Category Archive: Community

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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Whitwell’s “Pop-Up Butterfly Festival” and art event scheduled for Saturday, March 17th

Thrive Regional Partnership’s Thriving Communities participants, Whitwell, Athens, and Decatur, Tennessee and Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, kick off experimental programs which seek to invigorate community engagement by utilizing the principles of creative placemaking and design thinking. Participants in these communities will kick off experimental programs which seek to invigorate community engagement by utilizing the principles of creative placemaking and design thinking …

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Siege at Bridgeport, AL annual Civil War Reenactment set for March 23-25th, 2018

It’s almost time again for the annual reenactment of the Siege at Bridgeport Civil War Reenactment, an event which remembers the historical part the City of Bridgeport played in the war between the states and the skirmishes that were considered a Union victory back in April of 1862. Now, nearly 154 years later, the historic …

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Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative bringing high-speed fiber internet, TV, and phone to Marion County

The Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) announced on Friday the launch of a new subsidiary, SVEConnect, which will bring high-speed fiber optic internet service to SVEC members in the Marion County area. In addition to high-speed internet services, SVEConnect will also offer phone and television service to customers, similar to what Chattanooga’s EPB has made …

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Kimball Tractor Supply donates 122 bags of pet food to local animal rescue

Kimball, Tenn. — The Tractor Supply Co. store in Kimball is donating 122 bags of pet food to feed dogs and cats in need of adoption in the Marion County area. “More often than not, animal shelters and rescues depend greatly on food donations to support the pets they take in that await adoption,” said …

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Jasper’s “EGGstravaganza” egg hunt event returns on Sat., March 31st

Last year the first ever “EGGstravaganza” egg hunt in Jasper was quite a hit, as perfect sunny weather and mild temps played a role in the event’s success with area children hunting nearly 34-thousand eggs on the grounds of the Jasper City Park. Organizers recently announced that this year’s event will take place on Saturday, …

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Cumberland University Announces Dean’s List for Marion County Students

Lebanon, Tenn. — Cumberland University has released the Dean’s List for Fall 2017. Information for the list was provided by the Office of the Registrar on February 15, 2018. The honor is reserved for students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted. The list is issued twice …

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“Flu Shot Friday” Event Provides Free Flu Vaccines Across Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Get a flu shot! The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza remains widespread across the state. Tennessee county health departments are providing flu vaccine at no charge to patients …

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