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Bluegrass PIckin’ Preview to Kick-Off Jamboree

June 24, 2016 - 3:41pm

June 24, 2016

To kick off the Jamboree, the Bluegrass PIckin’ Preview will be on Thursday, June 30th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at Evins Park (across from the Smithville Post Office and Justin Potter Library). The performance schedule is as follows:

*Community Chorus from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

County Budget Committee Recommends New Salary Scale

June 23, 2016 - 10:55pm

June 23, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Most county employees would get a pay raise under a new wage scale proposed by the county commission’s budget committee.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Reappraisal Shows Drop in DeKalb County Property Assessments

June 23, 2016 - 9:55pm

June 23, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The latest five year reappraisal cycle has been completed in DeKalb County and it shows an overall drop in assessments (property values).

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Shaffer Sentenced to Six Years Probation on Forgery Charges

June 23, 2016 - 9:16pm

June 23, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A Smithville woman who allegedly stole a debit card and forged the card holder’s signature to make transactions at five local businesses received a total sentence of six years in DeKalb County Criminal Court Tuesday, June 21.

Judge Gary McKenzie presided.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Morgan Vickers Receives Run Down 5K Scholarship

June 23, 2016 - 1:05pm

June 23, 2016

Clark Oakley with RunDown 5K for Down Syndrome Awareness recently presented Morgan Vickers of DeKalb County High School with a $250 Scholarship.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Smithville Fire Department Called to Shiroki North America

June 23, 2016 - 6:19am

June 23, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The Smithville Volunteer Fire Department was summoned to Shiroki North America Wednesday.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Smiley Gets Three Year Sentence in Meth Lab Case

June 22, 2016 - 3:49pm

June 22, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A woman found with a meth lab during an April Smithville Police Department hit and run investigation appeared in DeKalb County Criminal Court Tuesday, June 21.

Judge Gary McKenzie presided.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Beshearse Opposes More Pay for School Board Members

June 22, 2016 - 9:27am

June 22, 2016by: Dwayne Page

During Monday’s night’ s special called meeting, members of the Board of Education made cuts totaling more than $480,000 from the proposed school budget as requested by the county commission’s budget committee.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Danny Bond Retires as Tigerette Coach, Gets New Position in School System

June 21, 2016 - 6:38pm

June 21, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Although he will remain employed by the school system in a new position this fall, longtime educator Danny Bond has announced his retirement as the DCHS Tigerette Softball Coach, a position he has held for 31 years since the program began in 1985. His successor has not yet been named.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Teachers, Support Staff, and Board of Education to Get More Pay Under Proposed School Budget

June 21, 2016 - 4:58pm

June 21, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Board of Education adopted a revised tentative budget for the 2016-17 year during a special meeting following a work session Monday evening at the Board of Education Building.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Local Student Attends National Leadership Forum

June 21, 2016 - 4:49pm

June 21, 2016

Casey Vickers from DeKalb County attended Harding University’s 60th Annual National Leadership Forum in Searcy, Arkansas June 5-10. Casey was sponsored by DeKalb County Farm Bureau as a delegate to the Forum, which is presented by the University’s American Studies Institute.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

NES Students Perform Skits and Plays

June 21, 2016 - 9:50am

June 21, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Northside Elementary School 4th & 5th graders performed the play "The Daring Excape of Henry Box Brown" Friday. The play was about an slave that escaped to the North when friends helped ship him to Pennsylvania in a crate. Students in the 2nd & 3rd grade also performed.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Toad Road Man Charged with Ten Counts of Forgery

June 20, 2016 - 3:09pm

June 20, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A local man has been charged with ten counts of forgery for allegedly passing forged checks stolen from a family member at two banks and a market from May 25 through June 7.

Matthew Adam Cubbins of Toad Road, Dowelltown is under a $25,000 bond and he will be in court June 23.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Two Tigerettes Sign with Roane State Community College

June 20, 2016 - 1:48pm

June 20, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Two DCHS Tigerettes, who graduated last month, put pen to paper Monday signing to play for the Roane State Community College Raiders softball team next spring.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Fair 5K and Fun Run Set for July 16 (VIEW REGISTRATION FORM HERE)

June 20, 2016 - 5:37am

June 20, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The annual DeKalb County Fair 5K and Fun Run will be July 16 as a fund raiser for Run Down to bring awareness to Down Syndrome.

(CLICK LINK BELOW FOR REGISTRATION FORM)

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Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

RunDown 5K Raises Funds for Down Syndrome Awareness

June 19, 2016 - 6:44am

June 19, 2016

RunDown 5K for Down Syndrome Awareness recently presented over $1000 in games, tools and other educational supplies to benefit children with Down Syndrome and other special needs to both DeKalb County School system special needs programs and Smith County special needs programs.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

UCHRA awarded LIHEAP funds to assist with utility bills

June 19, 2016 - 5:36am

June 19, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency has been awarded funds to help people having difficulty paying their utility bills.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Ten seats on Tennessee's state-level courts up for retention elections

June 19, 2016 - 5:32am

June 19, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Ten seats on Tennessee's state-level courts are up for retention elections on August 4, 2016. Three seats on the Tennessee Supreme Court join three seats on the Tennessee Court of Appeals and three seats on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County