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Happenings around area

‘Let’s All Go To The Fair!’ The Marion County Fair runs through Sunday, May 21st

It’s back and earlier than years past! The Marion County Fair is underway starting this evening and running through Sunday, May 21st at the fairgrounds in Jasper (located behind the Dairy Queen and adjacent to the Jasper City Park). Despite the heat today, this afternoon and evening’s weather looks great for checking out the sights …

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Marion County Democratic Party meeting scheduled for Saturday in Jasper

Chair, Katie Tillman, of the Marion County Democratic Party announces there will be a meeting of the Executive Committee on Saturday, May 20th, 2017, at the county commission building located at 5520 Highway 41 in Jasper,   Tillman says everyone is welcome to attend and listen to the governance and direction of the affairs of the Marion County …

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It’s ‘Cornbread Time’ in South Pittsburg!

It’s that time of the year again…when hundreds of thousands of people descend on the otherwise quiet and peaceful town of South Pittsburg in southern Marion County with one thing in mind…Cornbread! The National Cornbread Festival makes its return for the 21st annual festival this weekend along South Pittsburg’s historic Cedar Avenue and adjacent streets. …

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Marion County Fair beauty pageants coming up May 19th in Jasper

The Marion County Fair is coming up, May 17th – 21st in Jasper and this year it will host two beauty pageants on Friday May 19th, 2017 beginning at 6:30 PM on the main stage at the fairgrounds in Jasper (located behind the Dairy Queen). The Miss Fairest of the Fair pageant is for young …

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Relay For Life of Marion County seeks teams for annual event

MARION COUNTY, Tenn. – American Cancer Society is calling on all community members to participate in the annual Relay For Life of Marion County on Saturday, May 13th at the Downtown Jasper Square. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, the …

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Around Town: April 21st – June 11th, 2017

April 22 Clean-up day will be held at the Raulston Cemetery in Kimball (weather permitting). Start time will be 9:00 AM CDT.   April 22 Clean-up day, in preperation for the upcoming camping season, will be held at Camp Glancy on April 22, May 20, June 10, July 15 and July 22. All work days …

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Jasper celebrates first ever “EGGstravaganza” egg hunt with 34,000 eggs (VIDEO)

It was a beautiful Saturday in Jasper this past weekend, and it was just the perfect weather for an Easter egg hunt…which is a good thing since local organizers have planned for the first ever Jasper EGGstravaganza Egg Hunt to take place at the Jasper City Park with some 25,000 eggs for kids to hunt! …

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Register now for the 2017 Miss National Cornbread Pageant

The 21st Annual National Cornbread Festival gets underway in South Pittbsburg very soon, and one important question remains… Who will be the next queen? The Festival is proud to present this pageant that identifies the new Cornbread Queen. This is a prestigious award in our community as the Queen will represent the festival throughout the …

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19th Annual “Food For Life” Conference scheduled for April 28th-30th

The 19th Annual Food For Life Conference has been scheduled for Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th, 2017 with the Sequatchie Valley Institute. This annual family-friendly festival includes three days of camping in a beautiful and natural setting surrounded by forest, bluffs, nature trails, and hand-crafted solar-powered homes and meeting places.  Share a sustainable …

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First Anniversary Celebration at Chattanooga’s Sculpture Fields

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – It’s a day of family fun on the Southside on April 8th, when Sculpture Fields celebrates its first anniversary. You’ll see the installation of a monumental 70-foot steel sculpture by internationally known sculptor John Henry, enjoy the melodies of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera’s wind ensemble, picnic from fun food trucks and …

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Around Town: March 10th – April 2017

March 10 Art 120 kicks off their spring events with a special March Hare Disco from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at The Well.  The event will feature MillionDollaMan – Keenan Daniels. Proceeds benefit the Art-Car-A-Van to elementary schools in Chattanooga and clears the way for Art Car Weekend, April 28-30. Click here to buy tickets, which are $25.  The Well is …

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5k Road Race to coincide with 21st Annual National Cornbread Festival

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn — On your mark, get set, go!  Whether you’re a speedster or the slow-and-steady type, if you love to run, the National Cornbread Festival 5K Run is the event for you! With your choice of a 5k competitive run, chip-timed with Jaguar timing, a 5k walk, or a 1-Mile fun run. This …

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