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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.



Meetings on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in McMinnville.


Sobriety Checkpoints, May 27

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint May 27th on Route 56 in DeKalb County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.


DeKalb County Schools Art Exhibit, May 28


The DeKalb County Schools Art Exhibit will be Saturday, May 28 featuring works of local art students. The annual event, sponsored by the Smithville Study Club, will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the DeKalb County Complex at 712 South Congress Boulevard. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact Art Chair Susan Hinton at 615-597-9300 or Smithville Study Club President Walteen Parker


Banks Cemetery Announcement, June 3

The annual decoration at Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County will be held June 3, 4th, and 5th. Please plan to attend. Your support is needed so the cemetery can be properly maintained and kept looking good. Someone will be onsite during decoration days to accept donations or they may be mailed to: Melinda Vanatta-Davis, Treasurer, 2807 Blue Springs Road, Smithville, TN 37166, David Bratcher, President, 9129 West Green Hill Road, Smithville, TN 37166. Or Bernard Houk, Vice President, 1085 Underhill Rd. Smithville, TN 37166.


Smithville L.B.J. &C. Head Start accepting new students

Smithville L.B.J. &C. Head Start is now accepting new students for the 2022-23 School Year. Children 3-5 years old are eligible for the Head Start program, but spaces are limited and parents are encouraged to apply now. There is no cost for families who choose to participate in the program. L.B.J. & C. Head Start is committed to ensuring that children who leave our program are prepared when they enter the kindergarten program in the public schools. The Head Start program provides a comprehensive health service program that includes a broad range of medical, dental, mental health, and nutrition services for the children. L.B.J.& C. Head Start strives to assist the entire family by increasing their self-confidence, self-efficiency, and improve the overall quality of their lives. For more information please call Smithville Head Start at 615-597-5168 or visit the website at


Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program

“Oceans of Possibilities” is the theme for the 2022 Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program and children of all ages are invited to participate June 2-23 at 2 p.m. each Thursday at the DeKalb County Complex Theatre Room. All events for both libraries will be at that location. Children can begin registering for Summer Reading at both libraries on May 23rd. Each child that registers and meets their goal will receive a participation certificate and other goodies at the end of the Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading events are Thursday, June 2nd at 2:00 pm – Opening party with Mr. Bond’s Science Guys; Thursday, June 9th at 2:00 pm – Barry Mitchell’s “Deep Sea Circus; Thursday, June 16th at 2:00 pm –. Edgar Evins State Park Rangers and Animal Friends; Thursday, June 23rd at 2:00 pm – Final Party with Bob Tartar’s Animalogy Critters. For more information, call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 or Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124 visit us on Facebook or our website at


24th annual Liberty Town-Wide Yard Sale

The 24th annual Liberty Town-Wide Yard Sale will be Saturday, June 4 rain or shine. The Slick Pig Food Truck will be at the Liberty Community Center from 10-3 and will be donating 10% of sales to the repair of the Liberty tennis courts. Come out for some great BBQ and support a good cause



DeKalb County Fire Department Fish Fry, June 4

Engine 65 of the DeKalb County Fire Department in Liberty will be having their Fish Fry Fundraiser on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at DeKalb West School, 101 Bulldog Lane, Liberty, TN. It will begin at 4 p.m. with the auction to start at 7 p.m. There is a All ou Can Eat Menu with Fish, Chicken, Gumbo, White beans, Slaw, Fries, and Hush Puppies. Adults meal is $12 and kids $6 with children 3 years and under eat free.


Turner-Robinson Reunion, June 4

The Turner-Robinson family will be having a reunion June4 at 11 a.m. at the DeKalb County Complex. Come and bring food for a time of fellowship together.


Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting, June 7

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet June 7, 2022 at 10 a.m. The Speaker is Renee Lytton from Medtronic. She will be speaking in DBS and its benefits for treating Parkinson’s symptoms. We will meet at Caney Fork Baptist Church, 2404 Highway 70 East, Cookeville, TN 38506. Call Laura at 931-319-0309 with any questions.


Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant, June 11

Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant will be held NAACP Cookeville/Putnam. This is for ages 9-21 years old. For information: email: or call First President Johnnie Wheeler at 931-261-6156.


Mount Holly Cemetery, Decoration Day June12

Mount Holly Decoration Day will be held June 12. The Mount Holly Cemetery Association will meet in a regular business meeting on June 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the cemetery. Donations will be taken at the cemetery or may be mailed to: Darlene Evans, 1820 Students Home Road, Smithville, TN 37166.


Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church VBS, June 13th-17th

Please join us for a fun filled week at our Spark Studios, Vacation Bible School on June 13th-June 17th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where kids can discover that their creativity is a gift from the infinitely creative Creator who designed them for His glory. Classes for ages 3 years old thru adults. Transportation is available. We are located at 1850 Allen Ferry Road, Smithville. Pre-register at For more information call Bill Gash at 615-597-7818.


Sycamore Baptist Church VBS, June 13-17

VBS for Sycamore Baptist church will be held June 13 through June 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 P.M. The church is located on Sycamore Creek Road, Pastor is Richard Williams.


New Home Baptist Church VBS, June 22-24

VBS at New Home Baptist Church will be held June 22 through 24th from 6p.m. to 8 p.m. The theme for this year is Sparks Studio’s. Pastor Bro. Bobby Lee Hale, everyone is welcome!


Smithville Nazarene Church, Fish Fry June 25

All you can eat Fish Fry at Smithville Nazarene Church, 203 Dearman Street, begins at 3p.m. to 8p.m. Tickets are $10, kids under 3 eat free. Come support your youth. Contact: 615-971-9569


Commodity Distribution, June 23

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency will hold a commodities distribution for DeKalb County on Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the DeKalb County UCHRA office. Sign-up will be available at the distribution site. The Upper Cumberland Human resource Agency does not discriminate in the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee.


Smithville Church of Christ Work Camp, June 13-16

Members of the Smithville Church of Christ will be rolling up their sleeves and pitching in to help show their Christian love for others during the congregation’s annual Work Camp scheduled for June 13-16. The Work Camp is an annual home rehabilitation/beautification project organized by the Smithville Church of Christ. The church began the Work Camp as a means of helping less fortunate residents of the county do some fix up and cleanup projects around their homes. The Smithville Work Camp concentrates its efforts in the Smithville-DeKalb County area. If you would like to have your home considered for the project, contact the church at 615-597-4159 by Friday, June 10 to acquire an application and release form. The church is located at 520 Dry Creek Road, Smithville. Applications are also available at local banks.