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Highland Trail Boat Ramp Open Again

April 29, 2016 - 2:54pm

April 29, 2016by: Dwayne Page

After almost three years since it was closed to the public due to the Sligo Bridge construction project, the Highland Trail (Dubland) Boat Ramp in the Riverwatch Community is open again.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Two Airlifted After Friday Morning Crash

April 29, 2016 - 2:25pm

April 29, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Two people were seriously injured in a one car crash Friday morning on South Mountain near Spring Street in Smithville.

Both driver, 29 year old Joe R. Tittle of Smithville and passenger 32 year old Brandy Beckham were airlifted due to their injuries in the accident.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Vandy Life Flight to Establish Base in Cookeville

April 29, 2016 - 8:13am

April 29, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt LifeFlight, in partnership with Cookeville Regional Medical Center have announced that an emergency helicopter base will be established in Cookeville to serve the Upper Cumberland region.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DWS Student Places 5th in Upper Cumberland Math Contest

April 29, 2016 - 5:55am

April 29, 2016by: Bill Conger

DeKalb West School 8th grader Trenten Shores placed 5th out of 102 students at the Upper Cumberland Middle Grades Math Contest. The event was held April 7 at the STEM Center at Tennessee Tech University. Shores also came in second place his 7th grade year and first place his sixth grade year.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb County to Participate in Great American Clean Up

April 28, 2016 - 5:59am

April 28, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and the DeKalb County Mayor’s office would like to invite residents across the county to participate in the DeKalb County Clean Up and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, May 14th.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

State Suspends Grade 3-8 Testing Due to Vendor’s Inability to Deliver Materials

April 27, 2016 - 3:18pm

April 27, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today the department will terminate its statewide testing contract with Measurement Inc., effective immediately.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Alexandria Charter Amendment Awaits Governor's Signature

April 27, 2016 - 7:08am

April 27, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Alexandria is a step closer to being able to move the date of future city elections to coincide with the August general county elections.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Alexandria Accepts Smithville Fire Department's Oldest Set of Extrication Tools

April 27, 2016 - 6:13am

April 27, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The Smithville Volunteer Fire Department's oldest set of extrication tools now belongs to the Alexandria Fire Department to start its own extrication team.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday

April 27, 2016 - 5:50am

April 27, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Prevention Coalition encourages all DeKalb County residents to join the effort to reduce the risk of prescription drug abuse by participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DCHS Students Participate in Math Contest

April 26, 2016 - 4:36pm

April 26, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Approximately 329 middle school and high school students from Upper Cumberland schools participated in the 60th Annual Tennessee Mathematics Teachers' Association Mathematics Contest on the TTU Campus on April 12.

The following students placed for DeKalb County High School.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Members Appointed to County Equalization Board

April 26, 2016 - 11:41am

April 26, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Members have been appointed to the DeKalb County Equalization Board.

The county commission, during Monday night's regular monthly meeting, reappointed Russell Watson, Carl Dwayne Webb, and Phillip Hendrix to serve on the five member board. Robert Robinson will be a new member.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Dowelltown Man Charged with Child Abuse

April 26, 2016 - 6:06am

April 26, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A Dowelltown man has been charged with child abuse for allegedly smacking and leaving a bruise on a four year old youngster.

27 year old Barrett Clay Tipton of Circle Drive, Dowelltown is under a $10,000 bond and he will make a court appearance on May 5.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Lebanon Man Swindles Local Businesses

April 26, 2016 - 6:03am

April 26, 2016by: Dwayne Page

A Lebanon man who claimed to have a t-shirt printing business and swindled hundreds of dollars from five local businesses and a member of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department has been charged with six counts of theft.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Local Business Targeted for Illegal Sunday Sales of Alcohol

April 26, 2016 - 6:00am

April 26, 2016by: Dwayne Page

Acting on complaints of illegal Sunday sales of beer, the Sheriff’s Department cited an employee of Maggie’s Landing Sunday, April 24 after she sold an alcoholic beverage to someone working undercover.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Child's Death Under Investigation

April 25, 2016 - 5:00pm

April 25, 2016by: Dwayne Page

The death of a 20 month old boy is under investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the District Attorney General's Office.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

County Mayor declares May 1-7 Small Business Week

April 25, 2016 - 10:43am

April 25, 2016

Contributing to a national celebration of small businesses, DeKalb County Mayor Tim Stribling has signed a proclamation declaring Small Business Week in DeKalb County to be May 1 through May 7, 2016.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Relay for Life Set for May 6

April 24, 2016 - 6:42am

April 24, 2016by: Dwayne Page

From its remarkable yet humble beginnings, the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life has grown into a national, even international, phenomenon.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County