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Former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen has added his name to a crowded field of candidates for the U.S. Senate seat that Bob Corker announced he would not seek re-election in 2018. Bredesen  joins fellow Democrat James Mackler to contest for the DNC primary on August 2, 2018. Bredesen retained the honor fo being the last Democrat to win a...
The Marion County Warriors basketball team returned home Tuesday night after having pulled a victory at CSAS Monday night. Unfortunately, the fate of the hardwood would not favor them as they dropped a matchup to the Rhea County Golden Eagles. With the final score panning out at 72-54, the Warriors were left to appreciate that the defeat was far more palatable than the...
The city of Whitwell received a grant from the Lynhurst Foundation Tuesday morning at a luncheon in Chattanooga. The award was the result of a meeting city officials had with the foundation just last week. The city is targeting using the grant as seed money towards hosting an annual coal miners heritage festival. The coal industry was integral to both...
The Marion County High School basketball program is celebrating a pair of wins over Chattanooga School for Arts and Sciences. The December 4 matchup saw the Lady Warriors of MCHS hand the Lady Patriots a convincing defeat as they would ultimately beat the CSAS team 50-29. The men's game would be less resolute, but a "W" all the same...
Jasper Elementary School music teacher Wesley Brewer has notoriously exceeded expectations for what a "elementary school" performance should look like. Co-directing with Heather Thompson, Brewer has set the bar once again with the school's presentation of Hairspray Jr.  Whereas the audience of these types of programs are primed to exhibit more grace than amazement, the cast really turned them around....
Captivating the emotion that has swept the city all week, Pirates fans came out to "fire up the base" with a community bonfire in anticipation of South Pittsburg High School's impending contest with the cross county rival, Whitwell High School Tigers. The battle dictates which team will move forward to the semifinals for Division IA. The two met in the...
When the Warriors were sitting on a record of 3-5 after being declared the heir apparent in preseason polls for a shot at the state championship, many had decided it was a lost cause. Thanks to their win in the second round of the state playoffs, the Warriors of Marion County High School now sit at a 7-5 record...
The Board of Mayor and Commissioners of South Pittsburg convened an emergency special call meeting for the purposes of hiring a new police chief. The city has seemingly had a rotating door for the police chief position as this new hire makes the "fourth chief in three years," as illustrated by one commissioner during the meeting. The Board unanimously embraced the...
Officials with both the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office have acknowledged that there was an incident late Friday, October 27 or early Saturday, October 28 that has resulted in an investigation into the behavior of at least one South Pittsburg Police Department officer. Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett said, “There was complaint against a police...
The South Pittsburg Pirates football program looks to wrap up their regular season with a rare Thursday night game and is poised to finish the season in style if the first half is any indicator. Despite losing the services of one of their key players in Cade Kennemore, the Pirates appears to be hitting on all cylinders. With Brayden Sanders...