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Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run Competition

The Smith County Little League will be hosting a free Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run Competition for local youth on March 31st at 10:00 am at Crump Paris Park.

Pitch Hit & Run is the official skills competition of the MLB. The program is designed to provide the youth with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Boys and girls will be divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. Children of each age group will have the chance to compete through four levels of competitions, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals during the 2018 MLB All-Star Week.

The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, as well as the All-Around Champion, in each age group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of competition.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition.

For questions concerning the competition, contact local coordinator, Michael Hughes at 615-418-5275.

2018 Young Sportsman Spring Turkey Hunt March 24-25; Statewide season opens March 31

NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s 2018 spring turkey season opens on Saturday, March 31 and continues through Sunday, May 13. The state young sportsman hunt for youth ages 6-16 is March 24-25.

Spring turkey harvest numbers have been consistent for a number of years in Tennessee. Tennessee turkey hunters have passed the 30,000 harvest mark for 15 consecutive years during the spring hunting season.

Hunting hours for turkeys are 30 minutes prior to legal sunrise until legal sunset. Legal hunting equipment includes shotguns using ammunition loaded with No. 4 shot or smaller. There is no restriction on number of rounds in magazine. Longbows, recurve bows, compound bows, and crossbows are permitted.

Firearms and archery equipment may have sighting devices except those devices utilizing an artificial light capable of locating wildlife. Night vision scopes are illegal.

Bag limits are one bearded turkey per day, not to exceed four per season. Any turkeys harvested during the young sportsman hunt count toward the spring season limit.

More information on the 2018 spring turkey season can be found in the 2017-18 Tennessee Hunting & Trapping Guide. The guide is available at TWRA offices, license agents, and online at www.tnwildlife.org.

Special Grand Jury Session Held, Two former Postal employees indicted

In a recent session of the Smith County Grand Jury, sixteen indictments were returned. As of this week eight of the sixteen sealed indictments have been arrested. Two of the indictments are former U.S. Postal Service employees accused of theft and official misconduct.

Mary Lisa Jordan (Former U.S. Postal Service Employee)

State of Tennessee vs. Mary “Lisa” Sales Jordan

  • {1 Count(s) Theft under $1,000}
  • {1 Count(s) Official Misconduct}

Shearye N. Gooch (Former U.S. Postal Service Employee)

State of Tennessee vs. Shearye N. Gooch

  • {1 Count(s) Theft of Property, $1,000-$2,500}
  • {1 Count(s) Official Misconduct}

Zachary Harold Williams

State of Tennessee vs. Zachary H. Williams

  • {1 Count(s) Burglary}
  • {1 Count(s) Theft of Property, $2,500-$10,000}

Priscilla Marie Stewart

State of Tennessee vs. Priscilla Stewart

  • {1 Count(s) Burglary}
  • {1 Count(s) Theft of Property, $2,500-$10,000}

Joshua Dale Clemons

State of Tennessee vs. Joshua Dale Pippin Clemons

  • {1 Count(s) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia}

Tracey D. Timbs

State of Tennessee vs. Tracey D. Timbs

  • {1 Count(s) Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture}
  • {1 Count(s) Conspiracy to Promote Manufacture of Methamphetamine}

Cory Lamar Berryman

State of Tennessee vs. Cory Lamar Berryman

  • {1 Count(s) Simple Possession of Schedule IV (Alprazolam)}
  • {1 Count(s) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia}

Buddy Gene Williams

State of Tennessee vs. Buddy Gene Williams

  • {1 Count(s) Retaliation for Past Actions}

Smith County High School HOSA Club Project ADAM

Smith County High School’s HOSA club is gearing up for a community project that they hope will save the lives of many.

Using the program known as Project ADAM, HOSA is trying to get another AED placed at SCHS.

As of now, there is one placed at the school, and students say that having another one would definitely help in the event of an emergency.

HOSA is taking donations for the AED’s. If you are interested in donating, please contact teacher and HOSA supervisor Amy Gentry at SCHS for more information.

Gordonsville High School FCCLA Domestic Violence Project

Genesis House Victims’ Advocate, Shavonda Jones and Officer Jason Stewart presenting information to the students.

National statistics reveal that within a 24 hour timeframe, 11,000 people experience some form of domestic violence. These numbers tally an instance of domestic violence occurring every 15 seconds. Juveniles account for approximately 10% of the victims. Females are three times more likely to become victims of domestic violence.

In an effort to expose awareness of this growing crime, students of the Gordonsville High School FCCLA Chapter undertook this project.  The following are 15 signs someone may be dangerous:

L to R: Mason Ward, Shavonda Jones Jacob Lambert with items purchase to support victims of domestic violence.

