Sharing the experience of property prospecting in Benton County for the first time 20 years ago, CEO Craig Jones said, the decision to land on Industrial Rd. in this community was the best one. Moments later, Jones announced an expansion of around 30,000 more square feet resulting in 50 plus additional jobs in a three-year time span. In town to celebrate employees that have hit the 20-year milestone with the company, Jones said it was the caliber of employees in Benton County that was the deciding factor for the corporate office on the expansion and transfer of work to the local facility. “We’ve got big things on the horizon,” Jones gushed. “Your dedication and determination of setting and achieving goals is what made this happen,” he said directly to the employees celebrating at the 20-year celebration complete with a catered luncheon. Upon hearing of the extensive forthcoming expansion, employees cheered and celebrated with Jones.
The United Way radio auction will begin on Monday, October 3 and continue through Friday, October 21. Tune in each weekday,from 1-5 p.m. on WRJB/WFWL for great auction items for a good cause.
Billed as on of the most anticipated presidential elections in recent history, Administrator of Elections Mark Ward said it is important for those living within Benton County to register to vote before the October 11 deadline in order to exercise their right to vote.
According to the FDA, Blue Bell Ice Cream voluntarily recalled select products produced in its Sylacauga, Alabama, plant because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier, Aspen Hills, Inc., due to the potential for it to contain Listeria monocytogenes. This recall covers the following products: Blue Bell Ice Cream Half Gallons: Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with code dates, 082618226 and 080418222 and Blue Bell Cookie Two Step with code date, 081818224. Blue Bell Ice Cream Pints: Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with code dates, 081518242 and 082418242.
The Reelfoot Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Friday-Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Free admission. For more information call (731)-885-7295.
There will be a Hunter Education Field Day, sponsored by the TWRA on Saturday, October 8, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Big Sandy High School. You must be at least nine years old and bring a printout of successful completion of the online course or the CD course to the field day. You must then complete all field day requirements: lecture, live fire, and complete the final exam. For more information call Billy LaGrange at (615)-856-9743.