obion county http://wkms.org en Flash Floods Threaten West Tennessee http://wkms.org/post/flash-floods-threaten-west-tennessee <p>Following heavy rain and thunderstorms yesterday and more rain in the forecast today , most of West Tennessee is under a <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=TNZ004&amp;warncounty=TNC079&amp;firewxzone=TNZ004&amp;local_place1=Paris%20TN&amp;product1=Flash+Flood+Watch&amp;lat=36.30020&amp;lon=-88.30730#.U5GqXfldVqU">flash flood watch</a> through this evening, including Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley Counties. The National Weather Service warns some locations may receive rainfall in excess of two inches, quickly flooding low water crossings. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:49:28 +0000 Troy Taylor 41098 at http://wkms.org Flash Floods Threaten West Tennessee Former Tennessee Town Clerk Took At Least $2,000 for Personal Use http://wkms.org/post/former-tennessee-town-clerk-took-least-2000-personal-use <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A West Tennessee town official has been indicted on charges of misappropriating public funds for personal use.</span></p><p>An audit released today by the state Comptroller shows that former Kenton, TN clerk Kelly Ann Greer misappropriated at least $2,000 of utility payments made in cash.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:31:30 +0000 Rob Canning 38815 at http://wkms.org Former Tennessee Town Clerk Took At Least $2,000 for Personal Use Obion County Preps Incentive Package for Manufacturing Plant http://wkms.org/post/obion-county-preps-incentive-package-manufacturing-plant <p>Obion County officials have approved a $3.65 million dollar incentive package in the hopes of attracting an industrial manufacturer.</p><p>The money will be loaned to the Union City industrial development board from the county&rsquo;s hospital fund.</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:28:30 +0000 John Null 35431 at http://wkms.org Obion County Preps Incentive Package for Manufacturing Plant OutsideIN Gives New Life To Old T-Shirts http://wkms.org/post/outsidein-gives-new-life-old-t-shirts <p></p><p>Obion County’s unemployment rate has hovered around 12 percent this year, extending persistent high unemployment since Goodyear closed its Union City Plant in 2011. One woman in the small town of Troy is trying to make a dent in that number while giving new life to her products and a new perspective to her employees. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:08:20 +0000 Whitney Jones 33168 at http://wkms.org OutsideIN Gives New Life To Old T-Shirts Boston Architect Designs Soaring Center Building for Discovery Park of America in Union City http://wkms.org/post/boston-architect-designs-soaring-center-building-discovery-park-america-union-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Obion County, Tennessee, looks to a fantastic new attraction near Union City to bring many thousands of visitors annually. The Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation is Discovery Park’s principal benefactor. Mr. Kirkland ultimately chose Louis </span>Siriani<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to be the architect for the 100,000 square foot center of the new 50-acre Discovery Park of America. Since 1984, </span>Siriani's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> been a principal of the Boston architectural firm </span>Verner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Johnson, Inc, which specializes in planning and designing museums which in this country alone draw millions of visitors a year. Mr. </span>Siriani<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has planned and designed science and technology, history, and multi-disciplinary museums all over the country and the world. He spoke with Kate </span>Lochte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about working with Mr. Kirkland and the Union City community for this ambitious project.</span></p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 21:49:15 +0000 Kate Lochte 31734 at http://wkms.org Boston Architect Designs Soaring Center Building for Discovery Park of America in Union City Obion County Schools Closed http://wkms.org/post/obion-county-schools-closed <p></p><p>Obion County, Tenn., schools are closed today and tomorrow due to flu and other illnesses. Assistant Director of School and Student Services Dale Hollowell says 548 students were absent Wednesday, which is about 15 percent of students countywide. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:14:50 +0000 Whitney Jones 27172 at http://wkms.org Obion County Schools Closed Two Northwest Tennessee Counties Among Highless Jobless Numbers for May http://wkms.org/post/two-northwest-tennessee-counties-among-highless-jobless-numbers-may <p>Obion County posted Tennessee&#39;s second highest&nbsp;May unemployment rate at 14.2 percent.&nbsp; Unemployment in Weakley County was also among the state&rsquo;s highest, at 11.4 percent.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:25:00 +0000 Angela Hatton 18537 at http://wkms.org Two Northwest Tennessee Counties Among Highless Jobless Numbers for May Obion County Commission Approves Local Fire Service Districts http://wkms.org/post/obion-county-commission-approves-local-fire-service-districts <p>Obion County Tennessee Commissioners will allow three rural communities to provide membership-based fire service to their local customers. The county subscription service ends June 30, because County officials will no longer administer the fee. Clerk Vollie Boehms cites a state statute that prevents her from collecting the fee.&nbsp; The municipalities of Hornbeak, Samburg and Rives plan to take up the responsibility for fire service in their areas on July 1st. Hornbeak Fire Chief Bob Reavis&nbsp; says the local city council is expected to approve the new service tonight. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 21:29:09 +0000 Angela Hatton 18424 at http://wkms.org Obion County Commission Approves Local Fire Service Districts Obion County TN: Hornbeak Chief Wants His Own Subscription Service http://wkms.org/post/obion-county-tn-hornbeak-chief-wants-his-own-subscription-service <p>Time is running out for rural Obion County, Tennessee residents&#39; fire protection contracts, and at least one community fire chief is trying to ensure residents in his portion of the county will keep the service.</p><p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 17:13:58 +0000 Chad Lampe 18261 at http://wkms.org Obion County TN: Hornbeak Chief Wants His Own Subscription Service Afternoon Update 5-9 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-update-5-9 <p>From <strong>NPR:</strong> In an interview with ABC News, President Obama <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/09/152356770/president-obama-gay-marriage-should-be-legal">declared </a>his support for gay marriage. This marks a departure from the president&#39;s previous stance, which has repeatedly been described as &quot;evolving.&quot;</p><p>From the <strong>Four Rivers Region:</strong> Wed, 09 May 2012 21:38:03 +0000 WKMS Staff 17917 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Update 5-9