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TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROBLEMS IN CERTAIN AREAS STILL EXISTED MONDAY MORNING FROM CHRISTMAS BLAST

TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROBLEMS IN CERTAIN AREAS STILL EXISTED MONDAY MORNING FROM CHRISTMAS BLAST Telecommunications problems, resulting from the Christmas Day bombing of an AT&T communications building in Nashville, continued Monday morning. While many telecommunications problems were resolved by the end of the day Sunday, the county’s 911 center was still having issues, Monday morning. Emergency Medical…

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ARMED ROBBER TAKES LOTTO TICKETS

ARMED ROBBER TAKES LOTTO TICKETS Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at the Exxon Convenience Market in Gordonsville. A lone male subject walked into the convenience market and requested $30 in lottery tickets, according to Police Chief Shannon Hunt. When the cashier rang up the sales, the male subject pulled a gun, taking…

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WHITE CHRISTMAS RARE FOR MID-STATE AREA

WHITE CHRISTMAS RARE FOR MID-STATE AREA Those looking for a white Christmas may have to travel north where a nor’easter swept through the area last week leaving several inches to a couple of feet of snow. Forecasters were predicting a chance of snow showers on Christmas Eve. However the day before temperatures were projected to…

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SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT DRUG-RELATED ARRESTS

SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT DRUG-RELATED ARRESTS Seven people face various drug-related charges following four investigations conducted by the sheriff’s department. Hickman community: •Two people face charges after sheriff’s department officers went to serve a warrant on an individual in the Hickman community. According to an offense report filed by K-9 officer Sgt. Junior Fields, he along with…

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COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE

COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE As COVID-19 surges, the first doses of the Moderna vaccine arrived in the county and vaccinations are underway. The Smith County Health Department received approximately 100 doses of the vaccine around 9 a.m., Monday. Meanwhile, in a prepared statement, Monday, Riverview Regional Medical Center said it had not received any vaccines, but…

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aCROSS TENNESSEE GROWING – MINISTRY EXPANDS

aCROSS TENNESSEE GROWING – MINISTRY EXPANDS It began as aCROSS Sykes in 2018. Last year, it was aCross Smith County. In 2020, it’s aCross Tennessee. Lighted crosses and cross scenes are a common part of the Christmas decorations in Smith County and the movement is spreading to other counties in the state. There are dozens…

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SCHS ALUM DYER RETURNS TO COACH OWLS

SCHS ALUM DYER RETURNS TO COACH OWLS When Fall 2021 arrives and a new season begins on the gridiron for the Smith County High Football program, the Owls will be under the direction of 2005 SCHS graduate and former Black-and-Gold football player Matt Dyer. The son of former Smith County High and Macon County High…

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GRAND JURY RETURNS OVER 70 INDICTMENTS

GRAND JURY RETURNS OVER 70 INDICTMENTS The county’s grand jury returned over 70 indictments during its December session of the grand jury, last week. Fifty-nine of the indictments were unsealed and 19 were sealed. Indictments include: Cory C. Hesson, 28, Bethpage, vandalism under $1,000, aggravated burglary. Joe Nicholas Marlar, 40, Carthage, solicitation of a minor.…

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MAN INDICTED IN OFFICER STABBING

MAN INDICTED IN OFFICER STABBING A man who attacked a Carthage police officer with a knife and attempted to break into the Carthage Police Department has been indicted for attempted first degree murder and on buglary charges. During the December meeting of the grand jury, Ralph Edward Overstreet Jr., 40, Carthage, was indicted for attempted…

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