Smith County, TN

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Two Arrested at Pilot Following Search

On April 24th, 2021, Sgt. Junior Fields observed Mr. Robert Hickman walk out of Pilot. He was found to have an active warrant out of Smith County for failure to Appear. Upon placing him under arrest he was found to be in possession of two Alprazolam pills and 4 Sildenafil Citrate pills,.
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UT Extension News: Agriculture Exhibits at The Fair on The River

“The Fair on the River” is coming up June 28 – July 3 on the grounds surrounding the Smith County Ag Center. Whether you are young or just young at heart, there is something for you at the Smith County Fair. From the carnival rides to the demolition derby and livestock shows, there will be plenty to see and do.
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Food For Thought: Walk With Ease Arthritis Program

Arthritis is the cause of disability for one in five adults and 300,000 children. The Arthritis Foundation ( is dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the intolerable impact of this serious and painful disease, which can severely damage joints and hinder people from living life to the fullest. Walk with...
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2021 UCEMC Washington Youth Tour Essay Contest Scholarship Winners

Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation is happy to announce the scholarship winners of the 2021 UCEMC Washington Youth Tour Essay Contest. Katie Ash of Smith County High School, and Katie Grandstaff of Gordonsville High, will be receiving a scholarship upon high school graduation next year. Ms. Ash, who plans on a medical career after college, and Ms. Grandstaff, who is currently taking dual-enrollment classes, will not be going to Washington D.C. on the annual Washington Youth Tour. The tour was canceled due to pandemic concerns. In lieu of that trip, The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association awarded $1,000 toward the UCEMC Scholarship, for a total of $2,000 for each student.
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FAIR TIME – DAILY SCHEDULE INSIDE. The Smith County Fair (The Fair On The River) begins Monday. This year’s fair runs from June 28 through July 3. Meanwhile, competitions and events associated with this year’s fair begin this week. Events leading up to the fair begin as soon as Friday, June 25 with the archery competition. There is also a full day of events on Saturday, June 26. Carnival rides arrive on Monday (June 28). New to this year’s fair will be Four-wheel Drive Mud Racing and a performance by the Community Band of Smith County. This will be the debut performance of the group. Also, the Family and Consumer Sciences and Youth exhibits (arts and crafts) will return this year. The events were not a part of last year’s fair because of COVID-19. A fireworks display will be held on Friday night.


The annual Lancaster Independence Day Parade and community gathering will not be held this year. The parade was not held last year because of the COVID pandemic and has been postponed until 2022. Planning begins months before the event takes place. Those who would like to volunteer to participate in...
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Smith County Weather Report: June 18th, 2021

Thunderstorms return to the forecast for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The remainder of June is looking like below-normal temperatures and above-normal rainfall. I do not see any excessively hot weather for the next two weeks for our area. Summer begins this Sunday, June 20th. The Summer Solstice is the longest...
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Smith County Playhouse Receives the UCEMC Cares Grant

Smith County Playhouse is the May recipient of a grant from UCEMC Cares. The grants are funded by UCEMC members who choose to round up their electric bill to the nearest dollar. Community organizations may apply for UCEMC Cares grants by visiting Carol Woodard, Secretary, UCEMC Cares, presents a...
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Food For Thought: The Fair on The River Family Consumer Sciences Exhibits

The Fair on the River is right around the corner. Any Smith County resident over the age of 18 or current member of a Family and Community Education (FCE) Club may enter items for the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) exhibits. This year, the FCS exhibits will be taken on Friday, June 25thbetween 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. with the exception of cooking and floriculture. Cooking and floriculture entries will be taken on Monday, June 28th from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
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June 2021 Meeting of the Smith County Board of Education

The Smith County Board of Education met at 5:00 p.m. on June 15th, 2021. You can watch the full meeting below. Thanks to Judy Smith and Lacey Crockett of Blackwell Realty for sponsoring the live broadcast of this meeting. Subscribe to Smith County Insider’s YouTube channel to stay up-to-date on...
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UT Extension: Cultivating Communities June 2021

UT Extension Smith County is proud to present Cultivating Communities. Join hosts Katie Martin and Chris Hicks as they travel the Upper Cumberland to introduce you to local farmers, families, and Extension agents. In the first episode of Cultivating Communities, Chris and Katie travel to Wilson County to meet up...
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Smith County Rescue at Bearwaller Gap Trail

On June 11th, 2021, Smith County Rescue Squad, Smith County EMS, and Smith County Sheriff’s Department were called to Bearwaller Gap in Defeated to rescue a 23 year old female who had fallen and fractured her leg. Personnel determined that it would be best to bring the patient out by...

Drowning in Defeated Tennessee on June 12th, 2021

At 6 pm on Saturday, June 12th, 2021, Smith County Rescue, Smith County EMS, and Smith County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the Marina at Defeated Park for a possible drowning. They entered the water in search of a reported 19 year old male that had went under and not resurfaced.
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Two Tennesseans killed in Smith County car crash

SMITH COUNTY, Tenn. -- A man and a woman in a car that crashed in Smith County have died. The single car crash on Sullivan Bend Road reported at 3:19 a.m. Sunday left two Elmwood residents dead, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Faith Hickman, 25, and 32-year-old Nicholas Howard are identified as the victims.