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SOUTH PITTSBURG: High school football kicks off tonight

Tonight is the night for the kickoff of football for the South Pittsburg High School Pirates.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: Pirates football begins Aug. 27

South Pittsburg High School Pirate football begins Friday, Aug. 27, with a home game against Grundy County. The following week, the Pirates will play host to Marion County.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: Chamber Coffee takes place Tuesday

The Marion County Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be Tuesday, at 8 a.m. and will be hosted by Caring, Inc., located at 300 Ridley Drive in Jasper.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: Chamber banquet set for Aug. 19

The annual Marion County Chamber of Commerce Banquet is set for Thursday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Jasper. Tickets are available from any Marion Chamber board member, or you can call the chamber office at 423-942-5103.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: Stevarinos struck by lightning

On Monday morning we awoke to a big mess in front of Stevarinos. A large strike of lightning struck the top of the building, doing extensive damage. There was no fire. Several businesses close by incurred losses to electronic devices such as computers, phones and fax machines. Fortunately, there were no injuries. The business re- opened Tuesday.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: John Graham wins 4th of July truck drawing

John Graham received a call at 5:01 p.m. Monday and was informed that he had won the drawing for the 2010 Ford Ranger XLT being given away by the Lions Club and Moss Motors.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 5

The Fourth of July celebration will be held on Monday, July 5, at the Riverpark Pavilion and Boat Dock. The event is sponsored by the city of South Pittsburg.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: Friends of Festival join Fall Color Cruise

The 2010 Fall Color Cruise festival at Hales Bar Marina is already being planned.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: City pool is open

School’s out, the city pool is open. Call 228-3186 for hours and information.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: Raffle set for Ford pickup

With the Fourth of July approaching, it is time for the Lions Club Truck drawing.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: Marion County Fair is coming up

The Marion County Fair will be earlier this year than in the past.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: Elementary students take food field trip

Students of South Pittsburg Elementary School went on a field trip this week.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: Cornbread Festival another flawless success

The 14th National Cornbread Festival is now behind us and, despite the stormy weather on Saturday, the event went flawlessly.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: Cornbread Festival starts Saturday

Well, here we are, the 14th annual National Cornbread Festival. The main streets are all blocked off and the stage is set. Rain or shine, this festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, is ready to roll.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: Town getting ready for Cornbread Festival

Time for the fair rides and carnies to start arriving in town. Time to start blocking the streets off. Time for one of the greatest and organized events by a community that I have ever witnessed to begin. Yes, it's the National Cornbread Festival, set for April 24-25.

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