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Obion County Mayoral Forum

Thank you to the over 75 community members that came out to hear from our 3 Obion County Mayoral Candidates! Each candidate was asked the 3 following questions before the forum:

1) In discussions with each candidate, you each expressed the need for more quality jobs in Obion County. What is your plan to fill existing job openings as well as recruiting new jobs? How would you fund this initiative?

Helipad

Congratulations to South Fulton on their new helipad! In modernizing critical services to the public, the City of South Fulton now has a new Helipad and air Evac Emergency Helicopters will now have a landing facility. Dedication of their new Helipad, located in front of the South Fulton Fire Department, was on June 23, 2018, at 9:00 am. It was dedicated in the honor of Tommy Smitty Smith longtime fireman and former South Fulton Fire Chief & Communications Operator, Hazel Smith, a longtime dispatcher for the South Fulton Police Dept and South Fulton Fire Dept. The public, all Fireman, police officers, and surrounding fire departments were in attendance.

Dyersburg State

DYERSBURG, TENN – Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) President Karen Bowyer received notification June 15 from Dr. Denise Young, vice president of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC), that the College’s accreditation standards had been reaffirmed for the next 10 years.

Complete Tennessee

Pilot program encourages regional strategies to support college attainment.

NASHVILLE, TN - Nonprofit post-secondary advocacy organization Complete Tennessee today announced a new pilot program to support the development and implementation of regional strategies for post-secondary attainment. The "College Completion Communities” program will encourage stakeholders to develop targeted plans that can address local attainment challenges and help more students access and complete post-secondary programs... Read more here.

Delta Leadership Institute Session Focuses on Partnering for Community Success

The Delta Leadership Institute (DLI) Executive Academy met in Jonesboro, AR, from June 5-7, for its fifth session of the year. The session began with a service opportunity at the Foodbank of Northeast Arkansas that introduced DLI fellows to the role food banks and pantries play in addressing food insecurity and hunger challenges in rural communities.... Read more here

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Lauren Tanner, Membership Director of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed her first year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at the Southeast Institute in Athens, Georgia... Read more here

NASHVILLE – Leadership Tennessee today announced its 45 Class VI members, leaders from rural and urban communities across Tennessee who will spend the next year engaging in collaborative, non-partisan dialogue on issues of statewide importance.

The 45 new class members represent each geographic region of the state, including... Read more here

mike hampton

Obion County Farmer, Mike Hampton

Q: What type of farm do you have?
A: We currently have 4,500 acres where we raise corn, soybeans and wheat. We have two full-time employees, so four with my son-in-law and me who are full time on the farm, and during harvest, we hire additional help. Everybody on our farm has a passion for it and that helps – loving what you do makes it easier to work long days.

Q: What are your biggest challenges and blessings on the farm?
A: I’ll do blessings first because that’s easy – family. Having family help, and knowing I have a grandson who wants to farm after college…that is such a blessing. I think we have enough on the farm that the next two generations can take it and grow.

Our 2018 Annual Golf Tournament is in the books! We had a great weather, great teams, and great prizes! We appreciate all of our sponsors, donors, and players. Congratulations to our tournament winner, Union City Urgent Care!

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