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Medal of Honor Recipients to Visit DeKalb Middle School

2 hours 35 min ago

July 31, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb Middle School will be hosting a visit by two Medal of Honor recipients on Friday, August 7.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Jobless Rate Climbs to 7.9% in June

July 30, 2015 - 4:20pm

July 30, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County's unemployment rate for June was 7.9%, up from 7.1% in May but down from the rate for June, 2014 of 8.3%.

The local labor force for June, 2015 was 7,240. A total of 6,670 were employed and 570 were without work.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Back 2 School-Call 2 Prayer Set for Sunday

July 30, 2015 - 6:04am

July 30, 2015by: Dwayne Page

An annual prayer for schools observance will be held Sunday, August 2 at the DeKalb County High School gym starting at 2 p.m.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Woman Indicted for Child Abuse

July 30, 2015 - 5:54am

July 30, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A 38 year old woman has been indicted for child abuse after allegedly bruising an 11 year old girl with a belt and hitting her in the face with a shoe in January.

Rachel Sprague will be arraigned in criminal court on August 10.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

"Tech Talk" to Spotlight Purrfect Nails

July 30, 2015 - 5:26am

July 30, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Tech Talk sponsored by Smithville Computer Repair airs Thursday at 8 a.m. on WJLE.

Rachel Baker and Janet Allen of Purrfect Nails will discuss what to expect when you go to a nail salon.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Joe Foutch Reappointed to DUD Board

July 29, 2015 - 3:01pm

July 29, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Joe Foutch has been appointed to a new four year term on the DeKalb Utility District Board of Commissioners.

County Mayor Tim Stribling informed the county commission Monday night that he had reappointed Foutch to the board. Foutch's current term expires August 31.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Fults Indicted for Rape of a Child

July 29, 2015 - 6:13am

July 29, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A 53 year old Smithville man has been indicted for the rape of a child.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Kathy Bryant Named Principal at DCHS

July 28, 2015 - 7:36pm

July 28, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Kathy Bryant has been named principal at DCHS.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Authorities Still Awaiting Autopsy Findings in Death of Woman on Center Hill Lake

July 28, 2015 - 2:03pm

July 28, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Although no foul play is suspected, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department is still awaiting findings of an autopsy before issuing a statement on how 21 year old Lauren Taylor Agee died.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Fifty Seven Indicted by Grand Jury

July 28, 2015 - 1:20pm

July 28, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Fifty seven people were indicted by the DeKalb County Grand Jury Monday including nine named in sealed indictments.

Those indicted will be arraigned in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Monday, August 10 at 9 a.m.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

County Commission Votes 16 Cent Property Tax Increase

July 27, 2015 - 10:39pm

July 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County property owners will have to ante up a little more when their tax bill comes due this fall.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Grand Jury Indicts Crews for First Degree Murder in Fatal Stabbing of Ashley Bain

July 27, 2015 - 9:06pm

July 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The man accused in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend in February is now facing a more serious charge.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Brother of Stabbing Victim Indicted for Disrupting Court Proceeding and Assault

July 27, 2015 - 8:28pm

July 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

An outburst during a March court hearing in a murder case has resulted in a Grand Jury indictment.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Liberty Mother Indicted for Assault on a Viable Fetus

July 27, 2015 - 8:01pm

July 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A Liberty mother is the first person to be indicted in DeKalb County under a new law, which took effect last summer that allows the state to seek criminal charges against a woman who uses illegal drugs while pregnant.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Schools Re-Open Next Week

July 27, 2015 - 4:27pm

July 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County Students will register for the new school year on Monday, August 3

Tuesday, August 4 will be an administrative day for teachers only

The first full day of school for all students will be Wednesday, August 5

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Body of Woman Found in Center Hill Lake

July 27, 2015 - 5:45am

July 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The body of a woman was found in Center Hill Lake Sunday afternoon.

Sheriff Patrick Ray told WJLE that 911 received a call at 4:43 p.m. that a fisherman had found a body in the lake near Still Point Boat Ramp across from Pates Ford Marina.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Smithville Police Arrest Two in Car Burglary Investigation

July 25, 2015 - 7:01pm

July 25, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Two men have been arrested by Smithville Police in an investigation into a rash of recent car burglaries.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Shop Tax Free in Tennessee August 7-9

July 25, 2015 - 6:52pm

July 25, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Before you start your back to school shopping, mark August 7-9 on your calendar.

That's this year's tax-free weekend in Tennessee, where shoppers won't have to pay sales tax on clothing, school and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Toddler Show Winners at the DeKalb County Fair

July 25, 2015 - 5:40am

July 25, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Winners of the annual Toddler Show were announced Friday evening at the DeKalb County Fair.

First place winners received a blue ribbon. Red ribbons went to those receiving second place.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Ascension (Saint Thomas) to Acquire Hospitals (VIEW VIDEO HERE)

July 24, 2015 - 1:21pm

July 24, 2015

Ascension, parent organization of Saint Thomas Health, has signed a definitive agreement with Capella Healthcare to acquire four Middle Tennessee hospitals previously jointly owned by Capella Healthcare and Saint Thomas Health.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County