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Legal & Public Notices For The Week Of 06/10/21

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SMITH COUNTY,  TENNESSEE AT CARTHAGE JESSICA TUBBS HOWINGTON, PLAINTIFF/WIFE VS. ADAM JEFFREY HOWINGTON, Defendant/HUSBAND NO. 2020-CV-93 ________________________ ORDER OF PUBLICATION ________________________ In this action, it appearing to the satisfaction of the Clerk, from the Plaintiff’s complaint, which is sworn to and the Motion and Order that has been filed in this Court, that the Defendant ADAM JEFFREY HOWINGTON’s residence cannot be proven  upon diligent inquiry; and that the ordinary process of law cannot be personally served upon him.  It is, therefore, Ordered that publication be made in the Carthage Courier, a newspaper published in the Town of Carthage,  for four (4) consecutive weeks, commanding said Defendant to serve upon Jacquelyn M. Scott, Plaintiff’s Attorney, whose address is P. O. Box 283, Carthage, Tennessee 37030,  a copy of his Answer to the Complaint on or before THIRTY DAYS of the date of the last publication of this notice and also file, the original answer to the complaint with the Circuit Court Clerk at his office at 322 Justice Drive, Carthage,  Tennessee,  37030,  within THIRTY DAYS from the last publication of this notice.   If you fail to do so judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.   ENTERED this the 22nd day of April, 2021. Tommy Turner,  Circuit Court Clerk Jacquelyn M. Scott, Attorney for Plaintiff Publication Dates: May 20, 2021, May 27, 2021, June 3, 2021, June 10, 2021.    5-20-4t

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE OF  Jo Doris Washer Notice is hereby given that on the 4th day of June, 2021, Letters Testamentary in respect to the estate of Jo Doris Washer, Deceased, who died on the 20th day of December, 2020, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Smith County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against said estate are required to file same with the Clerk of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred:  (1)  (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B)  Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (a); or (2)  Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This the 4th day of June, 2021. Signed Julie Walker Beasley,  Personal Representative Thomas S. Dillehay,  Clerk & Master Jonathan M. Tinsley,  Attorney 6-10-2t

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FOR SALE Smith Utility District will be accepting sealed bids to sell a 2012 white 250 Ford service pickup truck, with 107,500 miles. Truck will sell with service bed or regular pickup bed. Truck can be seen at the main offi ce, located at 193 Gordonsville Hwy, Carthage, Tennessee; Monday – Friday between 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Bids will be opened at 8:00 am, Wednesday, July 7, at the offi ce location. The District has the right to accept or reject all bids, and to waive all informalities. Smith Utility District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. 2t-061021

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PUBLIC NOTICE FILE # NRS21.137 The purpose of this notice is to advise the public of the following proposed permit action and solicit comments and information necessary to evaluate the potential impact of the proposed activities on the aquatic environment. Pursuant to The Tennessee Water Quality Control Act of 1977, T.C.A. §69-3-108 and Tennessee Rules, Chapter 0400-40-07, the proposed activity described below has been submitted for approval under an Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit and Section 401 Water Quality Certifi cation. Section 401 of the Clean Water Act requires that an applicant obtain a water quality certifi cation from the state when a federal permit is required. This notice is intended to inform interested parties of this permit application and draft permit and rationale, and to ask for comments and information necessary to determine possible impacts to water quality. At the conclusion of the public notice period a fi nal determination will be made whether to issue or deny the permit. PERMIT COORDINATOR Scott Hall 615-532-0358 Scott.hall@tn.gov APPLICANT Earl Brent Hill 202 Cantrell Avenue Nashville, TN 37205 LOCATION Caney Fork River at River Mile 22, Lancaster, Smith County Latitude: 36.124898 Longitude: -85.821015 PROJECT DESCRIPTION / PURPOSE The applicant proposes to install a 12-foot by 15-foot cement boat ramp on the Caney Fork River near Judd Lane in Lancaster. Up to 30 feet of Class A rip rap will be installed to prevent erosion. ANTIDEGRADATION In accordance with the Tennessee Antidegradation Statement (Rule 0400-40-03.06), the Division has made the preliminary determination that the proposed activities will not result in an appreciable permanent loss of resource values, and therefore will result in no more than de minimis degradation of waters with available parameters. For more information please reference Tennessee’s Antidegradation Statement which is found in Chapter 0400-40-03 of the Rules of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. FACTORS CONSIDERED In deciding whether to issue or deny this permit, the Division will consider all comments of record and the requirements of applicable federal and state laws. The division will consider the nature, scale and effects of proposed impacts. The Division will consider practicable alternatives to the alteration, loss of waters or habitat, diminishment in biological diversity, cumulative or secondary impacts to the water resource, and adverse impacts to unique, high quality, or impaired waters. In making this decision, a fi nal determination will be made evaluating appreciable permanent loss of resource values and proposed compensatory mitigation to ensure the project will not result in no overall net loss of state water resources values. HOW TO COMMENT TDEC is requesting public comment on this proposed permit action. Obtaining a broad range of facts and opinions on Agency actions is one of the best ways to ensure appropriate decisions. Persons wishing to comment on the proposal are invited to submit written comments to the Division. Written comments must be received within thirty days following distribution of the approved public notice materials (including signage and newspaper ad). Comments will become part of the record and will be considered in the fi nal decision. The applicant’s name and permit number should be referenced. Send all written comments to the Division’s address listed below to the attention of the permit coordinator. You may also comment via email to water.permits@tn.gov. After the Division makes a fi nal permit determination, a permit appeal may be fi led by the applicant or by any person who participated in the public comment period whose appeal is based on comments given to the Division in writing during the public comment period or in testimony at a formal public hearing. If it is hard for you to read, speak, or understand English, TDEC may be able to provide translation or interpretation services free of charge. Please contact Saul Castillo at 615-532-0462 or saul.castillo@tn.gov for more information. PUBLIC HEARING Interested persons may request in writing that the Division hold a public hearing on this application. The request must be received by the Division within the comment period, indicate the interest of the party requesting it, the reason(s) a hearing is warranted, and the water quality issues being raised. When there is suffi cient public interest in water quality issues, the Division will hold a public hearing in accordance with 0400-40-07-.04(4) (f). Send all public hearing requests to the attention of the permit coordinator at the address listed below or via email to water.permits@tn.gov. Any scheduled public hearings will be advertised through a similar public notice process. FILE REVIEW The permit application, supporting documentation, including detailed plans and maps, draft permit and rationale, and related comments are available for review on the internet at the Division’s Water Resources Permits Dataviewer (http://environment-online.tn.gov:8080/pls/enf_reports/f?p=9034:34001:0:::::) by entering the permit fi le number listed in the title of this Public Notice. The fi le may be viewed and copied at the address listed below. Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation Division of Water Resources, Natural Resources Unit William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 11th Floor Nashville, Tennessee 37243

