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Property tax rate eyed

(County Mayor Jeff Mason provided the following information, updating residents on the proposed 2022-2223 fiscal year budget which will be presented to the county commission Monday night, June 27.) “I wanted to update the citizens on the budget plans we have worked on this spring. Each year, we begin internally discussing budgets in January and…

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Cordell Hull Bridge may open this week

By Eddie West Staff Writer (The Cordell Hull Bridge  remained closed Monday; however the structure was expected to open sooner than had been anticipated as an inspection by a contractor revealed the deterioration was not as severe as first thought. Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) indicated it could reopen as soon as…

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Best apple pie will net $200 at county fair

By Eddie West Staff Writer That family apple pie recipe passed down from generations, if properly prepared, could net as much as $200 at this year’s Smith County Fair. New to this year’s fair is the “Apple Pie Baking Contest”. First place winner in Division I will receive a $200 cash prize, as well as…

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MISS SOFTBALL KAILEY PLUMLEE – Tigerettes standout freshman pitcher nets award from TSCA

By Shea Haile Courier Sports Last Tuesday, the (TSCA) Tennessee Softball Coaches Association released their postseason awards. Gordonsville High freshman Kailey Plumlee was named the Class A Miss Softball winner for the Middle Tennessee area.  Plumlee put together a phenomenal freshman campaign in her second season as the Tigerettes’ ace in the pitcher’s circle as…

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Gordonsville’s Linder named Middle TN Girls Golfer of the Year

Gordonsville High School junior and star golfer Sophie Linder added another accolade to an impressive resume on the links as she garnered back-to-back Middle Tennessee Girls Golfer of the Year awards.  Linder was named the Girls Golfer of the Year last Wednesday at the Middle Tennessee High School Sports Awards in Nashville at Marathon Music…

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Cordell Hull Bridge repair work begins

By Eddie West Staff Writer Emergency repair work to the Cordell Hull Bridge was anticipated to begin as soon as Monday (June 13), according to Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) officials in Nashville. Meanwhile, officials estimate the bridge will be closed at least a month while repair work is taking place. The bridge was closed…

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Sheriffs office intriguing

By Eddie West Staff Writer There’s something about the office of sheriff which piques the interest of most people. Perhaps, its the office’s unique history and folklore which date back to the “wild, wild west” days. Many youngsters grew up watching western movies and programs which often depicted the good (the town’s sheriff) against the…

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Smith County Fair tabloid inside

By Eddie West Staff Writer As the 2022 edition of the Smith County Fair-The Fair on the River nears, the annual fair tabloid is inside this week’s edition of the Courier. The annual tabloid details the schedule events and times,  as well as offers event rules and regulations, admission costs and information residents may be…

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Routine inspection of Cordell Hull Bridge underway

By Eddie West Staff Writer A routine inspection of the Cordell Hull Bridge by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is underway. The bridge will be closed certain hours during the day while the inspection is taking place. According to mobile billboards posted near the bridge, the structure will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until…

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