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.

Obion County Completes TN ThreeStar Program

Competing for jobs and attracting industry in today's economic climate is a challenge. Successful economic developers know that at the heart of a competitive economic development strategy is community development. The ThreeStar program is geared to assist your community development efforts and ensure you compete at a higher level through enhancing and improving community assets.

Industry Appreciation Breakfast

Thank you to all of our industries, public officials, businesses, and board members that came to our industry appreciation breakfast! We had a wonderful turnout and appreciate all that you do for our county.

Perfect farm activities for your next fall outing

NASHVILLE – As the fall weather approaches and Tennessee’s agritourism season is in full swing, a visit to the farm brings smiling faces, family fun, and unforgettable memories.

“We have 12 acres of pumpkins that look amazing,” Robertson County’s Honeysuckle Hill Farm owner Jeff Alsup said. “With more than 25 attractions, there are activities for all ages.”

Farms across the state have fun fall activities for everyone, including hayrides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and even pick-your-own muscadines at some local vineyards. As Halloween draws near, haunted farm attractions offer the excitement that has become part of Tennessee’s spooky traditions.

College Completion Communities Release Completion Plans of Action

NASHVILLE, TN - Representatives from diverse Tennessee counties recently traveled to Nashville to describe the targeted strategies they plan to implement to raise regional postsecondary attainment and support the state’s Drive to 55 goal.

The counties are participating in Complete Tennessee’s “College Completion Communities” pilot program, which brings together five Tennessee communities to develop targeted plans to improve local college attainment.

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. Check out the six new recipients here.