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Carry the Load will be in Dunlap on Friday Night

The Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office and the Dunlap Police Department are excited to escort this year’s Carry the Load participants as they walk through downtown Dunlap in honor and memory of our nation’s heroes. The group should arrive at Tractor Supply this Friday, May 17, 2024, at 7 p.m. The departments will escort them through …

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Free Health Screenings at Walmart Wellness Day

Vacations, camps and summer get-togethers are on the horizon, and Walmart wants to help make your health a priority for them all. Join Walmart for Wellness Day on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. when customers can receive free health screenings for things like glucose, cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure, as well as affordable …

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Dolly Days in Ringgold, GA

Dolly Parton fans have an excuse to put on their best blonde wigs and cowgirl boots on May 11 to celebrate the Queen of Tennessee. The third annual festival to celebrate Dolly will be held in Ringgold, GA, where the star tied the knot almost 58 years ago with Carl Dean. The packed Sunday will …

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It’s Cornbread Festival Time in South Pittsburg

This week is the National Cornbread Festival. The carnival has begun, and the official festival runs Saturday and Sunday. Come on out and play games, ride rides, and enjoy wandering through the booths that line the streets of historic South Pittsburg, TN. Stroll down Cornbread Alley, where you can taste all the different recipes using …

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Valley Fest May 4 & 5 in Dunlap

Don’t forget that more fun and entertainment is coming to Sequatchie Valley. Valley Fest is a two-day Family Festival in the heart of Dunlap. This annual event features a Carnival, Food, Crafts and Artisans, and fantastic Music. This is the 12th year for Valley Fest, and this year’s event will be held on May 4 …

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Drug Take Back Day is April 27

On Earth Day, Tennessee American Water is encouraging residents to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time zone. Customers are asked to drop off unwanted medications at approved regional collection sites for incineration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s …

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Historic Tours of South Pittsburg National being held during Cornbread Festival

Check out the historic tours during the National Cornbread Festival. This year’s route will take you on a lovely, meandering path through a charming neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places in South Pittsburg. The information on the sites is a compilation of historic records, as well as local legend and lore. The tour …

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Solar Eclipse takes place Monday Afternoon

The solar eclipse will take place Monday afternoon. In our area, you won’t be able to see a total eclipse; instead, you will see a partial eclipse. We will have around 89% partial coverage here in the Sequatchie Valley. It will begin around 12:45 pm CT, peak at 2:03 pm, and end at approximately 3:20 …

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We are Happy to be Corrected; Ketner’s Mill Country Fair will take place

We stand corrected. Despite various reports, including ours, the Ketner’s Mill Country Fair will occur in October. Frank McDonald Jr. is retiring and has decided to sell Ketner’s Mill in Whitwell. The asking price is $2.5 million. McDonald confirmed with Sequatchie Valley Now that he is putting together a team so that the Ketner’s Mill …

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Tennessee State Parks Host Free Guided Spring Hikes

Tennessee State Parks will host Spring Hikes on Saturday, March 23, the second of the parks’ Signature Hikes series throughout this year. The Spring Hikes are free and guided by park staff, who can highlight the parks’ natural, cultural, and historical features. A full schedule of the Spring Hikes at specific parks is available at …

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