the exemption is adjusted every two years in accordance to KRS statues, to compensate for changes in the purchasing power of the dollar.
Reports showed the exemption provided state and local property tax savings of nearly $209 million dollars for more than 440,000 elderly or disabled Kentucky residents in 2016.
To qualify, a person must be at least 65 years of age, or be classified as totally disabled by any public or private retirement system.
Country music legend Ronnie Milsap is coming to the Dixie Performing Arts Center Saturday night at 7:30 in Huntingdon.
Milsap scored several number one country hits including “Smoky Mountain Rain” and “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For The World”.
The singer has collaborated with soul legend Ray Charles and top country musicians including Trace Adkins and Glen Campbell.
Tickets are $45 and are available at the Dixie box office on the Court Square in Huntingdon.
You don’t have to wait long for Christmas celebrations as they begin Saturday in Martin at a couple of locations.
The CE Weldon Library Open House begins from 9 that morning until 5:30 and the Light Up Martin Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is from 5 to 7 that evening on North Lindell Street. The UT Martin Tuba Ensemble will also present its third annual concert at the tree lighting ceremony.
After the Christmas tree is completely lighted, the sky will be lit with holiday fireworks in Festival Park.
Santa’s House opens from 5 to 7 that night, giving kids the opportunity to tell Old Saint Nick what they want Christmas morning.
UTM defeats Arkansas Pine Bluff 73 to 68 on the road in Arkansas. Arkansas lead at the half at 38 to 37. UTM had a lead with a score as great as 10 points but also was down by as much as 6. UTM will play again Sunday against Boyce College. You can hear it on 95.1 airtime at 1:30