Area News

SCHS GRADUATE WRECK VICTIM

SCHS GRADUATE WRECK VICTIM A 2016 Smith County High School graduate, Ryan Williams, was killed in a wreck in Dickson County, New Year’s Eve. The single vehicle wreck occurred around 11:26 p.m., Tuesday (January 31), at 184 West Piney Road (Dickson County), according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The victim was transported to TriStar Medical…

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DEPUTY LOCATES MAN DRIVING STOLEN VEHICLE

DEPUTY LOCATES MAN DRIVING STOLEN VEHICLE A Carthage resident faces multiple charges after a sheriff’s department deputy located him driving a stolen vehicle, Sunday. Taylor Joe Anderson, 25, was charged with two counts of criminal impersonation, evading arrest, resisting arrest, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substances, use of stolen license plate, theft…

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HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PASSES AT 93

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PASSES AT 93 A Smith County resident, who was also a Holocaust survivor, has passed away. Gordonsville resident Ruth D. Anderson died Monday, December 23, at the age of 93. Anderson is the wife of the late Joe K. Anderson, a former superintendent of Smith County schools, Gordonsville High School principal and Gordonsville…

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HWY 25 TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO MULTIPLE CHARGES

HWY 25 TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO MULTIPLE CHARGES A traffic stop on Highway 25 by Carthage police resulted in the discovery of several drugs. James Christopher Ramey, 47, Normandy, has been charged by Carthage police with manufacture/delivery/sale of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon for the purpose of going armed, possession of a firearm…

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COACH/TEACHER CONTINUES TO GIVE LIFE AFTER DEATH

COACH/TEACHER CONTINUES TO GIVE LIFE AFTER DEATH Two families continue to raise awareness that organ donations save lives. A special banner in remembrance of the late Donnie Baker, a former teacher/coach at Gordonsville High School and organ donor, was recently donated to the school to promote organ donor awareness. The banner includes a photo of…

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BOYD LANE STABBING VICTIM RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

BOYD LANE STABBING VICTIM RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL A woman, who was the victim of a stabbing incident at the Boyd Lane mobile home where a deadly officer involved shooting occurred on December 19, has been released from the hospital. The victim says she was stabbed in the ear, two times in the head and neck…

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OVER 300 GRAMS OF METH LEADS TO INDICTMENTS

OVER 300 GRAMS OF METH LEADS TO INDICTMENTS Two people have been indicted in connection with the discovery of a large amount of methampethamine. Robert Neil Caudill, 45, and Amanda Anne Allen, 38, both of Gainesboro were indicted by the county’s grand jury this month for conspiracy to possess more than 300 grams of methamphetamine…

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HIGHLY DECORATED VETERAN PASSES AT 96

HIGHLY DECORATED VETERAN PASSES AT 96 Funeral services were held Thursday for a highly decorated World War II veteran. Gordonsville resident Ivy C. Agee died at the age of 96 on Monday (December 16). Serving in the U.S. Army, Agee obtained the rank of sergeant during World War II and was a member of the…

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BOYD LANE DEADLY ENCOUNTER

BOYD LANE DEADLY ENCOUNTER An investigation into a deadly officer involved shooting, which occurred off Highway 70 just west of the South Carthage city limits, is continuing. The fatal confrontation occurred shortly before 6 a.m., Thursday morning at a mobile home located on Boyd Lane. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is conducting the investigation.…

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FORMER SMITH COUNTIAN WINS NBC’S “THE VOICE”

FORMER SMITH COUNTIAN WINS NBC’S “THE VOICE” Former Smith County, now Putnam County resident Jake Hoot has won season 17 of NBC TV’s singing competition show “The Voice”. Hoot was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, the son of missionaries, and at around 9 years old, his parents moved Jake and his 8 siblings to Dominican…

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