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What A Mess! VBS, June 19-22 at New Home Baptist Church

Alexandria Church of God Yard Sale

The yard sale will be held at 417 Edgewood St., Alexandria Friday 14th and Saturday 15th from 7a.m. -? Cancel if rain.


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. Officer Erica Degni is located on the first floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse and is ready to offer assistance. She is available for in-office visits each Tuesday and Thursday or can be reached by calling 615-597-3003. DeKalb County appreciates the service of all veterans and is proud to provide this



Miss Jamboree Pageant June 15

The annual Miss Jamboree Pageant is set for Saturday, June 15, featuring categories from 1 day old to 20 years old.

The first pageant begins at 9 a.m., at the DeKalb County Complex. It is open to all Tennessee girls and baby/toddler boys. The deadline to enter is Friday, June 7.
The pageant is a fundraiser for the Last-Minute Toy Shop.

The fee to enter is $25 per category, plus an additional five dollars for optional categories you may choose to enter, including “prettiest eyes,” “prettiest hair,” “prettiest attire,” “prettiest smile” and “most photogenic.” A “People’s Choice” winner will be named in each category determined by the most money raised in the contestant’s “People’s Choice” box. Winners in the 11-13-, 14-16-, and 17–20-year-old pageants are required to participate in the Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree & Crafts Festival to distribute trophies, flyers, etc.

The categories are:
Boys and Girls – 1 day to six months,
Boys and Girls – 7 to 12 months
Boys and Girls: 13 to 24 months
Boys and Girls: 25 to 48 months
Girls: 4 to 6 years
Girls: 7 to 10 years
Girls: 11 to 13 years
Girls: 14 to 16 years
Girls: 17 to 20 years
Applications are available at The Smithville Review (615-597-5485)


First Time Buyer Free Classes

The first time you purchase a home can be confusing and leave you full of questions. What is a mortgage? Should I do a home inspection? What type of home is best for me? Help is on the way! If you have considered buying a home, the First Time Home Buyer Course will teach you everything you need you know to start the process. UT-TSU Extension DeKalb County will host two-session classes with a free meal provided each class. The Free Class is a $99 value, which is the cost for anyone getting a THDA loan who are required to take the class online. And every person or couple who attends both sessions will take home a new kitchen knife set with storage block!! You must attend BOTH sessions to get the class certificate and knife set. Register at 43PERw/edit you can also register by calling the UT-TSU Extension Office in DeKalb County at 615-597-4945. Space is limited!


FCE Meetings

The FCE will be meeting the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the DeKalb County Complex in the Motlow Conference room. Everyone is invited to attend.



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 1-800-275-8233. A support group meeting will be held for relatives caring for relative children during the month. Please contact Melissa Allison at 931-476-4127. If you are interested in attending this meeting. For housing assistance, while caring for a minor child, please contact Myra Walker.


Haven of Hope Introduces New Program

Haven of Hope of DeKalb County, INC, 301 West Main Street, Smithville is introducing a new intensive outpatient program called "Finding Hope". Join them on the road to addiction recovery. The program will begin on June 3. Program days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information and qualifications call 615-597-4673

VBS, Scuba, June 10 -14

The 2024 VBS “Scuba”, Diving into Friendship with God” will be held at Old Fashion Freewill Baptist Church 3005 Blue Springs Road, Smithville, TN, June 10-14 from 6p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

What A Mess! VBS, June 19-22

New Home Missionary Baptist Church will be having VBS, “What A Mess.”  “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8. VBS will be held at New Home Baptist Church, 4610 Short Mountain Hwy. Smithville. The dates are June 19-22 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 22 will be Fun Day! From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pastor: Bobby Lee Hale.

29th RC-Moon Pie Festival & 5K Race

Bell Buckle will be all shook up with excitement when the Best Festival anywhere in the world, the Bell Buckle RC-Moon pie Festival and the 10 mile and 5K race delights the masses. This will be June 15, 2024, Saturday from 7a.m. until 5 p.m.

Justin Potter & Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program, June 24

The Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program will begin on June 6 and end on June 27. All events for both libraries will be in the DeKalb County Complex Theatre Room at 2 p.m. Children of all ages can begin registering for Summer Reading at both libraries on May 28. Each child that registers and meets their goal will receive a participation certificate and other goodies at the end of the Summer Reading Program.

Adventure begins at your library programs include the following events:

Thursday, June 6 at 2p.m.- Opening party with Mr. Bond’s Science Guys and DTC Photo booth

Thursday 13 at 2p.m.- Barry Mitchell’s “Adventures in fun with a chicken”

Thursday June 20 at 2p.m.-Edgar Evins State Park Rangers and Animal Friends

Thursday, June 27 at 2p.m.- Final party with Bob Tartar’s Animalogy Critters.

We hope you will join us for a fun filled Summer Reading Program. For more information, call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 or Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124.

Office of Circuit Court Clerk, July 1, 2024

The next term of the DeKalb County Grand Jury will meet on Monday, July 1, 2024, pursuant to T.C.A. 40-12-105. You may be prosecuted for perjury for any oral or written statement which you make under oath to the grand jury, when you know the statement to be false, and when the statement touches on a matter to the point in question.

Parkinson’s Support Group, July 2

The nest meeting of the Parkinson’s support group will be July2, 2024 at 10 a.m. Instead of a speaker we will have a barbeque lunch, meal and drinks provide. We welcome attendees to bring a dessert to share. Please RSVP to Nancy, at 931-432-0375 so that we will have plenty of food for all. We meet at Caney Fork Baptist Church, 2404 Hwy 70 E. Cookeville.