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SERVICES HELD FOR FORMER ROAD SUPERINTENDENT

SERVICES HELD FOR FORMER ROAD SUPERINTENDENT Funeral services were held Friday for former Road Superintendent Steve Coble. Coble passed away Tuesday (September 14) morning at NHC Healthcare in Springfield after months of medical care following a devastating fall which occurred at his Trousdale Ferry Road home on September 11 of last year. After suffering the…

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YOUTH STRUCK BY MOTORCYCLE IN DEFEATED

YOUTH STRUCK BY MOTORCYCLE IN DEFEATED A ten-year-old girl is recovering at home after being involved in a pedestrian accident in the Defeated community. The youth sustained serious injuries after being struck by a motorcycle while attempting to cross Highway 85/Defeated Creek Highway, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. On Wednesday of last week (September…

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MARKER HONORS DEFORD BAILEY

MARKER HONORS DEFORD BAILEY A gifted harmonica player, DeFord Bailey was, for several decades, the only African American star of the Grand Ole Opry. His playing bridged rural black and white music with unsurpassed artistry. He navigated the era’s racial politics with dignity, and, after twenty years in obscurity, was accorded belated recognition. Born on…

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WILLIAM WALTON HARVEST FESTIVAL SET FOR SATURDAY

WILLIAM WALTON HARVEST FESTIVAL SET FOR SATURDAY he William Walton Harvest Festival is scheduled for Saturday. The event will take place on the square in Carthage at the historic courthouse beginning at 10 a.m. The annual event features various activities for children and adults, food booths, arts and craft booths and live entertainment. Among the…

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FORMER CHAMBER DIRECTOR PASSES

FORMER CHAMBER DIRECTOR PASSES Funeral services were held Sunday for longtime Smith County Chamber of Commerce director Regina Brooks. For a number of years, Brooks was the face of the community organization, hosting events, promoting businesses and carrying on day-to-day operation for 22 years. Brooks began her employment with the chamber of commerce in 1988,…

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SUSPECT IN HOGAN CREEK SHOOTING FACES 1ST DEGREE MURDER CHARGE

SUSPECT IN HOGAN CREEK SHOOTING FACES 1ST DEGREE MURDER CHARGE A Gordonsville area woman charged in the murder of a Hogans Creek man has been indicted for first degree murder by the county’s grand jury. Tara Leigh Greene, 34, was indicted for felony first degree murder and theft of property between $2,500 and $10,000 during…

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GRAND JURY’S SPECIAL SESSION RESULTS IN OVER 100 INDICTMENTS

GRAND JURY’S SPECIAL SESSION RESULTS IN OVER 100 INDICTMENTS Meeting in special session Wednesday, the county’s grand jury returned well over 100 indictments. As many as 57 of the indictments involved one or more drug related offenses. Most of the drug related charges involve methamphetamine and prescription medications. The more than 100 indictments is one…

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UCEMC ANNUAL MEETING FORMAT CHANGES

The UCEMC Annual Meeting of the Members Format Changes   Carthage, TN. Due to safety concerns for cooperative members and Upper Cumberland Electric Membership employees, the traditional format has changed for the UCEMC Annual Meeting of the Members set for tomorrow, September 11.   Members may come to the Smith County Ag Center, 159 Ag…

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ELECTRIC WORK DOWNTOWN

ELECTRIC WORK DOWNTOWN Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (UCEMC) has been conducting work on utility lines on Third Avenue East in downtown Carthage in recent days. The work has been occurring between Main Street and Spring Street across from Ebel’s Tavern. The work required the street to be temporarily shutdown. There has been some discussion…

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TWO FACE BURGLARY CHARGES

TWO FACE BURGLARY CHARGES Shampoo, deodorant and razors were some of the least expensive items reported stolen in a recent home burglary. Meanwhile, the sheriff’s department has arrested two suspects in connection with the residential burglary which took place on Hartsville Pike. Two bottles of shampoo was valued at $10, two containers of deodorant was…

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