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NEW CANDIDATES PICK UP ELECTION PAPERS

NEW CANDIDATES PICK UP ELECTION PAPERS Qualifying for the May 3 Republican and Democratic primary elections entered its fifth week, last Monday. Qualifying began on December 20 (2021) and continues through noon, February 17. To this point, qualifying has been slowed by a series of holiday and snowy weather conditions. Individuals who have either picked…

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UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA – FAMILY TIES RUN DEEP

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA – FAMILY TIES RUN DEEP Unless you are completely sports illiterate you probably know by now that the “Georgia Bulldawgs” won the National Championship game. Although millions of fans were watching it on television, there were two local fans among the 67,000 in attendance at Lucas Oil Stadium. Dr. David McDonald and…

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COVID CASES HIT COUNTY RECORD

COVID CASES HIT COUNTY RECORD Active COVID cases are increasing at an alarming rate in the county, even surpassing the highest number recorded since the pandemic began. There were 406 active COVID cases on Saturday (January 15), according to the Tennessee Department of Health’s latest report. The highest number of active cases in the county…

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WELL-KNOWN DOCTOR/MILITARY VETERAN PASSES AWAY AT 101

WELL-KNOWN DOCTOR/MILITARY VETERAN PASSES AWAY AT 101 Funeral services are set for Friday afternoon for well-known, longtime Carthage physician and Smith County native Dr. Gordon Petty. Dr. Petty passed away in the early morning hours of Monday (January 24) at the age of 101. Having a career spanning 50 years, the Carthage resident was a…

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CANIDATE LIST

YOU CAN VIEW ALL CANDIDATES WHO HAVE PICKED UP THIER PETITION FROM SMITH COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION HERE

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SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE LEADS TO CHARGES

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE LEADS TO CHARGES A suspicious package shipped through the U.S. Postal Service to Chestnut Mound has resulted in charges being filed against two people. The two were charged following an investigation conducted by the sheriff’s department K-9 unit and officials with the U.S. Postal Service. As a result of the investigation, Scott A.…

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GORDONSVILLE SCHOOL THREAT CHARGES

GORDONSVILLE SCHOOL THREAT CHARGES Making a threatening online, verbal or written comment concerning a school is no longer considered a “joke”. A juvenile likely found out it wasn’t worth the temporary satisfaction, following a visit from Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) agents at his home. The juvenile now faces charges in connection with an online…

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MANHUNT SUSPECT BEHIND BARS

MANHUNT SUSPECT BEHIND BARS A man who was the subject of a manhunt in the Flat Rock community in August of last year is now in the county jail facing multiple charges. Matthew Madewell, 36, Red Boiling Springs, is charged with aggravated burglary, theft of property, burglary and failure to appear. Madewell was picked up…

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SUSPECT ALLEGEDLY STRUCK OFFICER IN HEAD

SUSPECT ALLEGEDLY STRUCK OFFICER IN HEAD A man faces multiple charges after allegedly striking a sheriff’s department officer in the head while he was being booked into the county jail. Richard Paris Marsh, 31, Clarksville, is charged with two counts of resisting arrest, assault, possession of a firearm while under the influence, driving under the…

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NEW DOLLAR GENERAL STORE CONSTRUCTION

NEW DOLLAR GENERAL STORE CONSTRUCTION Construction on a new Dollar General Store is well underway in the Elmwood community. Provided there are no major delays because of weather or supply chain disruption, company officials anticipate the store opening in “early 2022”. Once open, it will mark the fifth Dollar Store in the county. The new…

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