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Locals meet new park manager

Locals meet new park manager

 

A meet and greet was held Monday to welcome new Edgar Evins Park Manager Jacob Young back to the park he started his career in. Young is the son of Sherry Williams and grandson of Georgia and Morris Young, and grew up in Liberty. He attended DeKalb West School and DeKalb County High School before earning his degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. He went to work at Edgar Evins State Park as a seasonal ranger fifteen years ago, and shortly thereafter was hired as a fulltime park ranger at Roan Mountain State Park in ...

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Project welcome Mat winners announced

Project welcome Mat winners announced

 

The 2015 "Project Welcome Mat" winners have been announced just in time to welcome visitors to the Jamboree.

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City approves 2015-16 budget

City approves 2015-16 budget

The Smithville city council voted to approve an $8 million budget plan for 2015-16 on second reading Monday night.

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Fair to begin July 20

Fair to begin July 20

The DeKalb County Fair, with the theme "Country Scenes and Beauty Queens," is set to begin on July 20.

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School director search pared down to three

School director search pared down to three

 

The list of seven candidates for director of schools in DeKalb County has been pared down to three hopefuls, including two local applicants.

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Police, fire chief attend bomb training

Police, fire chief attend bomb training

Members of the Smithville Police and Smithville Fire Departments recently attended explosive device training at New Mexico Tech. The program is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a division of the United States Department of Homeland Security. The training is designed for first responders who may respond to or become involved in incidents that involve explosive devices or improvised explosive devices. The training, all travel arrangements, lodging and meals were funded through FEMA at no cost to the City of Smithville. Members of the Algood Police Department also attended the training. Shown after attending explosive device training are ...

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Tourism commissioner to visit DeKalb

Tourism commissioner to visit DeKalb

The public is invited to attend a ‘Meet and Greet’ to honor the newly appointed Commissioner of Tourist Development, Kevin Triplett. Commissioner Triplett will be visiting Smithville on Wednesday, July 8th at the DeKalb County Complex auditorium from 4 PM to 5:30 PM. After speaking, the commissioner will have a question and answer time. Senator Mae Beavers, State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver, and State Representative Mark Pody will also be in attendance.

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Second application for liquor received

Second application for liquor received

 

The city of Smithville has received its second application for a certificate of compliance to apply for a liquor license.

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Local man caught with meth lab in Cookeville

Local man caught with meth lab in Cookeville

A Smithville man and a woman from Cookeville were taken into custody last week after Cookeville police allegedly found a meth lab in their truck on June 16.

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Hillebrand retires from Navy

Hillebrand retires from Navy

 

Master Chief Ted Hillebrand, a 1980 graduate of DeKalb County High School, recently retired after 30 years serving his country in the U.S. Navy. Since joining the service in 1985, he has served on the U.S.S. Ingersoll as the navigational systems technician, the U.S.S. Philippine Sea as Division Leading Petty Officer, and the U.S.S. Emory S. Land as Planning Divisions, Leading Chief Petty Officer, and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2008, he checked on board the U.S.S. Harry Truman, and was deployed in support of Arabian Sea ...

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Tramel graduates from THP Academy

Tramel graduates from THP Academy

Trooper Jeremy David Sean Tramel of DeKalb County graduated from the Tennessee Highway Patrol Cadet Class last week after 20 weeks of intensive training. A ceremony was held for Cadet Class 615 at the Tennessee War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, where Tramel was sworn in by Governor Bill Haslam.

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Alexandria mayor’s race to be contested

Alexandria mayor’s race to be contested

Alexandria Mayor Tony Tarpley will face opposition from Alderman Bennett Armstrong in the town’s Sept. 3 municipal election.

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City police arrest woman for theft, assault, disorderly conduct

City police arrest woman for theft, assault, disorderly conduct

Officer Matt Farmer arrested Patsy Lynn McCoy, 43, on June 14 for disorderly conduct, assault, and theft.

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Clinton campaign comes to DeKalb

Clinton campaign comes to DeKalb

Tennessee State Grassroots Coordinator for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign Lenda Sherrell will be the speaker at a DeKalb County Hillary for America election rally on June 27 at 10 a.m. The event will take place in the ground level of the courthouse.

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County to appoint judicial commissioners

The one-year terms of the county’s three judicial commissioners will end soon, and the county commission has begun the process to appoint commissioners for 2015-16.

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Committee approves school budget

Committee approves school budget

 

The school system’s second proposed budget for the 2015-13 year was approved by the county budget committee last week, and is on its way to a vote by the full county commission.

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Jamboree set for July 4 weekend

Jamboree set for July 4 weekend

 

The 44th Annual Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival is set to begin July 3 at 9 a.m., and will continue until the winners of the Junior and Senior Fiddling competition face off for the Grand Champion Award and the Berry C. Williams Memorial Trophy sometime on the night of July 4.

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Hull to receive Blue Blaze

Hull to receive Blue Blaze

 

The 44th Annual Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival is set to begin July 3 at 9 a.m., and will continue until the winners of the Junior and Senior Fiddling competition face off for the Grand Champion Award and the Berry C. Williams Memorial Trophy sometime on the night of July 4.

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Luna airlifted after rollover

Luna airlifted after rollover

 

Harold Luna, 76, was airlifted after a rollover accident Friday afternoon near the community center on Keltonburg Road. According to Trooper Bobby Johnson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Luna was traveling east when his 1996 GMC Sierra truck crossed the center line and left the roadway on the left side, went through a fence, and overturned in a field, coming to rest upside down. Members of DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department extrication and firefighters from the Keltonburg station quickly arrived and removed Luna from the truck. He was treated at the scene by DeKalb EMS. and then transported to the ...

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Woman claims to have witnessed Mayo murder

Woman claims to have witnessed Mayo murder

 

A woman who was sent to a mental hospital after claiming she witnessed a murder is now the state’s star witness in the murder case of Daniel Mayo – a man whose body is still missing after he was allegedly killed over two years ago.

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