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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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Farmer's Market Merch

Obion County Farmer's Market merchandise is now available! Call Lauren at the Chamber to order! Shirts are $12 and reusable bags are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5!

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.

Obion County Participates in Complete TN

Faced with a low number of college-educated workers, 12 rural Tennessee counties are digging into how they can get their residents to complete a degree.

The counties spread out across the state and organized into five regional councils are part of a newly launched pilot initiative by Complete Tennessee focused on clearing hurdles to obtain a college degree or certificate.

Jacob Virgin Merit Scholar Semifinalist

Jacob Virgin is on the short list for academic greatness.

The Union City High School senior has put himself in the category of distinguished students across the nation, named today as a National Merit Scholar semifinalist.

The Land Trust for Tennessee Survey

"The Land Trust for Tennessee, a statewide land conservation organization, has protected and conserved almost 125,000 acres in the Volunteer State. From farmland and wildlife habitat to public parks, scenic vistas, historic properties, and more, we work with people to make sure Tennessee’s most important places aren’t lost forever to development.

Obion County Awarded Grant from TN Dept of Tourist Development

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Tourist Development announced $1 million in grant funds awarded to 84 organizations for tourism marketing.

The Obion County Chamber of Commerce was awarded $9,250 for marketing Obion County in state publications, printing of marketing materials, and for the Obion County Farmer’s Market tourism efforts.

Miller Named Asst. Director of Union City Schools

Both Wes Kennedy and Michael Paul Miller insist nothing will really change. If it does though, the Union City School System will be prepared.
Kennedy, the director of schools for the UCSS, has given Miller – the Supervisor of Student Services in the system – the additional title of assistant director, with the blessing of the Union City School Board.

Helipad

Congratulations to South Fulton on their new helipad! In modernizing critical services to the public, the City of South Fulton now has a new Helipad and air Evac Emergency Helicopters will now have a landing facility. Dedication of their new Helipad, located in front of the South Fulton Fire Department, was on June 23, 2018, at 9:00 am. It was dedicated in the honor of Tommy Smitty Smith longtime fireman and former South Fulton Fire Chief & Communications Operator, Hazel Smith, a longtime dispatcher for the South Fulton Police Dept and South Fulton Fire Dept. The public, all Fireman, police officers, and surrounding fire departments were in attendance.

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