Area News

MAN CHARGED IN DOLLAR GENERAL ‘STICK UP’

MAN CHARGED IN DOLLAR GENERAL ‘STICK UP’ A man faces charges for allegedly robbing the Gordonsville Dollar General Store. Friday, Allen Michael Gee, 33, Gordonsville, was charged with aggravated robbery and theft of property in connection with the incident. According to an affidavit of complaint, a male subject wearing a mask walked into the Dollar…

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GORDONSVILLE NATIVE SON – FIELD & STREAM

GORDONSVILLE NATIVE SON – FIELD & STREAM Gordonsville Native Son Finds Wildlife Right Up His Alley Queried as to what his job title is Mark Vance, who was raised in Gordonsville, is all business about his vocation and gives an answer that reflects his sense of humor. “I am the wildlife officer for Cannon County,…

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FORMER COUNTY MAYOR JOINS BANKTENNESSEE

FORMER COUNTY MAYOR JOINS BANKTENNESSEE Former Smith County Mayor Michael Nesbitt has transitioned back into the private business sector after leaving public office last fall. Nesbitt is a senior vice president and commercial and retail lending officer with BankTennessee. BankTennessee President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Rout announced the addition of Nesbitt on Thursday. Nesbitt…

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PROBE LEADS TO STOLEN U-HAUL, CAMPERS

PROBE LEADS TO STOLEN U-HAUL, CAMPERS A stolen property investigation which began in Smith County led to the discovery of two missing campers and a U-Haul box truck in Wilson County. Smith County Sheriff’s Department deputies were dispatched to the Hiwassee Road area on Tuesday, January 18 to investigate a possible stolen camper. After responding…

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MULTIPLE BURGLARY CHARGES

MULTIPLE BURGLARY CHARGES A man has been charged with taking more than three thousand dollars in fire equipment during a vehicle burglary in Gordonsville. Meanwhile, multiple agencies have filed burglary and theft charges against the individual, identified as Alfred Donald Colgate, 51, Pleasant Shade. Colgate has been charged with theft of property over $1,000, aggravated…

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MAN CHARGED WITH SELLING MEDICATION

MAN CHARGED WITH SELLING MEDICATION A man faces charges after allegedly selling pills in the parking lot of a department store. According to an offense report filed by Sgt. Ridge Long, sheriff’s department K-9 unit, a male subject was discovered sleeping in a vehicle in the side parking lot of a local department store. “Upon…

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UCEMC OFFICIALS REPORT SCAM

UCEMC OFFICIALS REPORT SCAM Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (UCEMC) is warning its members about an elaborate scam attempt that is targeting utility customers. “The scam starts with a person calling who states that if you don’t pay your bill immediately, your service will be disconnected. If you do not pay immediately with your credit…

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SC ANIMAL RESCUE

SC ANIMAL RESCUE Waking up each morning on her 40 plus acre Friendship Hollow Road North farm near Pleasant Shade, Sherry Luzader finds herself surrounded by her family and pets. The retired Army captain’s family includes, husband of 22 years, Ken, and 17-year-old daughter, Chloe. Her pets include seven dogs, 53 goats, three miniature ponies,…

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CHESTNUT MOUND AREA ROAD GIVING WAY

CHESTNUT MOUND AREA ROAD GIVING WAY The county road department is searching for a solution to fix a county road located in the Chestnut Mound community which is routinely threatened by a slide area. Enigma Road connects the Engima/Indian Creek area with the Chestnut Mound community. The one lane road winds down a hillside. A…

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TRIAL DATE SET IN DEFEATED AREA DOUBLE HOMICIDE

TRIAL DATE SET IN DEFEATED AREA DOUBLE HOMICIDE A trial date has been set for this summer for one of two men charged in a double homicide which occurred last spring near the Defeated community. David Ortiz Bibian, 53, Difficult, is one of two men charged in connection with the murder of two people on…

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