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Sheriff's Department Receives "Zero Fatal Award"

28 min 9 sec ago

January 20, 2017by: Dwayne Page

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) recognized the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department with the “Zero Fatal Award” during the THSO’s annual Cumberland Region Awards Meeting on December 8 hosted by Law Enforcement Liaison Fred Sherrill at Fall Creek Falls.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Williams Elected Head of Area Chambers of Commerce Group

33 min 16 sec ago

January 20, 2017

The Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce director, Suzanne Williams, was recently elected chairperson of the Upper Cumberland Chamber Executives Association.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Griffin Ordered to Make $30,000 Restitution in TennCare Fraud Case

January 18, 2017 - 7:31pm

January 18, 2017by: Dwayne Page

A Smithville woman indicted on charges of TennCare Fraud and theft of services over $10,000 appeared in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Wednesday.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Fults Gets Three Year Sentence for Attempted Aggravated Child Sexual Battery

January 18, 2017 - 7:05pm

January 18, 2017by: Dwayne Page

A 54 year old Smithville man indicted last year for the rape of a child was in DeKalb County Criminal Court Wednesday.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Animal Coalition Awarded $25,000 Grant for New Shelter

January 18, 2017 - 6:39pm

January 18, 2017by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb Animal Coalition for the Humane Treatment of Animals got a nice Christmas gift last month when word came that it was being awarded a $25,000 grant from the Roger T. Moore Revocable Trust Foundation.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

NES Student Wins Bicycle through Attendance Incentive Program

January 18, 2017 - 1:12pm

January 18, 2017by: Dwayne Page

Payton Anderson, a 5th Grader at Northside Elementary School won a bicycle for the first semester through the Attendance Incentive Program sponsored by Mabe Distributing.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

(UPDATED) WJLE Radio Shopper Coming Next Thursday (Auction Items Listed Here)

January 18, 2017 - 6:18am

January 18, 2017by: Dwayne Page

WJLE and participating local businesses are giving you a chance to bid on and buy merchandise at a discount in the RADIO SHOPPER on Thursday, January 26.

Starting at 9:00 a.m. that morning, WJLE will be opening up the phone lines for you to bid on various items from local businesses.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Maloney Charged with Stealing Tools from a Barn

January 18, 2017 - 5:03am

January 18, 2017by: Dwayne Page

A Smithville woman who allegedly broke into a barn and stole some tools and an air tank last month has been charged with burglary and theft under $500.

25 year old Stephanie Michelle Maloney of Jefferson Road, Smithville is under a $6,500 bond and her court date is January 26.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Hatfield Faces Child Abuse or Neglect Charges

January 17, 2017 - 4:52pm

January 17, 2017by: Dwayne Page

A man who allegedly left two youngsters home alone, including one who wandered out into the road has been charged with child abuse or neglect.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Man Allegedly Found with Child Porn on his Laptop Computer

January 17, 2017 - 12:34pm

January 17, 2017by: Dwayne Page

Smithville Police have charged a 44 year old man with sexual exploitation of a minor after photos and videos of child porn were allegedly found on his laptop computer.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

City Sewer Plant Upgrades Underway

January 17, 2017 - 5:47am

January 17, 2017by: Dwayne Page

Work is well underway on a renovation at the Smithville Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Coffee County Man Rescued from Cave at Dry Creek

January 16, 2017 - 2:03pm

January 16, 2017by: Dwayne Page

Members of the Smithville-DeKalb County Rescue Squad came to the aid of a Coffee County man in a cave rescue early Sunday morning.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Advanced Master Beef Producers’ Classes Upcoming

January 16, 2017 - 12:54pm

January 16, 2017

Cannon, DeKalb, and Warren County Extension will be offering Advanced Master Beef Producers’ (AMBP) classes for those who participated in the original or advanced classes or for newcomers who wish to participate in the Tennessee Ag Enhancement Program (TAEP) cost-share in the future.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Upcoming Fundraisers Planned for DCHS Class of 2017 Project Graduation

January 16, 2017 - 5:27am

January 16, 2017by: Dwayne Page

Members of the DCHS Class of 2017 are asking for your support of Project Graduation.

Allison Rogers, a DCHS Senior, urges you to stop by any DeKalb County branch office of Liberty State Bank to make a donation.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Stevens Jennings Named Tiger Football MVP, Rachel Fuson MVC

January 15, 2017 - 7:41am

January 15, 2017by: Dwayne Page

Talented DCHS Quarterback Steven Jennings, a senior, was named Most Valuable Player of the 2016 Tiger Football Team during the annual Awards Banquet held Saturday night at the Smithville First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center building.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb School Buses Pass Annual State Inspection, Drivers Recertified

January 14, 2017 - 6:19am

January 14, 2017by: Dwayne Page

All DeKalb County School buses have passed state inspection.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb West School Honors Students of the Month

January 14, 2017 - 5:51am

January 14, 2017by: Bill Conger

DeKalb West School has selected the Students of the Month for January. Teachers from each grade level choose students for the important honor based on factors like academics, character, work ethic, and other traits that make for an outstanding student.

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Federal Judge Approves Supplemental Plea Deal for Larry Webb

January 14, 2017 - 5:32am

January 14, 2017by: Dwayne Page

Larry Webb, the former deputy director of the Upper Cumberland Development District will be on supervised release for three years and pay a $2,000 fine for bank fraud in the 2013 Living the Dream scandal.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

4-H Members Compete in Public Speaking Contest

January 13, 2017 - 12:32pm

January 13, 2017by: Leigh Fuson, UT-TSU Extension Agent

DeKalb County 4-H held the county-wide public speaking contest at the County Complex on January 10th, 2017. Twenty-eight youth from various grades competed to earn a spot at the regional contest and for cash awards.

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Shorter Fall Break, Longer Thanksgiving Holiday for Students Next Year

January 13, 2017 - 5:45am

January 13, 2017by: Dwayne Page

The fall break next year will be shorter for students and teachers but they will get a full week off for Thanksgiving.

The Board of Education Thursday night amended the school calendar for 2017-18.

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