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Happenings around area

Citizens United for Better Bridgeport to host “Sweet Home Alabama: A Christmas in Bridgeport” Dec. 1st

Every year the Citizens United for Better Bridgeport (CUBB) hosts their annual Christmas parade and select an outstanding member of the community to serve as Grand Marshal to represent Bridgeport, Alabama. This year’s selection is Mr. Joe Stovall. Joe is married to Melissa Stovall and together they have one daughter, Makenzie, who lives in Bridgeport. …

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Tennessee Trail of Tears Association to hold Commemorative Walk November 10th

The Tennessee Trail of Tears Association will hold a commemorative walk on Saturday, November 10th at 11:00am at the Blythe Ferry Cherokee Memorial Removal Park in Birchwood, Tennessee. The walk is to remember those who crossed the Tennessee River at Blythe’s Ferry during the forced removal of the Cherokees in 1838. Blythe’s Ferry is named …

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Mobile pet grooming service now open for Marion and surrounding counties

Pet owners love their dogs and cats but they don’t always love bringing their pet to the grooming salon. Their pet may get anxious or not do well traveling. The pet owner might also be busy and unable to take a half day to attend to their pet’s grooming needs or they may not be …

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NRCS office hosting Grazing Land Workshop Nov. 15th

A free grazing land workshop will be held with the local Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) office on Thursday, November 15th. The workshop will take place between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST with topics covered including controlling animal movement to improve forage survival and use, how to determine the condition of a pasture, what …

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Burns Cemetery annual ‘Dinner on the Ground’ scheduled for Saturday at Noon

Burns Cemetery will have its annual “Dinner on the Ground” event on Saturday, September 15th, at 12:00PM (Noon) at the cemetery. Paper products and tea will be provided. Bring a dish to share and join friends and family, in an opportunity to join with others interested in caring for this small cemetery. All are welcome. …

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Marion County Democratic Party announces regular meeting on Aug. 14th

Katie Tillman, the Chair of the Marion County Democratic Party, has announced our next regular meeting. This meeting will be a time to regroup and find out how you can help moving forward with the General Elections. To add a little extra incentive we will be adding pizza to the equation. The Pizza Party General …

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Lewis Scholarship to be awarded Tuesday at Chattanooga State Kimball

The Marion County Democratic Party will be awarding the $500 Lewis Scholarship Award this Tuesday in Kimball. The event will take place at 5:30 PM CDT on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Chattanooga State’s Kimball campus. The Political Science class was open to all Marion Students graduating 2019-2021, taught by Dr. Liz Norell. Jim Lewis …

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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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