Ryan Lewis (Reporter)

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South Pittsburg mayor promises more involvement with National Cornbread Festival

Published May. 21 2017

The relationship between the city of South Pittsburg and the National Cornbread Festival is somewhat strained this year.

City pool closing, budget cuts anger South Pittsburg residents

Published May. 21 2017

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — Residents found plenty to be angry about at the South Pittsburg City Commission's May meeting, including...

Jasper board moves toward tighter rules on pit bull ownership

Published May. 15 2017

City leaders are concerned about a growing problem with pit bulls in Jasper, and now they're taking steps to address...


Anti-littering campaign ramps up in Marion County

Published May. 15 2017

Alleviating Marion County's litter problem has become a primary focus of its Chamber of Commerce in recent months.

Terminated South Pittsburg worker rehired after demanding board vote

Published May. 14 2017

Carolyn Case worked as a clerk in the South Pittsburg City Hall for decades, but in late 2016 serious...

South Pittsburg residents angered by police actions during National Cornbread Festival

Published May. 12 2017

Some residents of South Pittsburg are furious because they say race was the sole reason a state patrol "strike team"...

Whitwell sewer extension OK'd

Published May. 1 2017

A sewer project in Whitwell, Tenn., can move forward thanks to a sizable financial commitment from Marion County leaders.

Marion County board accepts multi-million-dollar bid for new building at college site

Published Apr. 29 2017

A contractor has been chosen and officials are ready for phase two of construction to begin at the Marion County...

Marion County 911 board wants better communications for fire, police and EMS

Published Apr. 17 2017

Marion County's 911 board wants to install a more effective communications system for first responders but is asking the county...

Jasper to offer online bill payment option to residents

Published Apr. 16 2017

Residents in Jasper will soon have the option to pay their city bills online.

Marion Chamber of Commerce wants help fighting littering

Published Apr. 3 2017

The Marion County Chamber of Commerce is organizing to combat littering, and the organization wants the public's help.

Marion County gets upgraded bond rating

Published Apr. 2 2017

If Marion County needs to borrow money for a large project, officials will have an easier time doing it, thanks...


Health department officials push rec center for Marion County

Published Apr. 1 2017

A survey conducted in January by the Marion County Health Department shows significant interest in the potential construction of a...

Army engineers prepared to team up with South Pittsburg for pricey study of flood problems

Published Mar. 20 2017

The cost to study and develop possible solutions to the flooding problems in South Pittsburg could be much more than...

South Pittsburg board raises rental fees on Princess Theatre

Published Mar. 19 2017

The cost to rent South Pittsburg's historic Princess Theatre is going up.

Little Free Library coming to Jasper, Tenn.

Published Mar. 18 2017

Marion County will get another Little Free Library soon thanks to the collaborative efforts of some willing volunteers.

Marion County awards new ambulance service contract

Published Mar. 6 2017

Marion County officials are happy with their current ambulance service, so it's probably a good thing that company wants to...

Marion County Commission to consider property tax freeze policy

Published Mar. 4 2017

The Marion County Commission will examine a policy that could freeze property taxes for some residents ages 65 and older.

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...