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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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DUD awards bids on new plant

DUD awards bids on new plant

 

A long-planned DeKalb Utility District (DUD) water treatment plant is one step closer to fruition. While lengthy legal battles and opposition from the City of Smithville, who fear the loss of its biggest water customer, the (DUD) appears to be on track to begin construction on their own two million gallon a day facility.

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No injuries in bus crash

No injuries in bus crash

 

No one was apparently injured when a special education bus left the roadway in a Thursday afternoon on accident on Walkers Creek Road. Bus driver Dwight Knowles, two students and an educational assistant who were reportedly on board the eastbound bus when it met a westbound Ford Focus driven by Susan Coats of Alexandria in a sharp curve. Contact between the two vehicles was avoided, but the bus left the road on the right side and came to a stop in a ditchline with its left wheels off the ground. The occupants of the bus were able to escape through ...

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Miller resigns school board

Miller resigns school board

Citing a new job that forbids him from holding public office, Fourth District School Board Member Billy Miller has announced his resignation from the board effective Sept. 30. Miller works for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

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Jail meets requirements for certification

Jail meets requirements for certification

The DeKalb County Jail and Jail Annex have met minimum standards for certification for 2014.

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Colwell charged in jewelry theft

Colwell charged in jewelry theft

 

The sheriff’s department has arrested a 43-year-old McMinnville man in connection with a recent burglary and theft.

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Deadline to register to vote in Nov. approaching

Deadline to register to vote in Nov. approaching

 

The deadline to register to vote in the November 4 elections is Monday, Oct. 6.

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Firefighters respond to possible arson

Firefighters respond to possible arson

Authorities are investigating a possible arson case after DeKalb County firefighters responded to a suspicious trailer fire off of Jefferson Road last Saturday afternoon.

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Thomas jailed for assault, reckless endangerment

Thomas jailed for assault, reckless endangerment

 

Seventy four year-old Frank Donald Thomas, of Liberty, was arrested on Sept. 27 and charged with reckless endangerment and aggravated assault. His bond was set at $50,000, and he will appear in court Oct. 9.

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Probation officer arrested in forgery

Probation officer arrested in forgery

 

A local probation officer is facing charges after allegedly forging a client's money order to commit theft.

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Fire Prevention Month proclaimed

Fire Prevention Month proclaimed

 

October has been proclaimed Fire Prevention Month in DeKalb County. County Mayor Stribling was jioned by Fire Chief Donny Green and Lieutenant Brian Williams of the DeKalb County Fire Department for the signing of the proclamation on Sept. 25.

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Mooney indicted in father's death

Mooney indicted in father's death

 

The Wilson County Grand Jury has indicted 38-year-old Alan Mooney Jr. in connection with the death of his father, Alan Mooney, Sr., 62.

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Bids opened on new water plant

Bids opened on new water plant

 

Commissioners at DeKalb Utility District (DUD) opened bids on the planned water treatment plant project Thursday. A Total of 11 companies placed bids on three different projects, including construction of the new plant, the raw water intake for the facility, and transmission lines for the treated water.

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One injured in Friday crash

One injured in Friday crash

 

A 52-year-old Wilson County woman was injured in a collision at Atnip Street and West Broad Friday. According to the Smithville Police Department, Cynthia D. Carter, 33, was attempting to turn left from Atnip Street onto West Broad in a 1999 Dodge Durango when she pulled into the path of a 2005 Mercedes driven by Tina Marie Roberts of Lebanon, who was traveling west on West Broad Street. Roberts was the sole occupant of the Mercedes, while Carter's Dodge also carried a five-year-old passenger. Roberts told police that she had no chance to dodge the Durango when it entered ...

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Mother, son busted with meth lab

Mother, son busted with meth lab

 

The sheriff’s department arrested three people, including a mother and son, last week in connection with the manufacture of meth.

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Stribling named chairman

Stribling named chairman

 

Newly-elected County Mayor Tim Stribling was named chairman of the county commission Monday night, and Seventh District Commissioner Larry Summers was returned as chairman pro tem.

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