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TRACTOR-TRAILER RIGS USING DANGEROUS HIGHWAY

TRACTOR-TRAILER RIGS USING DANGEROUS HIGHWAY Lighted Tennessee Department of Transportation billboards say “No trucks or RVs on State Route 263”, referred to locally as Turkey Creek Highway. While the words may be interpreted to mean tractor-trailer trucks are prohibited from using State Route 263, the message is deceiving. “This is more of a strong suggestion…

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SMITH COUNTY FAIR BOOK

SMITH COUNTY FAIR BOOK In This Weeks Carthage Courier The 2017 Smith County Fair will take place July 31 through August 5. Inside this week’s edition of the Courier is The Fair on the River—Smith County Fair 2017 Guide, listing all of the activities taking place at the upcoming event. The 92 page tabloid contains…

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ONE CHARGED AS MAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

ONE CHARGED AS MAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT Two Additional Male Subjects Sought In Robbery A suspicious male subject who recently appeared on Dry Fork Road in the New Middleton community was the victim of an apparent robbery and assault. One suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident and others are being sought in…

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PODY TO SEEK SENATORIAL SEAT

PODY TO SEEK SENATORIAL SEAT Position Now Held By Senator Beavers Elections for state offices in 2018 are already beginning to take shape. Friday, State Representative Mark Pody, a Wilson County businessman, announced he will seek the District 17 senate seat which includes Smith County. The seat is now held by Senator Mae Beavers. In…

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MAN WANTED SINCE JANUARY LOCATED

MAN WANTED SINCE JANUARY LOCATED Allegedly Attacked, Robbed Carthage Councilman A man wanted for severely assaulting and robbing a Carthage city councilman is in custody. Booker T. Spence, 40, Lebanon, has been charged with aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, especially aggravated burglary and failure to appear. In January, Councilman Phillip Brooks was attacked and robbed of…

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FIVE ARRESTED IN INVESTIGATION

FIVE ARRESTED IN INVESTIGATION Task Force Director Says Drugs Crossing County Line A drug investigation which led to the arrest of five people in neighboring DeKalb County is expected to curtail local drug sales and use. Five people were arrested in DeKalb County during the search of a New Hope Road residence, Friday, according to…

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LOCAL BUSINESSMAN, FARMER PASSES

LOCAL BUSINESSMAN, FARMER PASSES Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for a local businessman and lifelong farmer. Joe Boze, 87, Tanglewood, passed away Friday at the The Pavilion in South Carthage. In 1965, Boze constructed the Tanglewood Cinema, the first movie theater in the county since the Princess Theater which was located in downtown Carthage…

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RETIRED OFFICER, MUSICIAN PASSES

RETIRED OFFICER, MUSICIAN PASSES Former Smith County law enforcement officer and retired musician William “Bill” Cosby passed away suddenly, Monday afternoon. Cosby was discovered deceased from an apparent heart attack at his Ward Avenue residence. Cosby was employed with the sheriff’s department for several years, serving in various capacities including detective. Cosby was a retired…

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DEFEATED CREEK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

DEFEATED CREEK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND The annual Defeated Creek Bluegrass Festival will be held this weekend (June 9-10) at the Defeated Creek Marina. The two-day event features bluegrass music, square dancing, food and craft booths and activities. The event will also feature a kid’s fun zone with inflatables and activities. Friday night’s musical entertainment…

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