Category: Arts


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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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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New Piano Keyboard Lab at Whitwell Middle School

On Wednesday, Whitwell Middle School received a new state-of-the-art piano keyboard lab thanks to generous donations from the Community Foundation of Chattanooga, Lyndhurst Foundation, and Songbirds Foundation. The piano lab has 24 state-of-the-art keyboards to help students who want to learn how to play.

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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Ketner’s Mill for Sale; No Country Fair for 2024

Frank McDonald Jr. is retiring and has decided to sell Ketner’s Mill in Whitwell. This will end Ketner’s Mill Country Fair this October. The asking price is $2.5 million. The historic mill is the central feature of the property, which includes 1.19 miles of river frontage and .44 miles of road frontage. There are two …

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Dunlap’s Valley Fest is May 4 & 5

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 and 5. May 4 headliner is Kentucky Headhunters. May 5 is T.G. …

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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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TWRA Photo Contest

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is accepting photos for its 2024-25 calendar and license contest. The annual contest determines which wildlife photos will be featured in the agency’s next calendar and on license cards issued by the TWRA. Photographers can send in up to 10 of their favorite fishing, hunting, boating, and native wildlife …

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Christmas Cause Sponsored by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce

SAVE THE DATE – Join the Marion County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Dec 5, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm CST. The Chamber and Arts in The Burg, a SPARQ Organization, will have a Santa Cause event to bring awareness to local nonprofit organizations. There will be hors d’oeuvres, a donation cash bar, and a …

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Sequatchie County Rescue Squad Fall Festival

Sequatchie County Rescue Squad is looking for vendors for a fall festival they plan for Nov. 18. The event will be held at the Rescue Squad. They have space inside or out for $20 per spot. If you are interested, call the Rescue Squad and leave a message at 423-949-2207.