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Too often these days, should we choose to travel to Chattanooga from the Sequatchie Valley via Interstate 24, the trip becomes an unbearable excursion.

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In light of the actions of NFL athletes across the country this past Sunday, a terrifying episode that took place just a few miles up the road from Marion County, has sadly gone largely unnoticed. 

  • First Responders
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Following the recent devastation across the south as a result of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, first responders and volunteers across the country have flocked to hard-hit areas to help.

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Last week, in conjunction with a national campaign, County Mayor David Jackson signed a Proclamation declaring September to be Suicide Prevention Awareness Month here in Marion County.

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Last week, following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast, a call for help echoed across the country.

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Last week, the nation watched in horror as Hurricane Harvey barreled towards the Texas coast, growing with intensity with each passing hour.

  • The Staff at The Independent
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The buzz about next Monday's solar eclipse just continues to escalate daily.  What a teachable moment for our youngsters and adults alike. The last FULL solar eclipse was last seen here in the United States in 1979!

  • The Staff at The Independent
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The Sequatchie Valley has endured yet another season of heartache. Beset with loss suffered from fire and precipitation at the same time seems like a cruel mix, yet it brought together those of us that care for the Southeast.

  • The Independent staff
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When children lose their lives while innocently riding home on a school bus, we all bury a large part of our souls along with theirs. 

  • The Independent Staff
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After a contentious political battle, the election is finally over, and Donald Trump will soon be the President of the United States.

  • The Independent Staff
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Too often, should we choose to travel to Chattanooga from the Sequatchie Valley via Interstate 24, the trip becomes an unbearable excursion.

  • The Independent staff
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Lately, our news has been filled with political debate, ridicule and antagonism.  Sadly, the country seems to have forgotten the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. 

  • The Independent Staff
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Free community college available to ANY Tennessee high school graduate certainly leads to bulging enrollment numbers, but there are too many intangibles to count that affect our Valley positively as a result of this state policy.  The Tennessee Promise, as the scholarship program is official…

  • The Independent Staff
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Amazingly, 14 weeks have passed since our debut issue of The Independent newspaper, and we would like to simply say, thank you.

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In light of recent events, Our National Anthem seems to have taken on a brand-new identity. 

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Living well really does mean the same thing as living within our means.  This ideal seems to have been lost in the meteoric rise that America experienced in the nineties and early 2000’s.  Since approximately 2008, our nation and our Valley have been dealing with an economic downturn not see…

  • Our View
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Amid the lasting images from the Olympic Games this year in Rio, the athletic accomplishments of over 11,000 athletes, from no less than 207 countries, have been overshadowed somewhat by the infantile actions of a 32-year-old U.S. Men’s swimmer named Ryan Lochte.  

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