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COMPANY MOVING INTO FORMER TX BOOT BUILDING

COMPANY MOVING INTO FORMER TX BOOT BUILDING A company is in the process of moving into an Industrial Drive building in Carthage which once housed Texas Boot Company. TKI (Technical, Knowledge and Innovation), is moving into the 40,000 square foot building and vacating its Gordonsville facility, according to a company spokesperson. The company, which designs…

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GRAND JURY CLEARS OFFICER IN SHOOTING

GRAND JURY CLEARS OFFICER IN SHOOTING A Carthage police officer involved in the deadly confrontation with a suspect in the parking lot of Riverview Regional Medical Center has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the county’s grand jury. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) recently completed its investigation into the fatal shooting and evidence was…

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COMMUNITY RALLIES AROUND PITT HOPKINS AWARENESS

COMMUNITY RALLIES AROUND PITT HOPKINS AWARENESS For the first time, Smith County joined the world in celebrating Pitt Hopkins Awareness Day. Supporters filled the agriculture center in South Carthage Tuesday night for the first annual Pitt Hopkins Awareness Day. Earlier this month, county commissioners designated September 18 as Pitt Hopkins Awareness Day in Smith County.…

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14 YEARS WITH ALZHEIMER’S

14 YEARS WITH ALZHEIMER’S United in faith, hope and love, Lebanon’s Jean and Bob Reynolds have shared a lifetime of ups and downs, but mostly ups, since the day they swapped wedding vows on Aug. 11, 1951. However, over the past 14½ years, Jean has witnessed a slow-burning fade in Bob’s personality as Alzheimer’s disease…

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TWO INJURED IN FRIDAY ACCIDENT

TWO INJURED IN FRIDAY ACCIDENT Two people were injured in a two vehicle accident in the Four Way Inn community, Friday. The accident occurred at the intersection of Pleasant Shade Highway/State Route 80 and Defeated Creek Highway/State Route 85 around 11:17 a.m. Mary Massey, 85, Carthage, driver of a 2014 Jeep, was transported by ambulance…

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WILLIAM WALTON HARVEST FESTIVAL SATURDAY

WILLIAM WALTON HARVEST FESTIVAL SATURDAY Pioneer days will be celebrated Saturday with the annual William Walton Harvest Festival. The event will feature live music, demonstrations, activities for youth and adults and food. In addition, downtown businesses will be open for the event. A number of demonstrations will be taking place including blacksmithing and quilting. Individuals…

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UCEMC DISPATCHES CREWS TO NORTH CAROLINA

UCEMC DISPATCHES CREWS TO NORTH CAROLINA Crews from Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (UCEMC) are working in hurricane ravaged North Carolina this week. Crews and equipment departed for the region on Friday. Hurricane Florence resulted in widespread damage in the eastern section of North Carolina. UCEMC crews were in place to assist Four County Electric…

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DEFEATED BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO REQUIRE DETOUR

DEFEATED BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO REQUIRE DETOUR Construction of a replacement bridge on Friendship Hollow Lane South in the Defeated community is about to begin. The bridge, located a short distance from Defeated Creek Highway, has been in a badly deteriorated state for several years. Plans were to halt traffic traveling across the bridge as soon…

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COBLE INJURED IN HORRIFIC ACCIDENT

COBLE INJURED IN HORRIFIC ACCIDENT Road Superintendent Steve Coble is recovering at home following a horrific accident. The road superintendent was on top of a ladder in a barn at his residence when it kicked out from under him. Coble managed to land on his feet but on a concrete surface. Both heels were crushed…

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SMITH TO FILL UNEXPIRED COUNCIL TERM

SMITH TO FILL UNEXPIRED COUNCIL TERM Carthage resident Judy Smith will finish out the unexpired term of the late, longtime Carthage Councilman Phillip Brooks. The term is soon to expire and a new councilman will be seated with the November city election. Smith is a veteran realtor and community advocate. Smith and business owner Cole…

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