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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…

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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…

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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.’ 

  • By Jeff Lemon, Grant Specialist, Chattanooga State
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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…

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On the afternoon of August 18, two students from Jasper Elementary School (JES) who ranked in Tennessee’s Top 100 Readers were given a send-off by their classmates as they made their way to the Governor’s house in Nashville. 

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There has been a great deal of confusion regarding some inaccurate Marion County High School registration reports.  To help set the record straight, here is the correct pre-registration schedule:

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Last month, Sheree Fagin’s 2nd grade class at South Pittsburg Elementary School released their hardcover book about the history of South Pittsburg.  After a great deal of research, illustrations and writing, the finished product features work from every student in the class, highlighting his…

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Earlier this month, the fifth and sixth grade classes at South Pittsburg Elementary School (SPES) were treated to a Career Day where professionals from all over the county came to the school to speak to the children.

  • By Anastasiya Savchuk, Senior at SPHS
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My name is Anastasiya Savchuk, and I am an exchange student from Ukraine.  I have been living in South Pittsburg and attending South Pittsburg High School (SPHS) for the last six months.

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Earlier this month, the Health Council put on a Life Maze for the 8th grade class at Jasper Middle School. 

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As part of their ongoing project to write a class book about South Pittsburg and its history, Sheree Fagin’s South Pittsburg Elementary School 2nd grade class visited the South Pittsburg History Museum last week.  During the visit, the students learned all about South Pittsburg’s history, in…

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The principal and staff at Monteagle Elementary School have announced the Principal’s List, Honor Roll, and Perfect Attendance for the second nine weeks.

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Chattanooga State is proud to announce that the following students from Marion County have attained Dean’s List status for the 2016 fall semester. Eligibility requirements to make the Dean’s List includes students who have completed 12 or more hours of college-level work with a grade point a…

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A couple of a weeks ago, The Independent ran an article about a little girl named Ruger Chapman, a five-year-old kindergarten student at South Pittsburg Elementary School (SPES) who was raising money to help her friend, Deaunden ‘Day Day’ Worley.

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Throughout the school year, students at South Pittsburg Elementary School (SPES) participate in several programs that help those in need in their community.  One of those programs is a non-perishable food drive during the holiday season. 

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Marion County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department held its Third Annual Career Awareness Symposium at South Pittsburg High School (SPHS), on October 5.

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Marion County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department held its Third Annual Career Awareness Symposium at Marion County High School (MCHS), September 28, 2016.  The Symposium is part of the Southeast Tennessee Pathways Initiative.  The Symposium targets 9th grade students in …

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South Pittsburg High School (SPHS) is starting out this school year with high hopes of repeating their accomplishment at the end of the last school year – where every one of their graduating students was classified as ‘college ready’ in reading, writing and math.

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