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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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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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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 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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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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Eggstravaganza is Friday in Jasper

The Town of Jasper will have its Eggstravaganza this Friday with inflatables, face painting, food, and more from 6-8 PM. The Egg Hunt will begin at 7 PM with grand prize eggs. All activities will take place at the ball fields in Jasper. There will be four age groups: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. You …

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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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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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New Location of South Pittsburg Historic Preservation Society Museum Open Fridays and Saturdays

The South Pittsburg Historic Preservation Society Museum recently moved to a new location, 316 Cedar Avenue, just down the street from the historic Cameron-Patton Hotel building, the Museum’s previous home. The Museum features hundreds of historic items of local importance. There are old photographs of local people and buildings, an antique gas range made in …

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WEPG and WSDQ Owner makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

A few months ago, the Grand Ole Opry announced an exciting contest for our listeners to have a chance to win Grand Ole Opry tickets with a backstage pass by entering your email. Another part of the contest took place between radio stations throughout the country. The station with the most entries would celebrate with …

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