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Inmate Charged with Vandalism After Urinating on Floor and Wall of Courtroom

June 27, 2016 - 10:03pm

June 27, 2016by: Dwayne Page

An inmate at the DeKalb County Jail was charged with vandalism last week after urinating on the floor and wall of a courtroom while waiting to make an appearance before a judge in a separate courtroom.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

County Landfill Rollback Garbage Truck Hits College Street Bridge Overpass (VIEW VIDEO HERE)

June 27, 2016 - 10:56am

June 27, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The Veterans Memorial Bridge (overpass) on College Street that crosses Broad Street is closed to traffic after a DeKalb County Landfill rollback garbage truck, with the lift up, struck the underneath of the bridge this morning. There was no dumpster on the truck at the time.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

18th Annual Fiddler 5K & One Mile Fun Run Coming Saturday, July 2

June 25, 2016 - 7:10pm

June 25, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The 18th annual Fiddler 5K and One Mile Fun Run, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County will be Saturday, July 2. All proceeds from the race will be used in building another Habitat for Humanity home in DeKalb County.

(CLICK LINK BELOW TO VIEW REGISTRATION FORM)

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Chamber Announces "Jamboree Project Welcome Mat" Winners

June 25, 2016 - 9:34am

June 25, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2016 "Project Welcome Mat" in time for the Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival July 1 & 2.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Darvin Gill Named Head Girls Basketball Coach at Rhea County High School

June 25, 2016 - 8:12am

June 25, 2016by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County native Darvin Gill has been named the head basketball coach of the girls program at Rhea County High School located near Dayton Tennessee at Evansville.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

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