OBIT: Mrs. Mary Layell

Mrs. Mary Layell, a homemaker of the Rome Community, died at 6:32 a.m. Wednesday morning November 13, 2019 at the age of 82 at the St. Thomas Mid-Town Hospital in Nashville. Mrs. Layell was cremated at Cumberland Funeral Services in Algood and a private family service will be conducted at an unspecified time. Born January…

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OBIT: Stephen Michael Reece

Stephen Michael Reece, born Sunday November 2, 1969 in Carthage Tennessee, died Friday November 15, 2019. He was 50 years old. Stephen is survived by his loving wife Brandi Reece; his children Jacob Benedict (Megan) and Ali Jimerson; grandchildren Silas and Gracelynn Benedict; his mother Tanna Shepherd; sisters Angie Kirby (Brad) and Tori Shepherd; nieces…

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OBIT: Mr. Jerrol Dodd

Mr. Jerrol Dodd, of Alexandria, was pronounced dead at the scene of an automobile accident in Fairfield. California at 6:47 p.m. Wednesday evening November 13, 2019. The 26 year old was a graduate of Gordonsville High School and a freelance musician will be at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home pending paperwork completion and…

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FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Keep up with the Courier Sports Twitter page at twitter.com/CarCourierSport Loudon Co. 41, Smith Co. 7 Gordonsville 17, Whitwell 7 Scores as available

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OBIT: Mr. Phillip Evitts

Mr. Phillip Evitts Well known farmer and agribusiness gentleman, Mr. Phillip Evitts of the Pleasant Shade Community, perished in a house fire at his Stone Branch Road farm home which was reported to Smith County E-911 at 6:38 p.m. Monday evening. The 61 year old Mr. Evitts was pronounced deceased at 1:21 a.m. Tuesday morning…

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OBIT: Mrs. Evelyne Hackett

Mrs. Evelyne Hackett Mrs. Evelyne Woodard Hackett, age 78, a homemaker of the Brooks Bend Community in Jackson County, died peacefully at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon November 12, 2019 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage where she was convalescing from a hip fracture suffered at her Brooks Bend Lane home on Thursday November…

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SECOND ROUND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

SECOND ROUND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS The Gordonsville High School Tigers and the Smith County High Owls earned their spots in round two of the high school football playoffs. The squads earned their victories in different fashions as the Big Blue won a physical affair on the road at Copper Basin 20-6 after a sluggish…

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COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS LIGHT PROJECT PLANNED

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS LIGHT PROJECT PLANNED A community Christmas event is expanding to include the entire county this year. Residents across the county are encouraged to participate in “aCross Smith County Community Lighting Project”. To be a part of the project residents can simply erect a lighted cross or cross scene in their yard or elsewhere…

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WORK ON BRIDGE EXPECTED TO BEGIN; DETOURS SET UP

WORK ON BRIDGE EXPECTED TO BEGIN; DETOURS SET UP Work was expected to begin this week on the bridge crossing Mulherrin Creek on Highway 53 in the New Middleton community, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Starting this week the bridge was expected to be reduced to one nine foot lane, according to…

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ELMWOOD RESIDENT WRECK VICTIM

ELMWOOD RESIDENT WRECK VICTIM A Smith County man was killed in a single vehicle wreck in Putnam County over the weekend. The victim was identified as Michael Owen Massey, 38, Elmwood. The accident occurred around 11:54 p.m., Saturday on Highway 96/Medley Amonette Road near the Smith County line. Massey was pronounced dead on arrival at…

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