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Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday July 29-31

July 28, 2016 - 7:26pm

July 28, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Before you start your back to school shopping, mark July 29-31 on your calendar.

That's this year's tax-free weekend in Tennessee, where shoppers won't have to pay sales tax on clothing, school and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Riverwatch Trace Dropped from the County Road System

July 28, 2016 - 8:50am

July 28, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The County Commission Monday night rescinded action taken a year ago to add Riverwatch Trace to the County Road list.

The vote was 9-2-2.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Danny Cowan Appointed Judicial Commissioner

July 28, 2016 - 8:47am

July 28, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The county commission Monday night filled a judicial commissioner vacancy.

Danny Cowan was named to replace Harvey Barnes who recently announced his resignation effective July 31. Barnes had served since his appointment last September.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Two Days Left to Early Vote

July 27, 2016 - 4:14pm

July 27, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A total of 810 people have cast ballots with two days left of early voting for the August 4 elections.

One hundred forty nine voted Thursday including 144 in person and 5 by absentee.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

All DeKalb Students To Again Be Offered Free Breakfasts and Lunches

July 27, 2016 - 3:08pm

July 27, 2016by: Dwayne Page

All students in the DeKalb County School System, regardless of income, will again this year have access to free breakfasts and lunches when school begins in August.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Auto Dealers Urged to Attend New Dealer Drive-Out EZ Tag Demonstration

July 27, 2016 - 2:05pm

July 27, 2016by: Dwayne Page

County Clerk James L. (Jimmy) Poss is asking all Auto Dealers in DeKalb County to attend a new Dealer Drive-Out EZ Tag demonstration. This will be conducted Thursday July 28 at 9:30 a.m. in the meeting room adjacent to the UT extension office at the county complex.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Still No Court Filings from County to Have Gate Removed

July 27, 2016 - 8:34am

July 27, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The county commission last month voted to take a landowner in the Belk Community to court for blocking a county road with a gate. But four weeks later, nothing has yet been filed with the court and members of the county commission and an affected property owner in the area want to know why.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Man Sentenced For Crimes Related to Shooting at Austin Bottom Lake Boat Access

July 27, 2016 - 5:51am

July 27, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A 19 year old man charged in a shooting last year at the Austin Bottom Lake Boat Access Area was sentenced in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Monday.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Two Arrested in Separate Cases of Credit/Debit Card Theft and Fraud

July 26, 2016 - 7:03pm

July 26, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department has made two recent arrests in separate cases of credit/debit card theft and fraud.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Mother Indicted for Fetal Assault and Contraband Enters Plea to Lesser Offenses

July 26, 2016 - 5:38pm

July 26, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A DeKalb County mother indicted last year for fetal assault and later for introduction of contraband (drugs) into a penal institution (jail) appeared for sentencing Monday in DeKalb County Criminal Court.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DCHS Basketball Cheerleaders Awarded at UCA Camp

July 26, 2016 - 4:30pm

July 26, 2016

The DCHS Basketball Cheerleaders recently attended UCA cheerleading camp at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville where they received several individual and team awards.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Hugh Washer Reappointed to DeKalb Utility District Board

July 26, 2016 - 11:04am

July 26, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Hugh Washer 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 Washer to the board. Washer’s current term expires August 31.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Second Annual “Purple Out Day” Friday to support Alzheimer’s Tennessee

July 26, 2016 - 9:18am

July 26, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Statewide “Purple Out Day” to support Alzheimer’s Tennessee THIS Friday, July 29

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

County Commission Adopts Budget (VIEW ENTIRE BUDGET HERE)

July 25, 2016 - 10:01pm

July 25, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The county commission Monday night adopted the new $42.4 million consolidated budget for the 2016-17 year which includes salary increases and a new wage scale for most county general employees.

(CLICK LINK BELOW TO VIEW BUDGET)

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Twenty Nine People Indicted by Grand Jury

July 25, 2016 - 8:00pm

July 25, 2016by: Dwayne Page

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

Those indicted will appear for arraignment in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Monday, August 8.

The names of those indicted and their charges are as follows:

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Beshearse Pleads Guilty to Killing Black Bear

July 25, 2016 - 7:50pm

July 25, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A Smithville man recently cited by the TWRA for illegally killing a black bear appeared in General Sessions Court last Wednesday.

Jim Beshearse entered a guilty plea on the citation for killing big game during a closed season.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

"Under the Lake" to be Released Soon

July 24, 2016 - 7:50am

July 24, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A new book featuring Historic images, stories, and genealogy of life along the Caney Fork River before the impoundment of Center Hill Lake is completed and will soon be available.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Test Drive a Ford to Raise Money for DCHS Football

July 24, 2016 - 6:42am

July 24, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Florence & White Ford and the Ford Motor Company are offering DCHS Football the opportunity to raise thousands of dollars with their test-drive program on Friday, August 5 prior to a scrimmage game against Friendship Christian.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Alexandria Man Arrested in Wilson County

July 23, 2016 - 7:10am

July 23, 2016

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office had a busy night Thursday that carried into early Friday morning following a series of crimes ending safely with the arrest of an Alexandria man reported to be armed and carrying drugs.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Sissy Johnson Wins Lipsync Battle (VIEW VIDEO HERE)

July 23, 2016 - 6:16am

July 23, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Sissy Johnson of DeKalb County won the Lip Sync Battle Friday night at the DeKalb County Fair.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County