TnAchieves, the partnering organization to Governor Haslam’s TN Promise is still in need of 3,000 volunteer mentors throughout the state to provide assistance to the class of 2018 TN Promise candidates.
About four months ago, Hamilton Blackstone opened the family-owned New Hope Deli off Highway 156 in South Pittsburg to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reminds motorists to stay alert during deer rut, which simply put, is the breeding season for whitetail deer. It occurs each fall and is triggered by shorter day length. Deer are far more active during this time. Rut can occur through December.
On Oct. 24, in conjunction with Rotary International’s (RI) 5th Annual World Polio Day, Marion County Mayor David Jackson signed a proclamation declaring the day to be recognized locally.
On November 11, five Marion County men who were lost on the USS Indianapolis back in 1945 will be posthumously honored as the Grand Marshals of the Jasper Veterans Day parade and an honorary presentation will follow.
2017 marks the 25th year ODBA World Championship has been held in Marion County. Sponsored by the Greater Jasper Jaycees with community support, we're told that local motels are already filling up. If you would like to come to the park and see the races "up close and personal", gates open at…
Yesterday evening, after an extensive manhunt, Michael Anthony Godsby was captured and arrested by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and US Marshals in Grundy County.
With the massive development of technology in recent years, our lives have become more open and public, and in fact, it is even possible now to spy on cellphones using the so-called cell phone spy software. This does not scare many people, however, and it’s believed that this technological a…
As part of National Fire Prevention Week and their continuing efforts to educate children about fire safety, the South Pittsburg Fire Department (SPFD) recently visited South Pittsburg Elementary School (SPES) and Richard Hardy Memorial School (RHMS).
Every day 2,500 kids ages 12 to 17 abuse a pain reliever for the first time. In 2008, more than 2.1 million teens ages 12 to 17 report abusing prescription drugs. Among 12 and 13 year olds, prescription drugs are the drug of choice.
On September 19, South Pittsburg High School graduate, Shane Berryhill, was the guest speaker for South Pittsburg Elementary School’s Author Night. Berryhill entertained the students with an inspiring message to use their talents to positively influence others and impact the world. His stori…
On the night of October 3, the South Pittsburg Police Department (SPPD) responded to a call of a shooting near the 200 block of Birch Avenue.
One local Jasper resident spoke out against what she calls the town’s lack of effort in response to her repeated inquiries about several eye-sore properties in Jasper.
The Marion County Election Commission (MCEC) will be celebrating National Voter Registration Day by visiting the four local high schools to offer registration to students who are 18 and older.
Last week, David Abernathy served as South Pittsburg Elementary School’s (SPES) first Watch D.O.G. of the year. He is pictured above with his daughter, Bella. Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers or father-figures who volunteer at the school for a day, acting as positive male role-model…
Earlier this month, South Pittsburg High School (SPHS) senior Sierra Rector, completed the Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS) math program.
The Marion County Commission recently agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow the U.S. Marines Special Operations Command (MARSOC) to conduct training in the county.
During the month of September, the South Pittsburg High School (SPHS) Pirates football team will be participating in the 2017 Touchdowns Against Cancer (TAC) campaign.
Last week, Lodge Manufacturing Company announced that Mike Otterman had been promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.
With school back in session, many within the community may have seen signs posted in the school zones alerting drivers of a AAA campaign entitled ‘School’s Open – Drive Carefully.’
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, has awarded a $1,080,000 contract to Chattanooga State Community College to provide personnel to oversee and deliver career services to youth, adults, and dislocated workers in Hami…
Following the execution of a search warrant at the residence of James Richard “Ricky” Kilgore on August 21, the Twelfth Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF), and the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) are actively looking for Kilgore.
On Friday, August 25, South Pittsburg Elementary School (SPES) and the fathers and father-figures of their students participated in the Million Father March.