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15LBS OF MARIJUANA WAX LOCATED

15LBS OF MARIJUANA WAX LOCATED 3 PEOPLE ARRESTED AFTER INVESTIGATION Three people face drug charges after a concerned citizen reported suspicious activity taking place in the parking lot of a department store. Upon investigating, law enforcement authorities located 15.2 pounds of marijuana wax and 3.2 ounces of hashish. The concerned citizen contacted the sheriff’s department…

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‘BOMB’S AWAY’ – AVIATION RADIOMAN REMEMBERS WWII

‘BOMB’S AWAY’ – AVIATION RADIOMAN REMEMBERS WWII It’s been over 73 years since Lucius Agee flew on a bombing mission, but in his mind’s eye the 94-year-old World War II veteran can picture it clear as day, even though he performed his duty in the dark of night. “My big job was to interpret what…

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‘LITTLE HOUDINI’ REPORTEDLY ON THE RUN

‘LITTLE HOUDINI’ REPORTEDLY ON THE RUN Received Suspended Sentence Here A man known by numerous law enforcement agencies in the mid-state, including Smith County, is reportedly being sought, yet again. Christopher Daniel Gay, 44, who has lived at various locations in the mid-state and known as “Little Houdini”, is reportedly wanted in Rutherford County. According…

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CARTHAGE AMPHITHEATER PROJECT IN JEOPARDY

CARTHAGE AMPHITHEATER PROJECT IN JEOPARDY A proposed amphitheater in Carthage is in jeopardy due to a lack of funding. Plans were to construct the amphitheater on the grounds of the former mobile home park on Industrial Drive. During this month’s city council meeting, Jerry Warren, with Warren and Associates, project engineer, informed council members the…

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HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS, PARADES

HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS, PARADES Carthage Parade Sunday, Gordonsville Next Week The kick-off to the Christmas holiday season will take place Sunday with the annual Hometown Christmas and Carthage Christmas parade. Hometown Christmas is a time of merriment with holiday music, refreshments and live entertainment. Among the performers will be Williamson Branch, a bluegrass band based in…

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ONE INJURED IN TURKEY CREEK WRECK

ONE INJURED IN TURKEY CREEK WRECK One person was airlifted to a Nashville hospital following a single vehicle wreck on Turkey Creek Highway/Highway 263 at 2:17 p.m., Thursday. Injured in the accident was Peggy J. Kemp, 72, Carthage. Kemp was a passenger in a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Nick T. Willmore, 73,…

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CARTHAGE RESIDENTS ELECT THIRD MAYOR IN 3 ELECTIONS

CARTHAGE RESIDENTS ELECT THIRD MAYOR IN 3 ELECTIONS For the third time in three elections Carthage residents have elected a new mayor. Carthage native Sarah Marie Smith is set to become the town’s newest mayor. Smith narrowly defeated incumbent and first term Mayor Donnie R. Dennis 313 votes to 286 in Tuesday’s Carthage City Election.…

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ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED IN BRUSH CREEK SHOOTING

ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED IN BRUSH CREEK SHOOTING The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and sheriff’s department are investigating a domestic incident in the Brush Creek community which left a man dead and his wife injured. The two were shot in the incident during an altercation. While the husband was fatally wounded, his wife received…

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ELMWOOD RESIDENT CHARGED BY TBI

ELMWOOD RESIDENT CHARGED BY TBI A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children resulted in the arrest of an Elmwood man for allegedly having sexual contact with a minor. Shawn Cody Boyd, 28, is charged with one count of aggravated statutory rape and one count of solicitation of a minor. Charges stem…

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