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COVID CASES UP AT LOCAL FACILITY

COVID CASES UP AT LOCAL FACILITY The number of COVID cases at Smith County Health and Rehabilitation has increased significantly, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. COVID cases among residents increased to 39 (Friday, August 7), according to state health department listings. That number is up from 27 reported the previous week. Also, the…

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GRAND JURY INDICMENTS

GRAND JURY INDICMENTS Indictments returned by the grand jury include: William D. Hodge, 19, Carthage—burglary of auto, theft under $1,000, burglary of auto, theft under $1,000, burglary of auto, theft under $1,000. Jeremy Marshawn Davis Jr., 19, Carthage—possession of schedule VI drug marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. Brian Lee Johnson, 41, Brush Creek—burglary other than…

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COLLINS WINS JUDGESHIP

COLLINS WINS JUDGESHIP Smith County General Sessions Judge Michael Collins will become the new Fifteenth Judicial District Division II judge. Collins will fill the unexpired term of former Judge John Wootten, who retired as of January 1. The Carthage resident and Republican candidate defeated Independent candidate, Gordonsville resident and attorney for Smith County Branden Bellar.…

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MAN INDICTED IN ASSAULT OF DEPUTY

MAN INDICTED IN ASSAULT OF DEPUTY A man charged with assaulting a sheriff’s department deputy has been indicted by the county’s grand jury. Sean P. Patterson, 20, Pleasant Shade, was indicted for assault, evading arrest and escape in connection with an incident which occurred on Gladdice Road in January. The indictment was handed down during…

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CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS INCREASE

CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS INCREASE Coronavirus cases in Smith County continue to steadily increase. (As of Sunday, August 2)The number of cases listed as confirmed and probable were 361, positive tests were at 435, negative tests were at 3,090, active cases was at 164, 194 people have recovered and there have been three deaths recorded. Compared to…

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VOTERS HEAD TO THE POLLS

VOTERS HEAD TO THE POLLS Residents will be casting their ballots on Thursday (August 6). The election includes a County General Election, South Carthage Election and State Primary Election. Here’s the races and candidates: County offices: Incumbent Road Superintendent Steve Coble is being challenged by Michael Anthony Kemp. Assessor of Property Terry Collins is running…

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LARGE AMOUNT OF METH FOUND; TWO CHARGED

 LARGE AMOUNT OF METH FOUND; TWO CHARGED Two people face charges in which a large amount of methamphetamine was located during an undercover operation conducted by the sheriff’s department at a Bedgood Court residence in Elmwood, Saturday. Jeffrey Alan Bullington, 58, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, no drivers license, felony…

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STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL FOR REAL

STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL FOR REAL After an extended layoff students are back to school this week in-person. With COVID-19 numbers increasing, some school board members wanted to begin the school year with remote learning; however two motions which would have delayed in-person attendance in two separate special called meetings ended in deadlock four-to-four votes…

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Attempted murder charges filed

  A Hickman area man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting his son with a shotgun. David Eugene Waters, 61, Creekview Lane, was charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated domestic assault, following a shooting incident which occurred Wednesday, around 4:30 p.m. The incident began when Craig Waters, the suspect’s son,…

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