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FORMER SCHOOL BUILDING RESURRECTED

FORMER SCHOOL BUILDING RESURRECTED The former South Carthage Elementary School building is now a state-of-the-art sports and fitness center equipped with physical fitness equipment and gyms. Travis Poindexter has renovated the former elementary and opened the Cumberland Athletic Club. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new facility, Thursday. The building also formerly housed…

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POULTRY FARM FIRE: DEVASTATING LOSS

POULTRY FARM FIRE: DEVASTATING LOSS A farm which breeds poultry sustained a devastating loss when a large barn housing thousands of chickens was destroyed by fire. Scores of various breeds were lost in the blaze. Firemen were dispatched to Poultry Hollow Farm, located in the Wilkerson Hollow off Bradford Hill Road, in the early morning…

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SHOOTING SUSPECT MAKES SECOND COURT APPEARANCE

SHOOTING SUSPECT MAKES SECOND COURT APPEARANCE Wife Remains Hospitalized A preliminary hearing for a Grant area man involved in three shooting incidents has been rescheduled for January. Meanwhile, one of the victims in the shooting, the suspect’s wife, remained hospitalized, last week. Stacye Lee Nash, 55, a resident of Tribble Lane, was charged with one…

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GRAND JURY RETURNS SEALED INDICTMENTS

GRAND JURY RETURNS SEALED INDICTMENTS Theft, Drug Fraud, Exploitation The county’s grand jury met Monday and returned 57 indictments. Thirteen of those indictments were sealed, Tuesday morning. Indictments include: Dakota Shane Caraker, 20, Pleasant Shade—possession of drug paraphernalia. Tana Shephard, 63, Pleasant Shade, assault. Richard Evans, 21, Carthage—simple possession of schedule VI drug, marijuana. Nicholas B.…

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GRANVILLE GUSSIES UP FOR CHRISTMAS,1940’S STYLE

GRANVILLE GUSSIES UP FOR CHRISTMAS,1940’S STYLE A Ken Beck Feature For those yearning for a bit of an old-time Christmas, a sentimental journey to tiny Granville will fulfill that portion of your wish list quite nicely. Cozied up to the Cumberland River, this peaceful Jackson County hamlet gets a makeover this season of year. The…

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EARLY VOTING IN SPECIAL SENATE ELECTION UNDERWAY

EARLY VOTING IN SPECIAL SENATE ELECTION UNDERWAY Early voting in the special District 17 state senate race began Wednesday, November 29, and continues through December 14. Republican Mark Pody and Democrat Mary Alice Carfi are opponents in the special election. Through Friday, December 1, 163 Smith County residents had voted in the special election. Districtwide,…

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TOWN’S SECOND LIQUOR STORE SET TO OPEN

TOWN’S SECOND LIQUOR STORE SET TO OPEN A second liquor store is set to open this week in Carthage. Carthage Wine & Liquors, located on Highway 25, is scheduled to open Thursday morning. The new store will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. and closed on Sundays. Kam Patel is…

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GUNMAN IN COURT THIS WEEK

GUNMAN IN COURT THIS WEEK A Grant area man charged with attempting to murder his stepson is scheduled to appear in general sessions court this week. After being released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Stacye Lee Nash, 55, was charged with one count of criminal attempt to commit first degree murder on Sunday,…

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RAILROAD IN NEED OF FUNDING FOR REHAB

RAILROAD IN NEED OF FUNDING FOR REHAB (Special to the Courier: By Sam Hatcher.) Johnny Cash topped the country music charts some 50 years ago singing, “I hear that train a comin,” from his legendary ballad Folsom Prison Blues. While the train he heard sent him to the pinnacle of country music, the clickety-clack of…

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HOLIDAY MUSICAL BEGINS

HOLIDAY MUSICAL BEGINS The Smith County Fine Arts Center/Theatre’s Christmas presentation will be “It’s a Wonderful Life” begins this week. Show dates include: Fridays—December first and eighth (6:30 p.m.); Saturdays-December second and ninth (6:30 p.m.) and Sundays-December third and tenth (2:30 p.m.). The production will be held in the Hull Community Theatre located on the…

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