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Woman on Probation Found with Pills and Large Amount of Cash

9 hours 49 min ago

July 6, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A woman on probation, who said she is unemployed, was found with pills and a large amount of cash during a sheriff's department traffic stop on Tuesday, June 30.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Beer Board Denies Seitz Permit for Home Brewery

13 hours 46 min ago

July 6, 2015by: Dwayne Page

He had hoped to be able to start his own in-home research brewery operation , but Alex Seitz has been denied a beer manufacturing permit.

The DeKalb County Beer Board met to act on the application Thursday night. The meeting was covered exclusively by WJLE.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Rocky Top Revue Wins Jamboree Square Dancing Competition (View Video Here)

July 5, 2015 - 9:26am

July 5, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Rocky Top Revue of Franklin won the Square Dancing Competition Saturday during the 44th annual Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Tyler Andal Named Grand Champion Fiddler of Jamboree in Rainy Finish to the Two Day Festival

July 5, 2015 - 6:12am

July 5, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The Grand Champion Fiddler of the 44th annual Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival is Tyler Andal of White House, Tennessee.

He won the Berry C. Williams Memorial Award Saturday night after the Grand Finale Fiddle-Off between the best Junior and Senior Fiddler.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Giri Peters Wins Beginners Fiddling Title (View Video Here)

July 4, 2015 - 6:10pm

July 4, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Giri Peters of Nashville was crowned the Grand Champion fiddler of the National Championship for Country Musician Beginners at the Fiddlers Jamboree Saturday and won the coveted James G. "Bobo" Driver Memorial Award

(View Video Below)

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Sierra Hull Returns to Fiddlers Jamboree to Perform and to Receive the Blue Blaze Award

July 4, 2015 - 5:58pm

July 4, 2015by: Dwayne Page and Shan Burklow

Sierra Hull, who competed on the Fiddlers Jamboree stage as a child, is now a young adult with a professional career as a singer, songwriter, and musician.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Nashville Boy Wins Jamboree Fiddling Title for Beginners

July 4, 2015 - 4:51pm

July 4, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A Nashville boy won the top Jamboree award Saturday as the best fiddler in the National Championship for Country Musician Beginners.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Aikens Wins Fiddler 5K

July 4, 2015 - 12:16pm

July 4, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Caleb Aikens of Cookeville was the overall winner of the 17th annual Fiddler 5K and One-Mile Fun Run this morning (Saturday).

Aikens ran the course in 17 minutes and 34 seconds.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Community Chorus Entertains Jamboree Crowd (VIEW VIDEO HERE)

July 4, 2015 - 11:08am

July 4, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The Community Chorus made a return appearance during the Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival Friday evening

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Jamboree Craft Awards Presented

July 4, 2015 - 7:09am

July 4, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The annual Fiddler's Jamboree Craft Awards were presented Friday.

Larry and Deb Drake of Nashville received the "Best of Show" award for their display of handmade Sterling Silver Gemstone Jewelry.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Jackson Hollow Wins Youth Square Dancing at Fiddlers Jamboree (View Video Here)

July 4, 2015 - 6:18am

July 4, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Jackson Hollow of Franklin won the Youth Square Dancing competition Friday night at the Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival.

The group was among eight square dance teams in the preliminaries and beat out two others in the finals to take the title.

(PLAY VIDEO BELOW)

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Performers Jam Past Midnight on Opening Day of Fiddlers Jamboree

July 4, 2015 - 4:59am

July 4, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Performers picked, sang, and danced all day Friday until just past midnight Saturday morning during the first day of the 44th annual Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DUD Board Seeks Reappointment of Joe Foutch

July 3, 2015 - 12:15pm

July 3, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb Utility District Board of Commissioners are recommending that Joe Foutch be reappointed to a new four year term.

Foutch's current term expires August 31.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

44th Annual Fiddlers Jamboree & Crafts Festival Kicks Off Friday Morning

July 2, 2015 - 8:39pm

July 2, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Come one, come all to downtown Smithville for the 44th Annual Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival. This year's event will be held Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th. The Festival begins at 9:00 am each day, and continues until the final competition has been awarded.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Three Horses Perish in Barn Fire

July 2, 2015 - 6:03pm

July 2, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A fire destroyed a barn and claimed three horses Thursday morning on Game Ridge Road.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DUD Breaks Ground for Water Treatment Plant

July 2, 2015 - 1:58pm

July 2, 2015by: Dwayne Page

After years of planning and months of legal battles with opponents including the City of Smithville who tried to stop the project, the DeKalb Utility District has begun construction on its own water treatment plant.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

"Tech Talk" to Feature Chad Colwell of Wilson Bank & Trust

July 2, 2015 - 6:00am

July 2, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Listen for "Tech Talk" sponsored by Smithville Computer Repair on WJLE TODAY (Thursday, July 2) at 8:00 a.m. This week's guest will be Chad Colwell with Wilson Bank & Trust. The topic will be "New Technology in Banking".

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

New Director of Schools Expected to be Selected July 16

July 1, 2015 - 11:21am

July 1, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A new Director of Schools is expected to be named in a couple of weeks.

During a workshop Tuesday evening, the Board of Education discussed procedures in selecting a new director.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Police and Fire Fighters Receive Explosive Device Training

July 1, 2015 - 11:05am

July 1, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Members of the Smithville Police and Smithville Fire Departments recently attended explosive device training at New Mexico Tech. The program is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) a division of the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

County Budget Committee Recommends a 16 Cent Property Tax Increase

June 30, 2015 - 10:52pm

June 30, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Your property taxes will be going up this fall if the county commission adopts a recommendation by the budget committee.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County