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Suspected Drug Dealer and Sex Offender Arrested

August 3, 2015 - 5:24pm

August 3, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A suspected drug dealer and sex offender was arrested twice last month by the Sheriff's Department.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Audas Gets Probation in Assault Case

August 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

August 3, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A Dowelltown man answered to an aggravated assault charge against a woman Monday, July 27 in DeKalb County Criminal Court.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Off Duty City Official Charged with DUI

August 3, 2015 - 12:55pm

August 3, 2015by: Dwayne Page

An off duty City of Smithville employee has been charged with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law.

Hunter Hendrixson, who serves as city administrator, is to make an appearance in General Sessions Court on Thursday, August 27.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Vacant Assistant Principal Positions Filled at DCHS and SES

August 3, 2015 - 8:26am

August 3, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Director of Schools Patrick Cripps has filled two vacant assistant principal positions.

Cripps told WJLE Sunday that Anita Puckett has been named assistant principal at Smithville Elementary School and Jenny Norris is now an assistant principal at DCHS.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Community Answers Call to Pray for Our Schools

August 3, 2015 - 6:16am

August 3, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Members of the community answered the call to pray for our schools Sunday afternoon during what has become an annual event at the DeKalb County High School gym.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Back to School Means Student Vaccinations for Some

August 2, 2015 - 5:48am

August 2, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Parents working on checklists to get their children ready for the start of school have an important health item to include: required immunizations.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

First Day of School Education Celebration set for Monday

August 1, 2015 - 11:09am

August 1, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The Annual First Day of School Education Celebration for DeKalb County will be held on Monday, August 3 starting at 6:00 p.m. downtown around the courthouse square.

The celebration is held on school registration day.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

NHC Physical Therapist obtains Specialist in Geriatric Certification

July 31, 2015 - 1:07pm

July 31, 2015

Licensed Physical Therapist, Courtney Smith, recently obtained the designation of Specialist in Geriatrics Certification. Certification is achieved through successful completion of a standardized online application and examination process.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Has its Own Medal of Honor Recipient

July 31, 2015 - 10:12am

July 31, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County has its own Medal of Honor recipient.

The late Charles P. Cantrell of Smithville was a private in the U.S. Army and fought in the War with Spain.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Medal of Honor Recipients to Visit DeKalb Middle School

July 31, 2015 - 5:43am

July 31, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb Middle School will be hosting a visit by two Medal of Honor recipients on Friday, August 7.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Jobless Rate Climbs to 7.9% in June

July 30, 2015 - 4:20pm

July 30, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County's unemployment rate for June was 7.9%, up from 7.1% in May but down from the rate for June, 2014 of 8.3%.

The local labor force for June, 2015 was 7,240. A total of 6,670 were employed and 570 were without work.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Back 2 School-Call 2 Prayer Set for Sunday

July 30, 2015 - 6:04am

July 30, 2015by: Dwayne Page

An annual prayer for schools observance will be held Sunday, August 2 at the DeKalb County High School gym starting at 2 p.m.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Woman Indicted for Child Abuse

July 30, 2015 - 5:54am

July 30, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A 38 year old woman has been indicted for child abuse after allegedly bruising an 11 year old girl with a belt and hitting her in the face with a shoe in January.

Rachel Sprague will be arraigned in criminal court on August 10.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

"Tech Talk" to Spotlight Purrfect Nails

July 30, 2015 - 5:26am

July 30, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Tech Talk sponsored by Smithville Computer Repair airs Thursday at 8 a.m. on WJLE.

Rachel Baker and Janet Allen of Purrfect Nails will discuss what to expect when you go to a nail salon.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Joe Foutch Reappointed to DUD Board

July 29, 2015 - 3:01pm

July 29, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Joe Foutch has been appointed to a new four year term on the DeKalb Utility District Board of Commissioners.

County Mayor Tim Stribling informed the county commission Monday night that he had reappointed Foutch to the board. Foutch's current term expires August 31.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Fults Indicted for Rape of a Child

July 29, 2015 - 6:13am

July 29, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A 53 year old Smithville man has been indicted for the rape of a child.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Kathy Bryant Named Principal at DCHS

July 28, 2015 - 7:36pm

July 28, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Kathy Bryant has been named principal at DCHS.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Authorities Still Awaiting Autopsy Findings in Death of Woman on Center Hill Lake

July 28, 2015 - 2:03pm

July 28, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Although no foul play is suspected, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department is still awaiting findings of an autopsy before issuing a statement on how 21 year old Lauren Taylor Agee died.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Fifty Seven Indicted by Grand Jury

July 28, 2015 - 1:20pm

July 28, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Fifty seven people were indicted by the DeKalb County Grand Jury Monday including nine named in sealed indictments.

Those indicted will be arraigned in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Monday, August 10 at 9 a.m.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County