What Is REDI

REDI is a regional economic development initiative formed by the Southwest Tennessee Development District. It is focused on creating regional collaboration in West Tennessee.

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  • SWTDD Quick News - July 25 Edition http://conta.cc/1kfvqzP
    SWTDD Quick News - July 25 Edition http://conta.cc/1kfvqzP

    SWTDD Quick News - July 25 Edition
    REDI students in Tipton & Haywood counties receive scholarships
         A $496,656 transportation alternative grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will fund phase IV of the Downtown Improvement Project in Parsons, focusing on the area leading into downtown from the west on SR 412. Existing sidewalks in a two block area will be replaced, new…
  • Congratulations to these Tipton County students who received scholarship awards...
    Congratulations to these Tipton County students who received scholarship awards on Monday, July 21 from Tipton County to further their education. Below is a list of the students names and their choice for post-secondary education:
    Matthew Bailey – University of Memphis
    Erin Blackley – University of Memphis
    Mikala Blackley – DSCC
    Makayla Boswell – University of Memphis
    Nikki Boyd – DSCC
    Jonathan Broughton – UT Knoxville
    Courtney Carpenter – University of Memphis
    Ali Jo Christmas – UT Martin
    Zachary Cook – DSCC
    Victoria Dobbs – University of Memphis
    A’darius Ellis – University of Memphis
    Rikki Erwin – UT Martin
    Nathan Frizzell – University of Memphis
    Casey Gearin – University of Memphis
    Laina Gray – University of Memphis
    Rylee Gray – University of Memphis
    Shanell Hacker – UT Martin
    Jasimine Hall – UT Martin
    Charlie Hansen – MTSU
    Marisa Hernandez – University of Memphis
    Lana Hersberger – University of Memphis
    Rebecca Hewitt – DSCC
    Steven Hockensmith – University of Memphis
    Lydia Hubbard – DSCC
    Katie Hudson – MTSU
    Rebecca Judy – ETSU
    Alisa Kelley – SWTCC
    Briona Lane – UT Knoxville
    Laura Leavell – University of Memphis
    Sarianna Locke – University of Memphis
    Tylynn Mayo – MTSU
    Brady McClain – University of Memphis
    Tanner McDivitt – MTSU
    Tia Morton – MTSU
    Charles Mosley – UT Knoxville
    Payton Naifeh – University of Memphis
    Takoda Onorati – University of Memphis
    Jacquana Pearson – MTSU
    Tameira Pierce – Austin Peay
    Jonathan Ray –UT Knoxville
    Toni Richardson – UT Martin
    Danielle Scott – DSCC
    Matthew Scott – UT Martin
    Mikayla Sellers – University of Memphis
    Rachael Starnes – University of Memphis
    Jeleel Tate – DSCC
    Carrie Taylor – University of Memphis
    Kalon Taylor – MTSU
    Rebecca Thompson – DSCC
    Madelyne Todd – UT Martin
    Nathaniel Turner – University of Memphis
    Taylor Vick – University of Memphis
    Bradford Walker – University of Memphis
    Thomas Watson – University of Memphis
    Balee Winters – University of Memphis
    Whitney Young – University of Memphis

  • Congratulations to these 19 REDI students! This is a list of the REDI students w...
    Congratulations to these 19 REDI students! This is a list of the REDI students who received the Brownsville/Haywood County Scholarships and the post-secondary institution they have chosen: Kayia Austin - TCAT Whiteville/Brownsville
    Jamiya Bell - University of Memphis
    Jamaica Bond - University of Memphis Lambuth
    Kelsey Collins - UTM
    Emily Gooch King - UTM
    Jordan Goodman - JSCC
    Haley Moore - JSCC
    Anna Jackson - UTM
    Thalice Kinnon - JSCC
    Amanda Lopez - University of Memphis
    Diana Meraz - University of Memphis
    Kimberly Nieto - University of Memphis
    Kayla Pattat - UTM
    Jonathan Pleasants - University of Memphis
    Emily Pugh - University of Memphis
    Sarah Tillman - University of Memphis
    Teri Wilson - University of Memphis
    Shannon Walls - JSCC
    Emily Wright - University of Memphis Lambuth

    19 students receive scholarships toward college
    The Haywood County and City of Brownsville Scholarship Program awarded rising freshmen
  • Neat story about a breakthrough at UTK...
    Neat story about a breakthrough at UTK...

