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

“We are sharing this story again from 2017 for the memory and as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragic Mine 21 disaster on December 8, 1981 near Whitwell, Tennessee. We’ve added some new information at the bottom of this article detailing a new short documentary, “Mine 21,” that premiered in …

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St. Andrew’s Sewanee School to offer Christmas Revels concert on Wed., Dec. 12th

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School will offer its first Christmas Revels Concert on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. in McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts on the SAS campus. The concert, under the direction of SAS music director J.R. Ankney, is a festival of lessons and carols with audience participation. “I have spent a lifetime steeped …

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Christmas Parades and Holiday Events for the Marion County Area 2018

:30 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 2018 season… Monday December …

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Former Head Start student and (Whitwell Tiger football star) visits Head Start in Whitwell

As the Whitwell Tigers prepared to take on Cornersville High School for the TSSAA 1-A championship last Saturday, Tanner Stewart (#20) and Cody Floyd (#51) of the Whitwell Tigers stopped by Thursday to visit with the children and staff at the Whitwell Head Start. Both children and  staff at the center showed off their “Tiger …

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Mountain Christmas Bazaar in Monteagle planned for Saturday, Dec 8th

“Shop Local, Shop Early, Support Community” at the Mountain Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec 8th at DuBose Conference Center (635 College Street, Monteagle). Booths are open 8:30 a.m.  – 2:30 p.m. Vendor maps will be available at the Bazaar. Run entirely by community members in Grundy, Franklin, and Marion and voluntarily staffed by DuBose, the …

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Tennessee Trail of Tears Association to hold Commemorative Walk November 10th

The Tennessee Trail of Tears Association will hold a commemorative walk on Saturday, November 10th at 11:00am at the Blythe Ferry Cherokee Memorial Removal Park in Birchwood, Tennessee. The walk is to remember those who crossed the Tennessee River at Blythe’s Ferry during the forced removal of the Cherokees in 1838. Blythe’s Ferry is named …

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Mobile pet grooming service now open for Marion and surrounding counties

Pet owners love their dogs and cats but they don’t always love bringing their pet to the grooming salon. Their pet may get anxious or not do well traveling. The pet owner might also be busy and unable to take a half day to attend to their pet’s grooming needs or they may not be …

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NRCS office hosting Grazing Land Workshop Nov. 15th

A free grazing land workshop will be held with the local Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) office on Thursday, November 15th. The workshop will take place between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST with topics covered including controlling animal movement to improve forage survival and use, how to determine the condition of a pasture, what …

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Burns Cemetery annual ‘Dinner on the Ground’ scheduled for Saturday at Noon

Burns Cemetery will have its annual “Dinner on the Ground” event on Saturday, September 15th, at 12:00PM (Noon) at the cemetery. Paper products and tea will be provided. Bring a dish to share and join friends and family, in an opportunity to join with others interested in caring for this small cemetery. All are welcome. …

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State Comptroller’s Office Creates New Maps that Highlight Land Use

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has launched a much-anticipated online tool that makes it easy to see how land is being used across the state of Tennessee. The Comptroller’s Land Use Model (LUM) will be a valuable resource for people working in economic and community development, urban planning, transportation development, and more. The online maps allow …

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TN Economy Could Shift with Record Community College Enrollment

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – It’s back to school for people of all ages in the Volunteer State, as a record number of adults head to college through the state’s Tennessee Reconnect program. The grants are available to residents age 25 and older to earn an associate’s degree or technical certificate. The program has seen more than …

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Report Card: Rheumatic Diseases Painful in TN, Literally, Figuratively

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – People in Tennessee with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions confront pain in their body, and in their lifestyle, according to a report card released this month from the American College of Rheumatology. The college gives Tennessee a C grade in terms of quality of life and access to certified doctors in rheumatic …

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