Dr. Yancy Freeman, the chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin, continued his “Take Flight with Freeman Tour” when he visited Somerville on Friday, October 6, 2023. Dr. Freeman is visiting several locations in West Tennessee this fall to open his first year as UT Martin’s 12th chancellor. His administration began on August 9. Freeman began his visit to Somerville with a 9 a.m. breakfast with Fayette County Schools administrators, principals and school board members at the school district’s Central Administration Building. He made a stop at Fayette-Ware High School at 10:30 a.m., followed by a visit to the UT Martin Somerville Center at 11:15 a.m. with an alumni and friends luncheon at the center at noon. Pictured are Dr. Freeman in the center with at his right, Kara Tapp-Director of the Somerville UT Martin Center. Others attending included Mendi Donnelly and Bob Turner of the Town of Somerville staff, former senator Dolores Gresham, UT Vice-Chancellor Charlie Deal; Lauren Dillon, UT Martin Somerville Adminstrative Specialist, County Mayor Rhea Taylor, Somerville Mayor Ronnie Neill, Molly McCarley, School Board Chairman Wendell Wainwright, 25th Judicial District Attorney General Mark Davidson, and Whit Winfrey, along with others attending.