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EVENT WILL SPOTLIGHT TENNESSEE MANEUVERS

EVENT WILL SPOTLIGHT TENNESSEE MANEUVERS (Submitted by the Smith County Historical Tourism Society) The Smith County Historical Tourism Society, a 501©3, will hold its first fundraising event on Saturday, October 23 in Carthage. It is being sponsored by Bonnell Aluminum. The group’s goal is to create tourism opportunities which brings in revenue for the county…

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STATE SHUTS DOWN ENIGMA COMMUNITY BRIDGE

STATE SHUTS DOWN ENIGMA COMMUNITY BRIDGE The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed a bridge in the Enigma community because of safety issues. Located on Webster Road, the bridge crosses Little Indian Creek, connecting the Enigma community in Smith County to the Ensor Hollow community in Putnam County. Because of the closing, through traffic on…

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VEHICLE CRASHES INTO FIRE STATION

VEHICLE CRASHES INTO FIRE STATION The Forks River Fire Department Station was damaged in a single vehicle wreck, Wednesday morning. The vehicle struck the front of the building which is located on Cookeville Highway/Highway 70 near Forks River Elementary School. Among the damage was two bay doors which were temporarily replaced by tarps last week.…

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FOUR CHARGED FOLLOWING PURSUIT

FOUR CHARGED FOLLOWING PURSUIT Vehicle Ditched In Landfill After Chase Along Carthage Bypass A man fleeing from police likely didn’t read the street sign as he turned onto Landfill Road in an attempt to evade law enforcement authorities. The road, located on the Carthage/Highway 25 Bypass, dead ends in the county’s landfill. After ditching the…

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COUNTY PROPERTY TAX NOTICES DELAYED

COUNTY PROPERTY TAX NOTICES DELAYED (News from Lee Ann Williams, Smith County trustee) Due to a processing error, the Smith County property tax notices have been delayed. County property tax notices are generally received through the mail each year at the first of October. There is a two percent discount for property owners who pay…

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ONE INJURED IN FACTORY TRUCK ACCIDENT

ONE INJURED IN FACTORY TRUCK ACCIDENT A man was injured in a pedestrian accident outside Graphic Packaging in Gordonsville. An ambulance was dispatched to the factory’s main building located on Spicer Drive, around 8:55 a.m., Wednesday after it was reported to 911 a “man had been run over by a truck”. Gordonsville Police Chief Shannon…

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STATE TITLE THREE-PEAT

STATE TITLE THREE-PEAT GHS Golf’s Linder Captures Dramatic Third Championship Gordonsville High’s Sophie Linder claimed her third straight individual state golf title after a dramatic Day Two in the 2021 TSSAA (Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association) Division I Class A Girls Golf State Championship last Friday at Sevierville Golf Course. Linder’s title run saw her…

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$3 MILLION LOTTO WINNERS

$3 MILLION LOTTO WINNERS Two 19-Year-Olds Invest Winnings From Jackpot Following a few days off, it was back to work this week for two Smith County teenagers, winners of $3,000,000 in the Tennessee Lottery. With their winnings, Wyatt Close, a Rome community resident, and Brandon Thompson, who lives in the Maggart community, found themselves in…

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Tennessee History For Kids: “Crossville POW Camp”

Tennessee History For Kids:  By Bill Carey/Tennessee History for Kids Former German soldier recalls life at Crossville POW camp There were about half a dozen prisoner of war camps in Tennessee during World War II—the best known of which was Camp Crossville, in Cumberland County. We know a lot more about Camp Crossville than the…

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