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License plates promoting Children’s Hospital at Erlanger now available

You can now show your support and help Children’s Hospital at Erlanger with a new specialty license plate available for Tennessee drivers. With your purchase of the license plate promoting Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, a portion of the money will go directly to Erlanger to help fund the needs of the hospital. Marion County Clerk Dwight …

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St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School announces 1st Quarter Honor Roll

SEWANEE, Tenn. — St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School announces the following students from Marion, Franklin, Coffee, and Grundy counties who were named to the Honors Lists for first grading period of the 2017-18 school year. Overall, 91 students, including 27 boarding and 64 day students, achieved academic distinction for the fourth quarter. Students who earn an average …

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Local McDonald’s restaurants offering free meals to Veterans, Active Military and Uniformed First Responders on Veteran’s Day

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — McDonald’s restaurants in the Chattanooga area will be offering a free meal to those who have served and continue to serve and protect us on Veteran’s Day this year. Chattanooga-area McDonald’s will be offering a FREE Extra Value Meal of chocie for area veterans, active military and uniformed first responders coming up …

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TSSAA announces Mr. Football Awards semifinalists; including three from the Sequatchie Valley

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) announced today the semifinalists for the annual Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards, which will be awarded later this month in Nashville. Three players from the Sequatchie Valley along with others from the Chattanooga area and across the state have made it into the semifinals including Marion …

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Pirates, Tigers, and Warriors all headed to playoffs following wins in final week of regular season

After an amazing regular season of football action for our local teams, all three wrapped things up last week with Senior Night festivities and with big wins at home. Now we see all three teams in Marion County ready to face off in round one of the playoffs this Friday night. Now the teams turn …

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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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