Category Archive: Community

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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Local free tax service looking for volunteers

A local free tax service is looking for volunteers for the upcoming tax season beginning in January. Are you looking for an opportunity to help other folks? Want to donate some time to your community? Here is your chance!  The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Free Income Tax Service is in need of your help. The …

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Cybersecurity: The New First Line of Defense

As the nation’s largest public power utility, TVA works around the clock to ensure that information and industrial control systems are well protected, but cybersecurity threats are real. Over the past several years, TVA has heightened its cybersecurity capabilities and improved preparedness for cyber incidents that could impact the electric power grid. Andrea Brackett, director …

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Lewis Scholarship to be awarded Tuesday at Chattanooga State Kimball

The Marion County Democratic Party will be awarding the $500 Lewis Scholarship Award this Tuesday in Kimball. The event will take place at 5:30 PM CDT on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Chattanooga State’s Kimball campus. The Political Science class was open to all Marion Students graduating 2019-2021, taught by Dr. Liz Norell. Jim Lewis …

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ETSU names Diversity Scholarship recipients, including a recent MCHS grad

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University has named the 2018 recipients of the Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes the academic achievement of in-state students from underrepresented groups.  Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 based upon grade point average.  The scholarship is renewable for students who maintain full-time student status and a minimum 2.5 cumulative …

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Marion County Democratic Party announces Executive Committee Meeting for August

Katie Tilman, President of the Marion County Democratic Party, has announced the next meeting of the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party. The meeting will take place on Saturday, August 4th 2018 at Marion County Democratic Headquarters at 33 Courthouse Square in Jasper (on the corner of Betsy Pack Dr. and Main St). The time …

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Randy Smith inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame

Longtime TV sportscaster and sports columnist Randy Smith has been chosen for induction into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame. The sixth class of the Hall of Fame also includes East Tennessee cartoonist Charlie Daniel; veteran Middle Tennessee journalist and journalism advocate Frank Gibson; photographer of the stars Les Leverett, 10-time Emmy Award-winning Nashville reporter …

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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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