Celebrate The 4th Of July In Southeast Tennessee

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - by Jenni Veal

Ducktown:  This year’s Miner’s Homecoming in Ducktown will take place on July 4 and 5, 2014. Events will include music, food, and fun at the Hoist House; gospel music night; a pancake breakfast; a patriotic walking parade; Glenn Springs Holdings onewspen house; soup/bean dinner; Great American Rubber Duck Race; kids alley; Ducktown High School reunion; Copper Company Workers Reunion; free admission to the Ducktown Basin Museum all day Saturday; a street dance; and fireworks. For more information, call 423-496-3546 or visit http://www.cityofducktown.com.

Etowah:  Etowah’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration features entertainment and a sampling of the area’s best food and crafts. The day begins with a Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast (7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.) and an Independence Dash 5K road race sponsored by First Baptist Church (8 a.m.). Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m., followed by a beauty pageant sponsored by Zeta Kappa Sorority (10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) and family games sponsored by Mayfield Dairy (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.). There will be music and dance performances from 1:30 until 7:30 p.m. from various local singing groups and dance organizations. An evening fireworks show will follow a patriotic tribute band performance. The performance will start at 8 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.etowahcoc.org.

Soddy-Daisy:  The Soddy-Daisy Fire Department’s 2014 Firefighter Muster will take place on Friday, July 4th at 10 a.m. at Soddy-Daisy City Park across from Soddy Lake.

Dunlap / Sequatchie County:  The Dunlap-Sequatchie County July 4th Parade will begin at 9 a.m. (CST) in Dunlap, with fireworks at 9 p.m. (CST). For more information, visit http://sequatchie.com/Home/Community-Events/4th-of-July-Parade.aspx.

Sewanee:  Sewanee’s Fourth of July this year will be a “Razzle Dazzle Fourth of July.” Events begin with the Street Dance at Sewanee Market performing alongside the Stagger Moon Band at 8 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, July 3. The celebration continues with the raising of the flag in Abbo’s Alley at8 a.m. on Friday, July 4. Activities during the day include a cat and mutt show, cake contest, and performances from Sewanee Music Festival students. The celebration closes with a fireworks show over Lake Cheston that night. For more information, visit http://www.themountainnow.com/events/index.php?categories=Fourth%20of%20July.

Monteagle:  Fourth of July festivities begin at 10 a.m. (CST) on July 4 with a parade on Main Street. There will be fireworks at dark at the Monteagle Ball Park. On July 5, take part in a dedication of the National Trail of Tears sign at 1 p.m. at the corner of Hwy 41 and College Street. Following this there will be more festivities in Harton Park with children's activities and music from 1 to 7 p.m. The Hard Times Band will hit the stage at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visit http://www.monteaglechamber.com/july4.html for more information.

Fall Creek Falls State Park:  Dress up your car, your bike, or yourself for our “traditional” parade at Fall Creek Falls State Park. After watermelon and cake, we will move to the field for events such a sack race, the egg toss, tug-o-war, and other family favorites. For more information, visit http://www.fallcreekfalls.org/activities.html.

 


National Storytelling Festival Welcomes World-Famous Storytellers To Jonesborough

The National Storytelling Festival will welcome some of the world’s best storytellers on Oct. 3-5, to the International Storytelling Center in downtown Jonesborough. The event is packed full of activities including dozens of world-renowned storytellers, food and merchandise vendors, and an anticipated crowd of more than 100,000 visitors encompassing nearly the entire ... (click for more)

LaZoom Tours Showcase The Quirky Side Of Asheville, N.C.

Visitors coming to Asheville this fall can catch the city’s wacky side on LaZoom Comedy Tours, an experience as unique and colorful as the city itself. Loved by locals and tourists alike, LaZoom Comedy Tours are a wild, raucous ride that showcase the charms of this beautiful mountain town, recently named "Quirkiest City in America" by Travel + Leisure magazine. "Asheville ... (click for more)

Woman Stabbed Multiple Times On Cleveland Avenue Early Thursday Morning

A woman was stabbed multiple times early Thursday morning. At approximately 3 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2104 Cleveland Ave. for a stabbing. Officers located a black female in the roadway suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS for her injuries and is in stable condition. Investigators have not been able to ... (click for more)

CARTA Leaders Welcome Study On Passenger Rail Service For Chattanooga

CARTA leaders said Thursday they welcome an upcoming $700,000 study on re-instituting passenger rail service for Chattanooga. Lisa Maragnano, executive director, said, "This fits right into our multimodal transit center study, which we have said needs to be by rail." She added, "This is really a cool thing." Chattanooga received a $400,000 federal grant for the study and ... (click for more)

Walking Among Memories, The USS LST-325

I have walked among the head stones at Flanders Fields and have seen the entrenchment of soldiers with only bayonet tips sticking out of the earth. Later I traveled to Normandy where I stood on the sand and made scuff marks with my shoes on Omaha Beach and climbed the hill to the magnificent American Cemetery there. I again walked among the many, many tomb stones so neatly and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Aunt Martha

During my first year at Ole Miss, I was so distracted by the stunning coeds on campus that I paid too much attention to the wrong kind of figures. I ended up flubbing a math class, which at the time was most serious and potentially deadly for an American boy. It meant I didn't have enough credit hours to avoid the draft and in almost no time I got a red, gut-retching postcard that ... (click for more)