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DeKalb County Grand Jury, November 14

The next term of the DeKalb County Grand Jury will meet on Monday, November 14, 2022, pursuant to T.C.A. 40-12-105.

“It is the duty of your grand jurors to investigate any public offenses which they know or have reason to believe has been committed and which is triable or indictable in the county. Any person having knowledge or proof that an offense has been committed may apply to testify before the grand jury subject to the provision of Tennessee Code Annotated 40-12-105.

 The foreman in this county is presently Ms. Katherine Pack, 1 Public Square, Room 201, Smithville, Tennessee, 37166.” “ The grand jury will next meet on Monday, the 14th day of November, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. You may be  prosecuted for perjury for any oral or written statement which yu make under oath to the grand jury, when you know the statement to be false, and when the statement touches on a matter material to the point in question.”


Trunk or Treat

New Home Baptist Church – Join us for Trunk-or-Treat Saturday, October 29, 2002 from 4-6pm

Indian Creek Baptist Church – Join us for Trunk-or-Treat on Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 5-7pm. Wear your costumes and enjoy candy and fellowship.


Fall Festival

Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Indian Creek Baptist Church from 11am-2pm. Free fun for all ages. There will be food, games and a bounce house. Located at 967 Hurrican Ridge Road, Smithville.



Are you raising a relative child or need housing assistance? For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Development District toll-free at 1-0800-275-8233. A support group meeting will be held for relatives caring for relative children during the month of March 2021. Please contact Melissa Allison at 931-476-4127. If you are interested in attending this meeting. For housing assistance please contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.


Veterans Service Officer Ready to Assist

Are you a veteran in need of assistance? DeKalb County has a Veteran's Service Officer ready to help you, not only with filing claims, but for conversations about your service.

Retired military service officer Bill Rutherford is located on the first floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse and is ready to offer assistance. He is available for in-office visits each Tuesday and Thursday or can be reached by telephone at any time at 615-560-3610.

DeKalb County appreciates the service of all veterans and is proud to provide this service.


Al-Anon & AA meetings

Meetings on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Matthews Episcopal Church 105 Edgewood Avenue, McMinnville, TN 37110.


School Calendar for 2022-23 Year

The school calendar is set for the 2022-23 yearDeKalb County students and teachers will have a full week off for fall break October 17-21, Thanksgiving November 21-25, and spring break March 27-31, and a two week break for Christmas December 21 to January 4. December 20 will be an abbreviated day. Students will return to school after the Christmas holiday on January 5, 2023. Schools will also be closed for Labor Day September 5, Dr. Martin Luther King Day January 16, President’s Day February 20, and Good Friday April 7. The last day of school will be May 24, 2023. Report cards will be issued at all schools on October 10, January 9, March 14, and May 24. Parent teacher conferences will be held at DCHS from 3-6 p.m. on October 10 and March 14 and at all the other schools, DWS, NES, SES, and DMS from 3-6 p.m. on October 13 and March 16.



DeKalb County Neighbors Helping Neighbors Blood Assurance Drive

A DeKalb County Neighbors Helping Neighbors Blood Assurance Drive will be Monday, October 17 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the County Complex next to South Congress Boulevard on the mobile Bloodmobile. All donors will receive a “BA 50th Anniversary Mug”. To schedule an appointment, go to or contact Jimmy Poss at 615-464-7426 or Please remember to eat a good meal, drink additional water, avoid energy drinks, and bring a photo ID. Save time on your donation by answering your health questions the day of the drive prior to arriving. Download “” onto your phone. This will save you 10 minutes on the mobile. Blood Assurance is the SOLE blood provider for our local hospitals.


Early Voting Dates and Times Announced for November Election, Oct. 19

The early voting and election day hours for the November election have been set by the DeKalb County Election Commission. Early voting begins October 19 and runs through November 3 at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Smithville and will be held on one day at the Fairgrounds in Alexandria. Times for early voting are as follows: Mondays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. until Noon. The early voting date at the Fairgrounds is Thursday, Oct., 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.. The hours for voting at the 12 precincts on Election Day are 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voters will be making their selections for Governor, Congressman and State Representative and voters in the 4th district only will have a candidate for Constable to fill an unexpired term. In addition, voters will be making their choices on four constitutional amendments.


American Legion & Ladies Auxilliary meeting, Oct. 20

The American Legions and Ladies Auxilliary will have a meeting on Thursday, October 2o, 2022 at 6 p.m. at Legion Hall at Snow Hill. There will be a meal of hamburgers and hot dogs enjoyed before the meeting. All members and their spouses ae welcome. Anyone attending please bring a  compatiable dish and/or dessert.


Night of Haunted Tails, Oct 21-22

The DeKalb Animal Shelter and Loyal Dawg Rescue are teaming up for a “Night of Haunted Tails” an original Halloween play to be presented LIVE on stage in the auditorium of the Mike Foster Multi-Purpose Center. It’s a two-night event, Friday and Saturday, October 21 & 22 from 7-8 p.m. each night. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children and all proceeds will go to the DeKalb Animal Shelter and Loyal Dawg Rescue. Tickets will be available only at the door. Dress up your little ghosts and goblins and join them for a night of Halloween fun and scares. Enjoy Halloween candy, baked goods, treats, hot apple cidar, and much more. “This is a brand-new original show that we are bringing to DeKalb County,” said John Hillard of Loyal Dawg Rescue. “It’s a LIVE production or play. It’ll be a night full of fun and chills with a lot of little spooks and scares for the kids. It’s going to be a fantastic show about one hour long. Its an interactive show with music and the audience will get to be part of it. All of the money raised will go to the little dogs and cats over at the shelter and at Loyal Dawg Rescue,” said Hillard. Like the DeKalb Animal Shelter, Loyal Dawg Rescue looks to place animals needing a loving home.


DeKalb Wellness Commission, Oct. 25

Will be having a meeting on October 25, 2022 at Community Complex Center, 712 South Congress Boulevard, Smithville, TN at 12:00pm.


United Daughters of the Confederacy, Oct. 28

TheUnited Daughters of the Confederacy, Captain Sally Tompkins 2123 will have its monthly meeting Friday, October 25, 2022 at 1 p.m. in the lower level of the Putnum County Library.




Habitat Chili Cook-Off and Bake Sale, Oct. 28

Who makes the best chili in DeKalb County? Find out on Friday, October 28th when Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County hosts a Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale. Chili will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the DeKalb Courthouse Lawn or at the DeKalb County Complex Auditorium in case of rain. For a cash donation, purchase a bowl and eat all the chili you want from all the teams and vote for your favorite chili and the best decorated booth. Delicious baked goods will also be for sale. Take out will be available. The proceeds from the Chili Cook-off will be used towards building another Habitat house with a DeKalb County family. For more information on the Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale, contact Tecia Pryor at 615-597-7370. To contact Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, call 615-215-8181.


 Annual Smithville Boo Bash, Oct. 31

The Smithville Police Department and downtown merchants invite all little ghosts and gouls to aatend the annual Smithville Boo Bash downtown Smithville on Halloween day Monday, October 31, 2022 from noon to 5p.m. Look for the businesses with the orange pumpkin on the door or window.