April 17, 2024

This year's Twin Cities Chamber of Commerce, Fulton, Ky.-South Fulton, Tenn. annual award nominees have been announced.

Nominees for Educator of the Year are: Charity Holliman - 2nd Grade- Fulton Independent School; Melashia Holt- 2nd grade Special Education - South Fulton; Bethany Carter - Middle School Science- Fulton Independent School

;Cheryl Ogg - Alternative 6-12 - South Fulton; Allen Poole - High School Career/Technical Teacher- Fulton Independent; and David Byars - English 6-12 - South Fulton.

Business of the Year nominees include: First Community Bank of the Heartland, Inc.; Joanns; Constant Auctions

;HD Graphics; Fulton County Transit; Shark Fish & Chicken; Fancy Fannie's Bakery; Kingdom Kids Learning Center. LLC; Lenny's at Reed Brothers; and Evans Drug Company.

Industry of the Year nominees include Waymatic, Inc.; Premier Portable Buildings; Jackson Purchase Distillery;

Trailers By Premier; and Kayser Automotive Systems USA.

First Responder of the Year nominees include: Nathan Lamb (Fulton Fire & Code Enforcement); Kenneth Walker (South Fulton Fire Chief in 2023); Teresa Decker (911 Dispatcher); Jordan Jones (EMS Director); Allen Poole ( Fulton Police Chief); Steven Lang (Fulton Fire Chief); John Curtis (South Fulton Fire Department in 2023, current Chief); Mason Lee (South Fulton Fire Department); Mitchell Maynard (South Fulton Police Chief); and Eric Byassee (Fulton Police Officer).

Citizen of the Year nominees include: Kathye Stem; Mason Lee; Anthony Constant; Terry Hollenback; Melanie Gunn; Kim Jobe; Daniel Thomas; and Lynnita Pierce.

Young Professional of the Year nominations include Mason Lee; Andrew Gibson; Gabriella Buckingham

Anna Morgan; Sherry Cook-Pyatt; Mitchell Maynard; and Pamela Constant.

All current Twin Cities Chamber of Commerce cast their vote in each category, and in the case of a tie, the Chamber Board members cast their vote in that specific

Tickets are still available for this year's Twin Cities Chamber of Commerce annual Awards Banquet, set for April 23, at 6 p.m. at Discovery Park of America, Union City, Tenn., where awards will be presented.

A meal, catered by Bluebird Bistro, Fulton, with dessert by Fancy Fannie's Bakery, Fulton, will be included in the ticket price, at $35 per person or $300 for a table of 10.

A Silent Auction fundraiser will also be held throughout the evening.

Tickets may be purchased online at; via email at; or by contacting Chamber Board member Sherry Cook-Pyatt at 270-705-3721.