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Festival organizers announce the end of Ider Mule Days celebration

Festival organizers of the Ider Mule Day festival have announced that the annual Labor Day celebration has come to an end with 2016’s celebration. The one-day family-friendly festival was held each year in celebration of the town’s agricultural heritage where mules, tractors, and horses took center stage. Organizers say that due to rising costs and overall …

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Over 50 Participants Helped Save Lives from Cancer at the Annual Relay For Life Kick Off in Marion County

MARION COUNTY, TENNESSEE – 8 teams and over 50 people participated in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Kick Off Celebration of Marion County event on Thursday, March 9th at the Kimball Municipal Building. More than $3,300 is raised so far, to support the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer. Funds …

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Marion County Democratic Party to elect new leaders at reorganization convention

Jasper, TENN — The Marion County Democratic Party will hold a Biennial Reorganization Convention to elect new leaders on 30, March at six./p.m. The meeting will take place at the Marion County High School, in the cafeteria Ridley Drive Jasper, Tennessee 37347. Local Democrats will elect a new Chairperson, Vice Chairperson(s), Secretary, Treasurer and the …

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5k Road Race to coincide with 21st Annual National Cornbread Festival

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn — On your mark, get set, go!  Whether you’re a speedster or the slow-and-steady type, if you love to run, the National Cornbread Festival 5K Run is the event for you! With your choice of a 5k competitive run, chip-timed with Jaguar timing, a 5k walk, or a 1-Mile fun run. This …

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Marion County School Board approves 2017-2018 school calendar

At the regular monthly meeting of the Marion County Board of Education on Monday, February 27th at the schools’ Central Office in Jasper the board approved the following calendar for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.   The calendar, approved by the board, is very similar to this year’s school calendar, including a full week for …

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Marion County Fair set for earlier dates in 2017

The Marion County Fair has announced the dates for this year’s fair, which come much earlier for 2017. This year, the Marion County Fair will take place May 17th through May 21st at the Fairgrounds in Jasper adjacent to the city park and just behind Dairy Queen in Jasper. Officials with the fair cite two …

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Jackson Co., AL resident Irene Christopher celebrates 100th Birthday last Friday

Any birthday is special…but a 100th birthday is definitely a milestone. And that’s true for one Alabama woman who just celebrated her 100th with friends and family in Jackson County. During an interview with Ms. Irene Christopher, as we prepare for her 100th birthday celebration, Ms. Christopher shared stories of her wedding, children, and grandchildren.    …

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Marion County Schools latest to close due to sickness

Several school systems around the state have temporarily closed because a number of students and teachers have come down with the flu or a stomach bug in the past few weeks. The latest school system to be added to that list includes our local Marion County school district. Officials with the Marion County Board of …

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CHI Memorial mobile health coach to visit Marion and Sequatchie Counties in February

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at the Marion County Health Department on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. CST and at the Dunlap Senior Center, in partnership with the Sequachee Valley Electric Coop, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST. All women …

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TDHS Partners with Agape Child and Family Services Providing Services Through Two Generational Model

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has partnered with Agape Child and Family Services, a faith-based non-profit in Memphis, using a two-generation framework serving children and parents in an effort to provide support, permanency, and sustainability within the family unit and the community. Through the partnership with TDHS, families will receive holistic, …

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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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Child care payment assistance available for Marion County parents

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) announced additional Smart Steps child care payment assistance opportunities for Marion County residents and across the state to be a resource for income eligible parents who are working, pursuing postsecondary education, or a combination of both. The Smart Steps program is a part of the Department’s …

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