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Happenings around area

4th of July Fireworks & Celebrations for 2018

There’s no shortage of fireworks displays and celebrations to see around the Tennessee and Sequatchie Valleys over the next few days, and with the 4th being on a Wednesday for 2018, some have shifted to weekend dates or other dates to accomodate those still keeping a work schedule. Most of the shows in our area …

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New TV mini-series highlights stories behind TN brands, including local Lodge Mfg.

A new TV miniseries begins on later this month that will highlight the personal stories and history behind several iconic Tennessee brands, including one that’s very dear to the heart of many in Marion County…Lodge Manufacturing. The Tennessee Department of Economic Development, which produced the miniseries “Remastered”, says the series will showcase the stories behind …

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SETHRA Commodities distribution date is Tuesday, June 26th for Marion County

SETHRA Commodities Distribution for Marion County will take place on Tuesday June 26th from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT at Cornerstone Ministries located at 300 Cornerstone Drive in Jasper — just past Jasper Memorial Funeral Home, Service Now, and Barnes Tire — just off Highway 28. The deadline to sign-up for this date was …

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Mobile food pantry with Chattanooga Area Food Bank returns to South Pittsburg Armory July 21st

The Mobile Food Pantry of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank will be open at the South Pittsburg Armory on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM CDT. Officials say quantities are limited for this event and they ask those planning to visit the pantry to refrain from showing up more than 30 …

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Marion County Relay for Life event for Saturday, June 9th, canceled

The Marion County Relay for Life annual event planned for Saturday, June 9th, 2018 has been canceled for Saturday, organizers say. In a statement released on Monday afternoon, Chrissy Seals with the American Cancer Society says this years Realy for Life of Marion County event will not take place this season due to unforeseen circumstances. Seals …

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Free Alzheimer’s Conference Comes to Marion County May 7th

The Alzheimer’s Association 4th Annual Caregiver Conference is set for May 7, 2018. An educational program for those who are caring for loved ones with dementia to the Marion County area, this event is free and open to the public. The program takes place May 7, 2018, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm CDT at Sequatchie Valley Baptist Association located …

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TN gas prices are up as travel season approaches; Current gas prices in Sequatchie Valley

Gas prices in Tennessee hit a four-year high during the first week of April, and although the Chattanooga area is one of the cities seeing least expensive costs, drivers will likely see more increases as the summer approaches. The least expensive gas price averages in Tennessee are in Memphis, $2.40; Knoxville, $2.43; and Chattanooga, $2.44, …

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“The Caverns” opens soon with first ever show and taping of new season of PBS Bluegrass Underground

PELHAM, Tenn. — The Caverns, the new and permanent home to the 13-time Emmy-winning PBS series Bluegrass Underground, will open its doors to the public for the first time on March 24th, and kick off its premiere year of concerts and special events. According to venue owner and Bluegrass Underground creator Todd Mayo, The Caverns …

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Alabama Author, Stephanie Bain, will sign and discuss her book at Siege at Bridgeport this weekend

The Bridgeport Depot Museum brings author Stephanie Bain to the Siege at Bridgeport Reenactment on Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th, 2018. Ms. Bain, a native of Oxford, Alabama, will sign and discuss her new novel “The Girl I Left Behind” at this year’s reenactment. According to the museum’s curator, Chris Gunter, Bain’s historical fiction …

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The Old Jones Farm venue to give away Wedding Ceremony or Vow Renewal in contest for Military Couples

Are you a member of the military that’s about to get married? Maybe you’re hoping to renew your vows? Well, here’s a chance to do just that at a great local venue….for FREE! Wanda Cooper, owner of The Old Jones Farm venue just outside of Jasper is holding a contest for for any military/veterans that …

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Whitwell’s “Pop-Up Butterfly Festival” and art event scheduled for Saturday, March 17th

Thrive Regional Partnership’s Thriving Communities participants, Whitwell, Athens, and Decatur, Tennessee and Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, kick off experimental programs which seek to invigorate community engagement by utilizing the principles of creative placemaking and design thinking. Participants in these communities will kick off experimental programs which seek to invigorate community engagement by utilizing the principles of creative placemaking and design thinking …

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Siege at Bridgeport, AL annual Civil War Reenactment set for March 23-25th, 2018

It’s almost time again for the annual reenactment of the Siege at Bridgeport Civil War Reenactment, an event which remembers the historical part the City of Bridgeport played in the war between the states and the skirmishes that were considered a Union victory back in April of 1862. Now, nearly 154 years later, the historic …

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