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FALSE IMPRISONMENT CHARGES FILED

FALSE IMPRISONMENT CHARGES FILED A man faces false imprisonment and other charges following an alleged domestic incident. Samuel Mark Hopper, 57, Elmwood, was charged with domestic/aggravated assault, possession of a weapon with intent to go armed, domestic assault and false imprisonment, Friday. The incident began on Monday of last week (October 9) when Sgt. Kendra…

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THREE CHARGED IN FOOD STAMP CASE

THREE CHARGED IN FOOD STAMP CASE Three people face food stamp fraud charges as a result of a Fifteenth Judicial District Drug Task Force investigation. Two people were arrested last week and one person was arrested in September. Sealed indictments charging the three with food stamp fraud were returned during the August session of the…

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LOCAL STUDENTS JOIN PRIDE OF THE SOUTHLAND

LOCAL STUDENTS JOIN PRIDE OF THE SOUTHLAND Two local teens march at the University of Tennessee. Lindsey Payne (GHS) and Tucker Miller (SCHS) along with 1500 students from across the country auditioned in June for one of 360 positions in Pride of the Southland Band. They both received acceptance letters prior to band camp in…

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CARFI IN SENATE RACE

CARFI IN SENATE RACE (The Smith County Democratic Party will host a meet and greet for Mary Alice Carfi on Saturday, October 21, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the historic Smith County Courthouse. The event is informal and everyone is invited.) Wilson County attorney and Smith County native Mary Alice Carfi announces her candidacy…

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MAN CHARGED AFTER HOLDING VICTIM AT GUNPOINT

MAN CHARGED AFTER HOLDING VICTIM AT GUNPOINT Police have arrested a man who allegedly cocked the trigger to a handgun, pointing it at his victim’s forehead before robbing him. John P. Crook, 22, Lebanon, has been charged with aggravated assault and aggravated robbery in connection with the incident which occurred in the 700 block of…

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SHOTS FIRED AT OFFICERS – TWO FACE CHARGES

SHOTS FIRED AT OFFICERS – TWO FACE CHARGES A man faces two counts of attempted first degree murder for allegedly firing a gun at officers with the sheriff’s department. In addition to the two counts of attempted first degree murder, the man, identified as Steve F. Mabe, 44, Smithville, has been charged with possession of…

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MAN CHARGED WITH FOOD STAMP FRAUD

MAN CHARGED WITH FOOD STAMP FRAUD A Carthage man faces multiple counts of food stamp fraud. Jamie Russell Skeen, 30, was charged with three counts of food stamp fraud on Monday, September 25. Charges stem from a sealed indictment which was returned by the grand jury in August. Fifteenth Judicial District Drug Task Force Agent…

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ONE KILLED IN WRECK – FATALITIES UP

ONE KILLED IN WRECK – FATALITIES UP Traffic fatalities in the county are up significantly in 2017. With more than two months remaining in the year, six fatalities have been recorded. That number is up from 2016 when only two fatalities occurred. The latest fatality occurred in the early morning hours of last Tuesday, September…

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FORMER DEPUTY INDICTED

FORMER DEPUTY INDICTED Meeting in special session, the grand jury indicted a former sheriff’s department deputy for allegedly stealing items from the department’s evidence room. The grand jury returned the indictment on Tuesday of last week charging Brandon McKae Marshall, 36, Gordonsville, with two counts of official misconduct, two counts of theft and two counts…

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$50 WHEEL TAX DROPPED

$50 WHEEL TAX DROPPED Vehicle registration now costs less. Beginning with October vehicle registrations, a $50 wheel tax used to pay off a school building project has been dropped. County commissioners voted to repeal the tax this past June with an effective date of October 1. The cost to register a standard car or truck…

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