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South Pittsburg wins census appeal

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South Pittsburg Mayor Mike Killian. Photo by Ben Benton / Times Free Press. South Pittsburg Mayor Mike Killian. Photo by Ben Benton / Times Free Press.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN. (Times Free Press) -- When city leaders saw that the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 report showed the city shrinking by more than 300 people, they knew the count was wrong.

According to the original census, the town's population dropped from 3,295 in 2000 to 2,992 in 2010.

Last week, city officials got the news that 117 people had been added to the official 2010 number, bringing the total to 3,109.

In August 2011, Mayor Mike Killian said city officials "may have a little pain with it," but they had to follow up on getting the number changed because losing population costs money.

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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