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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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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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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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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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Fatal Dirt Bike Crash at Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) officials say a man was found dead on Tuesday at Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area. TWRA officers responded to the call around 2:00 p.m. CDT Tuesday. The TWRA says a motorcyclist riding a dirt bike on Prentice Cooper WMA came across the accident off Sulphur Branch Road. The TWRA says …

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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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