Tag Archive: South Pittsburg

May 06 2014

Local Primary Election Results: Decision 2014

Here’s the latest Primary Election Results for Marion County, TN…. Updated: 10:35pm CDT MARION CO. CLERK DEMOCRATIC 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Dwight Minter (D / Inc.) 2,953 85% Don “Yoyo” Willis (D) 525 15% MARION CO. COMMISSION D. 1 ST. B DEMOCRATIC 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING David Abbott (D) 462 58% Virgil F. Holder (D) …

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Apr 04 2014

Grundy man dies in hunting accident near South Pittsburg

New details in on a hunting accident that claimed the life of a Grundy County man early this morning in near South Pittsburg. Authorities say 41-year old Stanley “Laransie” Whitman was fatally wounded in the accident by his friend and hunting partner, Monteagle Police Chief Virgil McNeese. The pair were on a turkey hunt on …

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Jan 04 2014

Coldest Temperatures in Decades to Impact the Sequatchie Valley

Temperatures will warm into the upper 40’s/lower 50’s ahead of a very potent arctic front later this weekend. Rain chances increase as the front nears during the day on Sunday. The cold front will be very noticeable. A strong northwesterly wind will draw much colder air into the Tennessee Valley late Sunday and early Monday. …

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Dec 30 2013

Authorities seeking information on missing Marion County man

UPDATE:  As of 7:10pm CST, December 30th, 2013 — The body of 34 year old P.J. Atwell was found at a friend’s house after search efforts by authorities, friends, and family. Read more here… http://bit.ly/1chOF4e  — December 30th, 2013: 4:09pm CST… Authorities in Marion County are seeking information regarding a New Hope man who’s been missing …

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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 MarionCountyMessenger.com online and on …

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Jan 24 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Winter Weather Outlook for Friday, Jan. 25th, 2013

Forecast guidance has been very consistent with the threat for freezing rain Friday. What has not been as consistent is how much icing will occur. Confidence is high that we will see some icing, especially on elevated surfaces. Ground temperatures are above freezing for the most part with the exception being the plateau. The plateau …

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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

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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