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Police seize pot

Police seize pot

An anonymous tip led city police to the location of several potted marijuana plants on property behind the Smithville Housing Projects on Sept. 3. Authorities confiscated the illegal weed, but no arrests have been made in the case.

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Local man “person of interest” in Wilson County death

Local man “person of interest” in Wilson County death

 

A 38-year-old DeKalb County resident has been identified sought as a "person of interest" in a possible Wilson County murder investigation was apprehended by Rutherford County authorities after a pursuit on Aug. 30.

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Clerk will not perform weddings

Clerk will not perform weddings

 

Newly-elected County Clerk James L. "Jimmy" Poss has announced that he will not perform marriage ceremonies. In a prepared statement, Poss gave his reasons for the decision.

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Man arrested after threatening to blow up DeKalb Community Hospital

Man arrested after threatening to blow up DeKalb Community Hospital

 

City police have arrested a 46-year-old Rutherford County man for allegedly threatening to "blow up" DeKalb Community Hospital.

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Conger appointed to city judge seat

Conger appointed to city judge seat

 

Hilton Conger was appointed to another two-year term as Smithville Municipal Judge Monday night. The city council voted unanimously that Conger remain city judge. City Attorney Vester Parsley, Jr. administered the oath of office to Conger.

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September declared Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September declared Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

 

The Tennesse Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is hosting events across the state as part of this year’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month observance.

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Habitat begins accepting applications for next house

Habitat begins accepting applications for next house

 

DeKalb County Habitat for Humanity Affiliate has begun accepting applications for the next house they will build, which will probably be sometime during 2015.

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County to send trash to Smith

County to send trash to Smith

 

The county commission voted last week to contract with Smith County to dispose of DeKalb's household refuse when the new solid waste transfer station is complete. The commission approved a five-year contract with Smith County to take DeKalb's solid waste at the rate of $29 a ton.

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Farler named DWS principal

Farler named DWS principal

 

Sabrina Farler has been named Principal at DeKalb West School. She will  fill the position left vacant by Danny Parkerson's retirement.

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Man busted with 14 lbs. of pot

Man busted with 14 lbs. of pot

 

A 74-year-old Dowelltown man was arrested and charged with sale of a controlled substance after an investigation allegedly revealed that he had received a package at the Liberty Post Office containing 14 pounds of marijuana.

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City officials take oath

City officials take oath

 

Recently elected city officials took the oath of office Tuesday evening. Smithville Mayor Jimmy Poss and Aldermen Jason Murphy and Gayla Hendrix were sworn in By Vester Parsley at 3 p.m. at city hall.

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County officials take oath

County officials take oath

Newly-elected county officials were sworn into office at the county complex Monday. Officials including county commissioners, school board members, and constables took the oath of office.

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One injured in semi rollover

One injured in semi rollover

 

Smithville Review/Reed Vanderpool

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Theater to be named for Foster

Theater to be named for Foster

The county commission voted Monday night to name the north end of the county complex for outgoing County Mayor Mike Foster.

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Storms blanket DeKalb

Storms blanket DeKalb

Photo by Stephanie Rackley

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Man arrested for stoning police cars

Man arrested for stoning police cars

 

Bryan Kain Pack, 24, was arrested by the sheriff’s department on Aug. 22 for filing a false report and reckless endangerment.

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DeKalb unemployment rate at 7.4 percent

DeKalb unemployment rate at 7.4 percent

 

County unemployment rates for July 2014 show the rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five, and remained the same in four counties. Specific county information for July is available on the Internet; enter http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/CountyRates_Jul14.pdf .

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Local pharmacist passes away at 69

Long-time local pharmacist Gary Wilson Cripps passed away on Aug. 13 at the age of 69 He was a retired pharmacist of Cripps-France Pharmacy in Smithville.

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Fire destroys houseboat

Fire destroys houseboat

A fire at Edgar Evins Marina last Wednesday consumed a house boat, a pontoon, and the dock’s fuel island. Members of the family who owned the houseboat told the Review that the fire began while the craft was being filled with fuel, and that several people, including their 90-year-old grandfather, were on board, but escaped safely, with some suffering minor smoke inhalation, before the boat was fully engulfed. The pontoon boat was apparently tied to the island unoccupied, and reportedly belonged to the marina. Marina employees attempted to contain the blaze while boats and engines from the county fire ...

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Poss elected Smithville city mayor

Poss elected Smithville city mayor

 

In the continuation of last week's election coverage, voters declined to reelect three incumbent school board members in last Thursday's election.

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