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Business and industry have been telling schools that students lack the "soft skills" needed for employment for some time. While schools try to bridge the gap between high school, college, and career, many of our students do not see the connection.

Main Street communities created more than 1,000 new jobs

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today the 2016 economic impact and reinvestment statistics from 30 certified Tennessee Main Street communities across the state. These Main Street communities created more than 1,000 new jobs and generated over $124 million of public/private investment in 2016, while continuing to be a vital part of the state's economic growth.

UNION CITY, Tenn. - Twenty-six years after Brent Lee left Union City to go railroading, he is coming home to run his own short line.

The Union City Terminal Railroad is expected to debut in May. The line is an eight-mile stub of the former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad main line between Union City and Rives, Tenn., where it connects to the Canadian National (former Illinois Central) main line.

"I was born and raised in Union City," Lee says. "I always had the idea if I ever wanted to short line something, it would be that line."

Lee says he spent 24 of his 26 years with the Burlington Northern and BNSF Railway in track maintenance and train service.

Union City, Tennessee. July 5, 2017 - Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City (BMH-UC) has been named a finalist for the 2017 QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, for providing outstanding patient care.

Only 21 hospitals received finalist recognition for achieving top performance in any five of the six areas measured in Premier's QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient and family engagement and appropriate hospital use.

Please join Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City in welcoming Dustin Parker, D.O., to our medical staff. A pediatrician, Dr. Parker completed his residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center-LeBonheur Children's Hospital.

Dr. Parker is practicing at The Pediatric Place of Union City and office hours are 8 AM until 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dustin Parker, please call the office at (731) 885-4338

Union City, TN - White & Associates Insurance (https://whiteandassociates.net) today announced that Josh Roberson has joined the W&A Union City agency to further develop their agricultural, commercial and financial services offerings in the northwest Tennessee region. Josh Roberson comes to Union City after spending the last 21 months at White & Associates headquarters in Dyersburg, Tennessee, where he most recently was recognized as the top life and financial services producer at the agency in the first and second quarters.

On Tuesday, July 25th, TN Department of Ag Representatives, TN Farm Bureau Public Policy Staff and neighbors discussed local, state and national issues impacting agriculture.

Farmers, Landowners, & Agbusiness Professionals were invited to join Tennessee Farm Bureau at H&R Agri-power for a delicious breakfast and discussion on issues confronting Tennessee Agriculture.

UNION CITY, TN - Commercial Bank and Trust Company announces the addition of a new member of its Board of Directors. Ed Sumara has joined the Board and is ready to serve alongside the other great board members of CBTC.

Ed is quite active in the area. He is presently a board member for the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), a Tiptonville Library board member, Chairman of Lifebeat Family Services, an Eagle Scout, and is Past President of the West Tennessee No-Till Association. The lifetime farmer has timed off of the Lake County Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Board twice. He is the father of Joseph Sumara and Kim Thompson and is proud to have his son Joseph managing Sumara Farms, EJ Sumara LLC and Sumara Land Grading.

"Ed has a great understanding of the people of Lake and Obion Counties, and he will help us make sure that we at Commercial Bank and Trust are meeting the needs of our residents," said.

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