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This month we were able to hold an Obion County Mayor meeting. We enjoy bringing together our mayors and other individuals & business representatives that are vital pieces to keeping Obion County successful. These meetings are important because it keeps our mayors on top of ever changing issues and helps us strive for overall community success! It was great hearing updates from each of our communities and we are excited to see big things happening all over our county!!

Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 10, 2018 – The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development launched its 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide, and Obion County is prominently featured! Obion County’s Reelfoot Lake is among the thousands of destinations, attractions and events featured in the 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide, released by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. The Tennessee Vacation Guide also spotlights… Download the guide here.

Only in Your State (Jan. 17, 2018) – Tennessee has some of the best and most beautiful places in the world. And from the Mississippi to the Smokies, you won’t find anything as beautiful and interesting as our small towns. With so much history, so many friendly people, and so much absolutely incredible food, there’s truly something for everyone. Read more here!

HOLIDAY HELP — Union City Police Department investigator Stan Haskins worked alongside other law enforcement officers and volunteers to unload a trailer of toys donated to Chimes for Charity through recent efforts involving Union City police and the Obion County Sheriff’s Department. The people of Union City, Obion County and the surrounding area opened their hearts and donated a huge amount of non-perishable food and toys during recent pre-Christmas “Pack the Patrol Car” collections and the “Blue Lights and Banks” event with local banks. The police and sheriff’s departments ended up with one enclosed trailer packed with nearly 5,000 pounds of canned and dry goods and this second trailer packed floor to ceiling with toys. Both events also yielded about $8,300 in cash donations. Chimes for Charity delivered 250 food baskets to less fortunate families and individuals around Obion County on Saturday, December 23rd.

WINTER’S ARTWORK — Messenger outdoor columnist Brent Callicott visited Reelfoot Lake Wednesday and photographed what happens when brisk winds and waves combine with bitterly cold temperatures — the creation of winter ice sculptures in the cypress trees. While the weather is too cold for most humans — other than hunters — Callicott said he saw a pair of mature bald eagles during his visit to Kiwanis Park on Highway 21. While temperatures are expected to climb into the 30s for the next couple of days, bitter cold weather remains in the forecast with some nighttime lows reaching single digits. There is a 20 percent chance of snow predicted for Sunday.

UNION CITY, TN – 15-month-old Woods Rogers was the one millionth guest of Discovery Park of America, as CEO Jim Rippy had his clicker out to determine when the one-millionth visitor walked through the door on at 11:12 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017! Rippy said that he has been counting people and adding numbers everyday as the park edged closer to...Read article here

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JACKSON, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2017) - Leaders Credit Union , a member-owned financial cooperative based in Jackson, Tenn., spread holiday cheer around the community with their second annual, “From Leaders with Love” project. Each branch and department adopted a project in the community and carried it out over the past... Read more here

Amazing find by an area hunter! A 16pt Buck was killed last week in Obion County. Our wildlife, the beauty of our country settings, and the residents that appreciate this luxury are just a few of the reason a person would want to make Obion County their home. Green Score by local taxidermist was 171 3/8 but TWRA will officially score him after 90 days.

Congratulations to these area high school students for being chosen to play in the West Tennessee All-Star Football Game! We are so proud of all of the hard work each of you have shown on the field. Good luck tonight!

  • Jalen Scott, South Fulton
  • Hunter Smith, Obion Co
  • Treyvon Jones, Union City
  • Colton Quick, Union City
  • Heath Cary, Obion Co
  • Cade Rogers, Obion Co
  • Braxton Waddell, Union City

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Take a look at the amazing photos from “Let it Glow Light Show” at Discovery Park of America. Photos by Carly Christiansen!

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