Ryan Lewis (Reporter)

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South Pittsburg resident takes issue with unsightly properties

Published Feb. 20 2017

The city's website describes South Pittsburg as 'the tidiest town in Tennessee,' but at least one resident is taking issue...

Jasper alderman proposes citizen committee to help clean up town

Published Feb. 19 2017

Since Josh Jennings' election to the Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen in November, one area of concern city residents...

South Pittsburg to examine air ambulance coverage for residents

Published Feb. 18 2017

There's a growing trend among municipalities in Marion County to join a program that covers residents for any costs of...

Jasper, Tenn., gets good audit; water fund identified as problem

Published Feb. 17 2017

At the Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen's February meeting, city leaders got a first look at the town's 2016...

Kimball OKs equipment spending

Published Feb. 6 2017

Sewer problems are a constant headache for most municipalities, but Kimball seems to experience more than its fair share.

Part-time Kimball police hirings questioned

Published Feb. 5 2017

KIMBALL, Tenn. — The Kimball Police Department recently hired some part-time help to fill in for an ailing officer, but...

Kimball board narrowly approves $68,000 to assist South Pittsburg with backup waterline

Published Feb. 4 2017

City leaders in Kimball have had spirited discussions for the past year on whether or not to support the construction...

Marion County buying new dump trucks

Published Jan. 30 2017

Marion County officials say they need new dump trucks and are preparing to spend over a half million dollars to...

Rules for county's delinquent tax sales questioned by Marion County leader

Published Jan. 29 2017

When Marion County commissioners were asked to sell several parcels of land for back taxes this month, the request stirred...

Marion County board votes to move to five-year property reappraisal cycle

Published Jan. 27 2017

Marion County's six-year property reappraisal cycle just ended, and county leaders have opted to switch to a five-year cycle instead.

South Pittsburg OKs second water line to Kimball

Published Jan. 16 2017

Local officials here are working on running a second water line between South Pittsburg and Kimball as a backup in...

South Pittsburg board fires police chief on second try

Published Jan. 15 2017

After a failed attempt to fire South Pittsburg police Chief Robert Simpson last month, newly elected Mayor Virgil Holder succeeded...

Residents voice complaints about Old Jasper Road in South Pittsburg

Published Dec. 20 2016

After the South Pittsburg City Commission voted unanimously last week to abolish a policy requiring a written request to speak...

Decision on right-of-way changes in South Pittsburg on hold

Published Dec. 19 2016

When the South Pittsburg City Commission voted unanimously on first reading to abandon the town's right-of-way along Ash Avenue in...

Jasper board approves $1.17 million refinancing deal

Published Dec. 16 2016

The Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen has been working for months to refinance the city's $1.17 million debt service....

New South Pittsburg mayor trying to fire police chief

Published Dec. 14 2016

Just moments after being sworn in as mayor of South Pittsburg on Tuesday night, Virgil Holder made a motion to...

Marion County helps buy new compactors for trash convenience centers

Published Dec. 5 2016

Several of Marion County's trash and recycling drop-off convenience centers desperately need new compactors, and a clerical error could have...

Marion County board approves airport land purchase, budget schedule

Published Dec. 4 2016

JASPER, Tenn. — Hangar space to store aircraft at the Marion County Airport is sparse.

South Pittsburg board rejects rezoning ordinance that would favor low-income housing development

Published Nov. 22 2016

The South Pittsburg City Commission has rejected a rezoning ordinance that likely would have led to the construction of a...

South Pittsburg board abandons road to help Lodge Manufacturing Co. expansion

Published Nov. 21 2016

City leaders have decided to abandon South Pittsburg's right-of-way along the narrow, one-lane road at the request of Lodge Manufacturing...