South Pittsburg gives the previously held city worker pay raises

South Pittsburg, Tenn. – The September regular meeting of the South Pittsburg Board of Mayor and Commission covered a couple of big ticket items for the City, as well as some revenue opportunities that may exist for the City. The Board learned of a departure from the South Pittsburg Police Department (SPPD), as well as a condensed history of the recent […]

DAVID CARROLL’S NEWS AND NOTES: Alex Trebek has the Answer

I like to point out how often I have been wrong in my career. It humbles me. Lord knows, we reporters have been humbled often recently. When we make mistakes, our readers point it out on social media within seconds. I am okay with that. We get a little high and mighty, so it never hurts to get taken down […]


As the angels placed his tiny body in the Lord’s hands, Raylon Randy Lee Godsby gained his little heavenly wings at the age of 6 months old on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Raylon was born on March 4, 2020 to Shayna Godsby and Jessie Givens. Raylon will be treasured, loved and missed by his mother, Shayna Godsby (Tyler); father, Jessie Givens […]


At the dawn of the day, the Lord called Violet May Johnson King to her heavenly home on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at the age of 85 years old. Violet was born on February 28, 1935 to Carl and Velma Johnson. She was married to the late Richard K. King and lived in South Pittsburg. Violet was a homemaker and […]

TN Working to Grow Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a valuable resource for Tennesseans who need additional nutritional support during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is recruiting more centers and organizations to serve their communities as sponsors of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The federally funded program is serving a valuable role during the COVID-19 pandemic helping support the nutritional needs of a growing number of adults and children.   This need […]

Biblically Speaking: Judge Not….

How many times have you heard this expression when you point out something from God’s word regarding people’s behavior? Doesn’t the bible say, “don’t judge lest you be judged?” Usually, this is the counter from those who have been exposed for their open sins. Today, I’d like for us to study Matthew 7, and possibly other scriptures on the subject […]


Thomas E. “Eddie” Coffelt, 56, of Jasper, passed away, Friday, September 4, 2020, at his home with his family at his side. He was a carpenter by trade, loved the outdoors and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was predeceased by his, parents, Thurman Coffelt and Virginia Graham. He leaves to cherish his memories, the love of […]


Lynn Marona, age 39, of Bryant, Alabama, passed away, Monday September 7, 2020 at Parkridge Medical Center. He was a member of the Holly Avenue United Methodist Church in South Pittsburg. Lynn graduated with honors from Jefferson State Community College with an Associates of Science in Funeral Service. He was a former employee of Rogers Funeral Home and was currently […]


Mrs. Myrtle Colston Kelly, passed away at her home Saturday, September 5, 2020. She was born February 9, 1940 in Whitwell, to Joe V. and Myrtle Colston.  She was the youngest of ten children. She attended Marion County High School, MTSU and received her masters degree from Trevecca Nazarene College. “Muff,” as she was widely known, started her teaching career […]