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Mountain T.O.P.’s summer ministry returns to area June 5th

Coalmont, Tenn. — Organizers with Mountain T.O.P. (Tennessee Outreach Project) say they’re excited to begin their 43rd summer of ministry in the Sequatchie Valley area, starting on June 5th.   The ministry’s summer outreach program brings youth and adults from all over the country to spend a week in area communities while staying at their Camp Cumberland Pines in Coalmont, TN in Grundy County.     The group will spend weekdays during the program with youth and adults out in the community serving with local families by helping with minor home repair projects such as yard–work, window washing and construction repairs.  The ministry program concludes on …

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Memories: School Days in Marion County

Everything is in full bloom right now across the Sequatchie Valley as the temperatures are gradually warming up and even more so this week. Memorial Day is just around the corner and the unofficial start to the summertime season filled with time outdoors enjoying all the natural resources our beautiful valley has to offer whether …

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Marion County Democratic Party meeting scheduled for Saturday in Jasper

Chair, Katie Tillman, of the Marion County Democratic Party announces there will be a meeting of the Executive Committee on Saturday, May 20th, 2017, at the county commission building located at 5520 Highway 41 in Jasper,   Tillman says everyone is welcome to attend and listen to the governance and direction of the affairs of the Marion County …

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Susan Lindsey Recognized as TNDAR Outstanding Regent of the Year

Members of the Judge David Campbell Chapter attended the 112th State Conference of the Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution Society in Franklin, TN, this past weekend. Members attending were Regent Susan Lindsey, 2nd Vice Regent Stacy Kehoe, Registrar Susan Thomas; Chaplain Meegan Burton, Outstanding Junior Jennifer Thomas, 2nd Vice Regent-elect Marie Wingate, Nancy Larson …

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It’s ‘Cornbread Time’ in South Pittsburg!

It’s that time of the year again…when hundreds of thousands of people descend on the otherwise quiet and peaceful town of South Pittsburg in southern Marion County with one thing in mind…Cornbread! The National Cornbread Festival makes its return for the 21st annual festival this weekend along South Pittsburg’s historic Cedar Avenue and adjacent streets. …

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From barn wood to beauty: An old grocery store and Northshore eyesore is transformed

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (4-23-17) – When Tennessee law firm Davis, Kessler & Davis decided to expand by opening an office in Chattanooga, they considered many things most businesses would consider: location, accessibility, parking and – well – how some old Tennessee barn wood would look on the outside and inside of an old grocery store. Residents …

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Marion County Fair beauty pageants coming up May 19th in Jasper

The Marion County Fair is coming up, May 17th – 21st in Jasper and this year it will host two beauty pageants on Friday May 19th, 2017 beginning at 6:30 PM on the main stage at the fairgrounds in Jasper (located behind the Dairy Queen). The Miss Fairest of the Fair pageant is for young …

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Relay For Life of Marion County seeks teams for annual event

MARION COUNTY, Tenn. – American Cancer Society is calling on all community members to participate in the annual Relay For Life of Marion County on Saturday, May 13th at the Downtown Jasper Square. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, the …

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Jasper and Whitwell Elementary among 12 area schools to participate in ‘TICCIT Program’ with Southern Champion Tray for Earth Day

Southern Champion Tray team members will present to 12 area elementary schools the TICCIT (pronounced “TICKET”) program – Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees, including Whitwell Elementary School, locally. Southern Champion Tray is a leading producer of paperboard packaging products and a member of the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC). Each year in April and May, PPC members participate …

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Jasper celebrates first ever “EGGstravaganza” egg hunt with 34,000 eggs (VIDEO)

It was a beautiful Saturday in Jasper this past weekend, and it was just the perfect weather for an Easter egg hunt…which is a good thing since local organizers have planned for the first ever Jasper EGGstravaganza Egg Hunt to take place at the Jasper City Park with some 25,000 eggs for kids to hunt! …

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Register now for the 2017 Miss National Cornbread Pageant

The 21st Annual National Cornbread Festival gets underway in South Pittbsburg very soon, and one important question remains… Who will be the next queen? The Festival is proud to present this pageant that identifies the new Cornbread Queen. This is a prestigious award in our community as the Queen will represent the festival throughout the …

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19th Annual “Food For Life” Conference scheduled for April 28th-30th

The 19th Annual Food For Life Conference has been scheduled for Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th, 2017 with the Sequatchie Valley Institute. This annual family-friendly festival includes three days of camping in a beautiful and natural setting surrounded by forest, bluffs, nature trails, and hand-crafted solar-powered homes and meeting places.  Share a sustainable …

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