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...
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...