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ROSE SEEKS HOUSE SEAT

ROSE SEEKS HOUSE SEAT Local farmer and businessman John Rose is running for the Republican nomination for Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The seat is being vacated by Congresswoman Diane Black who recently entered the 2018 Tennessee governor’s race. Rose is the eighth generation in his family to own and…

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COUNTY AWAITING TOTALITY

COUNTY AWAITING TOTALITY With the Great American Eclipse to occur on Monday, the county is bracing for a significant influx of visitors. Already known regionally for the Cordell Hull Lake, Cumberland and Caney Fork rivers which attract thousands of visitors annually, the eclipse is expected to bring tourists from around the world as the county…

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CLOSURE PLANNED FOR DETOUR ROUTE

CLOSURE PLANNED FOR DETOUR ROUTE Plans are to temporarily close Hartsville Pike for a partial day of repair work. The road will be closed from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 22 between Turkey Creek Highway and Massey Road. The county and state highway departments will be making repairs to the county road. The…

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BREAKING NEWS: INDICTMENTS – AUGUST 8, 2017

BREAKING NEWS Smith County Indictments 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. Bratcher, 20, Carthage—reckless…

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EVENTS SET FOR SOLAR ECLIPSE

EVENTS SET FOR SOLAR ECLIPSE With the Great American Eclipse less than two weeks away, events for that day and days leading up to Monday, August 21 continue to be formalized. “Our campgrounds (Defeated Creek and Salt Lick Creek) are full,” said Mark Herd, Cordell Hull Lake Resource Manager. “We encourage everyone to use our…

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NEW CLINIC SET TO OPEN

NEW CLINIC OPENS SET TO OPEN The new Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic is scheduled to open next week. Located on the Carthage Bypass next to O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, the new walk-in clinic will open on Saturday, August 19. The new clinic will host an “Open House Celebration and Ribbon Cutting” from 11 a.m. until…

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NIXON PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE

NIXON PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE Smith Co. Native Recognized By Greater Tacoma, Nobel Institute A public comment on the tacomapeaceprize.org website simply states: There is a fire that can burn out at times of grief and despair; and then there is, on the flip side, a fire that begins to burn out of grief and despair…

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ELUSIVE SUSPECT IN COURT

ELUSIVE SUSPECT IN COURT A man who has eluded police for more than a year is scheduled to be in court this week. Robby Allen Bowman, 35, Lebanon, was arrested on July 13 in the Chestnut Mound community by sheriff’s department Deputy Nick Campbell. Bowman was wanted in criminal court on five charges including two…

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MULTI-COUNTY DRUG PROBE

MULTI-COUNTY DRUG PROBE Two people have been charged in connection with an ongoing multi-jurisdiction drug related investigation. The investigation spans at least three counties including Smith County. While arrests took place in Sumner County, the Fifteenth Judicial District Drug Task Force and Smith County Sheriff’s Department are among those investigating the case. Charges were filed…

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MULTIPLE ARRESTS FOR THEFT

MULTIPLE ARRESTS FOR THEFT Four people have been arrested in connection with three theft cases. A man was arrested at the Smith County Welcome Center on Interstate 40 in the Buffalo Valley community on Saturday, July 22, following an investigation conducted by a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper. Ryan Michael Spencer, 23, Clarksville, was found in…

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