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Works Begins on Replacing DCHS Gym Floor

2 hours 4 min ago

May 31, 2016by: Dwayne Page

By the time school starts late this summer, DCHS should have a new gym floor.

Workers began removing the existing gym floor Tuesday. Once the old floor is taken up, a new one will be put down.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Employee of New Frontiers Accused of Allowing Boys to Engage in Drug Use

3 hours 11 min ago

May 31, 2016by: Dwayne Page

An employee of New Frontiers Home has been charged with reckless endangerment and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after taking three boys from the home to an unapproved location on Tuesday, May 3 where he allowed them to engage in drug use.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Motorcycle Operator Arrested after High Speed Pursuit

4 hours 54 min ago

May 31, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A 21 year old Nashville man who has no criminal past is in plenty of trouble now after leading a Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper on a high speed motorcycle chase on Monday.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

National Get Outdoors Day at Center Hill Lake

May 30, 2016 - 2:56pm

May 30, 2016

Center Hill Lake will be participating in National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day), the ninth annual event to encourage heathy, active outdoor fun. This year’s event will be held at Floating Mill Park and Hurricane Marina Saturday, June 11 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with a beachfront movie at dusk.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Clark Wins "Best of Show" at DeKalb Art Exhibit

May 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

May 30, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Leah Payton Clark won first place and “Best of Show” in the 9th through 12th grade division of the DeKalb Art Exhibit held Saturday at the County Complex. The annual event was sponsored by the Smithville Study Club. Susan Hinton is the President of the club.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Fallen Heroes Remembered on Memorial Day (VIEW VIDEOS HERE)

May 30, 2016 - 12:54pm

May 30, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Members of our community paused to recognize fallen heroes during a Memorial Day program sponsored by the American Legion Post #122 held Monday morning at the county complex auditorium.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb School System Offering Kids Free Summer Meals

May 28, 2016 - 6:21am

May 28, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Schools in DeKalb County are now closed for the summer. And while most students have left their classrooms happy for the break, some parents may fret about how to feed their children without meals provided through schools.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DCHS Announces New Golf and Tennis Coaches

May 27, 2016 - 4:58pm

May 27, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The new DCHS Golf Coach is John Pryor while Seth Willoughby is taking over coaching duties for the Tennis program. Both positions were formerly held by Joe Pat Cope.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Kennard Named DCHS Girls Basketball Coach

May 27, 2016 - 1:11pm

May 27, 2016by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County High School has a new girls basketball coach.

Nathaniel (Nate) Kennard has been named to replace former Coach Joe Pat Cope. Meanwhile, Andrew Dixon, DCHS Computer Science and Math teacher, will be an assistant to Kennard.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DCHS in Search of New Baseball Coach

May 27, 2016 - 12:56pm

May 27, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Another DCHS Coach has lost his job.

Baseball Coach Tracy Slone will not return as teacher or coach next season. Slone was hired three years ago as a wellness teacher and coach.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Nomination Period Underway for FSA County Committee Election

May 27, 2016 - 10:40am

May 27, 2016

Donny Green, DeKalb/Cannon County FSA County Executive Director, has announced that the nomination period for the 2016 Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee Election is underway. The nomination period continues through August 1, 2016.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Child Labor Laws Guide Employers Looking to Hire Teenagers for Summer Jobs

May 27, 2016 - 6:02am

May 27, 2016

Students across Tennessee are down to the final days of the school year and they are preparing for the summer months ahead. Many of those teenagers will trade time in the classroom for time on the job during their break.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DCHS Tigerettes Finish State Tournament Run in Final Four

May 26, 2016 - 6:32pm

May 26, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The DCHS Tigerettes run in the TSSAA Class AA Girls Softball Tournament ended Thursday with a 5 to 2 loss to White House Heritage in Murfreesboro.

The Tigerettes finished tournament play in the final four and concluded the season at 35-6-1.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Tigerettes Defeat Chester County in State Softball Tournament

May 26, 2016 - 1:02pm

May 26, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The DCHS Tigerettes defeated Chester County 5 to 1 today to advance in the losers bracket of the TSSAA Class AA Girls Softball Tournament at Murfreesboro.

DeKalb County will play either White House Heritage or Dyersburg today at 4:00 p.m. at the Starplex #2 field in Murfreesboro.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Chamber Conducts Ribbon Cuttings

May 26, 2016 - 12:12pm

May 26, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce recently had a Ribbon Cutting for Dr. Kimberly Tabor of Saint Thomas Medical Partners. Her new office is located at 518 West Main St., Suite A, Smithville, next to DeKalb Specialty Clinic, in front of Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. Dr.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Tigerettes Fall to Waverly Central 6-2 in State Tournament

May 25, 2016 - 9:06pm

May 25, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The DCHS Tigerettes lost to Waverly Central 6 to 2 in the second round of the TSSAA Class AA Girls Softball Tournament in Murfreesboro Wednesday night.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Petition Filed For Smithville Referendum on Wine at Retail Food Stores

May 25, 2016 - 4:45pm

May 25, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A petition has been presented to the election commission asking for a referendum in Smithville on permitting grocery stores to sell wine.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Student Awards Presented During DeKalb West 8th Grade Graduation

May 25, 2016 - 2:25pm

May 25, 2016by: Bill Conger

Forty students graduated from DeKalb West School on Tuesday, May 24 during a special ceremony before administrators, students, family and friends.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Tiger and Lady Tiger Basketball Camp (GET REGISTRATION FORM HERE)

May 25, 2016 - 8:20am

May 25, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Tiger and Lady Tiger Basketball Camp will be June 20-23 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the DeKalb Middle School Gymnasium. It's for boys and girls ages 5-14.

(CLICK LINK BELOW TO VIEW REGISTRATION FORM)

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Tigerettes Get State Tournament Win

May 24, 2016 - 9:53pm

May 24, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The DCHS Tigerettes knocked off Dyersburg 5 to 3 in the first round of the TSSAA Class AA Girls Softball Tournament Tuesday in Murfreesboro.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County