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Over 2,200 Vote with One Day Left of Early Voting

4 hours 20 min ago

August 1, 2014by: Dwayne Page

A total of 2,221 persons have cast ballots during thirteen days of early voting for the August 7 elections. That's 2,081 in person and 140 by absentee.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Infinity Athletics Holds Summer Camp

9 hours 16 min ago

August 1, 2014

Infinity Athletics held their annual Summer Stars Cheer Camp July 28-30 for ages 6-12. The campers learned how to do motions and jumps, and stunt and tumble like an allstar. A 2 minute 30 second routine was performed for the parents on the final day.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Jobless Rate Increases to 7% in June

9 hours 59 min ago

August 1, 2014by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County's unemployment rate for June was 7%, up from the rate for May of 6.3% but still below the rate for June, 2013 of 8.8%.

The local labor force for June, 2014 was 9,260. A total of 8,620 were employed and 650 were unemployed.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Six Receive Diplomas at Drug Court Graduation

July 31, 2014 - 10:58am

July 31, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Two adults and four juveniles along with their families, friends and mentors, gathered Wednesday to celebrate their graduation from the DeKalb County Drug Court program.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Schools Open for Registration Thursday

July 30, 2014 - 7:59pm

July 30, 2014by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County Schools will re-open Thursday, July 31 with registration for students who have not already signed up. That will be an abbreviated school day from 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

County Commission Approves Air Ambulance Deal for Residents

July 30, 2014 - 2:53pm

July 30, 2014by: Dwayne Page

In an effort to ensure DeKalb County residents can afford to be flown to a trauma facility for treatment and not be burdened with emergency helicopter bills in the future, the county commission Monday night voted to contract with the AirMedCare Network to provide the service.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Reyes Gets 32 Year Prison Sentence for Child Rape

July 29, 2014 - 7:39pm

July 29, 2014by: Dwayne Page

A man who stood trial earlier this month and was convicted of raping an eight year old boy received a 32 year prison term Monday in DeKalb County Criminal Court.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Grand Jury Indicts Thirty Eight

July 29, 2014 - 1:17pm

July 29, 2014by: Dwayne Page

The new term of the DeKalb County Grand Jury began Monday and thirty eight people were indicted including two named in sealed indictments. The names of those charged in sealed indictments cannot be made public until they are arrested.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

County Commission Adopts New Budget, Sets Tax Rate

July 29, 2014 - 1:14pm

July 29, 2014by: Dwayne Page

The county commission adopted the 2014-15 consolidated budget and set the property tax rate during Monday night's meeting at the courthouse. The new budget totals $43,847,750 and the tax rate remains the same for another year at $1.62 per $100 of assessed value.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Man Charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty

July 29, 2014 - 11:59am

July 29, 2014by: Dwayne Page

In his latest report on crime, Sheriff Patrick Ray reports that 45 year old John Michael Turner of A.B. Frazier Road, Smithville is charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal and reckless endangerment. His bond is $10,000 and he will be in court on August 21.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

New Emergency Medical Responders Graduate

July 28, 2014 - 9:36pm

July 28, 2014

The latest class of Emergency Medical Responders graduated July 1.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Liberty Man Walks Away from Crash with Only Minor Injuries

July 28, 2014 - 5:57am

July 28, 2014by: Dwayne Page

A Liberty man walked away from a horrendous pickup truck crash Friday night on Highway 96 near Cove Hollow.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Over 1,800 Vote Early

July 27, 2014 - 6:08am

July 27, 2014by: Dwayne Page

A total of 1,825 persons have cast ballots during eleven days of early voting for the August 7 elections. That's 1,701 in person and 124 by absentee.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

One Killed in Saturday Night Crash

July 27, 2014 - 5:55am

July 27, 2014by: Dwayne Page

A 19 year old man lost his life in a one car crash Saturday night on Highway 146.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

WJLE 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION TODAY!

July 26, 2014 - 6:08am

July 26, 2014by: Dwayne Page

WJLE is celebrating 50 years of broadcasting today (Saturday, July 26th) from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend at the radio station.

Light refreshments will be served.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Toddler Winners at the DeKalb County Fair

July 26, 2014 - 5:02am

July 26, 2014by: 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.

This year's recipients are as follows:

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb County Fire Department Awarded Assistance to Firefighters Grant

July 25, 2014 - 9:48pm

July 25, 2014

DeKalb County Fire Department was contacted today by Senator Lamar Alexander’s office notifying Chief Donny Green that the department’s grant application in the amount of $52,300 has been approved.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County