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Smith County Republican Party Public Meeting October 26th, 2021

Calling all Republicans!!! Please come to the monthly public meeting of the Smith County Republican Party held this month on October 26, 2021 at 7pm. Our speaker this month will be Scott Golden, the Chairman of the Republican Party for the Stare of Tennessee!!!

Location – Walton Hotel – 300 Main St., Carthage, TN 37030

Please come and hear the latest and participate – October 26, 2021 @ 7pm

Scott Golden, the Chairman of the Republican Party for the Stare of Tennessee

Nov 9th Upper Cumberland Veterans’ Career and Resource Expo

In demonstrating the Upper Cumberland Region’s appreciation for its military veterans the Highlands’ Economic Partnership, Leslie Towne Center, TN Dept of Labor, and American Job Centers will be hosting a one-stop resource event for military veterans on November 9th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Leslie Towne Center, W 1st St. in Cookeville. Exclusive access for Military Veterans will be from 9am to noon and the event will open to the public from 12pm to 2pm.

Life Church will be providing haircuts, medical screenings, food, etc. through their DUO Missions trucks.

The Mobile American Job Center will be present to assist with any employment service needs including updating resumes and applying for open positions online.

Numerous Veterans Organizations such as the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and County Veteran Service Officers will be present to aid veterans with benefits or disability claims.

A representative from Senator Haggerty’s local office will also be attending.

Additionally, numerous employers from throughout the Upper Cumberland Region will be present with a multitude of openings they hope to fill with military veterans. Employers that are currently committed to attend are: Altium, Aphena Pharma, Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, G&L Tube, Hillsman Modular Molding Inc., Hutchinson, J&S Construction, Jackson Kayak, James Emmett Company, Livingston Regional Hospital, Nyrstar Mines, Putnam County Schools Transportation, Putnam County Schools- Nutrition, Putnam County Schools- School Age and Employee Child Care, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Quality Private Duty Care, TTI Floorcare, White County Schools and Government, and White County Sheriff’s Office. Other employers are expected to confirm their attendance in the coming days.

The following education institutions will be present to assist veterans with pursuing higher education: TCAT Crossville, TCAT Livingston, and Tennessee Technological University Military Affairs Office.

Brush Creek Haunted Barn October 2021

The Brush Creek Haunted Barn will be at 34 Luther Allen Lane. It will take place October 21st ,22nd ,23rd- October 28th, 29th, and 31st from 7-10 pm.

Donations will be accepted at the entrance. All donations received will benefit Waggin Tails.

They will be closed Saturday October 30th, 2021

Smith County Humane Will Host “Paws-itively Magical Winter Ball” Saturday December 4th, 2021

Smith County Humane will host their Inaugural “Paws-itively Magical Winter Ball,” Saturday Dec
4th, 2021 at the National Guard Armory located at 101 Transport Drive Gordonsville, TN 38563. Reserved Seats are $50. The event is a formal event and will feature dinner, drinks, dancing, a silent and live auction, Great Christmas Photo Opportunities, all while raising money for the programs of Smith County Humane and Animals in need in the county.

Smith County Humane has recently expanded their services and raised the income requirement threshold to help even more residents and animals in Smith county, and we are hoping this event is a huge success and helps jump start our organization to be able to serve even more animals and low income residents who love their animals but can’t afford some of their care. We are also working to house stray animals, utilizing volunteers and fosters, since we do not have a shelter, as well as investigating animal welfare concerns in the county and advocating for those animals suffering. Smith County Humane is currently spending between $3000-5000 a month at the vet serving animals in need and the community. There are currently over 100 animals between cats and dogs in need in the county, but the only way we can continue helping is to increase our funding.

“We encourage local residents and businesses to get involved with this event, states Shenia Pellum, Smith County Humane’s President, and if you can not attend, there are other options available to get involved including featuring your beloved rescue’s photo with our special red carpet recognition and on our website, or becoming a friend or supporter of the Ball.” Tickets are available, as well as other ways to be involved, at www.smithcountytnhumane.com/ball. This is a limited seating event.

ABOUT SMITH COUNTY HUMANE: Smith County Humane is a 501(3) approved non-profit organization serving Smith County since 2002. Smith County Humane is entirely funded by generous donors and a few grants for our low income spay and neuter program. We receive $0 financial support from our county government or other municipal governments, with the exception of the town of Carthage who contributes $1500 a year. We operate in an area with no Animal Shelter or animal control. Smith County Humane is dedicated to the general welfare; prevention of cruelty to animals and animal overpopulation; education concerning humane treatment of animals and responsible pet ownership as well as continued involvement in other animal welfare issues.

