Obion County News
Food truck festival happening May 13 & 14 at the Obion County Fair Grounds.
Opening times are 4 P.M. Friday and 11 A.M. Saturday
Get ready for Rhythm on the Rails summer music series!
Happening on Friday Evenings starting at 5:30 P.M. all May and June 2022!
EP. 117: KEVIN RUMLEY: A VETERAN’S ROAD TO RECOVERY
This special episode featuring Kevin Rumley was recorded live at Discovery Park’s recent Military History and Armed Forces Symposium.
The map of attractions includes a map of Obion County, Tenn. as well as things to do and see, parks, cultural activities, shopping, restaurants, and other points of interest. You can view the map of attractions and view our welcome booklet here.
In December 2021, a deadly tornado ripped through Obion County and devastated many homes, businesses, and families in its path. Sadly, our county also experienced a loss of life. Our Chamber of Commerce is honored to have participated in the tornado relief efforts that took place throughout our county and helped mend some of the brokenness left behind.
This month we had a lot of great things happening in Obion County! See all we had going on below.
Obion County has been awarded for economic development by receiving the ThreeStar award from the State of Tennessee. ThreeStar serves to promote economic and community prosperity through collaboration to positively impact Tennesseans.
On March 14th, we were able to celebrate The Bridge with an anniversary certificate. They have been serving Obion County for 10 years now, growing tremendously along the way. Happy Anniversary to The Bridge!
Hosted by the Delta Regional Authority, the inaugural Delta Summit brought together community leaders from across the eight-state DRA region to discuss and learn more about the region’s opportunities for economic development, rural revitalization, and community resiliency.
We celebrated 4 ribbon cuttings in March for Premier Aesthetics, The Willow Tree Restaurant, Social Gatherings Event Venue, and Tyson Hiring Center!
We were able to attend the Tennessee Chambers ICE program this month. The event was full of information to help chamber professionals continue developing meaningful programs in their community.
The Adult Leadership Obion County class enjoyed Economic Development Day on March 2nd. The day was packed full of sessions about what drives economic development in our county.
Union City Micropolitan Area Unites Bi-State Region and Ranks #1 in 2021 Top Mississippi Rover Metros!
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.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (November 12, 2021) –The Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation has chosen Retail Strategies, the leading national community development firm, to develop and execute a retail recruitment strategy for Obion County with a focus on Union City.
Livability recently released the best places to retire in Tennessee, and Union City made the list stating, "Union City has plenty to do, including the state-of-the-art Discovery Park of America Museum and the White Squirrel Winery. In addition, it offers several different active adult communities and assisted living facilities. And, because of its smaller population, the tight-knit community here is unrivaled."
Joe Elmore travels to Union City to see the rescue of a #pioneer village. Watch Obion County be featured in the video!
The Tennessee Supreme Court appointed four new members to serve on the Access to Justice Commission, effective April 1, 2022. They include Sara E. Barnett, Adolpho A. Birch, III, Lindsay Frilling and Kendra Mansur. “The Tennessee Supreme Court is pleased that these individuals accepted the Court’s nominations to serve on the Access to Justice Commission,” said Justice Jeff Bivins, Supreme Court Liaison to the Commission.