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Primary elections voter turnout low

By Eddie West Staff Writer Voter turnout for the county’s first ever Republican and Democratic primary elections was exceptionally low. A total of 3,751 residents participated in the election which may seem like a considerable number of voters in a county of less than twenty thousand people. However, the county has approximately 12,633 registered voters,…

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One seriously injured in Dixon Springs accident

By Eddie West Staff Writer One person was seriously injured in a two vehicle accident which occurred on Highway 25 in the Dixon Springs community. The wreck, which involved a car and dump truck occurred around 11:35 a.m., Tuesday (May 10). The site of the wreck occurred in the 900 block of Dixon Springs Highway,…

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Wreck in Pleasant Shade

By Eddie West Staff Writer One person was seriously injured in a single vehicle wreck in the Pleasant Shade community, Friday afternoon. The wreck occurred around 3:30 p.m., a short distance south of the Pleasant Shade Cafe and the Pleasant Shade Highway/Highway 80 intersection with Little Creek Road. A pickup truck rolled over before coming…

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Legal & Public Notices For The Week Of 05/19/22

NOTICE JASPER HUFF The State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services, has filed a petition against you seeking to declare your children to be dependent and neglected.  It appears that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon you because your whereabouts are unknown.  You are hereby ORDERED to serve upon Laura Beth Whitley, Attorney for the…

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Obit – Mr. Joseph Murphy, IV

Joseph Robert Murphy, IV, age 18 of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022. Joseph was born July 11, 2003 in Hermitage, a son of Jennifer Theobald Murphy and the late Joseph Robert Murphy, III. He was a 2021 graduate of Smith County High School. Joseph is survived by mother, Jennifer Murphy of Gordonsville;…

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Obit – Mr. Doyle “Bo” Williams

Mr. Doyle “Bo” Williams, age 67, of the Peytons Creek community of Smith Co, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital in Lebanon. Bo was born on November 29, 1954 in the Moss Bend community in Lancaster,  #7 of twelve children of the late Walter Eugene Williams and Lola Estelene Roberts…

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Obit – Ms. Bertha June Nabors

Ms. Bertha June Nabors, age 72, of Brush Creek, went to be with the Lord on May 12, 2022. June was born March 27, 1950 in Cookeville, a daughter of the late Betty Viola Stewart Nabors and Lloyd W. Nabors. June was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to all. She was a faithful…

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Obit – Mrs. Evelyn Brown

Mrs. Evelyn Brown, age 91, was pronounced deceased at 4:20 p.m. Monday afternoon, May 4, 2022, at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E. R. in Carthage after being found unresponsive by her grandson, Phillip, at their Meadow Drive home in Gordonsville. Her minister, John Griffin, officiated at the 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, May 12th, funeral…

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Obit – Mr. Bobby Sullins

Mr. Bobby Sullins, of the Buffalo Valley community, was pronounced dead on arrival at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday evening, May 10, 2022, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center E. R., after becoming gravely ill at his Kristy Lane home. Mr. Sullins died one day before his May 11th, 87th birthday. Mr. Sullins was at the Carthage…

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Obit – Mrs. Rachel Doss

Putnam County resident, Mrs. Rachel Doss of the Double Springs community, died at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday evening, May 11, 2022, where she was admitted April 16th, following a period of declining health. Mrs. Doss was 74. Friday afternoon, May 13th, graveside services were conducted from the Underwood Cemetery on…

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