Obit – Mrs. Annell Sircy

Mrs. Annell Sircy, age 85 of South Carthage, died Thursday afternoon, January 14 at The Pavilion in Lebanon. She is survived by: 3 children, Tina Gentry and husband Rusty of South Carthage, Teresa Wilburn of Panama City, Florida, Scott Sircy and wife Myra of Rome; 3 stepchildren, Deborah Wheeler and husband Jimmy of South Carthage,…

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Obit – Mr. Billy Spivey

Mr. Billy Spivey, age 83 of Defeated Creek, died Wednesday evening, January 13 at Vanderbilt Wilson in Lebanon. He is survived by: wife, Sherry Nixon Spivey; children, Tommy Spivey of Lebanon, Michelle Adkins of Louisville, KY, David “Bud” Spivey of Lebanon Junction, KY, Diana Rowe and husband Terry of Louisville, KY; 8 grandchildren. Mr. Spivey…

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Obit – Mary Etta Denton Ballinger

Mary Etta Denton Ballinger, age 95, of Nashville, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Mary was born February 2, 1925. She married Richard Dewey Ballinger on Valentines Day 1943.He passed in 2000. Raised in Carthage Tn. Daughter of Josh and Ethel Denton. Mary retired from the downtown Cain Sloan. She had a large…

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Obit – Mr. R.J. Bennett

Mr. R.J. Bennett, age 95, of Charlotte, TN, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Mr. Bennett was born February 24, 1925 in Lancaster, TN, a son of the late Reece Bennett and Ella Bennett. He was also preceded in death by Wife; Ruby Pauline Burton Bennett, Son; Randall Dale Bennett, Sr, Son-in-Law; Kerry Pennington…

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Obit – Mrs. Sabrina Grisham

Mrs. Sabrina Grisham, age 50, of recently Knoxville, TN and longtime resident of Carthage, TN, passed away on Friday, January 8th, 2021. Mrs. Grisham was born May 9th, 1970 in Oak Ridge, TN and was a graduate of Clinton High School in Clinton, TN. She was a master barber and graduated from the Boro Barber…

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Obit – Helen “Tony” Baker

Helen “Tony” Baker, age 87, of Alexandria, TN, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at Smith County Health and Rehab in Carthage, TN. Tony was born April 9, 1933 in Sykes, TN, a daughter of the late Ollie Lee Wills and Beulah Granstaff Wills. She was also preceded in death by brothers; C.D. Wills and…

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CARTHAGE COUNCIL PLANS TO DISCUSS SPEED LIMITS

CARTHAGE COUNCIL PLANS TO DISCUSS SPEED LIMITS The Carthage City Council will be reviewing speed limits throughout the city in the coming weeks. During the council’s January meeting Thursday night, the issue surfaced as a new business item presented by Mayor Sarah Marie Smith as a “request from residents to change the speed limit on…

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DOORS CLOSED TO LANDMARK BUSINESS

DOORS CLOSED TO LANDMARK BUSINESS Residents have found the doors to a landmark Gordonsville business closed. A note on Gordonsville Shoprite grocery store’s front door reads “everything must go”. Prior to the closing, the owner of the business, Samer Moussa, had cut back in hours and was selling out inventory. Meanwhile, the doors to the…

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STATE ROAD WORK NEARS; ONE LANE ROAD PLANNED

STATE ROAD WORK NEARS; ONE LANE ROAD PLANNED Construction phase on a state transportation department rock (bluff) mitigation project on Highway 25 is expected to begin as soon as this month. State transportation department officials say the Franklin based construction company which was awarded the construction contract is planning to begin installing traffic light signals…

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SPECIAL OPERATION TEAM DEPLOYED

SPECIAL OPERATION TEAM DEPLOYED Three Charged Following Sheriff’s Department K9 Investigation Three people face charges following a sheriff’s department K-9 unit drug investigation which led to a Special Operations Team search of a Vantrease Road home near the Grant community. The investigation began after K-9 officer Sgt. Ridge Long stopped a vehicle, locating methamphetamine and…

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