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Children's Discovery Garden to open at Discovery ParkOfficials at Discovery Park of America are announcing the largest expansion that the park has had since it opened in November of 2013 with the addition of a Children's Discovery Garden, with an expected cost of over one-half million dollars.

"I'm excited," said CEO Jim Rippy. "I think this is one of the biggest improvements we have made," he added.

Obion County Fair WeekOn August 22nd we held a ribbon cutting at The Obion County Fair! It was a great way to kick of a week full of fair fun! We loved getting to spend time with our community, support chamber members, eat fair food, and we even set up a chamber booth!

Obion County Public Library Offering  Free Universal ClassesThe Obion county Public Library has a new and exciting program to share with the community. Universal Class offer over 500 online non-credited personal enrichment courses, where you earn CEU certificates as you complete your courses. Log on to oclibrary.org and click on Universal Class and follow the instructions to join the class of your choice all you need is your library card.

farmers market in Obion CountyJoin Benita Giffin with Obion County/UT Extension on these 6 days for Farmers' Market Fresh!

US Senator Bob Corker Addresses Group at DPAUS Senator Bob Corker visited with a group in the Tower at Discovery Park of America on Thursday, March 31. Pictured left to right: Obion County JEDC Chairman Art Sparks, Senator Corker, Discovery Park CEO Jim Rippy, Obion County Mayor Benny McGuire.

DPA Unveils New Imagination Playground Play EquipmentThe Obion County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated Discovery Park of America's new Imagination Playground with a ribbon cutting. Imagination Playground in a Cart features a collection of oversized blue foam parts that allows children to build and re-build play structures with their imaginations! For more information click here.

First Citizens National Bank Joins NACHA in Celebrating  National AAP Recognition Day on Feb. 9Press Release - February 19, 2016

Dyersburg, TN., February 9, 2016 - In honor of National AAP Recognition Day, First Citizens National Bank joins NACHA in recognizing Accredited ACH Professionals (AAPs) and the integral role they play in an organization's success.

First Citizens National Bank joins NACHA in recognizing teammate, Janiece Wright, who holds the AAP designation. Judy Long, President & COO, stated "This accreditation is supported by NACHA as a means to educate ACH professionals on new developments in the ACH network. The internet and rapidly changing technology have greatly impacted the way cash management products and services are sold, delivered, supported and used. By earning this prestigious designation a payment professional increases their credibility and value to corporate customers. First Citizens National Bank is very proud to have an Accredited ACH Professionals on the bank's team."

 2016 Main Street Tablescape WinnersJanet Stewart
"Sugar & Spice and Everything is Nice"
Best of Show

Davey Frankum, Jorge Frankum and Dani Frankum
"Le Jardin de Tuileries"
First Place "People's Choice"

tennessee vacation guideUNION CITY, Tenn.- The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development released today the highly-anticipated 2016 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide featuring international entertainment icon and native Tennessean Dolly Parton. The guide also highlights some of Tennessee's most authentic tourism attractions such as "18 Magical Tennessee Experiences" on page 22, which includes Discovery Park of America in UNION CITY.

J Cett Installation Banquet New 2016 Officers
First row from left to right: Stephanie Virgin, Publicist; Wendy Rice, Assistant Treasurer; Lindsay Frilling, External Vice President; Michelle Bing, Treasurer Second row from left to right: Audrey Gregg, Internal Vice President; Katie Keathley, President; Lauren Stallings, Chaplin; Stacey Haynes, Secretary.

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