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Carthage man leads police on bizarre pursuit on motorcycle

By Eddie West Staff Writer A Carthage man led law enforcement authorities on a two county pursuit while riding a motorcycle without a helmet and faces multiple charges. The pursuit began when sheriffs department Deputy Bert Collins observed the man riding the motorcycle at a high rate of speed on Cookeville Highway. After pulling behind…

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2023-2024 ALL COUNTY BASKETBALL TEAM

This week’s edition includes the 2023-2024 All County Basketball Teams for the girls and boys – Headlined by Boys Player of the Year, Cooper Williams (Forks River) and Girls Player of the Year, Makenna White (Smith Co. Middle School)

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Director extension talks…

By Eddie West Staff Writer Personnel will be a main topic of discussion when the school board meets later this month. Discussion of an “extension” to Director of School’s Barry Smith’s contract is expected to take place during the meeting. In addition, pay increases for all board of education employees and providing insurance for all…

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Layne Bussell named Owls basketball head coach

By Shea Haile Courier Sports CARTHAGE — Smith County High introduced Layne Bussell last Tuesday as the new SCHS Owls boys basketball head coach. Bussell will begin a new chapter in Carthage after leading the Algood Middle School boys program to the TMSAA (Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association) sectional final and to the Upper Cumberland…

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County audit scrutinized

By Eddie West Staff Writer The County Finance Committee is calling attention to the latest Tennessee Comptroller’s audit of county offices. The county has four audit findings or deficiencies listed on most recent state audit report released on Tuesday (March 19). One of the findings pertained to the office of Director of Accounts and Budgets…

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High School Baseball, Softball introductions

This week’s edition includes introductions to the baseball and softball teams of Smith County High School and Gordonsville High School. Each team preview includes rosters, schedules, quotes from the coaches, and outlooks of each team. Read more inside… COURIER SPORTS

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Band director looking to increase members, as well as add units

By Eddie West Staff Writer When Smith County High School’s band makes it’s 2024 marching debut later this year, plans are for a new look. Director Les McDonald and students have already spent months of planning and preparation for the upcoming season. In order to achieve his vision for the band, the director continues to…

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Partial solar eclipse will ‘awe’ most

By Eddie West Staff Writer If Smith County residents want to relive their “Great America Eclipse” experience of 2017, they will have to travel west to do so. Lake County will be the only county in Tennessee in the path of totality and that will only be for a brief one minute and 34 seconds. …

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