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SCMS STRIKES GOLD IN SC ELEMENTARY TOURNEY

SCMS STRIKES GOLD IN SC ELEMENTARY TOURNEY Smith County Middle Takes Boys, Girls Title – First Sweep Since 2008 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP The top seeded and undefeated in county play Smith County Middle School Owls defeated the No. 2 seed Forks River Bulldogs to take home the Smith County Elementary boys division tournament title last Saturday.…

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MAN CHARGED WITH SELLING MEDICATION

MAN CHARGED WITH SELLING MEDICATION A man faces charges after allegedly selling pills in the parking lot of a department store. According to an offense report filed by Sgt. Ridge Long, sheriff’s department K-9 unit, a male subject was discovered sleeping in a vehicle in the side parking lot of a local department store. “Upon…

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UCEMC OFFICIALS REPORT SCAM

UCEMC OFFICIALS REPORT SCAM Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (UCEMC) is warning its members about an elaborate scam attempt that is targeting utility customers. “The scam starts with a person calling who states that if you don’t pay your bill immediately, your service will be disconnected. If you do not pay immediately with your credit…

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SC ANIMAL RESCUE

SC ANIMAL RESCUE Waking up each morning on her 40 plus acre Friendship Hollow Road North farm near Pleasant Shade, Sherry Luzader finds herself surrounded by her family and pets. The retired Army captain’s family includes, husband of 22 years, Ken, and 17-year-old daughter, Chloe. Her pets include seven dogs, 53 goats, three miniature ponies,…

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2019 Smith Co. Elementary Basketball Tournament

2019 Smith Co. Elementary Basketball Tournament UPDATE: SMITH CO. ELEMENTARY TOURNAMENT RESULTS: BOYS SEMIFINAL:  Forks River 39, Gordonsville 28 GIRLS ELIMINATION: Defeated 21, Union Heights 10 BOYS ELIMINATION: Defeated 46, Union Heights 18 Below are the brackets for the 2019 Smith Co. Elementary Basketball Tournament. The tournament will be at Smith Co. Middle School.

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CHESTNUT MOUND AREA ROAD GIVING WAY

CHESTNUT MOUND AREA ROAD GIVING WAY The county road department is searching for a solution to fix a county road located in the Chestnut Mound community which is routinely threatened by a slide area. Enigma Road connects the Engima/Indian Creek area with the Chestnut Mound community. The one lane road winds down a hillside. A…

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TRIAL DATE SET IN DEFEATED AREA DOUBLE HOMICIDE

TRIAL DATE SET IN DEFEATED AREA DOUBLE HOMICIDE A trial date has been set for this summer for one of two men charged in a double homicide which occurred last spring near the Defeated community. David Ortiz Bibian, 53, Difficult, is one of two men charged in connection with the murder of two people on…

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COUNTY, CITY NEGOTIATING CONTRACT FOR LEACHATE DISPOSAL

COUNTY, CITY NEGOTIATING CONTRACT FOR LEACHATE DISPOSAL The town of Carthage has temporarily agreed to continue accepting a liquid substance known as leachate, a byproduct of the county landfill which is deposited in the city’s sewer system, while an agreement between the city and county is being renegotiated. A disagreement surfaced over plans by the…

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COMEDY SHOW AT PLEASANT SHADE

COMEDY SHOW AT PLEASANT SHADE Pleasant Shade Community Center will host a stand up comedy show in February. Performers include Michael DelGiorno of SuperTalk 99.7 FM WTN and former Saturday Night Live comedian Victoria Jackson. “Michael DelGiorno has been on the radio airwaves entertaining and enlightening his listeners for over 30 years as well. His…

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