Area News

LADY OWLS CLAIM BACK-TO-BACK TITLES

LADY OWLS CLAIM BACK-TO-BACK TITLES The Smith County Soccer Complex played host to the District 7 Tournament last week. Tuesday October 9, the semi-finals were played when York Institute (2) battled Watertown (3) and Smith County (1) faced Cannon County (4). York secured their place in the championship game by taking down Watertown 8-1. Then,…

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MARIJUANA, GUNS FOUND AFTER SEARCH

MARIJUANA, GUNS FOUND AFTER SEARCH A man was charged after marijuana and guns were located at his residence. The investigation began when Fifteenth Judicial District Drug Task Force Director Mike Thompson and another individual went to a residence in the Elmwood community for a probation search. Law enforcement officers discovered 150 firearms and a five…

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PLEASANT SHADE CAFE & GROCERY TO REOPEN

PLEASANT SHADE CAFE & GROCERY TO REOPEN Pleasant Shade Cafe and Grocery is expected to reopen next month. The facility has been leased by longtime restaurant manager Franklin Granstaff. A Wilson County resident, Granstaff has been manager of Ballacino’s in Gordonsville since it opened more than two years ago. The Tucker’s Crossroads resident say he…

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TAX DECREASE REFERENDUM – BALLOT

TAX DECREASE REFERENDUM – BALLOT Election officials are looking to spread the word about the November 6 sales tax referendum. Countywide, residents will be voting on the repeal of a three-fourths of a percent sales tax the day of the election. A few weeks ago, when election officials were in the process of training poll…

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SEVERAL ALARMED BY IRS CALLS

SEVERAL ALARMED BY IRS CALLS Dispatchers with the Carthage Police Department and sheriff’s department say they received an unusually high number of calls from concerned residents about an IRS scam, Thursday. Residents reported the caller claimed they have not filed their income taxes for this year. The caller went on to threaten the recipient of…

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SCHOOL OFFICIALS MEET WITH ROSE ABOUT LAND

SCHOOL OFFICIALS MEET WITH ROSE ABOUT LAND Discussions concerning a proposal made by a businessman and congressional candidate to donate land for a new Gordonsville High School have resumed. The discussions first surfaced in December of 2017 when John Rose offered to donate 20.86 acres of land at the intersection of Highway 141/New Middleton Highway…

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TURKEY CREEK HIGHWAY TO CLOSE FOR WORK

TURKEY CREEK HIGHWAY TO CLOSE FOR WORK The state transportation department is eying a roadway repair project which will require the temporary shut down of Highway 263/Turkey Creek Highway. The repair work is expected to be just days away and will require a detour for through traffic. Weather permitting, the state transportation department says repair…

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WHIPPER SNAPPERS ON TO STATE

WHIPPER SNAPPERS ON TO STATE It’s on to the state championship in Jonesboro for three ladies known as the Whipper Snappers. At the Smith County Senior Citizens Center Wednesday afternoon, the Whipper Snappers defended their home turf by defeating two opponents to win the regional competition in the Senior Brain Game. Earlier this month the…

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ROBINSON FINISHES 3RD AT THRU-HIKE

ROBINSON FINISHES 3RD AT THRU-HIKE Kempville resident Kirk Ward Robinson finished his third Appalachian Trail thru-hike on September 29 at 4:55 p.m. EDT after a final hike of 31 miles to the southern terminus on the summit of Springer Mountain, Georgia. “I actually slowed down the past few days so that I would have good…

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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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