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PIKEVILLE, Tenn.--The schedule for the annual Sequatchie Valley Jamboree has been released by this year's host Bledsoe County.

One of the longest-running preseason events in the state of Tennessee, the jamboree boasts some of the area's toughest-minded football programs, featuring historical powers Marion County and South Pittsburg as well as Valley natives Sequatchie County, Grundy County, Bledsoe County, and Whitwell. Another staple of the jamboree, Lookout Valley will be competing along with this year's newcomer Silverdale, who takes Chattanooga Christian's former role in the competition.

The Sequatchie Valley Jamboree will be at Bledsoe County High School on August 14th starting at 6:00 PM CDT. Admission will be $6 per person. The event will consist of eight 20-minute quarter with halftime competitions. Each team will play twice, once before and after the halftime competitions. The schedule is listed below:

1st Quarter: Lookout Valley vs. Bledsoe County

2nd Quarter: Silverdale vs. Whitwell

3rd Quarter: Grundy County vs. South Pittsburg

4th Quarter: Sequatchie County vs. Marion County

Halftime Competitions

Fastest Back

Fastest Lineman (Numbers #50-79 Eligible)

Longest Throw

Longest Punt

5th Quarter: Silverdale vs. South Pittsburg

6th Quarter: Lookout Valley vs. Grundy County

7th Quarter: Whitwell vs. Marion County

8th Quarter: Bledsoe County vs. Sequatchie County

(Information from: rivercsports.com)
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Tennessee's annual Sales Tax Holiday is coming up soon. The tax free weekend will begin at 12:01am local time on Friday, August 7th, 2015; ending at 11:59pm on Sunday, August 9th, 2015. During this weekend, certain goods may be purchased tax free -- including clothing items of $100 or less each, school supplies of $100 or less each, and computers, laptops/notebooks, and tablets of $1,500 or less.

The annual sales tax holiday in Tennessee is set annually for the first full weekend in August in order to coincide with back to school dates in Tennessee.

Alabama will also be holding their tax free weekend during this same time. Georgia residents can take advantage of their state's tax free holiday on Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st, 2015.

While each state's rules are very similar, they do have some different items that are either exempt or non-exempt, so be sure to check the official lists of items for your state before you head out the stores to avoid sticker shock at the check out!

For more information on the upcoming event in Tennessee, or to see the complete list of exempt and non-exempt items, visit: tinyurl.com/ole7tv3.

In Alabama, click: tinyurl.com/o2syrsj.

Georgia residents can see what is and isn't included on their sales tax holiday here: tinyurl.com/nvp75nf.
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REWIND:

In the spirit of "Throwback Thursday" online, let's take a trip back to 1991 in Marion County. Three high school teams were about to start the 1991 season, not knowing that they would all make it to the play-offs! (Thanks to David Carroll of WRCB for the archived footage on YouTube). Who would love to see that again this year?

Week 1 of TSSAA Football is less than a month away, and here's your first games of the season:

The 2015 Jamboree (Week 0) is August 14th at Bledsoe Co. High School 6pm CDT, and Week 1 of TSSAA football begins the week of Friday, August 21st.

The Marion County Warriors of Jasper will face Hixson High at Home on THURSDAY, 8/20/15 at Bill Baxter Stadium -- kickoff at 7pm CDT.

The Pirates of South Pittsburg host Seqatchie County in Beene Stadium on Friday, 8/21/15 at 7pm CDT.

Coach R.C. Helton and the Whitwell Tigers also get ready for action on Friday 8/21/15, when they host Grundy County at 7pm CDT on Vernon Holtcamp field.

Wishing all the best to all of our local teams on a great upcoming season! Stay with us for the latest coverage all this fall!

#TBT #Football #GoWarriors #GoPirates #GoTigers #TSSAA2015

(Video Courtesy David Carroll, WRCB-TV/YouTube -- www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNsGHmEgH8Q)
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WRCB Chattanooga sports story Nov. 15, 1991: first time that the 3 Marion County high schools (South Pittsburg, Whitwell and Marion County) all made it state...

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Jimmy BrownAustin grocery wow that bring back some memories n gas was just over a $1.00 at Raceway!!!!

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Amanda ZemanThat would be grand if it happened again.

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A strong line of thundershowers are moving into the Jasper, Kimball, South Pittsburg and Whitwell areas now. Look for strong, gusty winds, heavy rain, and lightning with these storms. Stay with us for the latest! ... See MoreSee Less

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TVA Issues River Traffic Caution On Tennessee River At South Pittsburg...

The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued a river traffic caution from July 27 until Aug. 1, for transmission line construction at Tennessee River Mile 417.3 near South Pittsburg, Tenn.

TVA transmission crews will be installing new transmission lines across the river approximately one mile south of the Highway 156 bridge. Work will be occurring daily between 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., subject to favorable weather conditions.

Watercraft operators should avoid the area or take extra precautions in the vicinity of Tennessee River Mile 417.3 and should heed warnings from TVA Police boats and other safety patrol boats that will be on watch in the area.

Marine channels 16 and 13 will be monitored by the safety boats.
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TRAFFIC ALERT: TDOT will close a section of I-24 near mile marker 165 in Marion County TONIGHT.

The work is part of the project to replace the Murphy Hollow Road Bridge over I-24, and will take place from 9:00pm CDT Saturday, July 18 to 5:00am CDT Sunday, July 19.

I-24 East and West near mile marker 165 in Marion County will be closed to traffic.
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Melissa Morrison FrenchLooks like we will go home on 41 highway! Thanks for the heads up!

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Next week on MarionCountyMessenger on TV, we talk to John Shadrick, curator of the Whitwell / Marion County Coal Miners Museum, also Sgt. Chris Webb of the Kimball Police Department and Governor's Highway Safety Council, and rundown upcoming events and local announcements for Marion County. Check it out Monday at 10am CDT on Live & Local KWN TV 7 -- Charter channel 195 in Marion County and NE Alabama; TVN channel 7, FTC channel 8, and North Alabama Electric Cooperative channel 8... Also watch for replays during the week next week. ... See MoreSee Less

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Vanessa MangiapaneCool, thanks for letting us know!

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