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Friends of Reelfoot Lake State Park Host EventIt's almost time for the 2nd annual Friends of RLSP Membership Drive, Dinner, & Silent Auction, scheduled for Saturday, November the 19th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The event will be held in the Ellington Hall Auditorium at the Reelfoot Lake Visitor Center, (also known as R.C. Donaldson Memorial Museum and Nature Center). We would be honored to have you join us, so please come enjoy a great meal, fun fellowship, special music, and programs that are sure to help your family and friends take home some very special memories! Oh, and an opportunity to bid on some great items in our Silent Auction.

I-69 Project RevivedUNION CITY - Four years after Tennessee officials stopped work on an interstate project that would connect Memphis with Canada and Mexico, the clouds of dust swirling around heavy construction equipment here signal a stark change in state policy.

The Interstate 69 project is on again - but it's not being built to Memphis. At least not for the foreseeable future.

This November Shop Local!Time to start Christmas shopping! Take a picture at your favorite Obion County store and use the hashtag #OCTNShopLocal for your chance to win a prize basket worth over $200!

Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, November 30th at noon.

Children's Discovery Garden to open at Discovery ParkOfficials at Discovery Park of America are announcing the largest expansion that the park has had since it opened in November of 2013 with the addition of a Children's Discovery Garden, with an expected cost of over one-half million dollars.

"I'm excited," said CEO Jim Rippy. "I think this is one of the biggest improvements we have made," he added.

Obion County Fair WeekOn August 22nd we held a ribbon cutting at The Obion County Fair! It was a great way to kick of a week full of fair fun! We loved getting to spend time with our community, support chamber members, eat fair food, and we even set up a chamber booth!

Obion County Public Library Offering  Free Universal ClassesThe Obion county Public Library has a new and exciting program to share with the community. Universal Class offer over 500 online non-credited personal enrichment courses, where you earn CEU certificates as you complete your courses. Log on to oclibrary.org and click on Universal Class and follow the instructions to join the class of your choice all you need is your library card.

farmers market in Obion CountyJoin Benita Giffin with Obion County/UT Extension on these 6 days for Farmers' Market Fresh!

US Senator Bob Corker Addresses Group at DPAUS Senator Bob Corker visited with a group in the Tower at Discovery Park of America on Thursday, March 31. Pictured left to right: Obion County JEDC Chairman Art Sparks, Senator Corker, Discovery Park CEO Jim Rippy, Obion County Mayor Benny McGuire.

DPA Unveils New Imagination Playground Play EquipmentThe Obion County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated Discovery Park of America's new Imagination Playground with a ribbon cutting. Imagination Playground in a Cart features a collection of oversized blue foam parts that allows children to build and re-build play structures with their imaginations! For more information click here.

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