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Three arrested in connection with meth lab, pipe bombs

Three arrested in connection with meth lab, pipe bombs

 

The sheriff’s department arrested three people on Dec. 8 in connection with the discovery of an active meth lab and illegal explosives.

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Alexandria, DeKalb fire departments enter automatic aid agreement

Alexandria, DeKalb fire departments enter automatic aid agreement

 

DeKalb County and the City of Alexandria have entered into an automatic aid agreement for their Volunteer Fire Departments.

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City adopts construction ordinances

City adopts construction ordinances

 

The City of Smithville's board of aldermen passed three new ordinances on second reading in a special-called meeting Monday night that will entail some changes in fees and fines for building construction. First reading of the bill was approved at the board's regular meeting on Dec. 1

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Sheriff warns of holiday crime

Sheriff warns of holiday crime

 

Sheriff Patrick Ray would like DeKalb Countians to be aware that the holiday season unfortunately brings an upturn in criminal activity, and urges local citizens to be alert.

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Troopers deliver food

Troopers deliver food

 

On December 13, 2014, members of the Fraternal Order of Police, State Trooper Lodge # 44 delivered twenty food baskets to persons in DeKalb County.  Every year the lodge picks a County in the Upper Cumberland Region to donate and deliver food baskets to during the Holiday season.  Participating in this event, pictured from left to right are Troopers Chris Adams, Charles Slaven, Mike Jolley; Lieutenants Jimmy Neal, Troy Human, Marvin Ricketts (ret), and Captain RC Christian.  Participating but not pictured are Sergeants Greg Tramel and Dwaine Jennings.  A special thanks to the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency in DeKalb County ...

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Anderson pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor

Anderson pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor

 

A 24-year-old local man was sentenced to eight years by Judge David Patterson last week after he entered guilty plea to sexual exploitation of a minor in criminal court.

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Remote area medical to return

Remote area medical to return

 

County Mayor Tim Stribling announced at the regular meeting of the county commission that a Remote Area Medical center will be set up early next year in DeKalb County.

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Liberty, Smithville host Christmas events

Liberty, Smithville host Christmas events

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Felon charged with guns, drugs

Felon charged with guns, drugs

 

The sheriff’s department arrested a Smithville man with previous felony convictions on drug-and-weapon related charges on Dec. 5. Joshua Lynne Batey, 27, has been charged with possession of Schedule IV and VI drugs for resale and possession of a weapon by a felon.

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Tippens arrested in Midway burglaries

Tippens arrested in Midway burglaries

A suspect in a rash of burglaries in the Midway Road area has been arrested by the sheriff’s department.

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County fire offers holiday safety tips

County fire offers holiday safety tips

‘Tis the season to be jolly, as the holiday standard goes. In many homes, this means a log on the fire, a trimmed tree, or a menorah glowing brightly. All these signs of the season bring feelings of comfort and joy to families. But what you may not realize is that they also bring an increased risk of fire in the home. That’s why Lt. Brian Williams, DeKalb County Fire Department’s Fire Prevention and Safety Officer, wants everyone to be aware of some simple things we can all do around our homes to prevent fires.

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Two more picked up on sealed indictments

Two more picked up on sealed indictments

Two more people have been picked up on sealed indictments in connection with a recent undercover drug operation.

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October unemployment rate remains the same

October unemployment rate remains the same

 

The unemployment rate for October in DeKalb County was at 6.1 percent, the same as September.

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Two shot on Earl Avenue

Two shot on Earl Avenue

Two people were wounded by gunfire in a Thursday night incident at a home on Earl Avenue.

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Charges pending in crash

Charges pending in crash

Charges are pending against a local woman after a Monday night crash on Short mountain Highway. According to Sergeant Eric McCormick of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Rhonda Goff, 30, was traveling south, negotiating a curve, when her 2004 Mercury Sable (right) crossed into the path of a northbound 1999 International tractor-trailer (above) driven by 59-year-old Christian Wanner of Woodbury. The vehicles made contact despite Wanner’s attempt to avoid the collision, which caused the truck to overturn in a ditch. Goff’s vehicle came to rest in a ditchline facing north. Neither Wanner nor his passenger, wife Regina Wanner, also ...

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Drug Sting nets 30+

Drug Sting nets 30+

 

In a tri-agency drug sting spanning more than a year, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, Smithville Police, and Alexandria Police rounded up more than 30 people Monday.

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Santa visits Alexandria

Santa visits Alexandria

 

The City of Alexandria rang in the holiday season Sunday with the county’s first Christmas parade.

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Nurse added at DCHS

Nurse added at DCHS

 

It was revealed at the recent meeting of the school board that all DeKalb County Schools will now have a full-time nurse on duty.

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77 indicted

77 indicted

 

Grand jury indictments were handed down last week on three men accused of the kidnapping and beating of a man and woman in July.

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One man reportedly dead, another injured in shooting

One man reportedly dead, another injured in shooting

 

A former Tennessee State Trooper is dead, and another man is injured after a shooting on Steeplechase Drive in Smithville Sunday.

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