brad thompson en Celebrate the Soybean in Martin <p>The City of Martin’s Brad Thompson joins us to preview activities of The Soybean Festival that can bring up to 40,000 people to Martin to observe west Tennessee’s dominance in soybean production. The festival will be in downtown Martin from September 1 to 8, featuring music by Dustin Lynch, The Martins, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Tim May, Survivor, and Sawyer Brown. According to the festival website, the festival got its start 20 years ago and celebrates the "crossroads of good living," allowing people to "pay homage to a tiny, but worthy vegetable that is capable of feeding and fueling everday lives." <a href="">See more about Martin's Soybean Festival</a>.</p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:52:49 +0000 Tracy Ross 34269 at Celebrate the Soybean in Martin Union City Democrat to Run for 24th District Seat <p>Three candidates for Northern Tennessee&rsquo;s 24<sup>th</sup> Senatorial District seat have filed petition to run for the office in August.&nbsp; Martin Community Development Director Brad Thompson is the sole Democrat on the ballot. Thompson says he wants to bring compromise to the position.</p><p><em>&ldquo;You know there&rsquo;s enough of the partisan bickering. I want to work with both parties to make progress on what matters. I&rsquo;ll consider a good idea from anybody. Good ideas are just that: a good idea, and they don&rsquo;t come with party labels.&rdquo;</em></p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:22:17 +0000 Seth Helton 17532 at Union City Democrat to Run for 24th District Seat