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Fire damages vacant house

Fire damages vacant house

Smithville Review/Reed Vanderpool

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Tippin signs guitars for charity

Tippin signs guitars for charity

Smithville Review/Reed Vanderpool

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Three arrested on meth and child endangerment charges

Three arrested on meth and child endangerment charges

 

A local husband and wife face charges in connection with a meth lab, which was allegedly being operated in the presence of two 11-year-old children.

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Commission appoints new school board member

Commission appoints new school board member

The county commission has chosen a school board member to replace recently-resigned member Billy Miller.

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More than 1,000 cast early ballots

More than 1,000 cast early ballots

 

A total of 1012 local voters have cast early ballots in DeKalb County as of Monday.

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Fast Pace Urgent Care to open on November third

Fast Pace Urgent Care to open on November third

 

Fast Pace Urgent Care will open its new, state of the art walk-in clinic in the Smithville area on Monday, November 3 at 101 W. Broad St., Smithville, TN. The Open House Celebration and Ribbon Cutting will be held on Friday, October 31.

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Unemployment rate drops slightly

Unemployment rate drops slightly

DeKalb County's September unemployment rate was down slightly. The rate came in at 6.1 percent for the month, down from 6.9 percent in August and 7.8 percent in September 2013.

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DeKalb Pinks Out

DeKalb Pinks Out

The courthouse steps were swarmed by local citizens supporting the fight against breast cancer Friday. County schools submitted more than 2,000 PINKtober coloring contest entries, and hundreds of people across the county supported the Pink Out, and PinkySwearDare campaigns.

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Crash injures two

Crash injures two

 

Smithville Review/Angie Meadows

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Seniors win homecoming float competition

Seniors win homecoming float competition

 

The 2014 DCHS Homecoming Parade wound its way through town Friday afternoon.

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Fire department reminds public to replace smoke alarm batteries

Fire department reminds public to replace smoke alarm batteries

 

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 2, and while you are changing your clocks, the DeKalb County Fire Department wants to remind you to change your batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms also. Our message is simple and it’s easy to do! Please take a few minutes to make sure life-saving alarms have fresh batteries so you, your family, and your home are protected.

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More than 400 vote early

More than 400 vote early

 

A total of 426 voters have taken the opportunity to cast their ballots early as of Monday.

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Deadline for TN Promise Nov. 1

Deadline for TN Promise Nov. 1

 

Any Tennessee high school senior who is planning on attending community or technical college, or is undecided on college/technical school choice needs to sign up for the TN Promise Scholarship by Nov. 1, according to DCHS Guidance Counselor Lori Myrick.

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Fults accused of child rape

Fults accused of child rape

 

Smithville Police have arrested a 52-year old-Smithville man and charged him with the rape of a child.

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Commission to choose new school board member

Commission to choose new school board member

 

The county commission is making plans to appoint a new school board member to fill the seat vacated by the recent departure of Billy Miller.

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Sparks named Homecoming Queen

Sparks named Homecoming Queen

 

Kamien Leshay Sparks has been named the 2014 Homecoming Queen at DeKalb County High School.

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Board of Ed wins chili cook off

Board of Ed wins chili cook off

The 11th Annual Habitat for Humanity Chili Cook-Off and Bake Sale is in the books, and first place for both "Best Chili" and "Best Decorated Booth" went to the DeKalb County Board of Education. The event was held Friday at the county complex.

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Early voting begins today

Early voting begins today

 

Today marks the beginning of early voting in DeKalb County. Early balloting for the Nov. 4 general election will be held on the first floor of the courthouse through Oct. 30.

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Man charged with assault of three people

Man charged with assault of three people

The Sheriff’s department has arrested a 46-year-old Manchester man in connection with the alleged assault of three people in August.

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Burn Permits required through May 15

Burn Permits required through May 15

It’s again fire season in Tennessee, and the Division of Forestry is reminding everyone in DeKalb County that if they intend to do any outdoor burning they are required by state law to obtain a burning permit. The free permits are required October 15th through May 15th and can be obtained by telephone or on line. A poorly prepared or unattended burning debris pile can, under the conditions common in autumn, escape control and become a destructive wildfire. The Tennessee Division of Forestry asks everyone to be cautious when doing any outdoor burning.

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