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Union City Walmart Opens Online Grocery Pickup
"... Our key call outs for Online Grocery launch are that it is free, it's a time saver, it's convenient, and our personal shoppers are trained to pick the very best for the customer. Fresh produce, meat, and any other perishable items are picked at least 3 days from the expiration date. They will be limiting our orders to about 200 a week. At most we'll have 52 orders a day but it varies for now depending on the day of the week. There is a $10 referral program that will provide $10 for you and the person you refer. You can earn up to $200 a year from the referral program. Also, if they enter the code WOWFRESH , they can get $10 off the first $50 order. Customers can shop from the app or from walmart.com. They can also check in on the app or call the number listed on the parking spots. The most efficient method is the app as it lets us know when you are almost here so we can have the order waiting before you even pull up. As soon as it tells us you are 2 minutes out we'll be walking out the door to meet you...."
Obion County Farmer's and Artisan's Market

Located at 800 Bream Blvd.
Union City, Tennessee 38261

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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Brad Schlager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNION CITY SCHOOLS
CONTACT: Mike Hutchens
Communications Director

By all accounts, Brad Schlager is the perfect student.

He now has the ACT score to prove it.

Schlager, a Union City High School senior, received notice over the Christmas break that he had scored a perfect 36 on the standardized test used for college admission.

Less than 0.2 percent of the nearly two million students to take the ACT last year made a perfect score.

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...."

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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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!

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