  1. Wants to get involved too fast
  2. Jealous
  3. Wants to control you
  4. Expects you to be perfect
  5. Cuts you off from others
  6. Blames others for problems
  7. Blames others for his/her feelings
  8. Gets upset easily
  9. Hurts animals or children
  10. Uses force
  11. Says things to hurt you
  12. Thinks women should obey men
  13. Sudden change in mood
  14. Has a history of hitting people
  15. Says he/her will hurt you

The advocate for Genesis House Domestic Violence Shelter for the Upper Cumberland and local law enforcement talked with students regarding signs of violence and protection skills. Through donations and the sale of candy grams, 237 personal hygiene items were purchased and donated for the victims of domestic violence.

Business Spotlight: Bailey Family Dentistry

Bailey Family Dentistry has called Carthage home for over three years and is located at 102 Ervin Dr. – Carthage, TN 37030.

Bailey Family Dentistry is proud to announce a new service called “Bailey Family Dental Plan.” The dental plan is an in-house savings program for you and your family. No yearly maximum, no deductible, no waiting periods, and no copays. The membership fee for the Bailey Family Dental Plan is $240 per year, renewed annually. Yearly benefits include:

  • 2 regular dental cleaning (six-month increments)
  • 2 periodic dental exams (six-month increments)
  • 1 set of check-up x-rays (annually)
  • 1 fluoride treatment per year (17 years & under)
  • 50% off in-house treatment including but not limited to fillings, cerec crowns, root canals, extractions, etc.
  • 20% treatment including a lab including but not limited to dentures, partials, non-cerec crowns, MTM aligners, etc.
  • 10% implant procedures including but not limited to placement of implant, crown, abutment.

Call Bailey Family Dentistry TODAY for more information on this yearly savings plan!

Originally from Texas, Dr. Christopher Bailey earned his doctorate in dentistry from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Bailey Family Dentistry strives to give patients a quality dental care at an affordable price.

Bailey Family Dentistry procedures offered include:

  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Same Day Crowns
  • Implants
  • Bridges
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Extractions
  • Dentures
  • Partials
  • Denture & Partial Repair
  • Cleaning, Exam & X-rays
  • Limited Orthodontic Cases

Their hours are Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm and on Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm.

For more information go to http://www.baileyfamilydds.com or call them at (615)735-0600

Smith County EMS Purchases 19 AEDs with Grant Funding

Smith County Emergency Medical Services, with the assistance of Smith County Mayor Michael Nesbitt, recently procured Grant Funding to purchase AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators). With this funding, the purchase of 19 AEDs was made possible.

The AED’s will be placed into service with law enforcement officers at the Smith County Sheriff’s Department, Carthage Police Department, South Carthage Police Department and Gordonsville Police Department. Officers in all four departments will carry the AEDs in their Patrol Units and respond with Smith County EMS on medical calls in their jurisdiction where the use of an AED might be needed. They hope that this will decrease response times to these types of calls and help to increase the survival rate in Smith County for those who may suffer a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

AEDs will also be placed with some Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) that do not currently have an AED available to them. EMRs are volunteers who are off duty EMS or 911 employees, members of one of our county or city fire departments or members of the Smith County Rescue Squad. EMRs are state licensed and can provide a basic skill level of patient care until the arrival of EMS.

“Smith County EMS is very thankful that we were successful in procuring this grant funding so that we, with the help of Law Enforcement county-wide and our volunteer EMRs, can provide the most rapid response to the Citizens of Smith County possible for calls of this nature,” EMS/911 Director Jeff Crockett said.

“These additional AEDs will help to get as many AEDs out in the county and in the cities as we can,” Crockett went on to say. “We hope to be able to procure additional grant funding in the future to purchase more AEDs, to increase the number of AEDs that are available. I am fortunate to be able to work with department heads in emergency services in Smith County who are willing to work together and do everything we can for Smith County.”

Smith County Students Attend 2018 Career Day

On March 13, 2018, Smith County students (grades 7-12) were taken to the Smith County Ag Center to attend a career day. The event was hosted by Director of Schools Barry Smith, Smith County Mayor Michael Nesbitt, and Smith County Chamber of Commerce Director Bill Woodard.

With over 75 booths spread around the Ag Center, about 1400 students were given the opportunity to look at different paths that they might be interested in pursuing. Employers, trade schools and colleges were all in attendance to give students information about their respective industry or school. 

Bill Woodard enjoys being a part of giving students the opportunity to meet with employers and college recruiters. “It’s a great example of how working together we can make a difference in our children’s lives and future,” Woodard said.

