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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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Senator Beavers Legislative update

Senator Beavers Legislative update

The State Senate approved major law and order legislation this week as the General Assembly worked diligently towards adjournment of the 2014 legislative session.   In addition, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved two bills sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers that further emphasize our 2nd Amendment rights.  Finally, the state budget also moved front and center, as Governor Bill Haslam presented an amendment to his fiscal year 2014-2015 spending plan, identifying $160 million in reductions due to an ongoing decline in revenue collections.

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DUD plant cleared by TDEC

DUD plant cleared by TDEC

According to Sherwin N. Smith, Director of the State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan program at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, a finding of no significant impact (FNSI) on the environment has been reached in the case of the DeKalb Utility District’s proposed new water treatment plant.

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Man loses life in three-car crash

Man loses life in three-car crash

A three-vehicle collision claimed the life of a White County man Friday night on Highway 70. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 25 year old Jeremy Vick lost his life after his 1997 Honda Civic struck the rear of a 2005 Ford Mustang driven by 23-year-old Joshua Smith of Morrison, and was then struck by an oncoming Mitsubishi Galant driven by  22-year-old Beth Holeton of Dowelltown. The accident, reported to central dispatch at 11:25 p.m., was investigated by Sergeant Eric McCormick of the THP and Trooper Johnny Farley of the THP Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT). Smith was ...

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Dead animal causes concern at shelter

Dead animal causes concern at shelter

A woman who visited the local animal shelter Thursday morning found the shelter closed, but was alarmed to find a dead dog inside the fence and a litter of puppies outside the facility.

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Man disables car with axe

Man disables car with axe

The sheriff's department arrested a 39-year-old man and charged him with aggravated assault after he allegedly flattened the tires and broke the windows out of a vehicle before closing the door on a woman’s hand.

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Smith Elected to TAPM Board

Smith Elected to TAPM Board

Sarah Marie Smith has been elected to the board of directors for the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators.   Smith lives in Carthage, and is the daughter of the late Ervin and Mary Etta Smith.  She is a Rule31, Tennessee Supreme Court Listed Mediator with a master’s degree in Conflict Management.  Her mediation practice includes Davidson, Wilson, Sumner, Trousdale, Smith, and DeKalb counties. Mediation is a process by which people can resolve a civil or family dispute outside of the court system.  Ms. Smith’s specialty as a mediator is helping individuals and businesses resolve conflicts before they rise to ...

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Man sentenced for statutory rape

Man sentenced for statutory rape

Judge Leon Burns Jr. sentenced a 25-year-old local man accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old-girl during the Jamboree last year in DeKalb County Criminal Court Monday.

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Man airlifted after rollover

Man airlifted after rollover

A rollover accident on New Home Road Monday afternoon resulted in a 19-year-old being airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center, and a pregnant 17-year-old passenger being transported to the emergency room. According to Trooper Bobby Johnson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, David Hacker was traveling south in a 2000 Chevy Blazer when he failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway on the right side,  hit a culvert, and overturned. Hacker was ejected from the vehicle. The unidentified female, who was apparently wearing her seatbelt, was taken to DeKalb Community Hospital by EMS. Hacker was issued citations for failure to maintain ...

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Rescue squad fundraiser set

Rescue squad fundraiser set

Work is progressing on the Smithville-DeKalb County Rescue Squad’s new building. The squad will hold a fundraiser dinner and auction  Saturday to help finish the structure.

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Sadler announces public defender bid

Sadler announces public defender bid

Attorney Edwin Sadler has announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for the office of Public Defender for the 13th Judicial District in the upcoming May 6 Primary. The 13th Judicial District an area consisting of seven Upper Cumberland Counties: Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam and White.

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Habitat begins accepting applications for sixth local house

Habitat begins accepting applications for sixth local house

An Informational Meeting and Application Fair will be held on Thursday, April 3 from 6-7 p.m. at the Methodist Church Family Life Center next door to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home near downtown Smithville. During  that meeting, families will receive help in completing the application and will be given information about the Habitat Program. 

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Estes charged with more vending machine thefts

Estes charged with more vending machine thefts

Alton David Estes of Watertown, the man recently charged with the theft of three air-vending machines by the sheriff’s department, is now accused of  illegally taking three more machines in the Smithville city limits.

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DeKalb County Cattlemen’s Association created

DeKalb County Cattlemen’s Association created

On Thursday, March 20, 55 DeKalb County cattle producers gathered at the UT Extension office to create the DeKalb County Cattlemen’s Association. 

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Election deadline draws near

Election deadline draws near

With the April 3 deadline looming, several candidates have picked up petitions to qualify for for the Smithville and Dowelltown Municipal Elections, as well as the five school board seats up for grabs this year.

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Police impersonator arrested

Police impersonator arrested

A local man pulled over for allegedly driving with a flashing blue light on his dash faces charges of DUI, driving on a revoked license, and impersonating a police officer.

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Twins Celebrate 88

Twins Celebrate 88

Edsel and Edward Frazier celebrated their 88th birthday on March 13 at Patty’s Restaurant in Smithville. Family and friends, along with several sets of twins gathered to help them enjoy their special day.

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