The Jasper Journal and South Pittsburg Hustler are proud to host the screening of Beyond the Myth: The Truth about Pit Bulls July 21 at 6:00 pm at the Princess Theater on Elm Avenue in South Pittsburg. The filmmaker, Isabelle Sherrill, will also be on hand the night of the screening. An additional opportunity exists for a VERY select...
Part of the bedrock of the City of Whitwell's history is the impact of the coal mining industry. Multiple generations supported their families mining coal and the closure of the nearby mining operations nearly devestated the city. Whereas the city is arguably moving past the loss, today marked the latest effort to honor those who lost their lives in...
A couple is facing multiple charges in Hamilton County after leading Marion County Sheriff's Department deputies on a high speed chase through Marion earlier this week. Further investigation reveals evidence that implicates the couple in a string of smash and grabs from parked vehicles in Hamilton, Marion and Meigs county. The couple were also apprehended in what would later to...
On Sunday July 9th, 2017 at around 11 am, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a man who had driven up to a residence on County Road 107 in the town of Skyline suffering from a wound to his neck. Emergency personnel from the Skyline Fire Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area and...
After over a decade and half career with the Kimball Police Department, Chief Tommy Jordan announced last month that he was retiring effective July 7. The town's board recognized Jordan at Kimball's regular monthly meeting the day before he issues his final call. Marveling at his longevity within the department and the contributions he has overseen, the board bid him...
The Whitwell Senior Center (900 Main Street, 37397) will be hosting an eight week fall management and reduction series of speakers every Wednesday from 1-3 pm from July 12-August 30. The program is designed to give participants knowledge of how to set goals for increasing activity and how to reduce chances of falls at home among other skills. The series...
Marion County Newspapers, which proudly publishes the South Pittsburg Hustler and Jasper Journal, will be hosting filmmaker Isabelle Sherrill speaking at the Princess Theatre on July 21 at 6:00 pm. We will also be featuring her film, Beyond the Myth: The Truth About Pit Bulls. The film explores different pit bull bans and how the breed invites media bias and...
June 30, 2017 9:24 am For the second time in as many days, I24 eastbound serves as the scene for a serious slowdown or altogether stop. This morning's accident kept commuters from Marion County going to Chattanooga on the road along with the rest of the interstate traffic at a crawl for better than an hour for some. No details regarding...
Updated 6/29/2017 11:59 am to correct that it was a camper vs a truck as originally reported Around 11:00 am CST a truck carrying a camper in tow capsized on I-24 eastbound between the Kimball exit and the Jasper exit. The accident completely blocked eastbound traffic and has caused congestion on Highway 72 coming out of South Pittsburg and along Main...
June 24, 2017 - 9:41 am; Updated 6/29 1:43 pm to correct that the victim was not pregnant at the time of the abduction   Whereas the storyline sound as though it was lifted from a television drama, local law enforcement engaged in a two day pursuit of a suspect. Suspect Jimmy Morton, of Whitwell, was finally apprehended by Georgia State Patrol...