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Tigerettes Get State Tournament Win

May 24, 2016 - 9:53pm

May 24, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The DCHS Tigerettes knocked off Dyersburg 5 to 3 in the first round of the TSSAA Class AA Girls Softball Tournament Tuesday in Murfreesboro.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Essay Winners Recognized During D.A.R.E Graduation at DeKalb West School

May 24, 2016 - 4:03pm

May 24, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Fifth graders at DeKalb West School received certificates during the annual D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony held Tuesday.

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program was conducted by D.A.R.E. Instructor and Chief Deputy Don Adamson of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

EMS Billing Rates to Increase July 1st

May 24, 2016 - 2:29pm

May 24, 2016by: Dwayne Page

In an effort to shore up revenues to help fund the operation, DeKalb County Commission Monday night voted to raise ambulance service billing rates, effective July 1 based on a recommendation by the budget committee.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Butler Charged Twice in Domestic Incidents with his Wife

May 24, 2016 - 7:13am

May 24, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A DeKalb County man was arrested twice last week over domestic incidents with his wife.

49 year old William Boyce Butler of Lee Braswell Road, Smithville is charged with aggravated assault. His bond is $10,000 and he will make a court appearance on May 26.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Major Jerry Parker to Speak at Memorial Day Program

May 23, 2016 - 4:22pm

May 23, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The community is encouraged to rally in a show of support for fallen heroes during a Memorial Day program Monday morning, May 30 at the DeKalb County Complex.

The guest speaker will be Major Jerry Parker of Murfreesboro.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Celebrating National Drug Court Month: Criminal Justice in Action

May 22, 2016 - 6:16am

May 22, 2016by: Norene Puckett

This May, drug courts and other treatment courts throughout Tennessee will join over 2,900 such courts nationwide in celebrating National Drug Court Month.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Tigerettes to Face Dyersburg in the State Softball Tournament

May 21, 2016 - 6:28am

May 21, 2016by: Dwayne Page

For the third year in a row and the eighth time in program history, the DCHS Tigerettes have punched their ticket to the TSSAA Class AA Softball Tournament. They defeated Red Bank 12-0 in five innings in a Sub-State game Saturday at the Danny Bond Field.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb County Fire Department Awarded Assistance to Firefighters Grant

May 20, 2016 - 5:47pm

May 20, 2016

The DeKalb County Fire Department has been contacted by Senator Lamar Alexander’s office notifying Chief Donny Green that the department’s 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application, in the amount of $70,895, has been awarded.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Fire Claims Dowelltown Home

May 20, 2016 - 5:34pm

May 20, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A fire Friday morning claimed the home of Ben Close on Banks Street in Dowelltown.

A passerby spotted the fire around 7:12 a.m. and reported it. Close was not home at the time. He had left minutes earlier.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Lomas Gets Six Year Sentence for Forgeries

May 20, 2016 - 4:55pm

May 20, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A Smithville man charged in a rash of forgeries last summer was sentenced in DeKalb County Criminal Court Friday, May 20.

Judge Gary McKenzie presided.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Pow Wow in the Park at Edgar Evins State Park

May 20, 2016 - 1:04pm

May 20, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Edgar Evins State Park is hosting a two-day American Indian educational and cultural event tomorrow and Sunday. Pow Wow in the Park will take place on May 21 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and May 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

WJLE to Replay DCHS Graduation Program (VIEW VIDEO HERE)

May 20, 2016 - 8:27am

May 20, 2016by: Dwayne Page

WJLE will replay the DCHS graduation program at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning, May 21 on AM 1480, FM 101.7 and LIVE Streaming at www.wjle.com

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Graduates Say Their Goodbyes to DCHS (VIEW VIDEOS HERE)

May 19, 2016 - 9:18pm

May 19, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Graduating seniors are now looking toward the next chapter in their lives after saying their goodbyes to DCHS as students during Thursday night's commencement.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DCHS Graduation Tonight on Football Field (VIEW PHOTOS OF SENIORS HERE)

May 19, 2016 - 5:55am

May 19, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Graduation for the Class of 2016 at DeKalb County High School will be tonight (Thursday, May 19) at 7:00 p.m. on the high school football field. The program had been set for Friday but was rescheduled due to the threat of rain.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DCHS Tigerettes Claim Region Tournament Championship

May 18, 2016 - 1:57pm

May 18, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The DCHS Tigerettes claimed the Championship of the Region 4AA Softball Tournament with a 4-1 win over Livingston Academy Wednesday in Smithville at the Danny Bond Field.

DeKalb County will host Redbank at 4:00 p.m. Saturday in the Sub-State at the Danny Bond Field.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

D.A.R.E Graduation Held at Northside Elementary School

May 18, 2016 - 1:10pm

May 18, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Fifth graders at Northside Elementary School received certificates during the annual D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony held Wednesday.

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program was conducted by D.A.R.E. Instructor and Chief Deputy Don Adamson of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Annual All Day Gospel Singing in Alexandria Saturday

May 18, 2016 - 6:01am

May 18, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The Annual All Day Gospel Singing will be Saturday, May 21 at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. WJLE will broadcast LIVE.

The lineup is as follows:

*Malone's Chapel Baptist Church: 10 a.m.

*Debbie McMillen and Family: 10:30 a.m.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County