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COUNTY’S FUND BALANCE DEPLETED; TAX HIKE PROPOSED

COUNTY’S FUND BALANCE DEPLETED; TAX HIKE PROPOSED Three critical county budget projections, totaling approximately one million dollars, have depleted the county’s fund balance. The budget miscues mean the county’s Budget and Finance Committee is set to recommend a 59 cent property tax increase in order to fund the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget which is set…

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TBI: SO. CARTHAGE MURDER INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN ARRESTS

FROM THE TBI: SOUTH CARTHAGE MURDER INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN ARRESTS SMITH COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and several other law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of three men in connection to a South Carthage murder in April. At the request of 15th District Attorney General…

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THREE CHARGED AFTER TRAFFIC STOP

THREE CHARGED AFTER TRAFFIC STOP Three people face charges following an investigation conducted by sheriff’s department deputies. K-9 officer Sgt. Junior Fields stopped a gold Nissan after checking the registration which came back with unconfirmed insurance. There were two people traveling in the vehicle, a male driver and a female passenger. During the investigation, the…

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SC BOE APPROVES BUDGET WITH PAY INCREASE

SC BOE APPROVES BUDGET WITH PAY INCREASE The county’s school board has approved a 2019-2020 fiscal year budget which includes a three percent increase in pay for all employees. The budget was approved during the school board’s May meeting held on Tuesday of last week. Before the budget was approved, board members held a workshop…

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JOLLY STRING QUARTET

JOLLY STRING QUARTET Family of 9 shares their music, faith along with adoption story. Somewhere in the midst of Smith County inside an ancient tobacco barn, four Russian-born youngsters pluck their instruments and create mind-blowing music that leapfrogs from classical to bluegrass, from gospel to jazz and then some. The sounds the Jolly String Quartet…

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2019 FAIR BOOK IN THIS WEEKS CARTHAGE COURIER

2019 FAIR BOOK IN THIS WEEKS CARTHAGE COURIER The county fair is just four weeks away. The 2019 fair tabloid is inside this week’s edition of the Courier. Included in the tabloid is registration information for those planning to enter events, contests or exhibits. The 96 page tabloid also includes entertainment schedules, admission and ride…

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CONSTRUCTION ON NEW RESTAURANT MOVING FORWARD

CONSTRUCTION ON NEW RESTAURANT MOVING FORWARD Renovation work for a new restaurant in downtown Carthage continues. Nobels, which will serve Italian and American food, is tentatively set to open in early fall of this year. The new restaurant will be located in the former Anna’s Flower Shop building on Main Street just up from the…

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HERITAGE DAYS SATURDAY

HERITAGE DAYS SATURDAY The neighboring town of Granville will be celebrating our heritage Saturday. The 21st annual Granville Heritage Day will be celebrated on May 25 with the theme “Solid Gold Memories: White Walls & Fender Skirts” as the town celebrates the 1960’s during 2019. The day will begin with an opening celebration at 9:00…

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WRKM RADIO STATION CELEBRATING 60 YEARS

WRKM RADIO STATION CELEBRATING 60 YEARS Carthage radio station WRKM is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The story of the local radio station began in March of 1958 when Carthage resident Reggie Honey, president of Carthage Broadcasting Company, filed an application for an AM radio station with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington D.C.…

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