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Thu August 2, 2012
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World's Longest Yard Sale, Cash for Rural Counties

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — It’s called the World's Longest Yard Sale and each summer it brings bargain hunters from all over the country to Tennessee and five other states.

The event begins today and runs through Sunday along nearly 700 miles of U.S. 127. The northern end is Addison, Mich., and the southern end point is Gadsden, Ala.

The Fentress County Chamber of Commerce in Jamestown serves as the headquarters for the sale. The Chamber’s Walt Page says the sale is a way to get travelers off the interstate highways and into rural communities to spend some cash.

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