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One man reportedly dead, another injured in shooting

 

A former Tennessee State Trooper is dead, and another man is injured after a shooting on Steeplechase Drive in Smithville Sunday.

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Parades kick off holiday season

Parades kick off holiday season

DeKalb County will soon kick off the holiday season with three Christmas parades. The cities of Alexandria, Liberty, and Smithville will all host their annual parades again this year.

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Fire leaves family homeless

Fire leaves family homeless

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Two plead guilty in home invasion

Two plead guilty in home invasion

Two DCHS students arrested at school after a city police investigation determined that they forced their way into a Smithville woman’s home and robbed and assaulted her last September have pled guilty in DeKalb County Criminal Court.

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DCHS student charged for airsoft guns

DCHS student charged for airsoft guns

A DeKalb County High School student was arrested on a juvenile petition with committing a delinquent act, to wit: carrying or possessing weapons on school property Friday.

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Store robbed with rifle

A lone man with a rifle reportedly robbed Jewel's Market on South Congress Boulevard in Smithville Friday morning.

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DeKalb honors vets

DeKalb honors vets

DeKalb County’s veterans were honored during a program at the DeKalb County Complex auditorium Tuesday morning.

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Child used to smuggle pill into jail

Child used to smuggle pill into jail

 

An inmate at the DeKalb County Jail and his wife are both charged with introducing contraband into a penal institution and child abuse and neglect after they allegedly attempted to use their eight-year-old child to smuggle a single pill into the facility on Nov. 6.

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Two found with meth lab

Two found with meth lab

 

Sheriff's deputies arrested two men on Nov. 7 after they were allegedly found in a barn with a meth lab.

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Parks offer winter rates

Parks offer winter rates

Tennessee State Parks will offer special winter rates for 360 cabins in 18 parks across the state, along with individual rooms at our six state park inns, from Nov. 15, 2014, through March 15, 2015. With a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in Tennessee, families and groups seeking unique recreation opportunities and high-quality accommodations can find the perfect getaway – all at an exceptional value and a bit closer to home.

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Sex offender arrested for violation

Sex offender arrested for violation

 

The sheriff’s department arrested a convicted sex offender who was allegedly found to be living in a vehicle parked near a children’s recreational center on Oct. 27.

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Senators file legislation to establish Tennessee Standards Commission

Senators file legislation to establish Tennessee Standards Commission

 

Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) and Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell (R-Riceville) filed legislation today establishing a Tennessee Standards Commission that would recommend to the State Board of Education for adoption, all standards to be used in the state’s K-12 public schools.  The legislation would cancel Tennessee’s current memorandum of understanding concerning the Common Core State Standards entered into with the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers for English Language Arts and Math. 

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SES honors vets

SES honors vets

 

Smithville Review/Reed Vanderpool

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Woman charged with six counts of prescription fraud

Woman charged with six counts of prescription fraud

 

Brandi McPheron, 35, faces charges on six counts of prescription fraud.

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Weaver, Pody retain seats

Weaver, Pody retain seats

 

Republican State Representatives Terri Lynn Weaver in the 40th District and Mark Pody in the 46th District retained their seats in last week’s election.

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DMS newspaper goes online

DMS newspaper goes online

 

DeKalb Middle School has a new online newspaper, The DMS Saint. The DMS Response to Intervention (RTI): Tier II Reading/Language Arts students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade advanced class are responsible for content, and DMS staff members Tena Davidson, Martha Melching, and Felicia Warden, are co-editors of the paper.

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City police to host Cops for Kids

City police to host Cops for Kids

 

The Smithville Police Department would like to announce that they will be hosting their 3rd Annual Cops for Kids Christmas Party.

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Cannon attorney disbarred

Cannon attorney disbarred

 

An investigation by agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in a Cannon County attorney pleading guilty to theft and agreeing to disbarment for at least five years.

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Wiiloughby named Administrator of the Year

Wiiloughby named Administrator of the Year

 

The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA) has named Director of Schools Mark Willoughby "School Administrator of the Year" in Athletic District 4.

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Chamber recieves Block Grant

Chamber recieves Block Grant

 

The Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a $25,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for downtown Smithville. The CDBG funding will be used for commercial façade improvements on the west side of the public square including new awnings and signs, painting, building repair and other upgrades. Chamber Director Suzanne Williams will begin training soon to learn the needed requirements set by the State.

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