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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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Suspect faces ten charges in drug probe

By Eddie West Staff Writer A man faces 10 charges after fleeing from sheriffs department officers before wrecking at a service station located on Highway 70 in the Rome community. Philando Fullilove, 35, Lebanon, has been charged with driving while in possession of methamphetamine, evading arrest, driving on revoked license,. possession of controlled substances, three…

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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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Riverview Regional celebrating

Riverview Regional Medical Center celebrated the addition of a 3D Mammography machine with an open house and ribbon cutting event organized with the Smith County Chamber of Commerce.  The new machine now provides improved imaging services for the women in the Carthage community. “Getting a mammogram is an important annual screening for women to get…

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Two people face charges in undercover police probe

By Eddie West Staff Writer Two people face charges following an investigation conducted by a sheriffs department K-9 unit, involving the alleged attempted sale of methamphetamine. During the investigation, a significant amount of methamphetamine was located by officers. K-9 officer Sgt. Junior Fields began an investigation into Ryan Moore, 32, Lebanon, for alleged distribution of…

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Work planned for Pleasant Shade Highway

By Eddie West Staff Writer Motorists traveling along Pleasant Shade Highway/Highway 80 in the Four Way Inn community should be aware of a Tennessee Department of Transportation Department (TDOT) project. The road work is expected to result in temporary lane closures. TDOT is looking to correct a slide area a few yards north of Pleasant…

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Fine arts center founder, director, office holder dies

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Carthage resident Bill K. Reece, founder/director of the Smith County Fine Arts Center/Theatre. Reece, a government leader as well, died Tuesday (January 3) at the age of 72 at TriStar Stonecrest Hospital in Murfreesboro from respiratory distress from COVID. Reece was a Smith County Commissioner, representing the Carthage…

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Police locate stolen bucket truck

By Eddie West Staff Writer One person faces charges after Gordonsville police located a bucket truck, valued at $80,000, taken from a company in Alabama. The investigation began around 5 a.m., Thursday morning, when Gordonsville Officer Dusten Holder was called to the Gordonsville Market (BP/Keystop) after a man was reported “driving around asking for money”.…

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Wilson Bank & Trust selects West as leader

David West was recently hired as Vice President and market leader at Wilson Bank & Trust, bank officials announced.  In this role, West will provide oversight for the bank’s Smith and Trousdale County markets and will lead efforts for continued growth as well as serve as the branch manager of the Carthage and Gordonsville offices…

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