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36 years later… A look at the Whitwell Mine #21 Tragedy on Dec. 8, 1981

December 8th, 1981 was a Tuesday. It was a clear and dry day, a bit windy, but overall fairly warm for the season in Whitwell, Tenn, a small coal-mining town nestled between the foothills of the Appalachian mountains bordered by the “big city” of Chattanooga to the east and snugged-up against the Cumberland Plateau right …

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Local SVEC office hosting annual Relay for Life Silent Auction & Soup Lunch Dec. 14th

Employees of the Sequarchee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) are once again giving those wishing to do some Christmas shopping with a good cause that opportunity with their annual Relay for Life Silent Auction next week at the SVEC offices in South Pittsburg. The event gives community members the chance to support this worthy cause in …

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New UT Vols Head Football Coach has local football family ties

The University of Tennessee’s head-coaching search has been one filled with every twist and turn imaginable over the past few weeks, but it appears to be winding down now as former head coach-turned-newly appointed Athletic Director, Phillip Fulmer — a College Football Hall of Fame member, and other officials in Knoxville are now reportedly closing …

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MCHS Warriors Jacob Saylors finishes as finalist in Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards in Div. I, Class 2A

Making it to the top three in your division and class in Tennessee’s annual Mr. Football Awards is no small task, and young athletes in Marion County seem to have what it takes to get that accomplishment under their belts, as Marion County’s Jacob Saylors has recently learned. The 5′-11″, 194lbs MCHS Senior and team …

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Jasper hosts “Fill the Fire Truck” event to support local food bank and other agencies

JASPER, Tenn. — Cash Express in Jasper is hosting a “Fill the Fire Truck” event to help gather new or gently-used toys, coats, and clothing for those in need ahead of the holiday season. In addition, they will also be collecting non-perishable food items that will help stock the shelves of the Marion County Food …

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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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License plates promoting Children’s Hospital at Erlanger now available

You can now show your support and help Children’s Hospital at Erlanger with a new specialty license plate available for Tennessee drivers. With your purchase of the license plate promoting Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, a portion of the money will go directly to Erlanger to help fund the needs of the hospital. Marion County Clerk Dwight …

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St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School announces 1st Quarter Honor Roll

SEWANEE, Tenn. — St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School announces the following students from Marion, Franklin, Coffee, and Grundy counties who were named to the Honors Lists for first grading period of the 2017-18 school year. Overall, 91 students, including 27 boarding and 64 day students, achieved academic distinction for the fourth quarter. Students who earn an average …

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Local McDonald’s restaurants offering free meals to Veterans, Active Military and Uniformed First Responders on Veteran’s Day

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — McDonald’s restaurants in the Chattanooga area will be offering a free meal to those who have served and continue to serve and protect us on Veteran’s Day this year. Chattanooga-area McDonald’s will be offering a FREE Extra Value Meal of chocie for area veterans, active military and uniformed first responders coming up …

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TSSAA announces Mr. Football Awards semifinalists; including three from the Sequatchie Valley

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) announced today the semifinalists for the annual Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards, which will be awarded later this month in Nashville. Three players from the Sequatchie Valley along with others from the Chattanooga area and across the state have made it into the semifinals including Marion …

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Pirates, Tigers, and Warriors all headed to playoffs following wins in final week of regular season

After an amazing regular season of football action for our local teams, all three wrapped things up last week with Senior Night festivities and with big wins at home. Now we see all three teams in Marion County ready to face off in round one of the playoffs this Friday night. Now the teams turn …

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