Area News

Coronavirus Crisis Update

(In response to the coronavirus health crisis, the county formed the Smith County Coronavirus Task Force earlier this month. The task force is directed by Dr. Roger Duke. The following is the latest update from Dr. Duke, as of Monday, morning. The update includes responses to questions posed by the Courier. Please keep in mind…

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Construction Project Would Stabilize Road

  Assuming state transportation projects are not delayed by the ever evolving coronavirus heath crisis, construction work on a slope stabilization project on Highway 70 is nearing. The project is located just east of the South Carthage city limits. The embankment is giving way, causing the road to give way. Construction notice signs have already…

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Feeding Our County’s Students

Despite the closing of school because of the coronavirus, hundreds of students are receiving free breakfast and lunches. The meals are being distributed through the school system’s nutrition department. While the meals are part of a federal lunch program, meals are available to any student 18 years of age and under and is not income…

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HOSPITAL REACHES PLATEAU

HOSPITAL REACHES PLATEAU Riverview Regional Medical Center (RRMC) has earned another distinction. The hospital has been named a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader, recognizing its continued efforts in transforming its culture of safety and achieving high standards of quality care, performance improvement and patient engagement. The designation replaces the hospital’s former recognition as a Duke…

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THREE CHARGED AFTER SEARCH OF RESIDENCE

THREE CHARGED AFTER SEARCH OF RESIDENCE Multiple charges have been filed in connection with the search of a South Carthage residence. During the search of the kitchen area at the residence, a white container was found with approximately 1.1 ounces of marijuana, according to an offense report filed by sheriff’s department K-9 officer Sgt. Ridge…

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TERRY COLLINS ANNOUNCES RE-ELECTION BID

TERRY COLLINS ANNOUNCES RE-ELECTION BID I, Terry Collins am announcing my candidacy for re-election of the Smith County Property Assessor’s office on August 6. “First of all I want to thank the citizens of Smith County for the opportunity to serve as assessor of property. It is truly an honor to represent Smith County in…

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CARTHAGE POLICE CHARGE MAN WITH THEFTS

CARTHAGE POLICE CHARGE MAN WITH THEFTS A man has been charged by Carthage police for taking various items from Walmart on multiple occasions. Police alleged the man took more than one thousand dollars worth of items from the store during the month of January in a series of thefts. The investigation began when Carthage police…

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JUDGE COLLINS CANDIDACY

JUDGE COLLINS CANDIDACY Local judge, community leader and family man, Judge Michael Collins announces his campaign for Circuit Court Judge in the Republican primary on March 3rd, 2020. Wilson, Smith and Macon counties are included in this primary race. Guided by his faith and conservative principles, Judge Collins’ belief is to follow the law, protect…

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TIMBERLOFT OWNER AWARDED FOR RESCUE

TIMBERLOFT OWNER AWARDED FOR RESCUE Timberloft owner Kevin Jones is known for cooking up a hearty meal and managing a highly successful restaurant. But the longtime restaurant owner stepped out of his comfort zone when he rescued a potential drowning victim at the Wildwood Resort and Marina (formerly Granville Marina) boat ramp on the Cordell…

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3 COUNTY PURSUIT LEADS TO CHARGES

3 COUNTY PURSUIT LEADS TO CHARGES A man is suspected of dumping more than a pound of methamphetamine along the Interstate 40 as police were chasing him along the thoroughfare. In Smith County, law enforcement officers recovered approximately 500 grams of a substance which they believe to be methamphetamine during the three-county pursuit, according to…

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