Obion County, TN News
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.
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.
Livability recently released the best places to retire in Tennessee, and Union City made the list stating, "Union City has plenty to do, including the state-of-the-art Discovery Park of America Museum and the White Squirrel Winery. In addition, it offers several different active adult communities and assisted living facilities. And, because of its smaller population, the tight-knit community here is unrivaled."
Joe Elmore travels to Union City to see the rescue of a #pioneer village. Watch Obion County be featured in the video!
The Tennessee Supreme Court appointed four new members to serve on the Access to Justice Commission, effective April 1, 2022. They include Sara E. Barnett, Adolpho A. Birch, III, Lindsay Frilling and Kendra Mansur. “The Tennessee Supreme Court is pleased that these individuals accepted the Court’s nominations to serve on the Access to Justice Commission,” said Justice Jeff Bivins, Supreme Court Liaison to the Commission.
Leaders Credit Union, a member-owned financial cooperative based in Jackson, Tenn., announces its three advisory board members.
In February many things happened! We went to a Women's Conference, attended the Next Move Groups Economic Development Conference, "loved on local business" by spotlighting retailers on social media, hosted 2022 Industry Appreciation Breakfast at Discovery Park of America, and more!
Union City, Tenn.— Green Plains Inc. recently announced a $100,000 donation to the Obion County Fair Association Tornado Relief Fund. This donation will be used to assist those Obion County residents affected by the December 2021 tornadoes. The funds are to be dispersed through the United Way of Obion County.
We were able to attend the 110th annual meeting on February 22nd for the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The keynote speaker was Burke Nihill, Tennessee Titans President and CEO.
The Adult Leadership Obion County class enjoyed Education Day on February 2nd. The class was able to visit local elementary and high schools as well as the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Union City campus. It was a great day learning about education in our community!
Once again this year, The Tennessee Magazine asked readers to identify their favorites across the state — everything from milkshakes to scenic drives to flea markets and wineries— the answers came pouring in. And this year's winner of the 2021 Best of Tennessee Readers’ Choice Awards West Tennessee Winery... White Squirrel Winery.
Be sure to nominate someone/apply to be recognized as a young professional in Obion County under the age of 31. This is a great opportunity to expand your network with other young professionals in the area as well as be recognized for your contributions to the community.
Brooke Simmons recently graduated from the Delta Leadership Institute on January 12th. The DLI Executive Academy trains leaders from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and industries to improve the economic competitiveness and social viability of the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt.
The Adult Leadership Obion County class enjoyed Medical Day on January 5th. The class visited Kizer Pharmacy, Dynamix Physical Therapy, Align Chiropractic, West TN Bone, and Joint and Carey Counseling Center. They were also able to hear speakers from the staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Union City.