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FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Keep up with the Courier Sports Twitter page at twitter.com/CarCourierSport Smith Co. 34 – York 12 Gordonsville 6 – Clay Co. 35 Scores posted as available

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PITT HOPKINS AWARENESS DAY SET FOR SATURDAY

PITT HOPKINS AWARENESS DAY SET FOR SATURDAY The second annual Pitt Hopkins Awareness Day is Saturday (September 21). The event is set for 5 p.m. at the Smith County Agricultural Center in South Carthage. In September of last year, for the first time, Smith County joined the world in celebrating Pitt Hopkins Awareness Day. Igniting…

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OUTSIDE AGENCY LOOKS TO DEVELOP INDUSTRIAL PARK

OUTSIDE AGENCY LOOKS TO DEVELOP INDUSTRIAL PARK An outside government agency may be taking over the development of a proposed industrial park off Interstate 40 in Gordonsville. Smith County owns approximately 119 acres near the interstate which was purchased last year. Plans are to develop the land for an industrial park. Because of the county’s…

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COMMISSION EYES TWO REFERENDUMS

COMMISSION EYES TWO REFERENDUMS Residents are expected to vote in two wheel tax referendums come March of next year. A resolution calling for a $25 dollar wheel tax referendum which would help fund the county’s general fund and a second resolution calling for a $25 wheel tax referendum which would fund “highway capital projects” were…

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STORM STIKES – TWO INJURED

STORM STIKES – TWO INJURED At least two people were injured when a fierce storm with high winds and heavy rainfall struck the northern section of the county, Tuesday afternoon. Two people were transported by ambulance, non-emergency to Riverview Regional Medical Center from the campground at the Defeated Creek Recreational Area where much of the…

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PIONEER PRIZEFIGHTER ENTERS WOMEN’S BOXING HALL OF FAME

PIONEER PRIZEFIGHTER ENTERS WOMEN’S BOXING HALL OF FAME Longtime Smith Countian Was 1949 Lady Boxing Champ of the World It’s been nearly 70 years since Pat Emerick Lancaster Landreth went blow for blow with another woman in the boxing ring. Due to her ability to put up her dukes, she recently landed, not on her…

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