The Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Discovery Award recognizes individuals for their contributions to inspiring children and adults to see beyond.

Union City, Tenn.—Discovery Park of America has announced the honorees for The Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Discovery Awards Gala that will be held Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the museum and heritage park. The award recognizes individuals whose work, like that of Discovery Park, brings enlightenment, inspiration, and education to those whose lives they’ve touched.

Miles and Bishop

Miles and Bishop celebrated their Ribbon Cutting in December!


According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the section of I-69 that runs alongside Discovery Park of America from a little northwest of the former Wingfoot Golf Course to Reelfoot Avenue was the first of three projects that encompass the I-69 loop around Union City.

Downtown Union City

In the early 1900s, the Nailling building in Union City, Tenn. was one of the most modern office buildings in the region. While the outside was brick and stone, the interior featured imported tile, beamed ceilings, and elaborate fresco flooring.

BIRMINGHAM, AL (November 12, 2021) –The Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation has chosen Retail Strategies, the leading national community development firm, to develop and execute a retail recruitment strategy for Obion County with a focus on Union City. Union City previously partnered with Retail Strategies as participants in Retail Academy through a TNECD grant in 2019 and 2020.

Obion County Public Service Day

The Adult Leadership Obion County 2021-2022 class recently participated in Public Service Day on November 3rd. The class visited Union City Energy Authority, Obion County Mayors Office, and the Union City Municipal Building.

Run the Rails Donation

On November 18th, the Run the Rails committee hosted a business after-hours event at Main Street Union City. During the event, the committee was able to present the Masquerade Theatre with a $10,000 check!

Hops and Barley

This month, we celebrated 8 years of Hops and Barley. Hops and Barley is a local favorite, and we are so thankful that they call Obion County home! We also celebrated 1 year of Flowers with Sass.

Kiwanis Club Induction

Brooke Simmons was recently inducted into the Union City Kiwanis Club on November 11th. Kiwanis is a global community of clubs, members, and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time.

Obion County Officials

Obion County Mayor Benny McGuire recognized County Court Clerk Crystal Crain, along with Clerk and Master Paula Rice at the latest County Commission meeting.