High school seniors and their families will have an additional commemoration available this week as the South Pittsburg Hustler (5/18) and the Jasper Journal (5/16) will have the annual nod to seniors special section. Whitwell High School, North Jackson High School, Richard Hardy High School, Marion County High School and South Pittsburg High School seniors are recognized in the section....
Letter to the Editor: In response to the Town of Jasper’s proposed Ordinance #376 restricting Pit Bull breed dogs inside the city limits. Over the last 20 years, my friends and I have rescued over 7000, temperament testing each one. We get aggressive dogs all the time. Most are Not pit bulls.  We have had dogs kill other dogs,  we have had...
Gene Vess
Gene Vess was selected by the South Pittsburg Board of Mayor and Commissioners as the new City Administrator for the city last week. Vess doesn't officially start with the city until May 30, but his family is using the time to transition "back home," as Vess refers to South Pittsburg. Vess acknowledges there are some challenges, but is optimistic...
A new restaurant officially opened their doors todayWith a juice bar, a breakfast menu and some boilerplate sandwiches, 30 on the Square in Jasper looks to appeal to a wide array of customers. Angie and Rudy Brown opened the restaurant, creatively, on the courtyard square, in Jasper. Angle Brown said, "I was working in corporate america and the company I...
Local manufacturer Colonial Chemical in New Hope hosted their second annual public Shred Day Friday, May 12. Whereas traffic seemed to be lighter than last year, the consensus was that people and businesses emptied an enormous backlog of waste paper last year and were "merely maintaining" this year. Colonial Chem has continued to follow their corporate commitment to waste management. The...
The Town of Jasper, at the suggestion of the the police department and animal control, took the first step towards making owners of pit bulls carry additional insurance and adhere to more strict containment for their dogs within the town's limits.. Citing the existing restrictions in South Pittsburg and Kimball, animal control supervisor Justin Baker said that the town has...
On 5/7/2017 at around 11 PM, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a “High Speed” pursuit which was entering into Jackson County and which was being conducted by Trenton, GA. Police Department and Ider, AL. Police Department. JCSO Deputies responded to the area of County Road 685 in Flat Rock, AL. where the vehicle, a 2007 Toyota...
Toward the end of the Kimball monthly meeting of Mayor and Alderman for May, Alderman Mark Payne said, after a brief introduction to the motion, "With more money being spent here is going to put more on whoever is mayor and vice mayor here. I move we increase the Mayor's salary to $34,800 a year and the Vice Mayor...
Marion County Newspapers (MCN) is offering to put all paid new subscriptions and renewals in the drawing for a brand new HD television. MCN publisher, David Riley said, "We've just been overwhelmed by the number of former subscribers that are coming back to check us out after one, five, ten years of not taking the paper...we just want to offer...
Whitwell Elementary School students have been working on components of a collaborative art work. Their hard work paid off today as the finished art piece was unveiled. See more information in the May 9 Jasper Journal.