Tell-Tale Art at the Carthage Depot on October 16th 2021

On October 16, Carthage Junction Depot will present “Tell-Tale Art”, an art exhibit featuring 5 local artists with an eye for shadowy places, spooky stories, and fantasy. 

Keith Williams will present photography of abandoned and forlorn places. 

Ashlee Hackett will display movie-screen faithful costumes of her own creation. Local ceramicist, Leslie Antle brings her sometimes whimsical- sometimes ghoulish face jugs. 

Jenny Penuel will show some horror and sci-fi fan art.

Award winning horror author and illustrator Ronald Kelly will display his illustrations and have books available for purchase. 

The historic Carthage Junction Depot is located at 185 Gordonsville Highway, Carthage. The one day show will is free and open to the public October 16 from 10am-4pm. Some of the artists’ work will be available for purchase. Come and visit and bring a friend!

William Walton Harvest Festival set for September 25, 2021

The William Walton Harvest Festival is set to take place in downtown Carthage on Saturday, September 25, 2021, beginning at 10:00am.

The William Walton Harvest Festival celebrates the rich history of Smith County and the founder of Carthage, Captain William Walton. On the last Saturday of September each year, the Historic Smith County Courthouse square is transformed to take you back in time.

Experience live demonstrations of our early settler’s lives and hear the history of Smith County as performed in character of actual historical figures. Stroll Main Street and shop with local artisans and downtown merchants. Take part in kid and family-friendly activities and attractions. Savor the many food choices. Have a good time listening to live music by various artists performed from the steps of our historic courthouse. Come out and experience Smith County!

2021 Miss Harvest Queen Pageant will be held outside during William Walton Days, at the Smith Co. Historic Courthouse on main st. (Open to all counties) As a fundraiser, pageant proceeds will be donated to The Spot, & Sisters Keeper.

Southside Lions Club 8th Annual Smith County Antique Tractor Pull set for October 9, 2021

The Southside Lions Club will be hosting their 8th Annual Smith County Antique Tractor Pull on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. at the Smith County Ag Center.

Admission is free. Concessions will be available for purchase at the event. 

Registration for pullers will begin at 4:00 p.m. There will be a $20.00 hook-up fee for each pull for all participants.

This will be a great event for the entire family, so come out and support our local Southside Lions Club! 

For more information, contact Anthony Woodard at ata@nctc.com

The Southside Lions Club has been serving Smith County communities for over 50 years.

Make plans to attend the 4th annual Gordonsville Halloween Bash set for October 31, 2021

The Gordonsville Events Committee will host the annual Gordonsville Halloween Bash from 5:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 31, 2021. The event will take place on East Main Street in Gordonsville. The committee is working diligently to make this event bigger and better, while keeping it safe for everyone to enjoy.

The Halloween Bash will feature a photo booth, music, dancing, door prizes, a $250 cash giveaway, a costume contest, a touch-a-truck experience, TONS of candy and much more!

If your business, organization, or church is interested participating in the event by either coming to setup a booth to hand out candy, participating in the touch-a-truck experience, or donating a door prize, please send an email to GordonsvilleHalloweenBash@gmail.com. The Gordonsville Events Committee is also inviting individuals or families to come to the event and hand out candy.

This event is safe, fun and FREE for the whole family.

To ensure the safety of the hundreds of children and families who will be out enjoying the festivities, a section of Main Street will be closed to through traffic from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The closed section will span from the Main Street/Hickman Highway/Gordon Drive intersection to the Main Street/Maple Street intersection between the high school and the elementary school.

If you need to get to your home in the closed section, law enforcement officers will be at the barriers to let you through. If you need to travel through Gordonsville, please use Hickman Highway/Oak Drive/Maple Street to bypass the middle of town.

To stay up-to-date on details about the event, visit the Gordonsville Halloween Bash Facebook page.

For more information about the Gordonsville Halloween Bash, please contact 615-489-0572 or email GordonsvilleHalloweenBash@gmail.com.

Ebel’s Tavern Providing Smith County with a Variety of Weekly Events: Live Music, Games, and Fall Festivities

Ebel’s Tavern is doing a fantastic job of providing Smith County locals with a variety of entertainment. One event to mark on your calendar is “Halloween At The Tavern” on October 30th, 2021. The party takes place from 7-10pm, features a live DJ, and gives you the opportunity to show off your ghoulish costume in a contest!

The Tavern is also featuring a Fall lineup of live entertainment. Talented local artists will grace the Tavern stage each Friday and Saturday night. Call ahead and make reservations to ensure a table for you and your party. Check out the lineup below!

In addition to the seasonal entertainment, the Tavern hosts several games weekly for you to come out and enjoy! So get off that couch, show off your skills, and come be part of the Ebel’s Tavern family; there’s an event each night of the week!