Residents strike back after town bans negative comments

Residents strike back after town bans negative comments

December 16th, 2014 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

South Pittsburg

South Pittsburg

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — Residents are striking back on social media after city leaders voted to ban negative comments online by anyone associated with the town.

Two new Twitter accounts parody city mayor Jane Dawkins and commissioner Jeff Powers.

In one recent tweet, the fake Jane Dawkins account posted "just have to be positive. i learned today that 2 of my 6 staffers are not arsonists.#staypositive"

Many of the tweets from both accounts contain vulgar language.

Locals also struck back against the ban on Facebook: 

"Guess we need to change the welcome sign..to say the first Communist town in the south," wrote one resident.

"South Pittsburg smells," wrote another. "Oops." 


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