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EARLY DEADLINES FOR HOLIDAY

EARLY DEADLINES FOR HOLIDAY Next week’s edition (Thanksgiving week) of the Courier will be early. The ad and news copy deadline for the November 22 edition is noon, Friday, November 16. Next week’s edition of the Courier will be placed in the racks on Monday and received in the mail on Wednesday.

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ONE INJURED IN TURKEY CREEK WRECK

ONE INJURED IN TURKEY CREEK WRECK One person was airlifted to a Nashville hospital following a single vehicle wreck on Turkey Creek Highway/Highway 263 at 2:17 p.m., Thursday. Injured in the accident was Peggy J. Kemp, 72, Carthage. Kemp was a passenger in a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Nick T. Willmore, 73,…

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CARTHAGE RESIDENTS ELECT THIRD MAYOR IN 3 ELECTIONS

CARTHAGE RESIDENTS ELECT THIRD MAYOR IN 3 ELECTIONS For the third time in three elections Carthage residents have elected a new mayor. Carthage native Sarah Marie Smith is set to become the town’s newest mayor. Smith narrowly defeated incumbent and first term Mayor Donnie R. Dennis 313 votes to 286 in Tuesday’s Carthage City Election.…

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ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED IN BRUSH CREEK SHOOTING

ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED IN BRUSH CREEK SHOOTING The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and sheriff’s department are investigating a domestic incident in the Brush Creek community which left a man dead and his wife injured. The two were shot in the incident during an altercation. While the husband was fatally wounded, his wife received…

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ELMWOOD RESIDENT CHARGED BY TBI

ELMWOOD RESIDENT CHARGED BY TBI A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children resulted in the arrest of an Elmwood man for allegedly having sexual contact with a minor. Shawn Cody Boyd, 28, is charged with one count of aggravated statutory rape and one count of solicitation of a minor. Charges stem…

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EVENTS TO RECOGNIZE VETERANS

EVENTS TO RECOGNIZE VETERANS A number of events will be taking place to recognize veterans and military personnel for Veterans Day. Events begin this week and continue into next week. •Wilson Bank & Trust will host its annual luncheon at noon, today (Thursday, November 8), at the Carthage office located at 1300 Main Street North.…

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MISSING WOMAN LOCATED AT CORDELL HULL LAKE

MISSING WOMAN LOCATED AT CORDELL HULL LAKE Law enforcement authorities are conducting a death investigation after the body of a Macon County woman was discovered at Cordell Hull Lake, Tuesday morning. The woman, identified as Mary Dotson, 45, Red Boiling Springs, had been reported missing in Macon County hours earlier. Dotson’s vehicle was spotted parked…

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DICKERSON RESIGNS AS SCHS FB COACH

DICKERSON RESIGNS AS SCHS FB COACH Mike Dickerson has relinquished his football head coaching duties at Smith County High School. Dickerson, a Smith County High alum, announced his decision Monday morning. The Owls ended their 2018 season last Friday night when they fell to the Red Bank Lions in the first round of the TSSAA…

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MAN FLIPS VEHICLE EVADING POLICE

MAN FLIPS VEHICLE EVADING POLICE A Dixon Springs man attempting to evade police ended up flipping his vehicle in the Four Way Inn community. The man was not seriously injured but faces multiple charges. The incident began shortly after 4 p.m., Thursday when sheriff’s department Deputy Robin Bellar observed a 2004 red Honda Civic car…

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