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MRS. BRIDGEWATER CHICKEN CELEBRATION THIS SATURDAY

MRS. BRIDGEWATER CHICKEN CELEBRATION THIS SATURDAY Chickens will be all around the Smith County community of Dixon Springs this Saturday (May 18) as the town hosts its annual “Mrs. Bridgewater’s Chicken Extravaganza”! From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., the small community welcomes visitors to see chickens of every size and description. The birds will be…

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TREES USED TO CLEAN UP CONTAMINATION

TREES USED TO CLEAN UP CONTAMINATION Removal of contaminants from the soil at the former Robertshaw factory site, located on Industrial Drive in Carthage, continues. The building which housed Robertshaw was torn down a few years ago. Prior to that the building had been vacant for a number of years. In recent years, cleanup of…

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HEOIN, METH LOCATED BY K-9 OFFICER

HEOIN, METH LOCATED BY K-9 OFFICER Two people face charges after heroin and methamphetamine were located during a sheriff’s department investigation in the Dixon Springs community. The investigation began when Sgt. Junior Fields (K-9 unit) saw an individual identified as James Gardner, 37, Lebanon, standing in the drive-through at the Stage Coach Market. According to…

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2019 GRADUATION SECTION IN THIS WEEKS COURIER

2019 GRADUATION SECTION IN THIS WEEKS COURIER Inside this week’s edition of the Courier is a special graduation section recognizing graduates at the county’s two high schools. Graduation will be held at Gordonsville High School at 7 p.m., Friday, May 17. The following morning graduation will be held at Smith County High School at 10…

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CARTHAGE CITY HALTS BRUSH PICKUP

CARTHAGE CITY HALTS BRUSH PICKUP The city of Carthage will no longer be picking up brush from homeowners. In recent months, the county landfill has stopped taking brush from the city. Mayor Sarah Marie Smith informed council members officials with the county landfill were told by the state’s department of environment and conservation the landfill…

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RIVER CITY BALL SATURDAY

RIVER CITY BALL SATURDAY The second annual River City Ball is this weekend. The fundraiser will be held on Main Street in front of the courthouse beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 11. The black tie event is for ages 21 and up. A new twist has been added to this year’s event, attendees are…

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SHERIFF’S DEPT. INVESTIGATIONS LEADS TO CHARGES

SHERIFF’S DEPT. INVESTIGATIONS LEADS TO CHARGES Three separate investigations by sheriff’s department deputies resulted in three people facing drug sale charges, including a man want in Florida. One of the investigations involves a man wanted in Florida for violation of probation. While on routine patrol, Deputy Stephen Enoch stopped a vehicle at the intersection of…

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GRADUATIONS AT HIGH SCHOOLS/ELEMENTARIES BEGIN NEXT WEEK

GRADUATIONS AT HIGH SCHOOLS/ELEMENTARIES BEGIN NEXT WEEK Graduations at county schools begin next week. Seniors at Gordonsville High School will be first to graduate. Graduation will be held at the school at 7 p.m., Friday, May 17. The following morning graduation will be held at Smith County High School at 10 a.m. (May 18). A…

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RACE FOR JORDAN SATURDAY

RACE FOR JORDAN SATURDAY The sixteenth annual Race For Jordan 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday morning. The annual run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. The event is held rain or shine. The race begins at the boatramp below the Cordell Hull Dam and continues along the access road to the Cordell Hull Lake Resource…

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ALBERT GORE BIO RELEASED

ALBERT GORE BIO RELEASED A new biography on Albert Gore Sr. proves an enlightening examination of the Tennessee maverick, one of the South’s leading Democrats on Capitol Hill in the mid-20th century, while simultaneously detailing the transformation of Southern politics of those times. “Albert Gore, Sr.: A Political Life,” written by Anthony J. Badger and…

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