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Marion County turns out to give helping hand to Florida evacuees

There’s no doubt that when a person is in a time of need, it’s nice to have people there to help and a community to support you. But what if your home community isn’t available to back you up? What if you’ve had to evacuate your community due to the threat of a natural disaster? …

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Helping those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has devastated communities across southeast Texas since making landfall on August 25th, ripping apart homes, deluging highways, and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands. Locally, one way Marion County residents can help is by dropping off a donation on Friday at the American Legion Post 62 (South Pittsburg). Items being collected include …

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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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Marion County Schools lead the way with Life-Saving Devices at all schools

A recent report with the Tennessee News Service out of Nashville states that not all Tennessee employers or, most importantly, schools have life-saving devices in place meant to provide help in a cardiac emergency when just precious minutes matter so much before paramedics arrive. While not all businesses in Marion County have these devices; several …

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Whitwell soldier’s remains identified and returned home after 74 years

Whitwell, Tenn. — A World War II soldier’s remains have been identified and are being returned home to Whitwell, TN. The Remains of Cpl. Henry Andregg Jr. were identified among over 500 previously unidentified remains left in the aftermath of intense fighting on the Island of Betio, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands. Cpl. Andregg was killed …

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OUTDOORS: Permit drawing for Sandhill Crane Hunt held August 12

NASHVILLE — A hand-held permit drawing for the fifth sandhill crane hunt in Tennessee will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Birchwood Community Center (formerly the Birchwood School) in north Hamilton County. Tags at this draw are only valid for use in the Southeast Crane Zone. Any leftover tags will be in included …

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Around Town: July 28th – September 16th

Email your local church, community, or civic organization event information or flyers to us — News@MarionCountyMessenger.com! July 28 Stevenson Bullfest Kick-off Event featuring live music, a mechanical bull riding competition with local business owners, police officers, politicians and others….fun and games and much more! $5 admission for Friday night. 104 Adams Street in Stevenson, AL …

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Whitwell High fishing team meeting to be held on Friday

The Whitwell High School Fishing Team will be holding a meeting for the 2017 – 2018 season on Friday, July 28th, 2017 at the high school beginning at 6:00 PM CDT. Any student who is interested in joining the team is invited to come out for the meeting. The WHS Fishing team is open to …

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“World’s Longest Yard Sale” Celebrates 30th Anniversary this year starting August 3rd

Love it or hate it, it’s time again foro ne of the most popular events in the south to take place – the 127 Yard Sale! The annual event which has been given the unofficial title of “The World’s Longest Yard Sale” will take place starting  Thursday, August 3rd and running through Sunday, August 6th …

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Holly Avenue and Randolph United Methodist Church in South Pittsburg welcome new Pastor

Two churches in South Pittsburg are welcoming a new Pastor this month… Holly Avenue United Methodist Church at 413 Holly Avenue; and Randolph United Methodist Church at 103 N. Elm Avenue in South Pittsburg are welcoming Pastor Logan Jackson to their churches. Jackson, a native of Johnson City, Tennessee, recently graduated from Duke Divinity School …

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The Big JET-FLI…Flies again with news, weather, and sports radio for Chattanooga area

The Chattanooga region now has a new News/Talk radio station. The legendary 50,000 watt AM signal in Chattanooga known far and wide as “The Big Jet Fly” is returning to the airways this week with a great variety of news and talk programming. Anyone who grew up in the Tennessee Valley listened to WFLI as …

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Lodge and Kellerman honored at Rotary’s annual banquet

The South Pittsburg Rotary Club held its annual banquet over the weekend. Of those in attendance were Henry Lodge and Bob Kellermann, who were both honored as Paul Harris Fellows at the banquet. Lodge is the Chief Operating Officer and President of his family’s namesake Lodge Manufacturing Company in South Pittsburg. Kellermann is Chief Executive …

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