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The Powell Historical Preservation Society will host its annual Independence celebration on Saturday, July 7.

This year's celebration will feature a gospel band, The Diplomats of Carrollton, Ga. The group was snagged for the event when Bob Brumley, who has worked with members at some other gospel events, contacted them and booked them for the event.

The fun begins at 5 p.m. with children's games, live Southern gospel music and fireworks at dusk.

Barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos and watermelon will be available for purchase, with all funds going toward the preservation of the Powell historical bridge.

The event will take place at the Brumley Hill and Hollow Grounds, 5067 Route E in Powell.

Those who plan to attend should bring their lawn chairs.

PHPS board member Tiffany Norwood said organizers expect a good-sized crowd due to having a nationally-known gospel band.

Anyone wanting to help is encouraged to attend the next PHPS board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11, which is open to the public. Volunteers are needed, and organizers would love for the community to attend meetings and get involved with the goal of maintaining and beautifying the bridge into a family-friendly walking bridge with a parking area.

Those who are traveling near the Powell area should note that the southernmost bridge at Powell, on Highway E, is out as the state replaces and widens it. If traveling from the south, an alternate route is required. Travelers should take Highway 90 to Gobbler's Knob, stay right at the forks onto Cowan Ridge Road. Travelers will then come to Highway E, next to the Powell Store. Turn left, and find the Brumley Park on the left.

General News on 06/07/2018

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