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Lafayette man faces 15 charges after car chase

A Lafayette man is facing 15 different charges, ranging from vehicular assault on police officers to animal cruelty following his arrest on Oct. 13. Three other men were also arrested as a result of the incident. Det. Kevin Woodard of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department went to the residence of...
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Lafayette City Council passes beer ordinances

Over the protests of about 25 to 30 people from several churches in the area the Lafayette City Council approved the two beer ordinances on second reading that were on the Oct. 12 agenda. The council passed both the sale of beer in restaurants and the sale of beer on...
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McKinney resigns as Lady Tigers' coach

Earlier today Paige McKinney submitted her resignation as girls' basketball coach / math teacher at Watertown High School. McKinney's Lady Tigers opened the 2020-2021 season 9-0 on the way to an 18-10 record, in her third year at WHS. "I wish Paige nothing but the best," said Watertown Principal Darian...

Daily Weather Forecast For Lafayette

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Lafayette: Thursday, October 21: Rain showers likely then showers and thunderstorms likely during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Friday, October 22: Partly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Saturday, October 23: Mostly sunny during the day; while
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Lafayette, Macon County trick-or-treating to stay on Oct. 31

The City of Lafayette and Macon County has decided to set Halloween trick-or-treating times on Oct. 31, even though it falls on Sunday. Some communities have taken to moving trick-or-treating up a day when Halloween falls on Sunday. But locally, Oct. 31 is the scheduled day for young spooks, ghosts and goblins to collect their haul of candy throughout the neighborhoods.
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WC Commission holds moment of silence

Two well-known public servants to the county died last month from COVID complications. To honor their memory, the Wilson County Commission held a moment of silence at Monday’s regularly-scheduled meeting. One of the individuals was a former assistant Wilson County road superintendent, Steve Lynch. He died on Sept. 12 at...

4-Day Weather Forecast For Cookeville

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Cookeville: Thursday, October 21: Chance of rain showers then showers and thunderstorms during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Friday, October 22: Partly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Saturday, October 23: Mostly sunny during the day; while
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Hartsville offers number of Halloween activities

The Halloween weekend will be a busy one in Hartsville with multiple activities for everyone. On Saturday, Oct. 30, the fun will begin with a Fall Festival hosted by the Ward School Preservation Association in conjunction with Lajoy Dance Studio. The event starts with a “Miss Bootiful Beauty Pageant” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the upstairs gymnasium at Ward School, which is located at 111 Hall Street. Categories for the pageant run from under 1 year to ages 18-30 and every contestant will receive a prize.
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Green Hill hosts Station Camp for region championship

Week 10 is the penultimate week in the high school playoff race as some teams are playing for championships this weekend or will be next week. Others are fighting to make the postseason. A few already know they’ll be packing the gear in 10 days. The fortunate few, like Lebanon,...

Upgraded Travel Center And Gas Station Coming To Highway 111

The former Amish gas station and truck stop site on Highway 111 will soon see some major upgrades. Cookeville Codes Director Jeff Littrell said developers have put in a site plan to tear down the building and put in a 16,200 square-foot travel center. He said that it could be a plus for both city and county.
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County Commission to examine Trousdale redistricting plan

Redrawn boundaries for each of Trousdale County’s 10 districts will be up for approval by the County Commission during next week’s meeting. The county’s Redistricting Committee has come up with a redrawn map, as required every 10 years once new census totals are released. Trousdale County’s population was 11,615 in the 2020 Census, although state law allows the county not to include the roughly 2,500 prisoners at the Hartsville prison when drawing local boundaries.
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Looking Back: Old gravestones reveal some fascinating stories

Our October columns have been about local cemeteries and those who are buried within them. This week we continue to look at some more unusual graves. Several years ago, while helping clean up overgrown shrubs and picking up trash at the Hartsville Cemetery, I chanced upon a trio of graves that made an impression on me.

Disqualification doesn’t dampen Hale’s spirits

Wilson County racer William Hale thought he had posted one of the best finishes in his career when he sailed across the finish line 3rd in the Oct. 9 Pro Late Model feature at Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway. However, his car flunked post-race inspection and was disqualified, plunging Hale from 3rd...
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Trousdale County defangs Whites Creek, now 8-0

The Trousdale County Yellow Jackets moved to 8-0 on the season last Friday night with a 40-6 victory at Whites Creek and set up a showdown with Watertown next week for the Region 4-2A championship. “It’s always good to get a big region win when you have six starters out....

Cookeville Mayor Seeking More Equal Partnership Between City And Leslie Town Center

Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton wants a fair and equitable partnership when it comes to helping the Leslie Town Center front big-ticket repairs. Shelton said that the current partnership between the city and the Public Building Authority has the city splitting the costs for repairs 50/50. He said that with the pandemic affecting the Leslie Town Center’s ability to host events and earn funding, they’ve asked the city to cover some repair projects fully.

Cavaliers To Host Blackman on Senior Night

It was a similar story for the Cookeville Cavaliers in week nine, as they fell behind early due to some tough breaks and couldn’t overcome the deficit in a 27-7 defeat at the hands of Coffee County. It all started with a fumble on the opening kick-off, giving the Red...

October 2021 Meeting of The Carthage City Council

The Carthage City Council held its monthly meeting on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 6:00 pm. Several items were discussed. Watch the full meeting below. Thanks to Smith County Animal Clinic for sponsoring Smith County Insider’s live broadcast of this meeting. Subscribe to Smith County Insider’s YouTube channel to stay...