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By STAFF REPORT

The Franklin County Fair is underway in Winchester, Tenn., this week, and a new addition, the ATV/UTV Rodeo is tonight, Aug. 27. These rodeos for all-terrain and utility task vehicles feature such events as barrel races and relay races.

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By STAFF REPORT

Residents of seven counties in Georgia and Alabama are hoping to bring home blue ribbons during the annual Chattooga County Agricultural Fair in Summerville, Ga.

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For the first time since the Cherokee Removal in 1838, the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes will hold a joint council meeting at Red Clay State Historic Park in Cleveland, Tenn.

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By CASEY PHILLIPS

On the phone, there are times when the members of indie/alt-country duo Escondido seem to be at odds — questioning each other’s statements, disagreeing about the band’s chronology and generally seeming a bit out of sync.

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By SUSAN PIERCE

Bring your honey-do list with you to the Chattanooga Convention Center this weekend when the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga hosts its fall Home & Remodeling Show.

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By STAFF REPORT

Ben Cosgrove, a New England-based composer and multi-instrumentalist, will kick off a revamped, more diverse Songbook Series at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., on Friday, Aug. 28.

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By STAFF REPORT

Concertgoers in Crossville, Tenn., can hear both nationally known and local favorites in shows at the Palace Theatre this week.

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The sweet and spicy smell of meat on the grill will draw visitors to the Bledsoe County Fairgrounds, where 25 professional teams and several backyard pit masters will be cooking in the Smoke in the Valley BBQ Competition & Festival.

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By CASEY PHILLIPS

After almost a decade of hitting the road so hard it has been left quivering and bruised in her wake, Samantha Fish is finally starting to see fewer bemused expressions when she belts out impassioned Delta-inspired electric blues.

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By BARRY COURTER

Are you looking for a way to celebrate the end of summer, or the beginning of fall, or the start of the school year? Maybe you’re just looking for a reason to celebrate.

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By STAFF REPORT

Local performers John Lathim and Michelle Young will return Saturday, Aug. 29, to Charles & Myrtle’s Coffeehouse with their renditions of Scottish/Irish mountain music and lively acoustic sets for guitar, vocals, mandolin and harmonica.

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By STAFF REPORT

The two local clubs in the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball will face off against league leaders in their final games of the season Saturday, Aug. 29.

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By STAFF REPORT

Alternative country singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks, whose radio and television forays have included “Fresh Air,” “A Prairie Home Companion” and “Austin City Limits,” will bring his offbeat humor, oddball characters and wry between-song observations to Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., for a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29.

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By STAFF REPORT

Dailey & Vincent, dubbed by CMT as “the rock stars of bluegrass,” will be in concert at 7 p.m. CDT Saturday, Aug. 29, at Sequatchie County High School, 7067 Highway 28 in Dunlap, Tenn.

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By STAFF REPORT

Folks from the Scenic City Cruizers will arrive in style at Chattanooga Market on Sunday, Aug. 30.

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By STAFF REPORT

“Inherit the Wind,” the courtroom drama that used the 1925 Scopes Trial to examine the 1950s-era McCarthy trials, will be presented the next three weekends in Dalton, Ga.

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By STAFF REPORT

Vintage rock ‘n’ roll band Phil Dirt and the Dozers, left, will return to Crossville, Tenn., on Monday, Aug. 31, for their annual performance at the Cumberland County Fair.

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By BARRY COURTER

Sometimes when you are trying to look at the big picture, you miss the little things.

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By CASEY PHILLIPS

Sometimes, my love of technology feels like being trapped in a lopsided arms race between gut impulse and common sense. Usually, my gut wins out.

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By LISA DENTON

Lisa Denton shares a little bit of humor.

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