This is the third year that the career day has taken place, and there was an increase in the number of vendors who attended this year to give opportunities for students of the county. The increase allowed for this year’s career day to be the largest yet, something that Director of Schools Barry Smith is proud about. “The career day continues to evolve with the support and partnerships of many people,” Smith said.” It is a win-win for our children and students of Smith County.”


Smith County High School Boys Soccer 2018 Season Preview

The Smith County High School boys soccer team’s season was set to kick off against White County on March 12th, but due to schools being closed for snow the Owls’ regular season will start a week later than expected.

With thirteen regular season games on the schedule, the team looks to get their first competitive games in during the Smokey Mountain Cup from March 16-18. The regular season will begin on March 19th.

This year’s team features 8 seniors: Rolando Cruz, Elijah Wright, Jaylon Shepperson, Will Broyles, Brett Gregory, Ethan Fox, Josh Pearson and Wesley Kemp.

The full schedule is listed below:


Ace Hardware in Carthage is Open for Business

Smith County Insider would like to welcome a new business to Carthage, Ace Hardware. The new Ace Hardware is located at 531 Industrial Drive (beside Sav-A-Lot).

 They will be hosting a three day Grand Opening event on March 23, 24, and 25. The three day event will consist of several discounts and promotions, along with several giveaways, including a gas grill and a craftsman tool box.

Their hours of operation will be Monday-Saturday, 7am-7pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm. Their phone number is (615) 588-1900.


Smith County Fair Program Ads are available for purchase – Deadline is March 22

The Smith County Fair Board would like to invite you to purchase and ad in the 2018 Fair on the River Program. The deadline to purchase ads is March 22. See pricing scale:

  • 1/16th page – $40
  • 1/8th  page – $60
  • 1/4th page – $80
  • 1/2 page – $145
  • Full page – $250

To purchase an ad, please call Anthony Apple at (615) 486-9464 or Stan Webster at (615) 683-7869.

Booth space is also available at the Smith County Fair for vendors.

Political booths are $125 for 10×10 (all outside), regular commercial booth space is $125 for 10×10 under tent (if selling something an additional $50 is charged), outside commercial booths are $250 (if selling something an additional $50 is charged). All food booths are taken.

The 2018 Smith County Fair on the River will be held July

Taiho Manufacturing in Gordonsville is NOW HIRING!

Taiho Manufacturing of Tennessee, Inc. a leader in the automotive parts industry, is accepting applications at the Gordonsville, Tennessee manufacturing facility.

Production Technician-(Inspector) 2nd Shift position, 2:00pm-10:00pm M-F

  • Walking or standing a minimum of 7.5 hours per day.
  • Daily lifting, pushing, pulling and moving items between 35 and 50 pounds.
  • Use of walk behinds required in this position.
  • Strong emphasis on quality and safety.
  • Previous history of excellent attendance.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Taiho Mfg. of TN. LLC. starting pay $12.50/hr
  • 10 paid holidays, 401K Plan
  • Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance after 90days.

To complete an application, apply in person at: 167 Bentley Harris Way – Gordonsville, TN 38563 between the hours or 7:00am and 5:00pm Monday thru Friday or call 615-683-8000

Taiho Manufacturing of Tennessee, LLC is a certified Drug Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer

Pre-Employment Drug Screen (hair follicle testing), Physical and Background Check required.

Reed joins Exit Rocky Top Realty – The Heartland Real Estate and Auction Team

Jessie Reed, Realtor

Exit Rocky Top The Heartland Real Estate and Auction Team is pleased to announce that Jessie Tippy Reed has completed her education and testing to become a Realtor. Jason Martin, the broker for Exit Rocky Top Realty The Heartland team, said, “I am very excited and proud for Jessie to become the next member of our sales team. Her honesty, integrity, and work ethic will help her to become a top agent in no time.”

Jessie, the daughter of Brad and Valerie Tippy of Carthage, TN, is a 2012 graduate of Smith County High School. Jessie lives in Smith County with her husband, Dillon Reed. She is a member of Carthage United Methodist Church. Jessie has served as the secretary for Heartland Real Estate and Auction, now Exit Rocky Top Realty, for over a year, and she looks forward to using her knowledge of the real estate market to help her clients purchase the home of their dreams.

Jessie would like to invite all her friends and family to call her for all their Real Estates needs. She can be reached on her cell at 615-588-6962, the office at 615-735-9001, or you can stop by the office at 601 Main St. North in Carthage.

Click HERE to follow her on Facebook to stay up-to-date on current listings. 


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