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Happenings around area

School Closings & Delays

Here’s the latest school closings and delays for our area due to the inclement weather and extreme cold temperatures. Stay with MarionCountyMessenger.com for the latest updates! Follow us on Facebook — CLICK HERE Follow us on Twitter — @MarionMessenger  

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The Caverns opens in nearby Pelham, TN in March 2018 with great live music

The world’s newest – and oldest – performance venue will open in Pelham, Tn., on March 24, 2018, as The Caverns. The season will open with a headliner-filled weekend taping for Season 8 of the 13-time EMMY-winning PBS series Bluegrass Underground. Located at the foot of Monteagle Mountain within the rolling hills of Grundy County in Pelham, …

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Christmas Parades and Holiday Events for the Marion County Area 2017

It’s that time of the year when we start feeling the holiday spirit and try to find ways to enjoy the Christmas Season with our friends, neighbors, family and loved ones. Here’s a list of some upcoming Christmas Parades and other events around the area for you to enjoy this 2017 season…   Friday, December …

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Honoring All Who Served: Jasper Veteran’s Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 11th

The Jasper Veteran’s Day Parade will be taking place this year on Veteran’s Day — Saturday, November 11th, 2017, beginning at 1:00 PM CST in Jasper. The parade, which is presented by the Town of Jasper with the Jasper VFW Post #6362 and Auxiliary, is now in its fifth year and has seen continued growth …

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Around Town: Halloween Happenings and other events Oct. 26th – Nov. 30th

With Ketner’s Mill and several other area Fall Festivals now out of the way, there’s still no shortage of things to do in the Sequatchie Valley and Chattanooga area over the coming weeks. In fact, with Halloween almost here — there’s PLENTY to keep you busy just in the last days of October with some …

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Bridgeport Depot Museum Celebrates Depot’s 100th Anniversary

A celebration of this 100th year anniversary will happen from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 28th at the Bridgeport Depot Museum in Bridgeport, Alabama. This event, endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, will introduce many to the Bridgeport Depot Museum and local places of interest. A brief opening ceremony followed by a …

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Making Sure Halloween ‘Haunts’ Aren’t Too Scary

If the weather isn’t an indication Halloween is around the corner, the pumpkin patches, mazes and haunted houses surely are. While getting spooked is a holiday tradition for many, state officials want to make sure haunted houses don’t provide a real-life scare. The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance – charged with protecting the interests …

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‘Grains & Grits’ festival of Southern spirits coming to Townsend, TN on Nov. 4th

TOWNSEND, Tenn. — The second annual Grains and Grits event, a festival of Southern spirits and gourmet grub, will bring together whiskey lovers from around the state for the East Tennessee celebration of the  new Tennessee Whiskey Trail, a 26-stop distillery tour across the state of Tennessee organized by the Tennessee Distillers Guild. All 26 distilleries will gather for the …

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Around Town: October 6th – November 4th

Email your local church, community, or civic organization event information or flyers to us — News@MarionCountyMessenger.com! Oct. 6 The South Pittsburg High School Class of 1982 35th Class Reunion will be held at the American Legion Post 62 in South Pittsburg. Attendees are asked to meet the Legion at 6pm CDT, prior to the SPHS …

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Whitwell City Park hosting Chili Cook Off

The Whitwell City Park is hosting their 1st Annual Chili Cook Off, coming up on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at the park located at 15201 TN-28 in Whitwell. Categories include with beans and without beans for the contest. The chili must be cooked onsite, using propane, wood or electric. The cooking time will be from …

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Sculptures in the Sky 2017 at Sculpture Fields in Chattanooga Oct. 7th

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Get ready for some high-flying family fun Oct. 7, when the skies at the 33-acre Sculpture Fields will be filled with colossal and colorful kites, stunt kites and Rokkaku battle kites at the Sculptures in the Sky event. Sculpture Fields is partnering with the River City Kites and Chattanooga Presents River Rocks …

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First-ever ‘Museum Hop’ features six Chattanooga-area museums on Aug. 25th

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – You’ll need a passport, but you won’t need to pack a bag for this amazing adventure. Explore and experience the unexpected when six Chattanooga-area museums open their doors for the first-ever Museum Hop Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Hop features the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, Songbirds Guitar …

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