Obion County, TN News

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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OC Chamber of Commerce Awarded $10,000 USDA grantMembers of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce and their guests gathered at the chamber office recently to celebrate receiving a $10,000 Rural Business Development Grant. Displaying a replica of the check were (center, from left) Lindsay Frilling, Obion County Joint Economic Development Council executive director; Katie Keathley, Obion County Chamber of Commerce membership director; and Joel Howard, USDA Rural Development area director.

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2016 Annual Obion County Chamber of Commerce/Industrial Development golf tournamentMark your calendar for Friday, May 6, 2016, to enjoy an afternoon of golf, fun, and fellowship! The annual Obion County Chamber of Commerce/Industrial Development golf tournament will kick off with lunch at 12:30pm, followed by a shotgun start at 1:30pm and will conclude with an awards presentation and a pork chop supper. Given that you continually contribute so much to Obion County, we want to thank you by reinvesting proceeds back into our tournament in the form of awards and prizes.

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JEDC Welcomes Lauren Bennett as Membership DirectorThe Obion County Joint Economic Development Council is excited to introduce Ms. Lauren Bennett as Membership Director!

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The Southern Suite Salon Ribbon CuttingWe recently celebrated the opening of The Southern Suite Salon! We had a great ribbon cutting!

McDonalds Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon CuttingMcDonald's in Union City recently celebrated their Grand Re-Opening!

Union City Insurance Partners, LLC Ribbon CuttingUnion City Insurance Partners, LLC recently celebrated their opening with ribbon cutting!

BB's Furniture & Mattress Gallery Ribbon CuttingBB's Furniture and Mattress Gallery Celebrated there Ribbon Cutting! Join them May 5,6, and 7 for their grand opening days!!

Shelter Insurance Scholarship Recipients (bottom row L-R) Ivey Westbrooks, Kyle Crawford (Back row L-R) Shelter Agents Sara Hinton, Justin Shaw, Jose Bautista Calderon. Second Picture Agent Justin Shaw and Katy-Chandler Parker.

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UNION CITY, TN. Commercial Bank and Trust announces the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors. (Pictured top, left to right) Gordon Bruff, Chuck Doss, Lynn Jenkins and Doug Latimer have joined the Board and are excited to see what's ahead for Commercial Bank and Trust.

"We can't wait to see what our new Board members bring to the table. Their diverse backgrounds and experiences are sure to complement the work of Commercial Bank and Trust," said Tim Shanks, CBTC Community President-Union City.

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Mahindra of Ken-Tenn Ribbon CuttingMahindra of Ken-Tenn recently had a ribbon cutting! We had a great turnout and wonderful lunch!