Ryan Lewis (Reporter)

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South Pittsburg hires retail coaching firm to help recruit new business [photos]

Published Aug. 13 2017

Retail business in South Pittsburg has been on the decline for several years, and with the recent announcement that the...

South Pittsburg board finalizes lease agreements for popular rental sites

Published Aug. 12 2017

City leaders have flip-flopped on pricing structures for various rental sites in town since March, but now the South Pittsburg...

Pay raises for Kimball, Tenn., mayor, vice mayor fail again

Published Aug. 7 2017

The fourth push this year to give the city's mayor and vice mayor a raise went down in defeat at...

South Pittsburg axes ginkgo trees on Cedar Avenue

Published Jul. 16 2017

June was not a good month to be a tree in downtown South Pittsburg.

New South Pittsburg administrator sets goal to clean up unsightly properties

Published Jun. 19 2017

Residents in South Pittsburg have complained to city leaders about unsightly, abandoned properties for years. Now, newly hired city administrator...

Jasper alderman criticizes condition of fire hall again, offers help to chief

Published Jun. 18 2017

One city leader in Jasper has reignited his criticism about the condition of the town's fire station, and he's offering...

South Pittsburg board reverses recent decisions on employee hire, Princess Theatre rental

Published Jun. 17 2017

City leaders in South Pittsburg have decided to reverse some recent decisions involving an employee hire and the Princess Theatre.

Jasper board approves controversial pitbull ordinance

Published Jun. 14 2017

A controversial ordinance placing restrictions on pitbulls and their owners has passed despite last-minute pleas of opposition by some residents.

Move to raise salaries for Kimball's mayor, vice mayor fails

Published Jun. 5 2017

A move to raise the salaries of Kimball's mayor and vice mayor has failed.

Marion County board votes to purchase convenience center property

Published May. 30 2017

When the cost to rent the property for the Suck Creek Mountain convenience center significantly increased, Marion County leaders were...

Marion County 911 asks county for help funding new fire department radios

Published May. 29 2017

As the Marion County 911 board moves to switch emergency responders to a digital VHF communications system, some rural volunteer...

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...

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.

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...