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2024 National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24; Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will participant in the 2024 National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most …

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Top of the Rock Tops in Tennessee

Congratulations to the Top of the Rock Restaurant on Jasper Mountain. People magazine has named the eatery as the most beautiful restaurant in Tennessee. The restaurant is only 5 years old and is located at the entrance of Jasper Highlands just above the Town of Kimball. Top of the Rock offers amazing views of the Sequatchie …

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Open House at Fall Creek Falls Will Address Restoration Plans

Fall Creek Falls State Park will host an open house on Thursday, May 9, to share information with the community about a project at the park’s scenic loop. Last year, thousands of trees were downed by storms, creating hazards within the park and the gorge. Work to remove the fallen trees will begin this summer …

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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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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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Tivoli Theatre Receives Grant

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) announced the recipients of Tennessee Historic Development Grants on Monday. “The Historic Development Grant program assists in preserving and revitalizing some of Tennessee’s most historic and notable buildings so that they once again have the opportunity to serve as a hub for commerce and tourism,” said TNECD …

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Soaky Mountain Waterpark to Open for 2024 Season on May 11

Soaky Mountain Waterpark officials today announced its 50-acre waterpark, located at 175 Gists Creek Road, will officially open for the 2024 season on May 11 and 12 and then open daily starting May 17. A season pass holder celebration is planned for Friday, May 17, from 10 am to 6 pm. All pass holders who …

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Solar Eclipse has Come and Gone; Next Up 2044

The solar eclipse took place Monday afternoon. The moon covered the sun at around 91% in our area, and many gathered outside to witness the phenomenon. The partial eclipse began around 12:45 PM CT and ended just after 3 PM. We also had a solar eclipse in 2017, but the next event will not occur …

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