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Funeral services held for well-known veteran, businessman, attorney

Funeral services were held Sunday for well-known Carthage attorney, businessman, author and military veteran James Lillard Bass Jr. The Carthage  resident passed away Thursday at the age of 98, two weeks shy of his 99th birthday. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Carthage Chapel of Bass  Funeral Home. A 1939 graduate of Gordonsville High School, Bass enrolled at Cumberland University in Lebanon. The Smith County native’s  education was temporarily interrupted by…

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Valedictorian selects Columbia

With the arrival of spring, most senior high school students face a difficult decision as to where to continue their education. For Gordonsville High School valedictorian Alexandra Bryant, it was a particularly agonizing decision—but one that many students would envy. Bryant received letters of acceptance from three Ivy League universities. A group of eight schools…

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Modified graduations planned for 2020 high school graduates

Modified graduations for the county’s two high schools will be held Friday night (May 15). Modified graduation ceremonies will be held at Gordonsville High School on Turney Ford Field beginning at 6 p.m. Meanwhile, Smith County High School’s graduation will take place beginning at 7:30 at Owl Stadium. Given May’s unpredictable weather, inclement weather dates…

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‘Safer at Home’ fine with 93-year-old resident of Grant

  Staying “Safer at Home” is not a problem for Grant resident Florence Hall. One of the county’s few residents who continues to follow a rural tradition of self-sustaining, Hall’s freezer and kitchen cabinets are well stocked with food items preserved by freezing and canning from her family’s garden. The Grant resident feels freezing and…

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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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