The Tennessee General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a measure that preserves and promotes Reelfoot Lake's Tennessee Heritage.

House Bill 1067 designates Reelfoot Lake as the state's first Tennessee Heritage Site. This designation is based upon the lake's geological history, natural resources, and other unique characteristics.

Under this initiative, state departments and agencies can use the Tennessee Heritage Site designation for purposes of publications, advertising, marketing, and other communications.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — While the world's watching Jordan Peele's newest creation, "Us," from behind splayed fingers and popcorn boxes this weekend, MTSU junior and Union City native Phillip Mayberry will be savoring the feeling of seeing his own art in one of the film's trailers.

Mayberry, a graphic design major who now lives in Nashville, was one of thousands of fans around the world who answered an ongoing challenge, via Chocolate City Comics, Instagram and Universal Studios, to create artwork inspired by the new horror movie.

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Leadership Tennessee to lead “Vote Tennessee” effort

By JEFF GLOR CBS NEWS
March 4, 2019

NASHVILLE – Leadership Tennessee, the state’s preeminent leadership organization, will lead “Vote Tennessee,” a statewide effort to increase voter registration and education.

“Vote Tennessee” began as Project Register, a nonpartisan initiative launched in 2017 by U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee) and State Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville) to boost voter registration in Middle Tennessee.

Committed to collaborative, nonpartisan dialogue, Leadership Tennessee is a natural fit to take this project across all three Grand Divisions as Tennessee ranks 45 th in the country in voter registration and 49 th in voter turnout.

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UCHS senior Brad Schlager posts perfect 36 on ACT

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By all accounts, Brad Schlager is the perfect student.

John Fry

UNION CITY, TN – White & Associates Insurance today announced that John Fry has been named vice president of the White & Associates Insurance Personal Lines Division. Fry previously served as manager of the company’s Union City office.

Mike Ramsey is bringing History Alive in the Settlement at DPA

"...After 36 years of teaching at first Dyer and then Gibson County High School, Ramsey retired and moved from the classroom to a docent position at DPA. But now, he has literally donned another hat, and this one is made of coonskin. On most Saturday’s Ramsey will be working as an historical interpreter bringing real life adventures to the park’s Settlement. Featuring nearly a dozen structures, the Settlement is a collection of hand-hewn log buildings that resemble what one might have found in a mid-19 th century frontier settlement...."

Excel Boats To Locate Manufacturing Plant In Union City; 175 Jobs In Future

"Union City, Tenn .—Union City and Obion County officials gathered this morning to announce that the Excel Boats Co. will be investing $7.5M to open a manufacturing plant with plans to employ 175 people over the next five years.

Frilling Named to TN Chamber Board of Directors

NASHVILLE – For 2019, the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry has announced 10 new appointments to its 54-member board of directors. The appointments represent all three grand divisions and are appointed for a three-year term. The Tennessee Chamber is one of Tennessee’s oldest and most prominent statewide business trade associations and also serves as the Tennessee Manufacturers Association. The Tennessee Chamber board of directors is the governing body of the Tennessee Chamber and provides significant input to the Chamber’s annual legislative and policy agenda that guide the work of the business advocacy group.

Jiffy Steamer's Hometown Pride

Over the decades, Jiffy Steamer has transformed from a small two-man operation that invented the hat steamer in 1940 to the creators of the best clothing steamers on the market to the world’s oldest and largest steam technology manufacturer.

Union City ACT Scores Soar

Rather than being satisfied with a well-earned lofty status, Union City High School students are reaching and attaining even higher heights.

Seniors at UCHS already surpassed last year’s graduating class in ACT composite scores, currently posting a 22.63, which is an improvement on the 2017-18 class record of 22.4 that ranked seventh in all of Tennessee and first among rural West Tennessee school districts. “I’m so excited about the great work going on at K through 12 in Union City Schools,” UC Director of Schools Wes Kennedy said. “I’m super pumped for (UCHS principal) Jacob Cross and his faculty for an incredible job.

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Students Get Training for Interviews

Students in Lindsay Walker’s eighth-grade computer applications class at UC Middle School had the opportunity to question local business leaders Friday.

The sessions wound up a week in which representatives of Center Point Business Solutions and Lindsay Frilling, chief executive officer of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce, held soft skills training for job interviews for students.

Case IH is pleased to recognize H&R Agri-Power in Union City, Tennessee for achieving Pinnacle Excellence status in all six areas of their business – Parts, Operations, Service, Marketing, Sales and AFS.

New Façade Improvement Grants Awarded

Governor Haslam and TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved $550,000 in Façade Improvement Grants for six Tennessee communities. The grants, funded through federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, are used for improvements to commercial districts in Tennessee Main Street and Tennessee downtown districts.