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ROADBLOCKS AT CARTHAGE INTERSECTION TEMPORARILY HALTED

ROADBLOCKS AT CARTHAGE INTERSECTION TEMPORARILY HALTED The Carthage City Council has taken action to temporarily halt fund-raising roadblocks at an intersection on the west end of town because of safety issues. Concerns have been raised about the safety of children being in the roadway at the intersection of Highway 25 (Dixon Springs Highway) and Industrial…

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SALE TAX HOLIDAY NEXT WEEKEND

SALE TAX HOLIDAY NEXT WEEKEND One of the most popular shopping weekends of the year will take place next week. The annual sales tax holiday will take place from Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28. During the holiday period, shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on more than 150 different items, including clothing, school…

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SOME NON-PROFIT DONATIONS CUT BY COUNTY

SOME NON-PROFIT DONATIONS CUT BY COUNTY Funding for several non-profit organizations was either eliminated or reduced with the county’s budget crisis. Cuts came during the commission’s July meeting held Monday night, July 8, when the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget was approved and the property tax rate set at $2.73. During this year’s budget discussions, some…

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SITE OF TRAGIC CRASH MARKED

SITE OF TRAGIC CRASH MARKED A new historical marker has been erected commemorating the tragic train wreck at the railroad track intersection with Highway 141 near Stewart’s Bend. Ten members of the Bennett family were killed in the accident which occurred in April 1949. All of the individuals killed in the accident lived in the…

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MURDER SUSPECTS IN COURT

MURDER SUSPECTS IN COURT Two suspects charged with first degree murder in the death of a South Carthage man have entered not guilty pleas. Appearing before Judge John Wootten, Kenneth S. McDonald, 46, White House, entered a not guilty plea, on Monday (July 1). McDonald is represented by Lebanon attorney Frank Lannon. McDonald and two…

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FIRST TENNESSEE PLANNING TO CLOSE CARTHAGE OFFICE

FIRST TENNESSEE PLANNING TO CLOSE CARTHAGE OFFICE First Tennessee Bank will be closing its Carthage office. Plans are for the bank to close at noon, Wednesday, September 25. The bank released the following statement concerning the closing: “These changes are part of our ongoing strategy that we announced last November at our Investor Day, to…

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MIDNIGHT VOTE BY COMMISSIONERS RAISES PROPERTY TAX

MIDNIGHT VOTE BY COMMISSIONERS RAISES PROPERTY TAX While much of the county was asleep Monday night, the county commission set the county’s property tax rate at $2.73 in order to fund its 2019-2020 fiscal year budget. The $2.73 tax rate, which is the 59 cent increase proposed by the county’s Budget and Finance Committee, wasn’t…

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TWO MURDER SUSPECTS REMAIN JAILED

TWO MURDER SUSPECTS REMAIN JAILED Two people facing first degree murder charges in connection with the April death of a South Carthage man remain jailed. Meanwhile, there are indications additional individuals could be charged in the case. Kenneth S. McDonald, 46, White House, and Jeffrey Ivan Kolb, 47, Greenbrier, were indicted for first degree murder…

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HOLIDAY FIREWORKS AT FAIR

HOLIDAY FIREWORKS AT FAIR For those looking for a local Fourth of July fireworks, display one will take place Thursday night at this year’s county fair. The display is being billed as one of the largest in the area and is scheduled to take place beginning at 9:30 p.m. near the Russell Nixon Arena.

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DOCTOR CHARGED IN SEALED INDICTMENT

DOCTOR CHARGED IN SEALED INDICTMENT A doctor, who was charged in April in connection with a federal investigation, faces local charges. The grand jury returned sealed indictments against Dr. Bowdoin G. Smith, 63, and Melissa M. Smith, 50 both of Tanglewood, in April. The two were indicted on charges of possession of a schedule VI…

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