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Public Notice The Smith County Board of Education will have the monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at the Smith County Board of Education, 126 S.C.M.S. Lane, Carthage, Tennessee. 06-10-21(1t)

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about June 8, 2021, the Town of Carthage will submit a request to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for the release of funds under the Appalachian Regional Commission, to undertake a project known as 2018 Carthage Water Pump Replacement for the purpose of replacing an existing water pump station with a new pump station and overall improve the system. Funding would come from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) with up to $277,000.00 available for the project. A 50% match of funds spent would be supplied by the city. The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on fi le at City Hall at 314 Spring Street and may be examined or copied during weekdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Mayo  Sarah Marie Smith. All comments received by June 23, 2021 will be considered by the Town of Carthage prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The Town of Carthage certifi es to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development that Sarah Marie Smith in her capacity as City Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfi ed. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s approval of the certifi cation satisfi es its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Carthage to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will accept objections to its release of fund and the Town of Carthage certifi cation for a period of fi fteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certifi cation was not executed by the Certifying Offi cer of Town of Carthage (b) the Town of Carthage has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or fi nding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written fi nding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Community and Rural Development, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 27th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243-1102. Potential objectors should contact Community and Rural Development to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Sarah Marie Smith Mayor, Town of Carthage June 1, 2021 06-10-21(1t)

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The Smith Utility District 2020 CCR will not be mailed to each customer. The Consumers Confi dence Report will be printed in the Carthage Courier on June 17th, 2021. Call (615) 735-2793 to request a copy of the CCR. 06-03-21(2T)

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Public Notice The South Carthage Municipal Planning Commission will have a special called meeting on Tuesday June 29, 2021 at the William Ernest Hughes building for the purpose of reviewing the following items: The request for a 391 square foot lot size variance for property located on Old Lebanon Road and McCall Street. The request is being made by Tim Tisdale. The special called meeting will begin at 5 P.M. All citizens are invited to attend. Any questions or comments can be addressed to South Carthage Planner Tommy Lee by phone: 931-979-2170 or email: tlee@ucdd.org Hollis Mullinax Mayor Town of South Carthage 06-10-21(1t)

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Bid Notice Smith County Help Center is now taking sealed bids for the removal and construction of a new deck on the back of our store. Please contact Pam Ferriss at 615-735-8090 ext 1 or email smithhelpcenter@dtccom.net 06-10-21(1t)

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I, Amanda Paxton, have this 2003 Fleetwood with this VIN#1EA1H272134096351 in my possession. If you have any information on this vehicle, please contact me at 615-946-9913. 06-03-21(2t)

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NOTICE TO BID The Smith County Board of Education is accepting bids for Copy Paper. Specifi cations may be obtained at the Board of Education Building, 126 S.C.M.S. Lane, Carthage, TN, 37030 during normal business hours. A public bid opening will be conducted on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 1:00 pm at the Central Offi ce of the Board of Education, 126 S.C.M.S. Lane, Carthage, TN, 37030. No faxed bids will be accepted. The Smith County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids. 06-03-21(2t)

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