Obion County News
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"Challenges stemming from the pandemic and economic crisis were ranked as less important than long-existing rural challenges."
Obion County Farmers Market
214 E Church St.
Union City, TN 38261
Tuesday and Thursday - 2:00 pm
Saturday - 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Application Deadline - Monday, August 2, 2021
Meet & Greet/UTM Team Building - September 1, 2021
Public Service Day - October 6, 2021
Agriculture Day - November 3, 2021
Medical Day - January 5, 2022
Education Day - February 2, 2022
Economic & Community Development Day - March 2, 2022
Legislative Day - March TBD
Arts & Entertainment Day - April 6, 2022
Law Enforcement - April 22, 2022
Graduation Day - May 5, 2022
The new Hampton Inn off of Highway 51 is currently under construction. The tentative opening date is May 2021. This hotel will have 75 rooms and is in a prime location near the new I-69 project.
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. The section to the southwest down to US 51 was the second section. Both segments have been completed up to final grading which means they are ready for paving.Currently in the construction phase is the section a little northwest of the former Wingfoot Golf Course to US 45 and US 51 about halfway to Fulton, Ky.
Discovery Park of America provides a one-of-a-kind, transformational experience first envisioned by Robert and Jenny Kirkland. The location was chosen as a way for them to give back to Union City, their West Tennessee hometown.
When Robert Kirkland held his first public meeting to explore the creation of a museum in Union City, more than 250 members of the community showed up to declare their desire to be part of his mission to create a center of culture and education in West Tennessee.
The UT Martin Office of Research, Outreach, and Economic Development has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development (TNECD) to promote the Opportunity Zones (OZ) in West Tennessee. Click the button below to view a presentation on the Obion County, Tennessee opportunity zone investment prospectus.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee invites Tennesseans across the state to celebrate 225 years of statehood beginning June 1, 2021
This week Gov. Lee released a new video featuring a special message from Dolly Parton and her song “My Tennessee Mountain Home” to celebrate 225 years of statehood. Titled "Home", the video highlights the culture, natural beauty, and iconic landmarks in communities across the state. Check out the new video, "Home" by clicking the button below.
On May 13th, Discovery Park of America hosted an information session on American Advertising Federation.
The first-ever Obion County Fair BBQ Cookoff and Food Truck Festival was a huge success! The event was held May 14-15 at the Obion County Fairgrounds.
For May's Very Important Business Event, we heard from the Tennessee Bureau of Workers Compensation about the new R.E.W.A.R.D. program.
Adventure awaits in Obion County. Whether you are looking for an action-packed hunting trip, unique outdoor trail, or relaxing afternoon fishing, Obion County has what you are looking for.
South Fulton High School, Union City High School, and Obion County Central High School seniors recently celebrated graduating after the 2020-2021 school year!
We had a great turnout at our Legislative Breakfast on May 25th at Discovery Park of Americas Simmons Bank Ag Center! Thank you to Senator John Stevens, Representative Tandy Darby, and Representative Rusty Grills for coming to speak with our community.
Soliel Garden Center and A&J Comics, Cards, and Collectibles both recently celecrated ribbon cuttings. This was an exciting achievement for each company. Click the "Read More" button to see pictures of the cuttings at both locations! Come drop by and say, "Hello"!
Brooke Simmons writes a message to the Obion County community as she celebrates a special time in her life.
Delta Regional Authority Launches Delta Broadband Mapping Project to Support Increased Access to Digital Infrastructure in West Tennessee
The free, anonymous Delta Speed Test will measure internet capabilities; detect areas lacking access and affordability.
CLARKSDALE, MS – The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced today the launch of the Delta Broadband Mapping Project, an initiative aimed at strengthening broadband infrastructure that supports telehealth, distance learning, and remote work throughout the 252 counties and parishes of the eight-state DRA region.