Area Breaking News

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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KEN BECK: REMEMBERING CONGENIAL DAWN WELLS

KEN BECK: REMEMBERING CONGENIAL DAWN WELLS I was saddened to learn recently of the death of Dawn Wells, who portrayed sweet Kansas farm girl Mary Ann Summers, the only normal person amidst six other (kooky) castaways stranded on “Gilligan’s Island.” Her publicist, Harlan Boll, told the Associated Press she died peacefully Dec. 30 from Covid-19…

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GPD CHIEF EAGER FOR VACCINE

GPD CHIEF EAGER FOR VACCINE Some residents are taking a “wait and see approach” when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine. However, Gordonsville Police Chief Shannon Hunt was eager to be one of the county’s first vaccinated for the virus. “If people had experienced what I did they would be eager to take it (vaccine).…

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TWO SUSPECTS INDICTED IN RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

TWO SUSPECTS INDICTED IN RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY Two people have been indicted in connection with a high dollar residential burglary which occurred in the northern section of the county. Sealed indictments were returned by the grand jury in December charging Billy Jack Kirk, 45, and Amanda Lynne Spurgeon, 39, each with theft between $10,000 and $59,999…

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GPD HAVE SUSPET IN AUGUST PILOT ARMED ROBBERY

GPD HAVE SUSPET IN AUGUST PILOT ARMED ROBBERY Gordonsville police have a suspect in connection with the August (2020) armed robbery of the Pilot Travel Center in Gordonsville. The male suspect is jailed in Davidson County, facing a similar charge or charges in that county. The travel center was robbed around 3:10 a.m., Tuesday (August…

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