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Summers named Firefighter of the Year

Summers named Firefighter of the Year

 

Robin Summers, station commander of the DeKalb County Fire Department’s Short Mountain station, was presented the 2014 Firefighter of the Year Award at the department’s annual awards banquet on Jan. 17.

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Women charged with forgery for second time this month

Women charged with forgery for second time this month

 

Two local women are charged with forgery for the second time this month.

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Fire destroys Alexandria home

Fire destroys Alexandria home

 

A home at 201 Church Street in Alexandria was destroyed by fire Sunday despite firefighter’s best efforts to save the structure. The call came in just before 2 p.m. The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene within minutes, and DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department engines from the Liberty and Temperance Hall stations arrived soon after as a result of the recently enacted automatic aid agreement between the city and county, the home, which belonged to Charles and Cathy Quarles, and was being rented to Brenda Acorn and Patsy Keyes, was a total loss. Acorn and Keyes ...

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Farm Bill Meeting Jan. 26

Farm Bill Meeting Jan. 26

 

County Executive Director Donny Green of the DeKalb/Cannon County Farm Service Agency has announced that a Farm Bill Meeting will be held on Jan. 26, .at 10 a.m. at the Woodbury Lions Club Building, 614 Lehman Street, Woodbury. The meeting is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided.

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Man charged with joyriding on front-end loader

Man charged with joyriding on front-end loader

 

A McMinnville man was charged with vandalism and joy riding by the sheriff’s department after he allegedly took a Caterpillar front end loader for a joy ride on Jan. 15.

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Tn Promise nets 135 applications

Tn Promise nets 135 applications

 

Patrick Cripps, DCHS Principal Patrick Cripps told the members of the board of education last week that 135 seniors have signed up for Tennessee Promise, a program that offers students two years of free tuition to a community or technical college.

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COEC election results announced

COEC election results announced

 

According to County Executive Director Donny Green, of the DeKalb/Cannon County Farm Service Agency, the DeKalb/Cannon FSA County Committee met in regular session on Dec. 2, to canvass and tabulate the ballots received in the 2014 Local Administrative Area (LAA) # 2 (DeKalb County) and LAA # 4 (Cannon County) County Committee Elections.

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One injured in crash

One injured in crash

 

A 62-year-old Smithville woman was injured in a two-car collision on Highway 56 South Monday. According to Trooper Brandon Jackson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Wanda Wallace was transported to DeKalb Community Hospital by EMS with non-life threatening injuries after the crash. Wallace was reportedly traveling south in her Chevy Malibu when the northbound F-150 of 37-year-old Pedro Gonzales left the highway on the right side and overcorrected, crossing into Wallace’s path. The Malibu struck the truck on the rear on the passenger side and came to a stop in the southbound lane facing west. The truck left the ...

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Clerk clarifies registration laws

Clerk clarifies registration laws

 

According to County Clerk James L (Jimmy) Poss, his office has had several cases of people who do not reside in the county attempting to purchase DeKalb plates for their vehicles. Poss told the Review that residents of other counties may not legally tag their vehicles in DeKalb, and that his office checks physical addresses against the 911 system to verify residency.

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Three charged with forgery

Three charged with forgery

 

After investigations by sheriff’s detectives and deputies, three women were arrested on separate forgery charges last week.

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City liquor discussion continues

City liquor discussion continues

 

The Smithville Mayor and Aldermen discussed an ordinance regulating retail liquor stores in the city at last week’s meeting of the city council.

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Locals may give blood Jan. 16

Locals may give blood Jan. 16

 

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to start a lifesaving habit by becoming a regular blood donor this year, starting with National Blood Donor Month in January.

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Omega to hold monthly job fair

Omega to hold monthly job fair

 

Omega Apparel to Hold Monthly Job Fair

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Sheriff seeks help in solving garage burglaries

Sheriff seeks help in solving garage burglaries

 

Jimmy "J.J." Tolbert Hendrixson, Jr., 42, has been charged with theft of property over $1,000.

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Sheriff releases 2014 call stats

Sheriff releases 2014 call stats

 

Sheriff Patrick Ray has released the report on his department’s activities for 2014.

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County fire releases call stats

County fire releases call stats

 

The DeKalb County Fire Department has compiled its 2014 Incident Response Summary.

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New state laws for 2015

New state laws for 2015

 

Among more than two dozen new laws which took effect in Tennessee on Jan. 1 2015 is a measure that protects employees' private information on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts from nosy bosses.

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Top stories for last half of 2014

Top stories for last half of 2014

 

Reyes convicted for child rape

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Man arrested on two consecutive days for driving without license

Man arrested on two consecutive days for driving without license

 

A local man who had two previous charges for the same offense was caught driving on a suspended license by sheriff’s deputies on Dec 29, and then again on Dec. 30.

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Adjusted 911 rates take effect Jan. 1

Adjusted 911 rates take effect Jan. 1

 

A bill (SB 2407/HB2255), passed by the Tennessee General Assembly in April and taking effect on Jan. 1, will lower the 911 surcharge on landlines for citizens of DeKalb County.

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