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The Best in the Sequatchie Valley Winners 2024

THE RESULTS ARE IN… You voted, and the results of the Best in the Sequatchie Valley for 2024 are here! HERE’S YOUR WINNERS FOR THE BEST IN THE SEQUATCHIE VALLEY FOR 2024: BEST PLACES… CHURCH…………………..Kimball Baptist Church CITY LIBRARY……………..Carolyn Stewart Jasper Public Library CIVIC CLUB……………….South Pittsburg Rotary COLLEGE………………….Chattanooga State COMMUNITY EVENT/FESTIVAL…..Joshua K. Jennings Jasper Jack-O-Lantern …

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TN House Advances Bill Requiring Local Officers to aid US Immigration Authorities

The Republican-led Tennessee House advanced a proposal Thursday that would require law enforcement agencies in the state to communicate with federal immigration authorities if they discover people are in the the country illegally, and would broadly mandate cooperation in the process of identifying, catching, detaining and deporting them. The House vote coincides with efforts in …

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Lodge Cast Iron unveils new cookware line inspired by Dolly Parton

Lodge Cast Iron has partnered with country star and Tennessee legend, Dolly Parton, for a selection of cast iron cookware celebrating the star and inspired by her music, movies, and the icon in general. In a statement released Thursday by Lodge Cast Iron, the company has announced they are “beyond thrilled to partner with this …

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Marion County High School Hosts Junior College and Career Fair

Marion County High School hosted a Junior College and Career Fair on Friday on the school campus. Representatives from several regional and local colleges and universities were on hand to talk to students about what programs and fields of study were offered at their respective schools. This included representatives from Chattanooga State Community College, Lee …

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“Tennessee Tree Day” is here for 2024

Tennessee Tree Day is Saturday, March 16th across the state. If you reserved seedlings online from the Tennessee Environmental Council (TEC), those will be available for pickup either Friday, March 15th or Saturday, March 16th, depending on the schedule of the location you chose while reserving seedlings. The South Pittsburg SVEC office at 512 Cedar …

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Rural Health Centers Across Tennessee Getting Solar Microgrids

Rural health centers in Tennessee may soon be better prepared for future power outages.  The U.S. Department of Energy is providing grants to install solar microgrids across the Southeast. Selected health centers will get solar panels and battery systems that can operate like a mini grid: If the power goes out, these health centers can …

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Marion County 4-H Performing Arts presents: Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” – April 18th-20th

Time is running out to get your tickets for the latest production for Marion County 4-H Performing Arts as they present Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” — coming to Jasper Elementary School April 18th – 20th, 2024. The production, presented by Tower Community Bank and directed by Wesley Brewer, will feature on stage performances …

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MCHS Valmont Pre-Apprectices recognized at luncheon Tuesday

Pictured L-R: Karlee Scharber, Harlie Carson, Carter Deprima, Mason Dixon, Principal Dr. Larry Ziegler. Picture from MCHS Facebook page.

Students participating in the pre-apprenticeship welding program at Marion County High School were recognized for their achievements in the program at a special luncheon on Tuesday. Those in the program have practiced the welding trade through a pre-apprentice program in conjunction with the district and school’s CTE (Career Tech Education) program and local company, Valmont …

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Jasper Middle School Warriors volleyball and baseball teams coming up winners this week

It’s been a week of wins for the Jasper Middle School Warriors this week. The JMS JV and Varsity volleyball teams pulled-off two wins this week, over the Whitwell Middle Tigers on Monday and Cumberland County on Tuesday. Pictured L-R:  JMS Warriors JV volleyball team, JMS Warriors Varsity volleyball team… Pictures from school Facebook page. …

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Stevenson, AL woman charged in COVID scheme gets 14 months and must repay $120,025

A Stevenson, Alabama woman was sentenced to 14-months in prison on Wednesday after conviction from her involvement in a scheme to defraud COVID-19 unemployment programs in multiple states. 29-year-old Randa Faye Allison appeared before Judge Curtis L. Collier in Chattanooga on Wednesday for sentencing. As part of the filed plea agreement with the court, the …

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