    X-ray vision in Haiti: UT students invent cheaper, lighter imaging
    In need, a Knoxville-based nonprofit turned to UT engineering design students to get to the heart of the matter.
  • SWTDD+Quick+News+-+July+18+Edition http://conta.cc/1qkYNmV
    SWTDD+Quick+News+-+July+18+Edition http://conta.cc/1qkYNmV

        SWTDD Executive Committee  met on Wednesday, July 11, and took a few moments to say "Thank You" to Senator Lowe Finney and Hardeman County Mayor Willie Spencer at the luncheon following the regularly scheduled executive committee meeting.  
  • Congrats to Lane College!!!
    Congrats to Lane College!!!

    Lane College receives $10,000 beautification grant
    College is one of 17 out of 64 that applied to receive grant from The Home Depot

    MARTIN, Tenn. – The West Tennessee Writing Project will offer a conference from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Obion County Central High School in Troy.

    “WTWP How To: A Conference on Writing, Teaching, and Publishing” will feature a plenary session with published authors Shannon Lyon, Julia Schuster and Jenna Wright, plus breakout sessions on writing, teaching, technology and the Common Core. The workshop is open to anyone over 18 interested in writing and publishing. Teachers will receive six hours of Continuing Education Credits after completing the conference, and all participants receive certificates of participation.

    Early registration before Sept. 4 is $30 and late registration is $40, which includes lunch. WTWP teacher consultants who have completed the Summer Institute at UT Martin will present all breakout sessions and plenary sessions.

    Registration is available online through UT Martin’s office of Extended Campus and Online Studies: http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecos/nondegree.php. Persons interested in attending may also call the UT Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies at 731-881-7080 for registration. See WTWP’s web site for updates on the conference: http://www.utm.edu/departments/wtwp/.

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  • FHU plans 30-year choral reunion (Story courtesy of The Jackson Sun) Freed-Har...
    FHU plans 30-year choral reunion

    (Story courtesy of The Jackson Sun)
    Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson will host a 30-year reunion of Sonshine Singers and Chorale on Friday and Saturday, culminating with a free concert at 6 p.m. Saturday in Old Main’s Chapel Hall.

    Winston Harless, former director of Sonshine Singers, and Gary McKnight, current director of Chorale, will direct the groups, according to a news release from the university. Approximately 65 to 70 singers who were members of the groups at some time between 1983 and 2013 are expected to attend.

    The reunion will begin at 6 p.m. Friday with registration, followed by a mixer, rehearsal and devotional. The groups will resume rehearsals at 8 a.m. Saturday. They will break at noon for the reunion luncheon and continue rehearsals in the afternoon.

    The $25 registration fee includes necessary music, a CD recording of the program and admission to the reunion lunch. Additional luncheon tickets may be purchased for $5. Participants may stay in university housing for an additional fee.

    For more information or to register, visit fhu.edu/30yearreunion.

    30 Year Sonshine Singers/Chorale Reunion
    For 30 years, the Sonshine Singers and Chorale have enjoyed great singing! Come help us celebrate 30 years of singing and great memories as Winston Harless and Gary McKnight, host the 30 Year Sonshine Singers & Chorale Reunion. For many of us, participating in the Sonshine Singers or the Chorale cre…

Contact Us

Lisa Hankins

REDI Director, SWTDD
102 E College St
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 668-6450
Email: lhankins@swtdd.org

Beverly Vos

College Access Coordinator, SWTDD
102 E College St
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 668-6449
Email: bvos@swtdd.org

Cedric Deadmon

College Access Coordinator, SWTDD
102 E College St
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 668-6448
Email: cdeadmon@swtdd.org