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Thursday night, the South Pittsburg Academy baseball team completed a sweep of the sports for this season by winning the Sequatchie Valley Conference Championship in baseball. Many of these players also participated in the football and basketball and have emerged the conference champions in all of them this past season. Additionally, this baseball team conference championship makes the fourth...
An otherwise benign looking accident generated quite a stir for South Pittsburg, TN first responders this afternoon. On a call that was reported as a one car accident with a telephone pole appeared to result in no serious injuries. The vehicle became intwined with the pole support guide wire and later reportedly produced smoke from under the vehicle which...
Updated 5/24/17 2:34 pm The Whitwell, TN community received another unhealthy dose of mother nature in last nights storms. With several homes without power through much of the night and crews working throughout the night to clear roads and restore services, many are thankful for the diligence of the entities involved including Sequatchee Valley Electric Co-op (SVEC), the Whitwell Volunteer...
Marion County High School, Richard Hardy Memorial School, Whitwell High School and South Pittsburg High School all held their 2017 commencement ceremonies this past weekend. Despite a less-than-ideal climate for some, the ceremonies were conducted without significant problems. There were some emergency heat-related emergency calls during multiple outdoor ceremonies from the audience. A well deserved "congratulations" to the area graduates from...
The Marion County Sheriff's Department will offer for sale, by public auction and the highest bid, the following list of vehicles on Saturday June 3, 2017 at the MCSD impound lot located at 5520 Highway 41, Jasper, TN 37347. Auction will start at 9 am CST. Gates will open for inspection at 8 am CST. 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7...
Thursday night, many local law enforcement officers joined with officers across the region to clamp down on DUIs through the Tennessee Highway Safety Office's Hands Across the Border campaign. As was being duplicated at many main thoroughfares on Tennessee's state lines, local officers set up road blocks on State Highway 72 between Alabama and Tennessee. Impaired driving is associated with...
Whitwell High School Lady Tigers' softball team continues their quest for a state title pulling a victory in regional play against the Silverdale Eaglettes 6-1. Whitwell will host Watertown Friday, May 19 to stamp their ticket for state qualifiers. Hearty congratulations to the Lady Tigers and GOOD LUCK ladies!
An accident in South Pittsburg around 1:30 this afternoon resulted in quite a spectacle, but mercifully no serious injuries. A pick up truck traveling on Cedar towards downtown was apparently struck by a vehicle pulling on to the road. The contact was significant enough to cause the truck to lose control and run over a retaining wall and onto...
A nostalgic stroll through the halls where their academic ventures began serves as one of the final "staples," short of commencement, for South Pittsburg High School seniors. Representative of where they came from, the seniors also serve as a vision for the elementary school children to finish high school. Congratulations to all the area seniors.  
The language of the proposed ordinance in Jasper, TN regarding pit bulls clarifies some questions. Ordinance 376, scheduled for a public meeting and a second and final reading at the June 12 town meeting asserts that pits bulls possess a "strong fighting instinct," "a diminished tendency to bark, growl, or otherwise warn their prey of intent to attack," "a genetic predisposition...