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Powerful Thunderstorm Hits DeKalb County Hard

1 hour 22 min ago

August 20, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Powerful winds from a severe thunderstorm caused widespread damage across DeKalb County this afternoon with downed trees and power lines in various locations.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Arrest Expected in Convenience Market Burglary

4 hours 7 min ago

August 20, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Smithville Police have theft and burglary charges pending against a suspect in a burglary last month at the On The Way Convenience Market on South Congress Boulevard.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Motorists Urged to Use Caution Around School Buses

13 hours 7 min ago

August 20, 2014by: Dwayne Page

The most dangerous part of a school bus ride is getting on and off and if motorists don't stop for buses when they're supposed to the potential for a tragic accident increases.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Alexandria Woman Dies in Wreck at Liberty

August 19, 2014 - 11:59am

August 19, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Heavy rains Tuesday morning on Highway 70 at Liberty may have contributed to a traffic accident that claimed the life of a 36 year old Alexandria woman.

Dead is Sarah Clark.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Jim Sherwood Attends Space Camp

August 19, 2014 - 5:51am

August 19, 2014

Jim Sherwood of Smithville recently attended SPACE CAMP at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home of SPACE CAMP and NASA's official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Man Charged in Multiple Thefts of Rebar from Nursery

August 18, 2014 - 6:52pm

August 18, 2014by: Dwayne Page

A Smithville man has been charged with stealing rebar from Pirtles Nursery on five occasions and selling it at a local recycling business.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Enrollment Up in School System from Last August

August 18, 2014 - 12:45pm

August 18, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Enrollment in the DeKalb County School System is up by fifty four students over last year at this time.

Total enrollment, as of Monday, August 18, was 3,034 compared to 2,980 last year on the third Monday of the school year, according to Joey Reeder, Attendance Supervisor.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Lady Tigers Sweep on Pre-Season Play Day

August 18, 2014 - 6:00am

August 18, 2014by: Coach K

The Lady Tigers opened their season on Saturday with a bang. 21 seconds into the Annual DeKalb County Preseason Play day, “Bang”, Hailey Bass drives a shot into the back post of the goal off of a well-played assist from Jerica Braswell. Just like that, the season begins, and the Lady

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

School System Reports Twenty Three Incidents of Bullying Last Year

August 17, 2014 - 6:27am

August 17, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Twenty three incidents of bullying were reported in the DeKalb County School System during the 2013-14 year. Eleven of those cases were confirmed according to Attendance Supervisor Joey Reeder.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DCHS Girls Soccer Team Seeks to Keep Assistant Coach

August 17, 2014 - 5:52am

August 17, 2014by: Dwayne Page

A member of the DCHS girls soccer team addressed the Board of Education Thursday night asking that long time unpaid assistant coach Rhonda Merriman be kept as a paid assistant.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Newly Elected County Officials to be Sworn In August 25

August 15, 2014 - 5:02pm

August 15, 2014by: Dwayne Page

All newly elected county public officials including county commissioners, constables, and school board members will be sworn into office in a special ceremony on Monday, August 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the county complex. The terms of office for all newly elected officials begin September 1.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

School Board Honors the Late Educator John Isabell; Willoughby Names Personnel

August 15, 2014 - 5:57am

August 15, 2014by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Teacher of the Year Award has been named in honor of the late John Isabell.

The Board of Education Thursday night voted to name the award for Isabell at the suggestion of Second District member Charles Robinson.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

New School Board Likely to Decide Whether to Outsource Custodial Work (VIEW VIDEO HERE)

August 15, 2014 - 1:10am

August 15, 2014by: Dwayne Page

It appears a final decision on whether to outsource the school system's custodial work to GCA Services Group will be left with the new Board of Education.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Four School Board Members Awarded for Years of Service

August 14, 2014 - 10:51pm

August 14, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Four school board members who will be leaving office come September 1 attended their last board of education meeting Thursday night.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Abstinence Based Education to be Offered in School System (VIEW VIDEO HERE)

August 14, 2014 - 10:16pm

August 14, 2014by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County School System is partnering with the Cookeville Pregnancy Center to offer an "abstinence based" education course to Middle and High School students this year.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Girl Scout Troop Preparing Food Boxes for Needy Seniors

August 14, 2014 - 6:22am

August 14, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Members of the 5th Grade Junior Girl Scout Troop 2103 have been busy this week preparing food boxes to be delivered to thirty five low income senior citizen households in this area.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County