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May the G-Force Be With You: Community Races in Support of Down syndrome

4 hours 13 min ago

April 27, 2015by: Bill Conger

Four-year-old Grant Brown holds up a peace sign with two of his fingers as he poses with the winners of the first-ever RunDown 5K & Fun Run.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Hunting Privileges Revoked for Several People

5 hours 2 min ago

April 27, 2015

Several people accused of recent wildlife hunting violations appeared in DeKalb County General Sessions Court on Thursday, April 9.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Jobless Rate Drops to 7.2% in March

7 hours 41 min ago

April 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County's unemployment rate for March was 7.2%, down from 7.7% in February and below 8.2% recorded in March, 2014.

The local labor force for March, 2015 was 7,130. A total of 6,610 were employed and 520 were without work.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Eight DeKalb County Fire Department Recruits Complete “Live Burn” Training

7 hours 48 min ago

April 27, 2015by: Donny Green

Eight DeKalb County Fire Department (DCFD) recruits have completed the 16-hour Firefighter Live Burn Training Course at the Tennessee Fire and Codes Enforcement Training Academy in Bellbuckle, Tennessee.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

New York Based Group Makes Offer for Lakeside Resort

April 25, 2015 - 10:44am

April 25, 2015

A New York non-profit group, which operates a residential facility for youth, has reportedly made an offer for a lease/purchase of Lakeside Resort, which is under the control of UCHRA.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb County students win at Cumberland Plateau science fair

April 24, 2015 - 6:45pm

April 24, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Seven students from DeKalb County High School won this year at the Cumberland Plateau Science and Engineering Fair at Tennessee Tech University.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

FBLA Students Seek Support for Trip to National Conference

April 24, 2015 - 10:51am

April 24, 2015by: Marilyn Roberts

DeKalb County High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America students have qualified to compete at the national level based on their performance at the recent Tennessee FBLA State Leadership Conference.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Man Arrested After Threatening Officers and a Judge

April 23, 2015 - 8:33pm

April 23, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Smithville Police arrested a man twice last week after he allegedly threatened officers and a judge.

48 year old Marty Brent Tallent is charged with aggravated assault and retaliation for past actions. His total bond is $35,000 and he will be in court again May 1.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

School Board Calls Special Meeting on Director Selection Procedure

April 23, 2015 - 4:54pm

April 23, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Board of Education will have a special called meeting on Monday, April 27 to establish a procedure for selecting the next Director of Schools.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Voters Prohibited from Using Cell Phones Inside Polling Place Except for Informational Purposes

April 23, 2015 - 3:40pm

April 23, 2015

The Tennessee Legislature has passed a law prohibiting the use of cell phones inside the polling place, except for informational purposes.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb County to Participate in Great American Cleanup Campaign

April 23, 2015 - 5:27am

April 23, 2015

The Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and the DeKalb County Mayor’s office would like to invite residents across the county to participate in the DeKalb County Clean Up campaign on Saturday, May 16th.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Tanya Howard Named DeKalb County Teacher of the Year

April 21, 2015 - 10:32pm

April 21, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A kindergarten teacher at Smithville Elementary School was named " DeKalb County Teacher of the Year" and received the "John Isabell Memorial Award" Tuesday night during the eighth annual Teacher of the Year banquet at the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Three Vehicle Crash Claims One, Injures Three Others

April 21, 2015 - 9:19pm

April 21, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A McMinnville man was killed and three other people were injured in a three vehicle crash Tuesday on Highway 56 just south of the Magness Road intersection.

THP received the call at 12:20 p.m.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DCHS Senior to Receive College Degree Through Dual Enrollment

April 21, 2015 - 12:12pm

April 21, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Leah Burchfield, a senior at DCHS, is on track to earn a college degree less than two weeks before she gets her high school diploma.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Jury Convicts Lawson of Burglary and Theft; Not Guilty of Intoxication

April 21, 2015 - 12:04pm

April 21, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A McMinnville man allegedly caught breaking into an outbuilding on Bethel Road in September 2013 stood trial and was convicted Thursday in DeKalb County Criminal Court.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

TCAP and EOC Testing to Begin Soon

April 21, 2015 - 11:52am

April 21, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County students will be taking the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, or TCAP, Achievement Tests starting April 28.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

NES Third Graders Win March Madness Reading Challenge

April 21, 2015 - 10:29am

April 21, 2015

Lisa Mabe's third grade class has won the March Madness Reading Challenge at Northside Elementary School.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Smithville Police Department Warns Citizens of Scams

April 21, 2015 - 10:13am

April 21, 2015

The Smithville Police Department is urging citizens to be vigilant to avoid becoming the victim of scams

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Liberty Woman Indicted for TennCare Fraud

April 20, 2015 - 3:10pm

April 20, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A Liberty woman has been indicted by the Grand Jury for TennCare Fraud.

27 year old Ashley Hope Morgan of Gassaway Road, Liberty was arrested on Tuesday, April 14. Her bond is $10,000 and she will be arraigned in DeKalb County Criminal Court on May 22.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County