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thunderbolt-radio-stationsWhen the winners were announced at the Tennessee Associated Press Convention in Nashville last week, KYTN and WCMT radio stations were recognized for five "first place" awards! Charles Choate and Steve James combined for outstanding local news coverage recognition for" Best On the Spot News, Best Breaking News, Best Serious news, Best Local Weather Coverage, and Best Radio Newscast. Charles and Steve work closely each day covering the daily "beat" and produce twenty news casts that are heard on KYTN-FM, WCMT AM/FM, WCDZ-FM, and WQAK-FM.

jiffy-logoThis company's story starts with the son of a sharecropper that hitched a ride on a freight train from Tennessee to Chicago as a 14 year old seeking employment. This type of determination would go a long ways in the founder's life as he applied his willpower to care for his family. In 1940, John Bailey Simrell and his brother-in-law toiled over a way to create enough steam to commercially shape and block hats quickly and easily. The birth of the Jiffy Model J-1 resulted from those efforts as well as dozens of models to follow over the decades. When Mr. John added a hose and steam head attachment, the product morphed into a fabric steamer that removed wrinkles from clothing, draperies and other materials.

Waymatic Celebrates 60 YearsThe year was 1954 when T.J. Easterwood, a graduate of Union City High school, first developed and marketed an even weigh and bagging device that the world knows as the "Waymatic". It was the invention of the Waymatic weigher/bagger that gave rise to the establishment of T.J.'s welding and repair shop known as "Waymatic Welding and Fabricating Company" located on Morris Street in South Fulton.

Obion-County-Health-DepartmentThe mission of the Obion County Health Department and the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote, and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. In order to better work towards this goal, Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, established the Primary Prevention Initiative (PPI) in 2012. The goal of PPI is to focus the Department's energy on primary prevention, or eliminating risk factors for later problems. The intent of this project is for all Tennessee Department of Health employees to engage in primary prevention efforts in their communities.

first-stateLeveraging Strong Traditions. First State Bank has local origins. Starting in West Tennessee, in 1887, with one bank location, our current operating philosophy reflects the richness of our banking roots combined with making bold strides for the future. Our 31 banking offices serving throughout Tennessee offer strength and diversity by offering traditional banking, ag lending, specialized consumer finance, indirect lending, insurance, investment services, mortgages, trust service, and small business lending.

Congressman Stephen FincherStephen Fincher, 41, is a managing partner of Fincher Farms, a seventh generation West Tennessee based agribusiness. Stephen has been involved in agribusiness his entire life and lives in the Frog Jump community of Crockett County.

At the age of nine, Stephen joined his family in the Southern gospel music ministry, started more than 60 years ago. The Finchers produce and record their own music, and they have performed over 2,000 events throughout the Southeast.