Category Archive: Community

Marion Schools host Resource Fair for families and students with disabilities on Nov. 14th in Jasper

Marion County Schools will hold a Resource Fair Tuesday, November 14th, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm CST,  at the Marion County High School Cafeteria. Marion County High School is located at 160 Ridley Drive, Jasper, Tennessee. The fair is designed for families and students with disabilities. Sally Lund, Transition Coordinator for Marion County Schools, encourages …

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Bridgeport Depot Museum Celebrates Depot’s 100th Anniversary

A celebration of this 100th year anniversary will happen from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 28th at the Bridgeport Depot Museum in Bridgeport, Alabama. This event, endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, will introduce many to the Bridgeport Depot Museum and local places of interest. A brief opening ceremony followed by a …

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Making Sure Halloween ‘Haunts’ Aren’t Too Scary

If the weather isn’t an indication Halloween is around the corner, the pumpkin patches, mazes and haunted houses surely are. While getting spooked is a holiday tradition for many, state officials want to make sure haunted houses don’t provide a real-life scare. The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance – charged with protecting the interests …

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Faith-based addiction recovery initiative training and information event coming to area November 2nd

People recover from addiction every day. Families are rebuilt. Lives are restored. But recovery rarely happens in a vacuum. It takes a community willing to stand beside the person, to support them, and to help lead them out of the darkness. The State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services has launched …

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TN National Guard Soldiers returned home Saturday from year-long deployment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than 120 soldiers with the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 230 Signal Company returned home to Tennessee after a year-long deployment overseas. The soldiers provided information technology (IT) support, fiber-optic connections, and network support for U.S. troops throughout the Middle East including Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In an interview with Fox 13 …

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Locals say goodbye to longtime broadcaster Don Welch with public gathering, who passed at age 75

Chattanooga and the surrounding area is saying a tearful goodbye to another legendary local broadcaster this week. Don Welch, longtime morning and noon anchor for WTVC-TV News Channel 9 passed away Sunday morning surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia. Don Welch, the longtime and most recently morning …

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Annual City-Wide Yard Sale is this weekend in South Pittsburg

This weekend the City of South Pittsburg is hosting their annual city-wide yard sale, with many residents throughout and around the city taking part as well as many churches, school groups, and local organizations. Officials say the event is a great opportunity for folks to either make money on items that they no longer want …

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Whitwell City Park hosting Chili Cook Off

The Whitwell City Park is hosting their 1st Annual Chili Cook Off, coming up on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at the park located at 15201 TN-28 in Whitwell. Categories include with beans and without beans for the contest. The chili must be cooked onsite, using propane, wood or electric. The cooking time will be from …

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Marion County turns out to give helping hand to Florida evacuees

There’s no doubt that when a person is in a time of need, it’s nice to have people there to help and a community to support you. But what if your home community isn’t available to back you up? What if you’ve had to evacuate your community due to the threat of a natural disaster? …

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Helping those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has devastated communities across southeast Texas since making landfall on August 25th, ripping apart homes, deluging highways, and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands. Locally, one way Marion County residents can help is by dropping off a donation on Friday at the American Legion Post 62 (South Pittsburg). Items being collected include …

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Sculptures in the Sky 2017 at Sculpture Fields in Chattanooga Oct. 7th

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Get ready for some high-flying family fun Oct. 7, when the skies at the 33-acre Sculpture Fields will be filled with colossal and colorful kites, stunt kites and Rokkaku battle kites at the Sculptures in the Sky event. Sculpture Fields is partnering with the River City Kites and Chattanooga Presents River Rocks …

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Marion County Schools lead the way with Life-Saving Devices at all schools

A recent report with the Tennessee News Service out of Nashville states that not all Tennessee employers or, most importantly, schools have life-saving devices in place meant to provide help in a cardiac emergency when just precious minutes matter so much before paramedics arrive. While not all businesses in Marion County have these devices; several …

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