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Liberty Woman Indicted for TennCare Fraud

6 hours 45 min ago

April 20, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A Liberty woman has been indicted by the Grand Jury for TennCare Fraud.

27 year old Ashley Hope Morgan of Gassaway Road, Liberty was arrested on Tuesday, April 14. Her bond is $10,000 and she will be arraigned in DeKalb County Criminal Court on May 22.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DWS Student Honored for Taking Part in Tar Wars Contest

11 hours 14 min ago

April 20, 2015by: Bill Conger

DeKalb West School 4th grader Alex Moreno was honored last week at a meeting of the DeKalb County Health Council for her participation in the Tennessee Tar Wars contest.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Middle School Recommended for Reaccreditation

April 19, 2015 - 8:57am

April 19, 2015by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb Middle School is being recommended for AdvancED reaccreditation.

Members of an external review team visited the school last Thursday and Friday, April 16 & 17 to conduct the evaluation.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Three Involved in Saturday Crash at Liberty

April 19, 2015 - 5:50am

April 19, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Three people were involved in a two vehicle crash Saturday at the intersection of Highway's 70 & 96 at Liberty.

Central dispatch received the call at 11:15 a.m.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Schools to Close for Summer May 27

April 19, 2015 - 5:35am

April 19, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The last day of school before the summer break is now Wednesday, May 27. That will be an abbreviated day and report cards will be sent home.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Bomb Threats Reported Thursday at Omega Apparel and DCHS

April 17, 2015 - 2:02pm

April 17, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Local law enforcement agencies were called out twice Thursday after Omega Apparel and DeKalb County High School were made the targets of bomb threats.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Election Commission Reorganizes

April 17, 2015 - 1:32pm

April 17, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Election Commission has chosen its officers for the next two years.

The commission met in regular monthly session Thursday afternoon at the courthouse to reorganize and to conduct other business.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Dr. Danielle Collins Named Interim Director of Schools (VIEW VIDEO HERE)

April 16, 2015 - 9:44pm

April 16, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Dr. Danielle Judkins Collins has been selected by the Board of Education to become the interim Director of Schools.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

4-H’ers Compete at Livestock Judging Contest

April 16, 2015 - 3:47pm

April 16, 2015by: By: Leigh Fuson, 4-H Agent

DeKalb County 4-H members recently traveled to the Tennessee Livestock Center in Murfreesboro to compete in the Central Region 4-H Livestock Judging competition. Participants included Kayla Belk, Caitlyn Lawrence, Wyatt Martin, and John Puckett.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb County High School FBLA Organization Wins at State Leadership Conference

April 16, 2015 - 3:32pm

April 16, 2015

Twenty-nine members of the DeKalb County High School, Future Business Leaders of America organization attended the Tennessee State Leadership Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee this week.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Community Leaders Honored at Chamber Banquet

April 16, 2015 - 5:40am

April 16, 2015by: Dwayne Page & Jen Sherwood

The winners of the annual Leadership DeKalb Alumni awards were honored Tuesday night during the Chamber of Commerce Banquet at the DeKalb County Complex.

Jeff Cantrell received the Community Leader of the Year Award and Faye and Jack Underhill were presented the Legacy Leader Award.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Sycamore Baptist Breaks Ground for Expansion

April 15, 2015 - 11:45am

April 15, 2015by: Shan Burklow

The congregation of Sycamore Baptist Church, along with family and friends, attended a ground-breaking ceremony to commemorate the start of their upcoming expansion. The future addition will include a new fellowship building including a new kitchen.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Attorneys Seek Delay in Trial of Lawsuit Against School Board and Director

April 15, 2015 - 6:02am

April 15, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Attorneys for both sides in a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Board of Education and Director of Schools are seeking an extension in the discovery deadline and to delay the trial of the case.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

City Receives First Application for Retail Liquor License

April 14, 2015 - 4:22pm

April 14, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A local man has become the first to make application to the city for a certificate of compliance to obtain a retail liquor license.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Lake Home Destroyed by Fire

April 14, 2015 - 11:15am

April 14, 2015by: Dwayne Page

A lake house was destroyed by fire early this morning (Tuesday).

Central dispatch received the call at 1:09 a.m.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

State Lawmakers Honor DCHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian

April 14, 2015 - 9:36am

April 14, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The State House of Representatives and State Senate have adopted resolutions paying tribute to the DCHS Class of 2015 Valedictorian Julia Little and Salutatorian MaKalee Ruch.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

School Board to Name Interim Director Thursday Night

April 14, 2015 - 5:57am

April 14, 2015by: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Board of Education is expected to name an Interim Director of Schools Thursday night.

The action will come during a special called meeting set for 6:30 p.m. at the Board of Education building.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

18th Annual Relay for Life Coming May 8

April 14, 2015 - 5:45am

April 14, 2015by: 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

Four Served with Grand Jury Sealed Indictments

April 14, 2015 - 5:26am

April 14, 2015by: Dwayne Page

Four people have been served with sealed indictments returned by the DeKalb County Grand Jury last Monday, April 6. They were arraigned Monday, April 13 in Criminal Court.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said the persons named in those indictments and their charges are as follows:

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County