Ryan Lewis (Reporter)

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Jasper, Tenn., board votes to purchase used fire truck

Published Dec. 16 2017

City leaders have approved the purchase of a used aerial fire truck for the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department in what...

Marion County board approves employee lease agreement change

Published Dec. 4 2017

When Marion County entered a 1993 agreement with Solid Waste Disposal Inc. in Jasper to run its landfill, one provision...

Aetna Mountain Road troubles brought to Marion board again

Published Dec. 3 2017

The battle for control of a 6-mile stretch of Aetna Mountain Road once again has been brought to the Marion...


Marion group aims to clean up Sequatchie Mountain Road

Published Dec. 2 2017

A push to clean up litter in Marion County has been underway in recent months, but now the monumental task...

South Pittsburg city leaders concerned about library funding requirements

Published Nov. 20 2017

Only moments before the South Pittsburg City Commission's November meeting, Commissioner Samantha Rector found out the town was not meeting...

Jasper sidewalk project delayed again

Published Nov. 19 2017

A project to build a sidewalk connecting Jasper Elementary School and Marion County High School with the downtown public library...

South Pittsburg, Tenn., hires a new police chief

Published Nov. 17 2017

For the second time in less than a year and the third time in four years, South Pittsburg has a...

Kimball, Tenn., gets another glowing audit report

Published Nov. 8 2017

It has become an annual tradition in recent years that Kimball city leaders relish.

Kimball, Tenn., board moves to clean up property after no response from owner

Published Nov. 7 2017

The push to clean up dilapidated properties is a fight many municipalities in Marion County have taken up in recent...

Jasper, Tenn., police to upgrade outdated Taser equipment

Published Oct. 17 2017

Tasers have become an important piece of equipment for law enforcement officers in recent years, and in Jasper it's time...

Plan to use Army Corps of Engineers for flood prevention collapses in South Pittsburg

Published Oct. 16 2017

Every time a heavy rain occurs over South Pittsburg, residents hold their breath in fear of another destructive flash flood.

Jasper, Tenn., gets half-million-dollar grant for sewer work

Published Oct. 12 2017

City leaders say Jasper has received more than half a million dollars in grant money for a sewer expansion in...


South Pittsburg board demotes police chief; TBI investigating police brutality allegation

Published Oct. 11 2017

After just eight months on the job, South Pittsburg Police Chief Ryan Meeks has been demoted to sergeant and the...

Kimball, Tenn., board approves $93,000 in paving work

Published Oct. 9 2017

City leaders in Kimball planned a little too well for some much-needed paving projects this year.

Kimball, Tenn., leaders consider options for nonprofit, for-profit vendors on public property

Published Oct. 8 2017

Town leaders are wrestling with the question of whether Kimball should allow for-profit vendors to use public space or allow...

Jasper, Tenn., resident says city not enforcing property maintenance ordinances

Published Sep. 18 2017

Six years ago, Jasper resident Marty White began complaining to city leaders about a property next to her sister's house...

South Pittsburg board approves emergency repairs for fire truck

Published Sep. 17 2017

When the South Pittsburg Fire Department's ladder truck failed two tests on a recent inspection, officials scrambled to find a...

Jasper, Tenn., board approves $110,000 in road paving projects

Published Sep. 16 2017

Many of the roads around Jasper are in need of resurfacing, but officials have different ideas about how to do...

Marion County delays contract for hauling dirt near Regional Institute of Higher Education

Published Sep. 4 2017

A local firm has offered Marion County a seemingly good deal on moving dirt near the Marion County Regional Institute...

Marion board approves matching funds for $150,000 clean energy grant

Published Sep. 3 2017

Marion County leaders delayed a discussion earlier this summer about the required matching funds for the Clean Tennessee Energy Grant...