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Man Charged with Assaulting His Uncle with an Axe Handle

March 31, 2015 - 4:32pm

March 31, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Smithville Police have charged a man with aggravated domestic assault for allegedly attacking his uncle with a wooden axe handle.

29 year old Devin A. French is under a $5,000 bond and he will be in court on April 23.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Prisoner in DeKalb Murder Case Released on Parole

March 31, 2015 - 2:35pm

March 31, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A man serving a twenty five year prison sentence in a 2002 DeKalb County murder case is now a free man.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Cantrell Enters Plea to Growing Marijuana

March 31, 2015 - 2:09pm

March 31, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A 63 year old man was sentenced Monday, March 23 in DeKalb County Criminal Court after entering a plea to growing marijuana.

Judge David Patterson presided.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb County Supports Prevent Child Abuse Campaign

March 31, 2015 - 5:26am

March 31, 2015by: Bill Conger

Springtime is beginning to bud, and amid all the colorful flowers that are shooting through the ground is a few patches of blue pinwheels that have taken root. It’s part of the county’s involvement with a grassroots campaign across the state to call attention to child abuse and neglect.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

County Clerk's Office to Implement New Print-on-Demand Decals

March 30, 2015 - 12:16pm

March 30, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Clerk's Office will soon be implementing 'Print-on-Demand' registration decals. A new service which will print a customized decal displaying a vehicle’s license plate number.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Stan Brock, President and Founder of RAM, Visits DCHS Clinic (VIEW VIDEO HERE)

March 28, 2015 - 5:12pm

March 28, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The President and Founder of Remote Area Medical arrived in Smithville Saturday morning to tour the clinic set up at DeKalb County High School and to speak with the volunteers.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Jobless Rate at 7.8% for February

March 28, 2015 - 6:03am

March 28, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County unemployment rate for February was 7.8%, down from 8.6% in January and 8.3% in February, 2014.

The local labor force for February was 7,090. A total of 6,540 were employed and 550 were unemployed.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

WJLE Radiothon for DCHS Project Graduation Set for Good Friday

March 27, 2015 - 10:00am

March 27, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A WJLE Radiothon to raise money for the DCHS Class of 2015 Project Graduation will be Friday, April 3 from 9:00 a.m. until noon hosted by DCHS Teacher Chris Vance.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Hospital Presents Awards

March 27, 2015 - 9:39am

March 27, 2015by: Shan Burklow

DeKalb Community Hospital has presented Awards recognizing the director and employee of the quarter.

OR Director Nancy Trapp was honored along with Nurse Christina Lull. A special reception was held in their honor.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Hearing in Murder Case Ends in Courtroom Outburst

March 26, 2015 - 3:49pm

March 26, 2015by: Dwayne Page

An outburst in General Sessions Court Thursday has landed one man in trouble with the law.

23 year old Clay Andrew Bain of Lakeview Drive, Smithville is charged with disrupting a meeting or procession and two counts of assault. His bond is $4,500 and he will be in court on April 9.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Three Smithville Police Officers Receive Commendations for Outstanding Service

March 26, 2015 - 5:20am

March 26, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Three members of the Smithville Police Department have been commended for "Outstanding Service" in the line of duty.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Six of Seven City Positions up for Election in Alexandria

March 25, 2015 - 7:18pm

March 25, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Alexandria voters will have a chance to elect a mayor and as many as five aldermen in the town's election on September 3.

Qualifying petitions are now available from the DeKalb County Election Commission. The deadline to get in the race is noon on June 18.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

4-H Horse Judging Team Places Third at Regional Contest

March 25, 2015 - 6:29pm

March 25, 2015by: By: Leigh Fuson, 4-H Agent

The DeKalb County 4-H Horse Judging team recently traveled to Murfreesboro for the Central Region contest held at MTSU. Contestants included Kayla Belk, 9th grade, and Lily Martin, 6th grade, who competed as individuals.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Smithville Elementary School Recommended for Reaccreditation

March 25, 2015 - 5:08am

March 25, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Members of an AdvancED External Review Team visited Smithville Elementary School this week and liked what they saw.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County