Tiptonville, Tenn. -Reelfoot Lake State Park invites visitors to attend the annual eagle bus tours to observe bald eagles and waterfowl. Tours are conducted seven days a week through the end of February.

union-cityUnion City has been ranked one of the Top 10 places to retire in Tennessee by SmartAsset, a financial technology company. A happy, healthy retirement depends a lot on location. To find the best places to retire, SmartAsset gathered data for a study and considered four main factors that affect the quality of life for retirees.

OC-mapA new study from SmartAsset has ranked Obion County as one of the best places to get a mortgage in the state. The financial technology company previously ranked Union City among the top 10 places to retire in the state.

Obion County"Legislative Day in Nashville was very informative. As a leadership group, we were able to meet and have lunch with Secretary of State Tre Hargett, State Senator John Stevens, State Representatives Bill Sanderson and Andy Holt. They were very gracious in their hospitality and answered all our questions. The day was filled with a tour of the capital and sitting in on hearings pertaining to certain bills. All in all it was a great day and a different perspective of our leaders and the hard work they put in every day." -David Keeling, Class Member 2014-2015

Twin CitiesBy CHRIS MENEES
Staff Reporter

There was a sense of unity Thursday in the Twin Cities.
Community leaders and residents representing two cities, two counties and two states came together at midday to celebrate the opening of South Fulton's park - Unity Park. A large crowd gathered under sunny skies in front of a pavilion stage at the new park off East State Line as South Fulton Mayor Ed Cassetty and park benefactor Jeff Campbell officially dedicated the recreational area.

In recognition of tourism's tremendous economic, social and cultural impact throughout the state of Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development will participate with the U.S. Travel Association in the 2015 National Travel and Tourism Week May 2-10.

Shelter Insurance Grants Scholarships Shelter Insurance Foundation and Shelter Insurance-Justin Shaw Agency announce recipients of local high school scholarships.

J Cett Installation Banquet New 2016 Officers
First row from left to right: Stephanie Virgin, Publicist; Wendy Rice, Assistant Treasurer; Lindsay Frilling, External Vice President; Michelle Bing, Treasurer Second row from left to right: Audrey Gregg, Internal Vice President; Katie Keathley, President; Lauren Stallings, Chaplin; Stacey Haynes, Secretary.

tennessee vacation guideUNION CITY, Tenn.- The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development released today the highly-anticipated 2016 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide featuring international entertainment icon and native Tennessean Dolly Parton. The guide also highlights some of Tennessee's most authentic tourism attractions such as "18 Magical Tennessee Experiences" on page 22, which includes Discovery Park of America in UNION CITY.

 2016 Main Street Tablescape WinnersJanet Stewart
"Sugar & Spice and Everything is Nice"
Best of Show

Davey Frankum, Jorge Frankum and Dani Frankum
"Le Jardin de Tuileries"
First Place "People's Choice"

First Citizens National Bank Joins NACHA in Celebrating  National AAP Recognition Day on Feb. 9Press Release - February 19, 2016

Dyersburg, TN., February 9, 2016 - In honor of National AAP Recognition Day, First Citizens National Bank joins NACHA in recognizing Accredited ACH Professionals (AAPs) and the integral role they play in an organization's success.

First Citizens National Bank joins NACHA in recognizing teammate, Janiece Wright, who holds the AAP designation. Judy Long, President & COO, stated "This accreditation is supported by NACHA as a means to educate ACH professionals on new developments in the ACH network. The internet and rapidly changing technology have greatly impacted the way cash management products and services are sold, delivered, supported and used. By earning this prestigious designation a payment professional increases their credibility and value to corporate customers. First Citizens National Bank is very proud to have an Accredited ACH Professionals on the bank's team."

DPA Unveils New Imagination Playground Play EquipmentThe Obion County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated Discovery Park of America's new Imagination Playground with a ribbon cutting. Imagination Playground in a Cart features a collection of oversized blue foam parts that allows children to build and re-build play structures with their imaginations! For more information click here.

US Senator Bob Corker Addresses Group at DPAUS Senator Bob Corker visited with a group in the Tower at Discovery Park of America on Thursday, March 31. Pictured left to right: Obion County JEDC Chairman Art Sparks, Senator Corker, Discovery Park CEO Jim Rippy, Obion County Mayor Benny McGuire.

farmers market in Obion CountyJoin Benita Giffin with Obion County/UT Extension on these 6 days for Farmers' Market Fresh!

Obion County Public Library Offering  Free Universal ClassesThe Obion county Public Library has a new and exciting program to share with the community. Universal Class offer over 500 online non-credited personal enrichment courses, where you earn CEU certificates as you complete your courses. Log on to oclibrary.org and click on Universal Class and follow the instructions to join the class of your choice all you need is your library card.