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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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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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