Category Archive: SOUTH PITTSBURG

South Pittsburg, New Hope, and Richard City News

Nov 20 2013

New information in South Pittsburg City Administrator arrest

New information is coming forth after the arrest of South Pittsburg city administrator Sammy Burrows earlier this month. The officer who made the arrest, Sergeant Paul West, was wearing a body camera that night, and it’s that same recording that cost West his job with the department — just days after the incident. It was the night of …

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Nov 13 2013

UPDATE: Officer who arrested South Pittsburg city administrator now without a job

The South Pittsburg city council met last night for the first time since the arrest of city administrator Sammy Burrows over the weekend by a South Pittsburg policeman. Burrows has been re-instated in his position with the city, however the officer who arrested Burrows is now without a job. Officer Paul West arrested Burrows late Friday …

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Nov 10 2013

South Pittsburg City Administrator Arrested

South Pittsburg City Administrator, Sammy Burrows, was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. Burrows was charged with Obstruction of a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Driving and Speeding. A jail worker at the Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Burrows’ was booked into the jail but has since been released. Stay with online and on …

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Jan 29 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Latest Forecast and Severe Weather Synopsis

A cold front is currently stretched from the Great Lakes region down to Arkansas. Along and ahead of the cold front, a squall line has developed in MO and AR already and broken lines of storms has been observed on radar further south. I expect this to form one solid line before much longer as …

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Jan 28 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Why Marion County has severe weather in winter months


With the threat for Severe Weather coming in around midweek, most are probably wondering why we are getting bad weather during the winter months. A common misconception many have here in the Sequatchie Valley is that severe weather occurs primarily during the warmer spring months; however, history indicates tornadoes can occur throughout the year and …

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Jan 23 2013

Ricky Ross named new South Pittsburg Pirates head football coach

Ricky Ross

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — It’s a question that’s been on the minds of many Pirate faithful over the past month, “Who will be the new head football coach at South Pittsburg?” Well, that answer was finally given today bringing an end to much debate over the matter in the Sequatchie Valley. Former Calhoun Yellow Jackets  defensive …

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Jan 16 2013

Former South Pittsburg mayor’s store raided by FBI over suspected gambling machines

Mike Killian

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. – A South Pittsburg convenience and lottery store owned by the town’s former mayor was raided by the FBI on Tuesday after an anonymous tip was made that illegal gambling machines were in use at the location. That tip paid off and FBI agents spent several hours removing the gambling equipment over …

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Jan 16 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Snow Potential for Marion County


JASPER, Tenn. — We have a very challenging forecast ahead for the Sequatchie Valley. Looking at the latest forecast guidance, not much has really changed in the overall thinking concerning our snow potential for Thursday. A low pressure system will develop later tonight or early Thursday along the same frontal boundary that has brought flooding …

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Jan 15 2013

Continued Rain Causes Flooding and Closes Local Schools


Weather conditions across the United States have definitely  been interesting over the past few weeks, with no exception to that rule for residents here in the Sequatchie Valley.  After near-record highs for January going into the past weekend, a frontal system brought on a mid-January soaker that has since resulted in Flood Watches and Warnings …

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Jan 14 2013

South Pittsburg Mayor Jane Dawkins busts illegal peddlers

Mayor Jane Dawkins / Contributed Photo

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — Peddlers picked the wrong house to pitch their services in South Pittsburg. It was that of Mayor Jane Dawkins, who said the people in the unmarked van were “very persistent” about wanting to come inside and demonstrate cleaning supplies. Dawkins told the Chattanooga Times Free Press ( ) she turned them …

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