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Deputies Help Distressed Man on Sligo Bridge
Suicide Prevention
Smithville and DeKalb Mayors signed a proclamation last week declaring September as Suicide Prevention Month. Pictured from left back row are Kristi Paling of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, and Lisa Cripps and Jennifer Matthews with the DeKalb Prevention Coalition. Pictured front from left are DeKalb Mayor Tim Stribling and Smithville Mayor Josh Miller.
Local commuters were ensnarled in a major traffic jam last Thursday morning after a man threatened to jump from a very high bridge over Center Hill Lake. On Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 4:32 A.M., the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a possible suicidal male wanting to jump off the Sligo Bridge on Highway 70 in the eastern part of the county.