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Northside Elementary Recommended for Reaccreditation

7 hours 7 min ago

January 31, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Northside Elementary School will be recommended for AdvancED reaccreditation by members of an external review team who visited the school Thursday and Friday, January 29-30.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

2015 Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and New Board Members Announced

January 30, 2015 - 5:39am

January 30, 2015

At the January Chamber Board Meeting and Retreat, the Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce Board elected their 2015 Executive Officers. Jeff Crips of Regions Bank is the 2015 Chamber President. Shan Burklow of DeKalb Community Hospital is the new Vice-President.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Jobless Rate for December at 6.1%

January 29, 2015 - 3:43pm

January 29, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County's unemployment rate for December, 2014 was 6.1%, up from 6% in November but still below the 7% rate for December 2013.

The local labor force was 8,970. A total of 8,420 were employed and 550 were without work.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

WJLE RADIO SHOPPER RETURNS FRIDAY

January 29, 2015 - 11:10am

January 29, 2015by: Dwayne Page

WJLE and participating local businesses are giving you a chance to bid on and buy merchandise at a discount in the RADIO SHOPPER on Friday, January 30.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Hendersonville Woman Airlifted After Bizarre Crash

January 28, 2015 - 4:51pm

January 28, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A Hendersonville woman was injured in a bizarre crash Wednesday morning on the Old Casey Cove Road in DeKalb County.

41 year old Krystal McFall was airlifted by a Life Force helicopter ambulance and flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

February to be Busy Month for Trustee's Office

January 28, 2015 - 6:13am

January 28, 2015by: Dwayne Page

As of Monday, January 26th the DeKalb County Trustee's Office had collected 45.53% of the $7.5 million in 2014 county property taxes to be collected by February 28. That includes property, residential, commercial, personal, and public utility taxes.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

TCAP Writing Assessments Begin Next Week

January 27, 2015 - 5:51pm

January 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County students in grades 3-11 will be taking the TCAP Writing Assessments in February.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

County Seeks THDA Grant Funding to Upgrade Housing

January 27, 2015 - 3:59pm

January 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The county will re-apply for a grant to rehabilitate dilapidated homes at no cost to the homeowner.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb County Audit Reveals No Major Issues

January 27, 2015 - 3:49pm

January 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

An annual state audit of the DeKalb County government has resulted in ten findings with apparently no major deficiencies or problem areas being identified.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Leigh Fuson Joins DeKalb Extension Office Staff

January 27, 2015 - 12:21pm

January 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Extension Office has a new agent.

Leigh Fuson has joined the staff as a 4-H Extension Agent and will be working with Director and County Extension Agent Michael Barry and Dr. April Martin, Extension Family Consumer Science Agent.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

School Board Begins Evaluation of Director

January 26, 2015 - 10:00pm

January 26, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The School Board began its annual performance evaluation of Director of Schools Mark Willoughby in a workshop Monday night.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

STEMmobile brings hands-on lab to DWS

January 26, 2015 - 3:27pm

January 26, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Students at DeKalb West School last week got a firsthand experience in conducting science experiments inside a mobile learning laboratory, called the STEMmobile.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Monterey Woman Tries to Steal Cart Load of Walmart Merchandise

January 26, 2015 - 9:16am

January 26, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A Monterey woman was arrested for theft after trying to steal a shopping cart full of merchandise from Walmart in Smithville Tuesday, January 20

30 year old Tasha Marie Cooke is under a $5,000 bond and she will be in court February 12.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DWS 8th Graders Selected for National Achievement Test

January 26, 2015 - 6:26am

January 26, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb West School eighth graders have been selected to represent schools across the nation by participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The assessment will be given on Tuesday, January 27.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Bridge Repairs to be Made at Hickman

January 26, 2015 - 5:45am

January 26, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has announced that repairs will begin soon on the State Route 264 bridge over Hickman Creek just three miles north of the DeKalb County Line in the Hickman Community of Smith County.

Bids were opened on the project October 17, 2014.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Woman Ejected in Saturday Night Crash

January 26, 2015 - 5:41am

January 26, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A 41 year old woman was ejected in a one auto crash Saturday night on Antioch Road (Highway 288).

Lisa Dillon was taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County