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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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ASST. POLICE CHIEF RETIRES

ASST. POLICE CHIEF RETIRES For more than four decades his title has been Carthage Assistant Police Chief Carl Brown. As of August 31, it became former assistant police chief Carl Brown, after officially retiring. Brown’s career in law enforcement wasn’t planned, rather developed with his desire to simply have a steady job. At the age…

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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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SHERIFF’S DEPT. K-9 OFFICERS MAKE MULTIPLE DRUG ARREST

SHERIFF’S DEPT. K-9 OFFICERS MAKE MULTIPLE DRUG ARREST Multiple drug-related arrests were made this weekend by the sheriff’s department following investigations in the Elmwood and Hogans Creek communities. The investigation began when K-9 Officers Sgt. Ridge Long, Sgt. Junior Fields and Deputy Jake O’Neal went to houses in the two communities in an attempt to…

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GORDONSVILLE MAN ‘ON THE RUN’ ARRESTED IN OKLAHOMA

GORDONSVILLE MAN ‘ON THE RUN’ ARRESTED IN OKLAHOMA A Gordonsville man who fled from police because of pending charges is to appear in general sessions court in October. During the August session of the grand jury, a sealed indictment was returned charging Benjamin Lambert, 44, with four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. The…

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MAN FACES CHARGES IN CHESTNUT MOUND BURGLARY

MAN FACES CHARGES IN CHESTNUT MOUND BURGLARY A man faces burglary charges for allegedly taking more than $10,000 worth of items from a residence in the Chestnut Mound community. John A. Elrod, 40, Lebanon, is charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $10,000. Elrod allegedly broke into a residence located on Cookeville Highway, taking medications…

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TBI CONTINUE INVESTIGATION INTO BODY FOUND IN LANCASTER

TBI CONTINUE INVESTIGATION INTO BODY FOUND IN LANCASTER The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) probe into the death of a Smyrna man discovered in the Lancaster community in June continues. The victim, Cameron Wilson, 19, was discovered laying beside the railroad tracks off Seabowisha Lane on a Sunday morning by a man going fishing. According…

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