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Meth discovered in bathroom at residence

By Eddie West Staff Writer A man faces multiple charges following the search of a Hartsville Pike residence by the sheriffs department and Fifteenth Judicial District Drug Task Force. Officers including K-9 Officer Sgt. Junior Fields, Sgt. Jimmy Lankford, Deputy Robin Bellar and officers with the Fifteenth Judicial District Drug Task Force went to a…

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Two charged in Brush Creek community

By Eddie West Staff Writer The search of a Brush Creek area residence by the sheriffs department and Fifteenth Judicial District Drug Task Force resulted in two arrests. While en route to the Ward Hollow Road residence, K-9 officer Sgt. Junior Fields noticed a vehicle driven by a female identified as Tiffany Prashaw, 34, Brush…

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Three charged after sheriffs department investigation in Rawls Creek

By Eddie West Staff Writer A traffic stop in the Rawls Creek community led to a sheriff’s department investigation, resulting in charges against three individuals. The investigation began after Deputy Nathan Williams, while on patrol on Rawls Creek Road, observed a gold, GMC Envoy exiting the residence of a man identified as Scotty Mofield, 40,…

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Businesses, highway temporarily closed after bomb threat made

By Eddie West Staff Writer Gordonsville Highway/Highway 53 and four businesses in Gordonsville were temporarily shut down over the weekend, following a bomb threat. The bomb threat was received at the Gordonsville McDonalds restaurant shortly after 6 p.m., Saturday. After receiving the call, a McDonalds employee contacted the Gordonsville Police Department to report the incident.…

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Fire hall dedicated in honor of late Fire Chief Powell

By Eddie West Staff Writer The Defeated Creek Volunteer Fire Department building was recently dedicated in honor of the late Fire Chief Brandon Powell. Powell was the charter fire chief of the department which was established as District 3 in October of 1986.  The longtime fire chief passed away in September of 2016 at the…

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‘Most Wanted’ man found deceased

By Eddie West Staff Writer A man who managed to elude Nashville Metropolitan police in Davidson County since December  of last year was discovered deceased inside a Smith County residence. Jeremiah Abel, 41, Wilson County, has been listed on Metro-Nashville Police Department’s “Nashville’s Weekly Most Wanted”, according to a spokesperson with the police department’s public…

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Country music superstar visits restaurant

By Eddie West Staff Writer The most recent star sighting in Smith County is country music superstar Wynonna Judd. Judd, accompanied by three people, had lunch at RoJas Kitchen on Monday of last week. Restaurant owner Stacy Rojas says she’s not sure why Judd selected her particular restaurant to have lunch. “She (Judd) said she…

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