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Tiger Football Tonight on WJLE

2 hours 38 min ago

August 22, 2014by: Dwayne Page

The DCHS Football Team will open the season tonight at home against the Warren County Pioneers.

The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb Jobless Rate Climbs to 7.4% in July

8 hours 17 min ago

August 22, 2014by: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County's unemployment rate for July was 7.4%, up from 7% in June but well below the rate of 8.3% in July, 2013.

The local labor force for July, 2014 was 9,280. A total of 8,600 were employed and 690 were unemployed.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Northside Elementary Named "Reward School"

8 hours 42 min ago

August 22, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman have announced 168 schools including one in DeKalb County as the 2013-14 Reward Schools, the top 5 percent of schools in the state for academic achievement and the top 5 percent for annual growth.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 DUE TO A POWER OUTAGE AT DEKALB WEST SCHOOL.

August 21, 2014 - 5:44pm

August 21, 2014by: Dwayne Page

DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 DUE TO A POWER OUTAGE AT DEKALB WEST SCHOOL.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DeKalb County Schools closing today at 11:30

August 21, 2014 - 10:09am

August 21, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Director of schools Mark Willoughby announced that all DeKalb County Schools will close at 11:30AM today (Thursday) due to electrical problems from yesterday's storms.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Powerful Thunderstorm Hits DeKalb County Hard

August 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

August 20, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Powerful winds from a severe thunderstorm caused widespread damage across DeKalb County Wednesday afternoon with downed trees and power lines in various locations.

Central dispatch received more than one hundred calls in the aftermath of the storm. No injuries were reported.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Arrest Expected in Convenience Market Burglary

August 20, 2014 - 3:15pm

August 20, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Smithville Police have theft and burglary charges pending against a suspect in a burglary last month at the On The Way Convenience Market on South Congress Boulevard.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Motorists Urged to Use Caution Around School Buses

August 20, 2014 - 6:14am

August 20, 2014by: Dwayne Page

The most dangerous part of a school bus ride is getting on and off and if motorists don't stop for buses when they're supposed to the potential for a tragic accident increases.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Alexandria Woman Dies in Wreck at Liberty

August 19, 2014 - 11:59am

August 19, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Heavy rains Tuesday morning on Highway 70 at Liberty may have contributed to a traffic accident that claimed the life of a 36 year old Alexandria woman.

Dead is Sarah Clark.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Jim Sherwood Attends Space Camp

August 19, 2014 - 5:51am

August 19, 2014

Jim Sherwood of Smithville recently attended SPACE CAMP at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home of SPACE CAMP and NASA's official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Man Charged in Multiple Thefts of Rebar from Nursery

August 18, 2014 - 6:52pm

August 18, 2014by: Dwayne Page

A Smithville man has been charged with stealing rebar from Pirtles Nursery on five occasions and selling it at a local recycling business.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Enrollment Up in School System from Last August

August 18, 2014 - 12:45pm

August 18, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Enrollment in the DeKalb County School System is up by fifty four students over last year at this time.

Total enrollment, as of Monday, August 18, was 3,034 compared to 2,980 last year on the third Monday of the school year, according to Joey Reeder, Attendance Supervisor.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Lady Tigers Sweep on Pre-Season Play Day

August 18, 2014 - 6:00am

August 18, 2014by: Coach K

The Lady Tigers opened their season on Saturday with a bang. 21 seconds into the Annual DeKalb County Preseason Play day, “Bang”, Hailey Bass drives a shot into the back post of the goal off of a well-played assist from Jerica Braswell. Just like that, the season begins, and the Lady

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

School System Reports Twenty Three Incidents of Bullying Last Year

August 17, 2014 - 6:27am

August 17, 2014by: Dwayne Page

Twenty three incidents of bullying were reported in the DeKalb County School System during the 2013-14 year. Eleven of those cases were confirmed according to Attendance Supervisor Joey Reeder.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

DCHS Girls Soccer Team Seeks to Keep Assistant Coach

August 17, 2014 - 5:52am

August 17, 2014by: Dwayne Page

A member of the DCHS girls soccer team addressed the Board of Education Thursday night asking that long time unpaid assistant coach Rhonda Merriman be kept as a paid assistant.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County

Newly Elected County Officials to be Sworn In August 25

August 15, 2014 - 5:02pm

August 15, 2014by: Dwayne Page

All newly elected county public officials including county commissioners, constables, and school board members will be sworn into office in a special ceremony on Monday, August 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the county complex. The terms of office for all newly elected officials begin September 1.

Categories: Community News, DeKalb County