Category Archive: LIFESTYLE

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Apr 16 2014

Jasper radio station brings an “Opry-feel” to local airwaves

For many years now country music and bluegrass artists know they reach the pinnacle of their career when they hit the stage of WSM’s “Grand Ole Opry” on the legendary Nashville radio station. The Opry is synonymous with longtime big names in the music industry like Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins, Ernest Tubb, and …

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Nov 10 2013

Hales Bar Dam celebrates 100 years

It’s been a fixture of Marion County’s landscape for almost one hundred years now, and has been the subject of everything from controversy to ghost hunts, and has even had a once-popular country song written about it in its’ time. Of course, we’re talking about Hales Bar Dam, often referred to as simply “the old …

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Sep 09 2013

OUTDOORS: Early hunting season to begin for wood ducks, teal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Early hunting season for wood ducks and teal begins this week. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the season runs from Saturday to Sept. 18 with a daily bag limit of 4, not to exceed two wood ducks. Hunters must have a valid state hunting license in their possession as well …

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Sep 08 2013

HEALTH: Chobani identifies mold in yogurt, says it’s not a risk to most

Greek yogurt maker Chobani has identified the mold responsible for a recall of products from store shelves nationwide, but says that it won’t make most people sick. On its Facebook page Friday, the company said extensive testing had detected a mold called Mucor circinelloides in samples of yogurt. Company officials cited Randy Worobo, an associate …

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Jul 31 2013

“The World’s Longest Yard Sale” starts Thursday

Thursday marks the beginning of this year’s “World’s Longest Yard Sale”, and also marks the 26th anniversary of the grand event, which stretches 690 miles along U.S. Hwy. 127. The US 127 Corridor Sale started in 1987. It now runs from 5 miles north of Addison, MI, south to Chattanooga, TN, then switches to the …

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Jul 31 2013

HEALTH: TN students to get fresh fruit and vegetables

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is getting $3.3 million in federal funds to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to public school children. According to the Education Department, students at participating schools will receive a fresh fruit or vegetable during the school day at some point other than a regular meal. The program is funded through the United …

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Feb 21 2013

IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Report 2010 Roth Conversions on 2012 Returns

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who converted amounts to a Roth IRA or designated Roth account in 2010 that in most cases they must report half of the resulting taxable income on their 2012 returns. Normally, Roth conversions are taxable in the year the conversion occurs. For example, the taxable amount from …

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Feb 07 2013

Five Local Schools Receive Coordinated School Health Mini-Grants

JASPER, Tenn. — Carol Bailey, director of Coordinated School Health for Marion County Schools, would like to congratulate Whitwell Elementary, Whitwell High School, Jasper Middle, South Pittsburg Elementary and Monteagle schools for receiving mini grants from CSH. The Healthy Teams at each school were responsible for submitting applications based on the results of their school’s …

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Jan 30 2013

Comedian Bill Cosby coming to Chattanooga

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Legendary comedian Bill Cosby will play the Tivoli Theatre Sunday, April 14 at 7 p.m. as part of his current national tour to promote his latest book, “I Didn’t Ask to Be Born, But I’m Glad I Was.” Though to younger generations Cosby exists in cultural references to Jell-O Jigglers and Pudding Pops and unique …

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Jan 19 2013

Logan Carmichael: Review of ABC’s new series “Nashville”


I have to admit…I’m finding myself obsessed with ABC’s new drama, “Nashville”. This is not my usual type of TV show by any means. I’m usually more into History Channel and A&E shows like American Pickers, Duck Dynasty, and Storage Wars…but I guess in the wake of Fox’s “House, M.D.” ending after eight seasons last …

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