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One injured in Friday crash

One injured in Friday crash

 

A 52-year-old Wilson County woman was injured in a collision at Atnip Street and West Broad Friday. According to the Smithville Police Department, Cynthia D. Carter, 33, was attempting to turn left from Atnip Street onto West Broad in a 1999 Dodge Durango when she pulled into the path of a 2005 Mercedes driven by Tina Marie Roberts of Lebanon, who was traveling west on West Broad Street. Roberts was the sole occupant of the Mercedes, while Carter's Dodge also carried a five-year-old passenger. Roberts told police that she had no chance to dodge the Durango when it entered ...

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Mother, son busted with meth lab

Mother, son busted with meth lab

 

The sheriff’s department arrested three people, including a mother and son, last week in connection with the manufacture of meth.

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Stribling named chairman

Stribling named chairman

 

Newly-elected County Mayor Tim Stribling was named chairman of the county commission Monday night, and Seventh District Commissioner Larry Summers was returned as chairman pro tem.

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Riley sentenced in Federal Mogul thefts

Riley sentenced in Federal Mogul thefts

 

A 48-year-old local man charged along with three others in the theft of more than $100,000 in copper and brass from Federal Mogul last year entered a guilty plea to theft of property over $10,000 in DeKalb County Criminal Court Monday.

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School board to look for funds for nurse

School board to look for funds for nurse

 

Several speakers addressed the school board Thursday night to express concerns about the number of nurses in county schools.

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Library to assist with Tennessee Promise

Library to assist with Tennessee Promise

 

Justin Potter Library has agreed to assist the board of education with The Tennessee Promise initiative by providing computers and a place for seniors to apply for scholarships, as well as for adults to sign up for the mentoring program. They will also offer opportunities for students to complete the community service required.

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Jay charged with rape of a child

Jay charged with rape of a child

A 20-year-old Dowelltown man faces two counts of child rape after he allegedly forced his eight-year-old niece to participate in a sexual activities on two separate occasions.

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Tennessee Promise offers tuition help

Tennessee Promise offers tuition help

 

The board of education is encouraging all DCHS seniors to get applications in for the Tennessee Promise program, a scholarship and mentoring program that will begin in the fall of 2015.

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Merriman named soccer coach

Merriman named soccer coach

 

Director of Schools Mark Willoughby informed the school board at Thursday night's meeting that he has found a way to allow a previously unpaid assistant soccer coach to continue in the position now that it comes with a paycheck.

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City K9 gets ballistic vest

City K9 gets ballistic vest

 

The Smithville Police Department K9 officer Leo has received a ballistic vest thanks to a non profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. $16,595.00 was donated to the charity from the K9 Kota Campaign, which will provide vests for seventeen K9s in KY, OH, NJ, CA and IN. The K9 Kota Campaign held an online event selling over 1350 tee shirts for the cause.

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Evins named school board chairman

Evins named school board chairman

 

At the first meeting of the school board since four new members were elected, fifth-district board member W.J. (Dub) Evins, III was named the new Chairman of the Board of Education. Evins takes over from former second-district member Charlie Robinson, who lost his bid for reelection. Members voted unanimously to approve Evins as chairman at Thursday night’s regular monthly meeting of the board. To complete the board’s yearly reorganization, sixth-district member Doug Stephens was chosen as vice chairman and seventh-district member Shaun Tubbs was named assistant secretary. The board consists of Danny Parkerson, first district, Jerry Wayne ...

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Early voting announced

Early voting announced

 

Dates and times have been announced for early voting for the Nov.4 Tennessee General Election and the Smithville Municipal Liquor Referendums. The polls will open for early voting on the first floor of the courthouse on Oct. 15, and will continue through Oct. 30.

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Three elected to DTC board

Three elected to DTC board

 

A new member has been elected to the DeKalb Telephone Cooperative board of directors.

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Police seize pot

Police seize pot

An anonymous tip led city police to the location of several potted marijuana plants on property behind the Smithville Housing Projects on Sept. 3. Authorities confiscated the illegal weed, but no arrests have been made in the case.

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Local man “person of interest” in Wilson County death

Local man “person of interest” in Wilson County death

 

A 38-year-old DeKalb County resident has been identified sought as a "person of interest" in a possible Wilson County murder investigation was apprehended by Rutherford County authorities after a pursuit on Aug. 30.

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Clerk will not perform weddings

Clerk will not perform weddings

 

Newly-elected County Clerk James L. "Jimmy" Poss has announced that he will not perform marriage ceremonies. In a prepared statement, Poss gave his reasons for the decision.

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Man arrested after threatening to blow up DeKalb Community Hospital

Man arrested after threatening to blow up DeKalb Community Hospital

 

City police have arrested a 46-year-old Rutherford County man for allegedly threatening to "blow up" DeKalb Community Hospital.

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Conger appointed to city judge seat

Conger appointed to city judge seat

 

Hilton Conger was appointed to another two-year term as Smithville Municipal Judge Monday night. The city council voted unanimously that Conger remain city judge. City Attorney Vester Parsley, Jr. administered the oath of office to Conger.

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September declared Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September declared Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

 

The Tennesse Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is hosting events across the state as part of this year’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month observance.

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Habitat begins accepting applications for next house

Habitat begins accepting applications for next house

 

DeKalb County Habitat for Humanity Affiliate has begun accepting applications for the next house they will build, which will probably be sometime during 2015.

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