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Roo Boo

South Pittsburg, TN

#1 Jan 4, 2013
The local paper is a JOKE I'm talking about the SouthPittsburg Hustler.Why don't they trash it? If you read the Journal that's all you need beccause then they put the same thing in the Hustler.Whoever that Kara is she needs to learn how to write she is a joke!!!!! writes like a 3rd grader seems like they can't keep a writer.Seems like a new one every week.Whats the problem??? Could be the boss they might not know what's going on.Get it right or trash it.
Rusty Martin

Antioch, TN

#2 Jan 4, 2013
I just cancelled my paper. get more info from Facebook.
WTF

Lithonia, GA

#3 Jan 14, 2013
What do you think is going to happen when the owner lives in Tuscaloosa and the lady who runs the place lives in Scottsboro. They don't care about South Pittsburg.
duh

Jasper, TN

#4 Jan 15, 2013
It's an uphill battle for The Hustler and The Journal. They're a weekly paper that has to compete with the instant access of Facebook, Twitter, texting, The Times, and the internet. I have no problem with the information - it's just that by the time the paper comes out it's old news.
Floyd H

South Pittsburg, TN

#5 Jan 15, 2013
It would probably not be a uphill battle if they would get out and try to get the news first.You have to have reporters that are willing to dig and get good stories and cover all the local stuff going on.I just don't think they have a staff that will do that.Sounds like they are a little on the lazy side and probably wouldn't hurt if the Boss would get behind them and push a little.
Super Duper

South Pittsburg, TN

#6 Jan 24, 2013
I'll have to agree with most of the comments here the Hustler is a poor excuse for a paper.I bought a copy of this weeks paper and 90% of it I had already read in the Journal.Get with it folks your wasting money on having two papers.Sounds a lot like poor management do they know what they are doing?? It wouldn't hurt to have some writers that could write. That Kara person is a lousy writer I believe a third grader could write a better story than she does.Maybe one of these days the paper can get some descent people that can write a story.At one time it was a great paper.
in the know

Jasper, TN

#7 Jan 25, 2013
And what about their website. My gosh, a new coach is in town and there's not one word on it about him.
Super Duper

South Pittsburg, TN

#8 Jan 25, 2013
It's probably who ever takes care to updating the website.If it is the publisher she probably doesn't care I've heard she doesn't even live in the area.If this is true they need to let someone who cares to take care of the website.
HaryKary

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Jan 25, 2013
Turn in story ideas and give them some of the meat and most of the time you will get: that they have to make sure they won't get sued. You know we do have a thing called Freedom of Speech for now anyway, who knows about next year. To that end they seem to only print things that someone else will take the "heat" they don't dig. Just like Obama wants to lead from behind they report from behind after someone else has done the investigating.

Is it no wonder people come here. Some may say this is gossip, but I have found that many of the things here are true.
WHO CARES

South Pittsburg, TN

#10 Jan 26, 2013
Do they have a staff that really knows how to write a story?? I've read the papers for yrs and it seems they can't keep a writer for long.What's the problem seems like it's a management problem.Do they know how to run a paper or are they just there for the title and money?Sounds like they need to work from the top and work their way down cleaning house and run the paper as it should be run.
Rusty Martin

Antioch, TN

#11 Jan 26, 2013
See where they are looking for a sportswriter. I thought Neil's football coverage was excellant.
Super Duper

South Pittsburg, TN

#12 Jan 26, 2013
Rusty just like Who Cares stated above they just can't keep people working there especially the writers.What can be done if this continues there will be no local paper in a few years.
WTF

Atlanta, GA

#13 Jan 26, 2013
Have you seen their website recently? Half the home page is just a giant ad for DesJarlais visiting Marion County. I guarantee you he didn't pay for that.
Super Duper

South Pittsburg, TN

#14 Jan 26, 2013
There again that falls to who should be keeping the website up to date.Looks like they have other things that seems more important than keeping the people informed of the local news.If they can't do their job replace them.And who cares about DesJarlais anyway.They should update the site every week with a local event that people would be interested in.
BO BO

South Pittsburg, TN

#15 Jan 28, 2013
I've noticed in the last few papers they have a new writer(AGAIN)I think her name is Melissa Brown.I have read her stories and she writes pretty good at least she can keep your attention that's more I can say for that OTHER writer after the first sentence your lost.Man where did they find her??It might not hurt if she could find another job and I don't mean one as a writer.Com e on folks get with it and make the paper GREAT again like it once was.
Rusty Martin

Antioch, TN

#16 Jan 29, 2013
The Woodfins really had pride in the Hustler. Maybe since it is 1 among a comglomorate of papers, the owners just have any personal pride in how it looks. Once again, I canceled it and just get my news from Facebook.
BO BO

South Pittsburg, TN

#17 Jan 29, 2013
Rusty you are right,the Woodfins really took pride in the paper.If this is one of several papers I hope the others are better than this one.Maybe they are run better and has people that can write a story that you can follow.
Tag Along

South Pittsburg, TN

#18 Jan 30, 2013
Everyone should know the best place to get the news and all the local scoop is at Harvey's Pirate Drive Inn.All they need to do is send a reporter over there everyday then they would be up to date with the news!!!!!!!!!!
Rosco

South Pittsburg, TN

#19 Feb 1, 2013
I agree Tag Along you can get all the local scoop at Harvey's,but they probably think they are to good to go to Harvey's.If they did they probably wouldn't print it in the paper.I think they print just what they want to not what the people really wants to hear.I really think it's the publishers fault whoever she is. Does she know how to run a paper or just there for the title or money she might need to start earning her pay.She should remember there have been several people in the past years running that paper.
WTF

Atlanta, GA

#20 Feb 3, 2013
I read her bio when she came to the paper. Seems like she came from somewhere on Sand Mountain. The only thing I really remember is that the newspaper she came from went under. Looks like the same thing is going to happen here.

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