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The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 is marks the end of major hostilities of World War One. The following year, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th Armistice Day, now known as Veteran's Day. One of the most decorated U.S. Soldiers during The Great War was Tennessee native Sergeant Alvin York, who received a medal of honor for fearlessly charging a German machine gun nest in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Matt Markgraf speaks with The Discovery Park of America Marketing Director Mary Nita Bondurant, Historian Martin Kane and Assistant Education Director Chris Gunlefinger the special exhibit titled "In the Footsteps of Sergeant York" on display through January 3rd.


  A Paris, Tennessee-based casework company is expanding their operations to Union City and creating 200 jobs in the process.


Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will be in Union City tomorrow as part of a series of appearances to hear about infrastructure challenges and opportunities on the local level. 

Two Tennessee men have been arrested in a same-sex prostitution sting operation in a Union City park.

Police Chief Perry Barfield says the department had been conducting undercover operations in and around Graham Park following numerous complaints of suspected activity involving solicitation of same-sex prostitution and illicit behavior.

Discovery Park of America Media Release

Discovery Park of America's founder, Robert Kirkland, passed away this morning at 7:15 in his Union City residence at the age of 77. The park will be closed Wednesday for a ceremony titled "A Celebration-of-Life" for family and friends. 

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A Union City police officer says an open carry gun bill in Tennessee could potentially detriment public safety.

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A corporate real estate strategy magazine has named three areas in our region as top places in the nation for economic development.

Site Selection Magazine released its annual Micropolitan Statistical Area report for 2013, ranking Paducah 16th and in Tennessee, Dyersburg  10th and Union City 27th.

Union City's Discovery Park of America hosts two shuttle astronauts during its Space and Flight Month celebration through January. We're honored to bring you a conversation with the married astronaut couple Captain Robert "Hoot" Gibson and Dr. Rhea Seddon who are loaning their suits to Discovery Park of America for the celebration, in a special dinner event next Friday (January 24).

Discovery Park Celebrates Opening Weekend

Nov 4, 2013
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Discovery Park of America officials say they had a good turnout for its opening weekend.

Marketing Director Mary Nita Bondurant says the 50-acre park in Union City had  more than 4,300 visitors and relatively few glitches.  

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced Monday that the 9to5 Seating Company will relocate manufacturing operations to Union City and create upwards of 500 jobs. 

The announcement is welcome news for the community that has been spending the last few years trying to rebuild a manufacturing economy after Goodyear Tire shutdown a 1,800 employee plant in 2011.

The move represents an investment of $39.5 million for the ergonomic seating company. Governor Haslam thanked the company for its investment and said the decision reinforces his goal of making Tennessee a location for high quality jobs.  

Obion County Economic Development Director Lindsey Frilling said 9to5 will move manufacturing from its facility in China to Union City's Northwest Regional Industrial Center. Frilling said the boost to employment will be significant. 

"Anticipated jobs at the end of 2014 is about 73 jobs," said Frilling. "And then from then on, up until five years, you're looking to get it up to 510 jobs."