Alexandria, TN

Wilson County Fair - Tennessee State Fair tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Wilson County Fair – Tennessee State Fair to be held Aug. 18-27 in Lebanon. Tickets are available at or at the Fair's office. Regular admission during the Fair is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12 and free admission for children 5 and younger.

Driver Family Pays Tribute to Fiddlers Jamboree Founders (View Video Here)

Founders of the Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival have been honored with a special tribute commissioned by family of the late James G. “Bobo” Driver. Members of the Driver family gathered on stage of the Fiddlers Jamboree Saturday afternoon for the public unveiling of a bronze casting marker as a lasting memorial to Congressman Joe L. Evins and his friends and colleagues Berry C. Williams and James G. “Bobo” Driver, who established the festival in 1972. The marker will be placed on the grounds of the courthouse.

UPDATE: Suspect in Rutherford County Sheriff's Office drug investigation speaks out, apologizes

One of several people arrested in a sizable drug case earlier this year in March is speaking out while being held in the jail at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office in Murfreesboro. The case revolves around the confiscation of about $25,000 worth of cocaine, which was taken in after a search warrant was executed by the Sheriff's Narcotics Division. Evidently, around 1.2-pounds of cocaine was found at a residence on Rocky Lane, off of Old Lascassas Road.

Tavous “Boppa” Martin

Tavous “Boppa” Martin age 71 of Smithville, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday morning, July 3, 2022 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was born July 23, 1950 to his parents, the late Paul and Lassie Linder Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 children , Tamyra Taylor and Dennis Braun; 1 brother, Jimmy Martin and 2 sisters, Paulette Winchester and Betty Cantrell. Boppa was a member of the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church and served and worshipped in several other churches through the years. He was a man that loved the Lord and worshipped with everything in him. He retired from Tenneco and had worked at Texas Boot and Genesco earlier. Boppa was a man that loved people. He enjoyed sports and his Kentucky Wildcats. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Shirley Martin of Smithville; daughter, Susan (Chuck) Gulick of McMinnville; grandchildren, Shana (Will) Key of Smithville, LaTroya (Phil) Key of Monterey, Sydney (Kevin) Alambatin of McMinnville, Tracy (Stacey) Rollings and Jessica (Travis) Gregg both of Indiana; great-grandchildren, Tavia, Liam, Greyson, Kyleigh, Holden, Leilani, Kainoa, Hailee, Warren, Jaycee, Joslyn, Ryder, Ty, Liza and baby girl Key; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Braun of Indiana; brother, Jerry (Carlene) Martin of Smithville; sister, Dorothy George of Smithville; several nieces, nephews, special loved ones and friends also survive. Funeral Worship Service will be 3:PM Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Andy Patterson and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 1:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be to the charity or local church of your choice, in memory of Tavous. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Smyrna Burn Ban in Effect

Smyrna, Tennessee – The Town of Smyrna Fire Department is prohibiting outdoor open burning until further notice within the corporate limits of the Town. The ban applies to all open-air burning including leaf and woody debris and construction burning, campfires, and other fire activity, including backyard fire pits for recreational purposes. No burning permits will be issued until such time as the ban is lifted.

Patterson Park Summer Enrichment Program

What are you doing this summer? Join us at Patterson Park for some fun and excitement. We offer breakfast, lunch, sport activities, enrichments, field trips, and more! For ages 8-12. Begins June 6 and runs until July 29 from 9 am-4:30 pm. General Admission to the facility.