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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

August 30, 2015 - 6:16am

August 30, 2015by: Dwayne Page

In the United States alone, someone dies by suicide once every 13 minutes. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

WJLE's "Fearless Forecasters" Returning Thursday

August 29, 2015 - 10:18am

August 29, 2015by: Dwayne Page

WJLE's "Fearless Forecasters" are returning for another season of college pigskin prognosticating Thursday afternoon's at 4:30 p.m. beginning September 3.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Early Voting Ends Today for Alexandria Election

August 29, 2015 - 5:54am

August 29, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Early voting for the Alexandria Municipal Election concludes today (Saturday).

Voting will take place at the election commission office at the courthouse in Smithville from 9 a.m. to noon. Nine persons have voted early as of Friday.

Election Day is Thursday, September 3.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

4-H Outdoor Meat Cookery Contest

August 29, 2015 - 5:46am

August 29, 2015by: By: Leigh Fuson, 4-H Agent

It can be hard to resist the flavor of a good steak or pork chop sizzling on a charcoal grill, but sometimes it can be tricky to get the meat “just right.” DeKalb County 4-H members are learning how to do just that after preparing for and competing at the Central Region 4-H Outdoor Meat Cookery

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Jobless Rate at 8.2% in July

August 28, 2015 - 7:21pm

August 28, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County's unemployment rate for July was 8.2%, up from 7.9% in June but still below 8.7% in July, 2014.

The local labor force for July was 7,290. A total of 6,700 were employed and 600 were without work.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Chamber of Commerce Presents Awards

August 28, 2015 - 12:25pm

August 28, 2015

The Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce has presented a Milestone Award to Jackie Smith State Farm Insurance located at 315 Public Square North, Smithville for proudly serving this area for 30 years.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DCHS Tigers at Stone Memorial Tonight

August 28, 2015 - 8:25am

August 28, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Tigers will be going for their second win of the season tonight as they travel to Crossville to do battle with Stone Memorial.

While DeKalb County was beating Warren County in the season opener last week 23-14, Stone Memorial pounded York Institute 54-18 at Jamestown.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Bridge in Blue Springs Community to be Replaced

August 27, 2015 - 6:24pm

August 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Construction is expected to begin next month on the replacement of a bridge in the Blue Springs community.

The bridge is located on Underhill Road over Sink Creek.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

"Purple Out Day" to raise Alzheimer's Awareness

August 27, 2015 - 5:39pm

August 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Alzheimer’s disease impacts Tennessee families in every county from west to east, and now court clerks across the state, including DeKalb County are showing their support by participating in the inaugural statewide “Purple Out Day” benefitting Alzheimer’s Tennessee, a not-for-profit organization.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Tech Talk to Feature Lynn McCoy of Fitness Determination

August 27, 2015 - 5:47am

August 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Listen for Tech Talk sponsored by Smithville Computer Repair on WJLE Thursday at 8:00 a.m. This week's guest will be Lynn McCoy with Fitness Determination. The topic will be the many benefits of exercise.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Sheriff's Dept Plans More Patrols in Austin Bottom Area

August 27, 2015 - 5:43am

August 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Residents in the Austin Bottom Community can expect to see law enforcement patrols a little more often over the next few weeks.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Morgan Faith Green to Compete For Miss Teen Tennessee USA 2016

August 26, 2015 - 4:19pm

August 26, 2015

Morgan Faith Green, 16, of Smithville will compete for the title of Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2016 on October 8, 9, and 10, 2015 at the Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Leadership DeKalb Seeks Participants for its 18th Class

August 26, 2015 - 4:13pm

August 26, 2015by: Jen Sherwood

Leadership DeKalb, an adult leadership enhancement program now in its 18th year, is seeking participants for a new class.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Manhunt Conducted Tuesday Evening in Alexandria

August 26, 2015 - 10:08am

August 26, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A manhunt was conducted Tuesday evening in Alexandria for an individual wanted by Wilson County authorities.

At last report, the man was still at large but not believed to be in Alexandria

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb GOP to Host Free Fall Picnic

August 25, 2015 - 9:16pm

August 25, 2015

The DeKalb County Republican Party will be hosting a FREE Fall Picnic at Green Brook Park on Saturday, September 19 from 11:00AM-1:00PM. All DeKalb County residents are invited to come and share in fellowship and hear from some of our Republican elected officials.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Wilkins Named Leader of District Democratic County Chairs

August 25, 2015 - 9:03pm

August 25, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The leader of the DeKalb County Democratic Party has been named Chairman of the 6th District County Chairs.

Jordan Wilkins was elected to the position on Saturday, August 22 in Carthage.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Smithville Man Caught with Stolen Motorcycle

August 25, 2015 - 7:49pm

August 25, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A Smithville man was found with a stolen motorcycle last week in the Midway community.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Commission Fails to Make Judicial Commissioner Appointments

August 25, 2015 - 7:06am

August 25, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The appointment of three judicial commissioners will have to wait until September.

During Monday night's meeting, the county commission failed to come up with the eight votes needed to make the appointments.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

County Commission Votes Funding for New Animal Shelter Building (VIEW VIDEO HERE)

August 25, 2015 - 12:01am

August 24, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The county commission gave supporters of a new animal shelter something to cheer about Monday night after voting 8-5 to appropriate $75,000 toward construction of the proposed facility.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

State Website Available to Assist Patrons of County Clerk Office

August 24, 2015 - 11:28am

August 24, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Although patrons of the county clerk office still have to pay a visit for most services, the Tennessee County Clerk website can be a useful tool to help them prepare for completing their transactions.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County