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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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MCBRIEN ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN

MCBRIEN ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN Tennessee native and local attorney Shawn McBrien announces his candidacy today for Circuit Court Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial District, from which Judge John Wootten has retired. “My over 33 years of experience in both civil and criminal litigation has prepared me to fairly review and apply the law to the types…

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ARRESTS MADE AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA POST

ARRESTS MADE AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA POST A Snap Chat post allegedly advertising marijuana for sale resulted in two people being charged over the weekend. The investigation began when sheriffs department K-9 officer Sgt. Junior Fields and Deputy Nathan Williams went to a residence on Cookeville Highway after receiving information to what appeared to be six…

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ONE FACING CHARGES AFTER HEROIN OD

ONE FACING CHARGES AFTER HEROIN OD A man faces charges after two people were transported to the hospital over the weekend for heroin overdoses, one having to be resuscitated by ambulance personnel. The incident occurred Saturday when a male and a female were transported to Riverview Regional Medical Center as result of an overdose on…

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SC FAIR RECEIVES TOP NOD

SC FAIR RECEIVES TOP NOD The award winning Smith County Fair continued its winning ways at this year’s Tennessee Association of Fairs Convention. The fair received the “Most Improved Fair” award in the Single A Division, during this year’s convention which was held January 16 through January 18 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro. The…

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COUNCILMAN PETTY SUGGESTS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

COUNCILMAN PETTY SUGGESTS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE A Carthage City Councilman is suggesting the city establish an Oversight Committee to address city employee complaints. During a special called meeting, Councilman Sam Petty suggested the council set up an Oversight Committee made up of “possibly” three citizens which an employee can go to with a complaint. The councilman’s…

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ONE OF COUNTY’S OLDEST RESIDENTS PASSES

ONE OF COUNTY’S OLDEST RESIDENTS PASSES One of the county’s oldest residents has passed away. Irene Frank, 102, passed away, Friday afternoon at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Frank formerly resided at The Pavilion Assisted Living in South Carthage. On December 4, Frank was admitted to Riverview Regional Medical Center after suffering a hip injury. A…

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