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TVA: Partnering with You for a Cleaner Tennessee Valley

You wouldn’t believe the things you can find at the bottom of a lake, but Lenny Peterson could tell you a tale or two. He’s fetched up vacuum cleaners (yes, multiples), a garbage disposal and even a picnic table from the depths of Boone Lake. Peterson is passionate about keeping the lake clean and volunteers …

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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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FSA County Committee nominations launch June 15th giving farmers a voice in their community

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, June 15, 2018. Producers across the country are already serving on committees …

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Tennessee lags behind in childhood rankings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee children continue to confront poverty, infant mortality and decreased educational opportunities – particularly in the rural areas. That’s according to the End of Childhood Report released this week by Save the Children – which ranks the state 40th for quality of childhood. Mark Shriver, senior vice president, U.S. Programs & Advocacy …

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Marion County Democratic Party hosting free community fish fry on June 2nd

The Marion County Democratic Party is inviting everyone to come out and get to know your neighbors, while have fun in the sun and enjoying the scenery and one of our local parks as they host a FREE community fish fry on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018. The event will take place from 12:00 Noon until …

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Mobile food pantry with Chattanooga Area Food Bank visits South Pittsburg Armory May 5th

The Mobile Food Pantry of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank will be open at the South Pittsburg Armory on Saturday, May 5th, 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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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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