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US Postal Service to Adjust Hours at Dowelltown and Liberty

3 hours 28 min ago

March 3, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Several months after reducing the daily operating hours in a cost saving measure, the U.S. Postal Service has announced plans to tinker with the schedule again at the Dowelltown and Liberty Post Offices, effective Saturday March 21.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Benefit Scheduled for Family of Two Year old Child Who Died Tragically Sunday

4 hours 21 min ago

March 3, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction for the family of two year old Kayden Ray Fults, who died Sunday after apparently suffering an injury in a fall from a bunk bed at his Smithville home.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Sheriff Looks to Strike Better Deal with Corps for Lakesite Patrols

5 hours 46 min ago

March 3, 2015by: Dwayne Page

For three decades the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has contracted with and compensated the county to provide extra sheriff's department patrols at designated lake sites during the summer.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

City Expects Results of New Water Cost Study Soon

6 hours 15 min ago

March 3, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The City of Smithville is expected to receive a report soon from a North Carolina company which is doing another water cost study.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Man Serving 32 Year Prison Term for Child Rape Denied New Trial

6 hours 35 min ago

March 3, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A 32 year old man who stood trial last summer and was convicted of raping an eight year old boy was denied a motion for a new trial in DeKalb County Criminal Court Friday.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Man Wanted in Missouri Arrested by Sheriffs Department

11 hours 28 min ago

March 3, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department arrested a man last week wanted in Missouri.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Liquor Ordinance Receives Final Approval

March 2, 2015 - 7:12pm

March 2, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Smithville Aldermen Monday night took the final step toward authorizing liquor sales with the passage of an ordinance on second reading to amend the Municipal Code by establishing regulations for package stores in the city.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb County High School Brings home several Awards

March 2, 2015 - 3:36pm

March 2, 2015

The DCHS FBLA chapter competed in regional competition recently. The following were the winners at Regional Conference who are eligible to compete at state conference in April.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Norrod Pleads "No Contest" to Child Sex Charges

February 28, 2015 - 9:17am

February 28, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A 39 year old McMinnville man indicted on child sex charges was sentenced to fifteen years in prison Friday in DeKalb County Criminal Court.

Judge David Patterson presided.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Winter Weather Causes Metal Roof to Collapse at Edgar Evins Marina

February 27, 2015 - 6:21pm

February 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A combination of ice, freezing rain, snow and wind from winter storms last week caused a metal roof over a portion of the dock at Edgar Evins Marina to collapse.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Starts Saturday for Phone Customers

February 27, 2015 - 6:01am

February 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Telephone customers are reminded that ten digit local dialing will be required to complete a call beginning Saturday, February 28.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27. BUS DRIVERS TO USE THEIR OWN DISCRETION

February 26, 2015 - 3:04pm

February 26, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27. BUS DRIVERS TO USE THEIR OWN DISCRETION

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Caplinger Appointed to DeKalb Beer Board

February 26, 2015 - 9:03am

February 26, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Rhonda Caplinger was appointed to the DeKalb County Beer Board Monday night by the county commission. She succeeds Bazel Dick Knowles, long time fifth district member of the beer board who recently resigned his position.

Caplinger will serve out Knowles' unexpired appointed term.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Weather-Related Cancellations Thursday, February 26

February 25, 2015 - 8:59pm

February 25, 2015by: Dwayne Page

General Sessions Court for Thursday, February 26 Cancelled. All cases will be reset for next Thursday, March 5

The DeKalb County Scottish Rite Club Meeting Cancelled for Thursday, February 26

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Jacob Young Named Manager of Edgar Evins State Park

February 25, 2015 - 11:09am

February 25, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A former DeKalb County resident is returning home to become the new manager of Edgar Evins State Park.

Jacob Young, who has been a Park Ranger for ten years at Roan Mountain State Park, begins his new duties on March 1.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Late Night Fire Destroys Two Story Home on Sparta Highway (VIEW VIDEO)

February 25, 2015 - 8:28am

February 25, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A late night fire Tuesday destroyed the two story residence of Doyle Hendrix at 1492 Sparta Highway.

911 received the call at 11:25 p.m.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County