Area Breaking News

OFFICIALS SAY TRAFFIC RELIEF AT EXIT YEARS AWAY

OFFICIALS SAY TRAFFIC RELIEF AT EXIT YEARS AWAY Relief for one of the county’s most congested sections of roadway, Interstate Exit 258 in Gordonsville, is years away, state transportation department officials indicate. With vehicles exiting and entering Interstate 40, in addition to local traffic, the Gordonsville Highway intersection is one of the worst congested areas…

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ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP ASKS FOR LAND DONATION

ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP ASKS FOR LAND DONATION Property Would Be Used For Shelter The recently formed Smith County Animal Rescue Organization is looking to establish an animal shelter on property located within the Smith County Landfill. The site of the proposed shelter would be a tract of land which is not suitable for landfill use.…

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BIBB NEW GHS TIGERS BASKETBALL HEAD COACH

BIBB NEW GHS TIGERS BASKETBALL HEAD COACH The Gordonsville High School Tigers boys basketball team will have a new leader for the 2019-2020 season. Veteran head coach Greg Bibb will take the reins of the Big Blue program. Bibb comes to “Tiger Town” after a one year stint as head coach of the Smith County…

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SECOND RIVER CITY BALL SET FOR MAY

SECOND RIVER CITY BALL SET FOR MAY Tickets are on sale for the second annual River City Ball. The fundraiser will be held on Main Street in front of the courthouse on May 11. The black tie event is for ages 21 and up. Attendees are encouraged to wear a masquerade ball type mask. Citizens…

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1LB OF MARIJUANA FOUND UNDER CAR HOOD

1LB OF MARIJUANA FOUND UNDER CAR HOOD A sheriff’s department deputy located a pound of marijuana hidden under the hood of a vehicle during a traffic stop. The incident began when sheriff’s department Deputy Parker Thomas was patrolling Interstate 40 around 11:41 p.m., Tuesday, March 5. While on patrol, the deputy noticed a vehicle with…

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CARTHAGE CITY ATTORNEY RESIGNS

CARTHAGE CITY ATTORNEY RESIGNS Carthage City Attorney David Bass is resigning his position with the city. During the city’s March council meeting Thursday night, Bass informed the council he was stepping down and hoped to be out of office by April 1. Bass, who has served under a number of mayors, said he had held…

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PLANS FOR FORMER MARKHAM’S STORE OUTLINED

PLANS FOR FORMER MARKHAM’S STORE OUTLINED A new drink, dining and entertainment venue is expected to open in the former Markham’s Department Store building in Carthage. Brian Soda, who owns The Filling Station which has two locations in Nashville, is looking to bring a similar establishment to downtown Carthage. Appearing before the city’s beer board…

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ONE INJURED IN TURKEY CREEK WRECK

ONE INJURED IN TURKEY CREEK WRECK One person was injured in a single vehicle accident on Turkey Creek Highway, Wednesday morning. The accident occurred around 9:45 a.m. at the Farley Lane intersection a short distance east of the Hugh West Hill. The vehicle left the roadway, overturned in a creek and struck a culvert. Rescue…

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