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‘Most Wanted’ man found deceased

By Eddie West Staff Writer A man who managed to elude Nashville Metropolitan police in Davidson County since December  of last year was discovered deceased inside a Smith County residence. Jeremiah Abel, 41, Wilson County, has been listed on Metro-Nashville Police Department’s “Nashville’s Weekly Most Wanted”, according to a spokesperson with the police department’s public…

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Suspect faces ten charges in drug probe

By Eddie West Staff Writer A man faces 10 charges after fleeing from sheriffs department officers before wrecking at a service station located on Highway 70 in the Rome community. Philando Fullilove, 35, Lebanon, has been charged with driving while in possession of methamphetamine, evading arrest, driving on revoked license,. possession of controlled substances, three…

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Country music superstar visits restaurant

By Eddie West Staff Writer The most recent star sighting in Smith County is country music superstar Wynonna Judd. Judd, accompanied by three people, had lunch at RoJas Kitchen on Monday of last week. Restaurant owner Stacy Rojas says she’s not sure why Judd selected her particular restaurant to have lunch. “She (Judd) said she…

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Riverview Regional celebrating

Riverview Regional Medical Center celebrated the addition of a 3D Mammography machine with an open house and ribbon cutting event organized with the Smith County Chamber of Commerce.  The new machine now provides improved imaging services for the women in the Carthage community. “Getting a mammogram is an important annual screening for women to get…

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Legal & Public Notices For The Week Of 01/26/23

NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE OF  Charlene Canter Notice is hereby given that on the 13th day of January, 2023, Letters Testamentary in respect to the estate of Charlene Canter, Deceased, who died on the 8th day of December, 2022, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Smith County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims,…

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Obit – Mrs. Bonnie Dixon Jackson

Mrs. Bonnie Dixon Jackson, age 65, of the Defeated Creek community died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday morning, January 15, 2023, at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin where she was admitted January 13th, being treated for cancer. Mrs. Jackson was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her funeral services were conducted…

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Obit – H.E. (Bud) Butler

H.E. (Bud) Butler passed peacefully at his “House on the Hill” in Brentwood, TN on Tuesday morning, January 17, 2023.  He was 91. He was pronounced deceased at 8:20 a.m. by Alive Hospice of Gallatin who had assisted the family with his care during his final days. Mr. Butler was at the Carthage Chapel of…

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Obit – Mr. Chad Stafford

Mr. Chad Stafford, of Brunswick, Georgia, died at the age of 41 after suffering a heart attack at his Brunswick home on Friday, January 13, 2023. He was pronounced deceased at the Southeast Georgia Health Systems Medical Center. He was released from the Savannah, Georgia Medical Examiner officer on Thursday, January 19th. Mr. Stafford was…

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Obit – Mr. Howard Cecil Ballard

Mr. Howard Cecil Ballard, age 76 of New Middleton, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023 at his home.  Mr. Ballard was born May 6, 1946 to the late Charlie and Mecie Ballard. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, John Ballard, Bill Ballard, and Charles “Cotton” Ballard, and daughter, Paula Ballard.  Howard…

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Obit – Mrs. Veronica Jordan

Mrs. Veronica Jordan, age 78, of Brush Creek, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.  Mrs. Jordan was born August 6, 1944 in Eunice, LA, daughter of the late Preston LaVergne and Lillian Deculus LaVergne. She married Elrixie “Rick” Jordan on September 19, 1964 and he preceded her in death on September 9, 2000. She…

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