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MCBRIEN ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN

MCBRIEN ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN Tennessee native and local attorney Shawn McBrien announces his candidacy today for Circuit Court Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial District, from which Judge John Wootten has retired. “My over 33 years of experience in both civil and criminal litigation has prepared me to fairly review and apply the law to the types…

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ARRESTS MADE AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA POST

ARRESTS MADE AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA POST A Snap Chat post allegedly advertising marijuana for sale resulted in two people being charged over the weekend. The investigation began when sheriffs department K-9 officer Sgt. Junior Fields and Deputy Nathan Williams went to a residence on Cookeville Highway after receiving information to what appeared to be six…

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ONE FACING CHARGES AFTER HEROIN OD

ONE FACING CHARGES AFTER HEROIN OD A man faces charges after two people were transported to the hospital over the weekend for heroin overdoses, one having to be resuscitated by ambulance personnel. The incident occurred Saturday when a male and a female were transported to Riverview Regional Medical Center as result of an overdose on…

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SC FAIR RECEIVES TOP NOD

SC FAIR RECEIVES TOP NOD The award winning Smith County Fair continued its winning ways at this year’s Tennessee Association of Fairs Convention. The fair received the “Most Improved Fair” award in the Single A Division, during this year’s convention which was held January 16 through January 18 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro. The…

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COUNCILMAN PETTY SUGGESTS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

COUNCILMAN PETTY SUGGESTS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE A Carthage City Councilman is suggesting the city establish an Oversight Committee to address city employee complaints. During a special called meeting, Councilman Sam Petty suggested the council set up an Oversight Committee made up of “possibly” three citizens which an employee can go to with a complaint. The councilman’s…

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ONE OF COUNTY’S OLDEST RESIDENTS PASSES

ONE OF COUNTY’S OLDEST RESIDENTS PASSES One of the county’s oldest residents has passed away. Irene Frank, 102, passed away, Friday afternoon at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Frank formerly resided at The Pavilion Assisted Living in South Carthage. On December 4, Frank was admitted to Riverview Regional Medical Center after suffering a hip injury. A…

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SECRET SERVICE CALLED TO INVESTIGATE MAN

SECRET SERVICE CALLED TO INVESTIGATE MAN A man, who faces nine counts of criminal simulation and other charges following an in depth investigation, is expected to appear in general sessions court next week. Naranjo Dayro Sanchez, 31, Las Vegas, Nevada, was charged with nine counts of criminal simulation, possession of a controlled substance and with…

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3 CHARGED AFTER PROBATION SEARCH

3 CHARGED AFTER PROBATION SEARCH A probation search conducted by the sheriff’s department has resulted in three arrests. Jimmy Dean Scoggins, 53, Carthage, has been charged with criminal conspiracy, possession of controlled substances and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. Larry Dewayne Kinslow, 51, Carthage, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of drug…

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SCHS GRADUATE WRECK VICTIM

SCHS GRADUATE WRECK VICTIM A 2016 Smith County High School graduate, Ryan Williams, was killed in a wreck in Dickson County, New Year’s Eve. The single vehicle wreck occurred around 11:26 p.m., Tuesday (January 31), at 184 West Piney Road (Dickson County), according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The victim was transported to TriStar Medical…

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DEPUTY LOCATES MAN DRIVING STOLEN VEHICLE

DEPUTY LOCATES MAN DRIVING STOLEN VEHICLE A Carthage resident faces multiple charges after a sheriff’s department deputy located him driving a stolen vehicle, Sunday. Taylor Joe Anderson, 25, was charged with two counts of criminal impersonation, evading arrest, resisting arrest, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substances, use of stolen license plate, theft…

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