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Linder qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open golf championship

Four time individual TSSAA (Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association) state champion golfer and Gordonsville High School graduate Sophie Linder qualified for the United States Golf Association’s U.S. Women’s Open at the Pebble Beach Golf Resort in California. The U.S. Women’s Open is July 6 – July 9. Linder, who will join the Ole Miss Rebels…

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‘ELA’ TCAP score tops state average

The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) released the all-important 2023 third grade English Language Arts (ELA) averages for all districts in the state Wednesday (May 24). Overall, Smith County students scored above the state average of forty percent in proficiency. Smith County totals include: Proficiency—44.04; Exceeds—9.47; Meets—34.57; Approaching—40.74; Below—15.23. Of neighboring county school systems Wilson…

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School system purchasing two buildings with federal funds

By Eddie West Staff Writer The county’s school system is looking to purchase the former Save-a-lot building as well as the former Tennplasco building both located in Carthage. Plans are to convert the former Save-a-lot building into an educational facility, aimed at preparing graduating students for workforce ready technically skilled occupations. Plans are to use…

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Drowning occurs at Defeated beach

By Eddie West Staff Writer Tragedy struck as the Memorial Day weekend got underway. A man drowned at the Defeated Creek Recreational Area day use beach late Friday afternoon. Details were sketchy immediately following the incident. The male subject, believed to be age 20 and from Macon County and possibly from Lafayette, was swimming with…

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Guess who’s Back?

By Shea Haile Courier Sports GORDONSVILLE — The Gordonsville High School Tigerettes softball team has advanced to the Class A State Tournament in Murfreesboro. The state tournament appearance is the fourth in the program’s history. Big Blue will be eyeing their second Class A State Title after winning the 2014 title and finishing Runner-Up in…

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