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Man injured after sliding off road

Man injured after sliding off road

 

 

A Smithville man was injured Friday when his Chevy Tahoe slid off the road while he was on a mission to deliver supplies to his snowed-in mother. Joshua Dewitt, 34, was treated for possible back injuries and released from DeKalb Community Hospital after the incident. Dewitt was attempting to deliver groceries when he met another vehicle and slid off Indian Creek Youth Camp Road, just off Dale Ridge Road. His 2000 Chevy Tahoe came to rest on its passenger side about 20 feet down an embankment trapping Dewitt inside the SUV. Members of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department’s ...

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Winter storms damage DeKalb

Winter storms damage DeKalb

Tennessee remained at a Level II-State of Emergency as of press time due to severe winter storms.

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Property taxes due Saturday

Property taxes due Saturday

This Saturday, February 28 is the deadline to pay 2014 property taxes. Penalties will begin to accrue on March 1.

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Local businessman charged with filing false report

Local businessman charged with filing false report

 

A local nursery owner has been arrested after he allegedly lied to a sheriff’s department detective about one of his vehicles being stolen.

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More than 100 attend conference

More than 100 attend conference

Over one hundred people attended a healthcare conference called "The Epidemic is Here" Friday at the DeKalb Community Complex.

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Hattaway awarded scholarship

Hattaway awarded scholarship

A Seven Springs woman has been awarded a scholarship to Bethel University.

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TVA Asks consumers to help conserve energy

TVA Asks consumers to help conserve energy

With the coldest temperatures in more than a year expected to arrive overnight Wednesday, the Tennessee Valley Authority and local power companies are working to ensure the availability of safe and reliable electricity.

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Electric company warns of scam

Electric company warns of scam

Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (UCEMC) cautions members to be on alert for a telephone scam that is plaguing UCEMC’s service areas.

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Extreme weather can impact livestock

Extreme weather can impact livestock

As the temperatures plummet and the icy conditions take hold, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is urging citizens to take steps to keep livestock safe and healthy.

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Little named DCHS Valedictorian

Little named DCHS Valedictorian

The names of the top students of the DeKalb County High School Class of 2015 have been revealed.

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Cookeville man busted for meth

Cookeville man busted for meth

The sheriff’s department has charged a Cookeville man with possession of methamphetamine after a routine traffic stop last week allegedly turned up illegal drugs.

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Murder suspect's bond raised

Murder suspect's bond raised

Anthony Tyrone Crews, 42, accused of second degree in the Feb. 5 stabbing death of 28-year-old Ashley Bain last week, appeared in court on Feb. 12. Judge Bratten Cook, II appointed a public defender to represent Crews, and increased his bond to one million dollars. His next court date was set for March 5.

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School board discusses stop-arm cameras on buses

School board discusses stop-arm cameras on buses

At the monthly meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Education last week, the board began discussion of the installation of cameras to capture images of people ignoring school bus stop signs.

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“Read 20” program gets billboard

“Read 20” program gets billboard

Michelle Burklow, the supervisor of instruction for Pre-K through sixth grade for the county school system, announced at last week’s school board meeting that the board of education has purchased advertising space on a billboard in Smithville to promote the "Read 20" program.

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Shiroki acquired by Toyota Boshoku

Shiroki acquired by Toyota Boshoku

Toyota Boshoku to Acquire Mechanical Seat Frame Component Business from Aisin Seiki and Shiroki

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Closing dates for crop disaster assistance program March 15

Closing dates for crop disaster assistance program March 15

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers who wish to purchase crop loss protection for non-insurable crops for the 2015 crop year of the March 15 final sales closing date for the following crops:

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Crews arrested for murder

Crews arrested for murder

 

A 42-year-old man has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in the Thursday death of Ashley Bain, 28.

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Director of schools evaluation complete

Director of schools evaluation complete

 

The DeKalb County Board of Education has completed the yearly evaluation of Director of Schools Mark Willoughby’s performance, and the evaluations have been tabulated by TSBA officials in Nashville and summarized for the board.

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VFW post in danger of losing charter

VFW post in danger of losing charter

 

Local VFW post 7623 is in danger of losing its charter due to inactivity.

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Meth offender gets 14-year prison sentence

Meth offender gets 14-year prison sentence

 

One of three people charged in a September meth case was sentenced to a 14-year prison sentence last week in DeKalb County Criminal Court.

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