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New Carthage district attorney offices open

By Eddie West Staff Writer A ribbon cutting and open house for the new Fifteenth Judicial District Attorneys office complex in Carthage was held Friday. Located in the former First Tennessee Bank building on Main Street, the facility houses a number of Fifteenth Judicial District Attorney offices, providing a variety of legal support services for…

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Carthage police locate Florida inmate

By Eddie West Staff Writer A woman wanted by Florida Department of corrections and a male subject were taken into custody during an investigation, Thursday. The investigation into the two individuals began when a bolo (be on the look out) was issued for a pickup truck with a Florida license plate was reported leaving from…

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William Walton Harvest Festival

By Eddie West Staff Writer The William Walton Harvest Festival is scheduled for Saturday. The event will take place on the square in Carthage at the historic courthouse beginning at 10 a.m. The annual event features various activities for children and adults, food booths, arts and craft booths and live entertainment. SEE FULL SCHEDULE IN…

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Man found deceased in fire

By Eddie West Staff Writer A man was discovered deceased inside a burning mobile home Thursday afternoon in the Elmwood community. Firemen with the Forks River, Central District and Rome/Rock City fire departments were dispatched to the blaze at 2:07 p.m. A 911 caller reported the fire and that an individual could be inside the…

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State delaying bluff project

Highway 70 would be closed with construction By Eddie West Staff Writer A Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Highway 70 rock mitigation project continues to  face opposition from residents and local officials. The project is planned for the South Carthage bluff located at the south end of the Cordell Hull Bridge. A sign located just outside…

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The Carthage Courier collected a record 14 total awards and landed 2nd Place for General Excellence among Division I newspapers from across the state in last Friday’s 2022 Tennessee State Press Contest Awards held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville. The awards, sponsored by the University of Tennessee (UT) and Tennessee Press Association…

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