Category Archive: Memories

Memories

Whitwell soldier’s remains identified and returned home after 74 years

Whitwell, Tenn. — A World War II soldier’s remains have been identified and are being returned home to Whitwell, TN. The Remains of Cpl. Henry Andregg Jr. were identified among over 500 previously unidentified remains left in the aftermath of intense fighting on the Island of Betio, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands. Cpl. Andregg was killed …

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The Big JET-FLI…Flies again with news, weather, and sports radio for Chattanooga area

The Chattanooga region now has a new News/Talk radio station. The legendary 50,000 watt AM signal in Chattanooga known far and wide as “The Big Jet Fly” is returning to the airways this week with a great variety of news and talk programming. Anyone who grew up in the Tennessee Valley listened to WFLI as …

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Memories: What’s that bridge for and where did it go?

History and items and structures of historic value are all around us every day, whether we’re here in Marion County or traveling anywhere else in the world! And sometimes those pieces of history can be a bit unusual, making you stop and ask… “What in the world was that for?” While some may just be …

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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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MEMORIES: David Carroll on ‘How to stand in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama at the same time’…

Last week in our new memories feature, we took you back to the the time when the Cherokee and Chickamauagas inhabited much of the land in and around Marion County, especially an area called Nickajack Town — now flooded by TVA’s Nickajack Lake reservoir. This week, we look at a piece of history that’s still …

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Memories: The Last Battle of the Cherokee

Driving over Interstate 24 west of Chattanooga, thousands of vehicles pass over the modern bridge over Nickajack Lake every day.  Beneath the bridge, the waters of the lake shimmer with fishing and pleasure boats floating over the scenic TVA reservoir.  To the north is the community of Haletown and the Hwy 41 Bridge, to the …

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Memories: Taking a look back at Marion County’s past from the beginning to now

Here we are in 2017…and can you believe we’re nearly at the midway point of the year, too?  And just this weekend South Pittsburg hosts the National Cornbread Festival again. Can you believe it’s the 21st year of the Cornbread Festival? Where has time gone? Taking a look around Marion County and the Sequatchie Valley …

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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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Jackson Co., AL resident Irene Christopher celebrates 100th Birthday last Friday

Any birthday is special…but a 100th birthday is definitely a milestone. And that’s true for one Alabama woman who just celebrated her 100th with friends and family in Jackson County. During an interview with Ms. Irene Christopher, as we prepare for her 100th birthday celebration, Ms. Christopher shared stories of her wedding, children, and grandchildren.    …

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Remembering the Whitwell Mine #21 tragedy on 35th anniversary

Today we’ve taken a moment to pause and remember those lost 35 years ago in one of the worst mining accidents in Tennessee when 13 men perished on December 8th, 1981 in the Grundy Mining Company’s (a subsidiary of Tennessee Consolidated Coal) Number 21 Mine in an unincorporated area between Whitwell and Palmer, Tennessee. That …

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Demolition begins on the former Jasper Elementary building (VIDEO)

Demolition has finally begun on the former Jasper Elementary School building located at 720 Betsy Pack Drive — along US-41 in Marion County. Questions of “what to do?” with the building have stuck around for many years, as residents and city leaders looked at the partially-abandoned and very dilapidated building as a very-noticeable eyesore on …

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