Obion County, TN News

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.

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Obion County Fair WeekOn August 22nd we held a ribbon cutting at The Obion County Fair! It was a great way to kick of a week full of fair fun! We loved getting to spend time with our community, support chamber members, eat fair food, and we even set up a chamber booth!

This November Shop Local!Time to start Christmas shopping! Take a picture at your favorite Obion County store and use the hashtag #OCTNShopLocal for your chance to win a prize basket worth over $200!

Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, November 30th at noon.

Give back and donate to your local charitiesThis december, give back and donate to your local charities and non-profit organizations! Post pictures and tag the obion county chamber of commerce for your chance to win a prize basket Worth over $200!

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2016 JEDC Annual BanquetWe had a wonderful evening celebrating Obion County! We had over 300 attendees, gave out 8 awards to community leaders, and enjoyed an inspiring keynote speech by MIA Seating CEO, daris Mir

Children's Discovery Garden to open at Discovery ParkOfficials at Discovery Park of America are announcing the largest expansion that the park has had since it opened in November of 2013 with the addition of a Children's Discovery Garden, with an expected cost of over one-half million dollars.

"I'm excited," said CEO Jim Rippy. "I think this is one of the biggest improvements we have made," he added.

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I-69 Project RevivedUNION CITY - Four years after Tennessee officials stopped work on an interstate project that would connect Memphis with Canada and Mexico, the clouds of dust swirling around heavy construction equipment here signal a stark change in state policy.

The Interstate 69 project is on again - but it's not being built to Memphis. At least not for the foreseeable future.

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Friends of Reelfoot Lake State Park Host EventIt's almost time for the 2nd annual Friends of RLSP Membership Drive, Dinner, & Silent Auction, scheduled for Saturday, November the 19th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The event will be held in the Ellington Hall Auditorium at the Reelfoot Lake Visitor Center, (also known as R.C. Donaldson Memorial Museum and Nature Center). We would be honored to have you join us, so please come enjoy a great meal, fun fellowship, special music, and programs that are sure to help your family and friends take home some very special memories! Oh, and an opportunity to bid on some great items in our Silent Auction.

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UNION CITY, TENNESSEE, November 22, 2016 - New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S, were announced by The Leapfrog Group , a national patient safety watchdog. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City was one of 844 hospitals to receive an A, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

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Leaders Credit Union Introduces New Union City Branch Community PresidentJACKSON, Tenn. (Nov 1, 2016) - Leaders Credit Union , member-owned financial cooperative based in Jackson, Tenn., is pleased to introduce Jacob Crowe as Community President for its Union City branch location effective January 1, 2017. Crowe will be working to promote the Leaders brand as a passionate, premiere banking partner among its members and the community. Crowe will be responsible for branch office management, business volume, deposits, loan portfolios and banking relationships.

"Jacob and his family have deep ties to the Obion County community, and his business acumen and banking experience will be instrumental in growing and supporting the members of the credit union," said Todd Swims, President and CEO of Leaders Credit Union.

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Premiere Primary Care Open House

Under the leadership of Mayor Bennie McGuire and Margaret Prater, Vice President for Workforce Development for the Northwest TN Workforce Board, Obion County achieved certification as an ACT® Work Ready Community (WRC) in the fall of 2015, and was recognized at the at the 2016 ACT® Workforce Symposium in Nashville, TN. ACT WRC is a workforce system designed to assist sites and regions in developing their workforce pipeline to provide skilled workers for employers.

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December brings lights, Santa and music to Discovery Park of America!UNION CITY, TN- If you spot a glorious glow in the cornfields Northwest of Union City, TN in December, head that way! Lights, lights and more lights are twinkling brightly all around Discovery Park of America. It's the second annual "Let it Glow Light Show" sponsored by the City of Union City and sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

According to Grounds Director John Watkins, this year's show is bigger and better than last year's show. "We have over half-a-million lights...about 30 miles of lights if you stretched them out end-to-end," Watkins said. "New to the light show are a couple of themed areas featuring Charlie Brown and Rudolph," Watkins said. And the drive through light tunnel is back, since it was a crowd favorite last year.

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5th Annual West Tennessee All-Star Football GameGo show your support for our local athletes that are participating in the West Tennessee All-Star Football Game!

December 9, 2016 at 7 PM
Liberty tech High School

Tucker Kennedy, Union City
Jeremy Bumphus, Union City
Hunter Hamilton, South Fulton

West Star The WestStar Class of 2016 recently visited Obion County. The class toured Tyson Foods, heard from elected officials, as well as a presentation on I-69 from the Commissioner of TDOT, the Port of Cates Landing and Discovery Park.

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Lindsay FrillingAtlanta, GA (January 1, 2016) - The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America, is pleased to announce Lindsay Frilling, CEO of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation in Union City, Tennessee, as the state director of Tennessee on the SEDC Board of Directors. The state director will serve a two-year term on SEDC's board. Ms. Frilling will take the seat on January 1, 2016. Frilling is a dedicated long-time SEDC member for almost 5 years. She was chosen for this position by her peers within her state of Tennessee.

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