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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...
Marion County High School took a sizable commute to Loudon High School, just south of Knoxville, last Friday and came away with a win. With a determination that was powerful and palatable, the Warriors took care of business on both sides of the ball with a couple of mental mistakes, but nothing insurmountable. The game started out looking like there...
Michael Godsby who has been alluding capture since being named a suspect in the October 3 shooting of Zachary Cantrell. Cantrell was treated at a Chattanooga hospital and released suffering two gun shots. Initially hesitant to point out the assailant, the victim reportedly would acknowledge Godsby as the shooter later. Since being treated, the victim posted a vulgarity-enhanced post to...
Two football players that had already been expelled from Whitwell High School, pending their Disciplinary Hearing Committee (DHC) appeal hearing through the school district, have received some good news today as all charges were dropped in Marion County juvenile court today. The incident in question alleged that the the two struck another player in the back with a belt....
This morning, local authorities discovered a body at the Marion County Park on the Nickajack Lake. At this point, foul play is not suspected and the identity is being held pending family notification.