WINTER’S ARTWORK — Messenger outdoor columnist Brent Callicott visited Reelfoot Lake Wednesday and photographed what happens when brisk winds and waves combine with bitterly cold temperatures — the creation of winter ice sculptures in the cypress trees. While the weather is too cold for most humans — other than hunters — Callicott said he saw a pair of mature bald eagles during his visit to Kiwanis Park on Highway 21. While temperatures are expected to climb into the 30s for the next couple of days, bitter cold weather remains in the forecast with some nighttime lows reaching single digits. There is a 20 percent chance of snow predicted for Sunday.
UNION CITY, TN – 15-month-old Woods Rogers was the one millionth guest of Discovery Park of America, as CEO Jim Rippy had his clicker out to determine when the one-millionth visitor walked through the door on at 11:12 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017! Rippy said that he has been counting people and adding numbers everyday as the park edged closer to...Read article here
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JACKSON, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2017) - Leaders Credit Union , a member-owned financial cooperative based in Jackson, Tenn., spread holiday cheer around the community with their second annual, “From Leaders with Love” project. Each branch and department adopted a project in the community and carried it out over the past... Read more here
UNION CITY, TN. Forty years ago, Sharon Winsett began her career in banking at the former Old & Third National Bank. She worked in what was called the “note window,” where she took payments and posted them manually on the back of notes before putting them into the computer. She went on to become a secretary and then an administrative assistant before assuming her role as a Loan Officer in 1985. Old & Third National Bank eventually became Commercial Bank and Trust Company (CBTC), but Sharon continued her work with the bank.
“I have seen many changes in banking and been through many transitions,” said Ms. Winsett. “From government regulations to the way customers handle their business, banking is different now than it was when I started to work. Technology has had a major impact on the banking industry.”
Ten years ago Kevin and Stacie Herrell opened the doors of Higher Ground Coffee Company for the first time. Thursday, Dec.14, marks the 10th anniversary of Higher Ground’s Union City location. From 7 p.m. until closing time, the community is invited to join them in celebrating this milestone at the coffee shop.
“Everyone is welcome! There will be food, fun, live music, door prizes, some of our favorite snacks and of course, lots of coffee,” Stacie said. “A couple of our biggest prizes will be a giveaway for free coffee for one year and a $250 Higher Ground Coffee Company gift card! The winner can either use the coffee for a year prize for one drink per week or for one bag of our locally roasted craft coffee each month, but you must be present to win.”
Amazing find by an area hunter! A 16pt Buck was killed last week in Obion County. Our wildlife, the beauty of our country settings, and the residents that appreciate this luxury are just a few of the reason a person would want to make Obion County their home. Green Score by local taxidermist was 171 3/8 but TWRA will officially score him after 90 days.
Congratulations to these area high school students for being chosen to play in the West Tennessee All-Star Football Game! We are so proud of all of the hard work each of you have shown on the field. Good luck tonight!
- Jalen Scott, South Fulton
- Hunter Smith, Obion Co
- Treyvon Jones, Union City
- Colton Quick, Union City
- Heath Cary, Obion Co
- Cade Rogers, Obion Co
- Braxton Waddell, Union City
UNION CITY, TENNESSEE, November 13, 2017 – White & Associates Insurance (www.whiteandassociates.net) today announced it has been named the 28 th Best Place to Work in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. For the full story, click here.
Keith Hamilton spoke with Lindsay Frilling (left), chief executive officer of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council, and Obion County Central High School guidance counselor Heather Kendall about the mechatronics program at Motlow College and Middle Tennessee State University at the weekly Union City Rotary Club meeting on Friday. Hamilton is using over 30 years of experience in workforce development to prepare Tennesseans for careers in the quickly expanding field of mechatronics, a hybrid science of mechanics and electronics that many modern industries are pursuing for the future.
2017 Obion County Joint Economic Development Council Annual Banquet Recap
What a wonderful night! On November 2nd, 2017 over 300 community members came out to celebrate our local businesses and individuals that help make Obion County thrive! We've had a prosperous year and look forward to another year of growth and success. Thank you for all that you do to make Obion County a great place to live, work, and play!