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Happenings around area

National Cornbread Cook-Off deadline for entry is January 31st

Dates for the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, Tennessee are set April 29th and 30th for 2017, and one of the hottest (pun intended) contests at each year’s festival is the National Cornbread Cook-Off for original main dish cornbread recipes. Entries for the 2017 contest require your original main dish/entree/main course recipe is prepared …

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Southeast’s largest antiques show & sale coming Feb. 24th-26th

The Houston Museum kicks off its very popular annual Antiques Show & Sale Feb. 24-26 at Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. in Chattanooga. Attendees come to the show and sale to shop at the dozens of richly adorned booths from some of the country’s top antiques dealers and specialists. Visitors will find everything from pottery …

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South Pittsburg Rotary Club ‘Boston Butt’ sale underway for 2017

The South Pittsburg Rotary Club is once again selling Boston Butt Roasts to help the organization raise money for their many community service projects for 2017. These perfectly-smoked and delicious Boston butts sell for $30 and will be available on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 — just in time for Superbowl weekend! You can place your …

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Bonnaroo 2017 full concert lineup announced

It’s official: U2 will be headlining the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this summer in Manchester, Tennessee. The band will be performing a set that will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their iconic album, The Joshua Tree. Bonnaroo’s full lineup for the music festival was announced Wednesday morning. Tickets are now also …

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New Year’s Eve events around the Chattanooga area

It’s that time again to ring in another new year, and while many of us will choose to ring-in 2017 at home — possibly watching Dick Clarks New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (now hosted by Ryan Seacrest) with performances by Mariah Carey, the multi-platinum selling band DNCE, international superstar Gloria Estefan, and country star Thomas Rhett…other …

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Whitwell Elementary Principal Nominated for National “LifeChanger” Award

Whitwell, TN – Whitwell Elementary School principal David Smith has been nominated for the 2016-17 national LifeChanger of the Year Award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are …

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Kick off 2017 with free hikes at Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee State Parks will sponsor free, guided hikes at 55 parks beginning on Dec. 31, and going throughout the day on Jan. 1st. “Our First Day Hikes are our most popular annual guided event statewide,” said Deputy Commissioner for Parks and Conservation Brock Hill. “It’s a great way to start your New Year’s resolutions off right and …

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Jasper Christmas Parade goes on despite rain and detour (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

Despite the rain, cold, and a slight route detour due to Main Street being closed in one area due to a nearby fire, the annual Jasper Christmas Parade went as planned on Saturday night. Area residents young and old lined the parade route down Warrior Drive to Betsy Pack Drive and then south to the …

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Christmas Parades and Holiday Events around the area

It’s that time of the year when we start feeling the holiday spirit and try to find ways to enjoy the Christmas Season with our friends, neighbors, family and loved ones. Here’s a list of some upcoming Christmas Parades and other events around the area for you to enjoy this 2016 season… Friday, December 2 …

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Jasper Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree planned for this weekend

Fall is finally and definitely in the air as we near the end of October, and it’s almost time for the ghosts and ghouls to hit the streets for trick-or-treating fun! And while there’s many alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating these days, the City of Jasper along with the Jasper Lions Club hopes to start a …

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Saturday nights on local TV just got a bit ‘Macabre’ in Marion County

Fall is in the air and the crisp cool mornings filled with beautiful colors from the trees here in the Sequatchie Valley are a sight to behold! Those gorgeous mornings; however, give way to some crisp, cool, spooky nights this time of year! Not only is the Autumn season underway, but you can also feel …

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Nina and Pinta sail into Chattanooga….no…really!

History buffs or those who just want to see living history here at home will soon have that chance as life-size replicas of the Columbus ships ‘Nina’ and ‘Pinta’ sail into Chattanooga for display at Ross’s Landing. The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. According to Archaeology magazine, …

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