Category Archive: Community

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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April is Autism Awareness Month

Parents making sense of a diagnosis of Autism can sometimes feel overwhelmed and alone. Candy Alford-Price, my longtime friend, made me aware of just how isolated parents of Autistic children can feel. Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that …

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Jasper Highlands community introduces new, secluded phase…Jasper Farms

JASPER, Tenn.  – Thunder Enterprises CEO John “Thunder” Thornton revealed recently his latest property, Jasper Farms, a brand new phase within Jasper Highlands that features secluded bluff views, enchanting evergreens, and natural water features. Thornton, inspired by the peacefulness of this supreme property, opted to embrace the wooded, rural and private aspects of the area …

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Whitwell Middle students to take part in historic Arbor Day tree planting event on Tuesday

Students at Whitwell Middle School are set to take part in a special tree planting event centered around the annual TMA/OSM Arbor Day events this year with the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation (CCWF) on Tuesday, April 10th. CCWF President Barry Thacker, PE and board member Carol Moore recently met with Whitwell Middle Assistant Principal, Dr. …

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South Cumberland Summer Meal Program to begin June 4th; Organization partnerships available for

The University of the South’s Office of Civic Engagement and McClurg Dining Hall in partnership with the South Cumberland Community Fund announce their sponsorship of the 2018 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The SFSP program is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). …

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TN Lawmakers consider declaring Alzheimer’s a public health issue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee General Assembly this week is expected to approve a resolution that would declare Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias a public health issue. The state ranks seventh in the country for Alzheimer’s deaths. While Alzheimer’s has long been viewed as an aging issue, Rachel Blackhurst, director of public policy and …

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Alabama Author, Stephanie Bain, will sign and discuss her book at Siege at Bridgeport this weekend

The Bridgeport Depot Museum brings author Stephanie Bain to the Siege at Bridgeport Reenactment on Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th, 2018. Ms. Bain, a native of Oxford, Alabama, will sign and discuss her new novel “The Girl I Left Behind” at this year’s reenactment. According to the museum’s curator, Chris Gunter, Bain’s historical fiction …

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South Cumberland Chamber of Commerce and Mountain Goat Trail Alliance to host the Socumos Race Weekend

Monteagle, Tenn. — The South Cumberland Chamber of Commerce announces that it is hosting the Inaugural Farmers Insurance Mountain Goat Trail Half Marathon (13.1) miles which will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018. This race will be the final race of the Socumos Mountain Goat Trail Race Weekend and the it will provide the ultimate test …

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The Old Jones Farm venue to give away Wedding Ceremony or Vow Renewal in contest for Military Couples

Are you a member of the military that’s about to get married? Maybe you’re hoping to renew your vows? Well, here’s a chance to do just that at a great local venue….for FREE! Wanda Cooper, owner of The Old Jones Farm venue just outside of Jasper is holding a contest for for any military/veterans that …

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