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Good turnout for early voting

Good turnout for early voting

Early voting for the May 6 primaries is well underway, and 433 people had voted through Monday.

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First quarter campaign spending reported

First quarter campaign spending reported

The local candidates’ reports on campaign spending for the first quarter of 2014 are in. People seeking political offices in DeKalb County were required by state law to file financial disclosure statements by April 10.

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Two escape injury in bridge crash

Two escape injury in bridge crash

Two people apparently escaped with minor bumps and bruises when the 2013 Mustang they were traveling in left the roadway and came to rest under a bridge Sunday. Captain Steven Leffew of the Smithville Police Department told the Review that Christal Cantrell, 44, of Murfreesboro was headed east with a passenger, 36-year-old Matthew Phillips of Smyrna when she lost control of the car and broke a utility pole guidewire before careening down a creek bank and and under a bridge at Anthony Avenue and Highway 70. Cantrell reportedly told the captain that the accident took place because she and Phillips ...

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Man with two year old, two guns, charged with DUI

Man with two year old, two guns, charged with DUI

A local man was taken into custody last week after a sheriff’s deputy allegedly found him to be intoxicated and in possession of two handguns while driving with a two-year-old child in the vehicle.

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Chamber recognizes outstanding members

Chamber recognizes outstanding members

The annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held last Tuesday at the DeKalb County Complex.

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City Police announce drug take-back

City Police announce drug take-back

On April 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Smithville Police Department, the Dekalb County Health Department,  and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. 

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Picker visits Alexandria

Picker visits Alexandria

Mike Wolfe of the TV show “American Pickers” participated in the Poker Run and Campaign Kick-Off Party for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Candidate Man of the Year Justin Paschal Saturday at the fairgrounds in Alexandria. The bike run, along with a cornhole tournament, live music and auctions raised money to fight Leukemia and Lymphoma.

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One injured in Monday utility pole crash

One injured in Monday utility pole crash

Lyndsey Moyers, 29, was transported by EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital after colliding with a utility pole on West Broad in Smithville Monday night. According to city police, Moyers was traveling west just past Short Street when she left the roadway on the right side and struck the pole just after 10 p.m. Authorities said a slippery road surface caused by rainy conditions may have contributed to the mishap. Moyers was cited for not having a driver’s license.

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Petty charged with attempted murder

Petty charged with attempted murder

A 54-year-old local man who was shot after allegedly aiming a rifle at members of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department in the early morning hours of May 23 last year has been indicted on two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

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Early voting begins today

Early voting begins today

Today marks the beginning of early voting in DeKalb County.

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Home invaders to be tried as adults

Home invaders to be tried as adults

Two 16-year-olds who are accused of invading the home of a local woman in September will be tried as adults.

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Ponder accused of robbing graveyard

Ponder accused of robbing graveyard

The sheriff’s department has arrested a 26-year-old Dowelltown man and charged him with stealing bronze vases from cemetery tombstones and selling them for scrap.

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Woman injured in collision with house

Woman injured in collision with house

Dovie Weaver, 50, was transported by EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital after colliding with ahouse on Short Mountain Highway Saturday night. According to city police, Weaver may have been suffering from a medical condition when she left the roadway and struck a tree and a flagpole before crashing into the home just after 10 p.m.

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Federal-Mogul laying off 50

Federal-Mogul laying off 50

According to a recent Department of Labor and Workforce Development press release, continuing layoffs at the Federal-Mogul facility in Smithville will soon leave 50 more workers unemployed. The company is proceeding with the second round of layoffs in as many years at the local plant.

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Archery to be offered in schools

Archery to be offered in schools

Students at DeKalb Middle and DeKalb West schools will soon have the opportunity to participate in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP).

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Curtis chosen as Upper Cumberland Regional Teacher of the Year

Curtis chosen as Upper Cumberland Regional Teacher of the Year

Cannon County still has a Cannon County High School Teacher in the running for Tennessee Teacher of the Year.

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March for Meals a success

March for Meals a success

UCHRA held a Community Champions Week as part of its March for Meals campaign March 17-21 . Many local officials participated in the event to show support for our community’s homebound and hungry seniors.

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Workers loot Middle School

Workers loot Middle School

A 30-year-old Cookeville man has been charged with five counts of theft after he was allegedly caught pillaging DeKalb Middle School while doing repairs during spring break.

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Beavers, Weaver, Pody face election challengers

Beavers, Weaver, Pody face election challengers

DeKalb County's three representatives in the Tennessee General Assembly will be challenged in this year’s election.

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Man arrested after near collision with patrol car

Man arrested after near collision with patrol car

An alleged drunk driver was arrested on April 2 after he reportedly almost struck a deputy’s patrol car.

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