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Drug court program celebrates ten years
Name changed to DeKalb County Recovery Court
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A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of DeKalb County Recovery court. Participating in the event were Smithville Alderman Gayla Hendrix, Smithville Mayor Jimmy Poss, Juvenile Case Manager Kristy Longmire, State Rep. Terri Weaver, TBI Director Mark Gwyn, Asst. Public Defender Allison West, John Quintero Haven of Hope Counseling, Probation Officer Holly Baugh, Counselor Kay Patton Quintero, Recovery Court Coordinator Norene Puckett, Adult Case Manager Rhonda Harpole, Recovery Court Judge Bratten Butch Cook, Sheriff Patrick Ray, DCS Probation Officer Sara Hoenstine, DCS Probation Officer Tish McCloud, Chamber President Kathy Hendrixson, Director Smithville-DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Suzanne Reynolds Williams, and DeKalb Mayor Tim Stribling.
A special banquet ceremony was held in Smithville at the New Life Connection Center on Monday, September 26. The event was to commemorate 10 years of restoring lives, reuniting families, and helping participants begin their journeys into recovery through the DeKalb County Drug Court program. The night was not only about celebrating the program’s 10-year anniversary, but it was also designed to raise awareness for the disease of addiction.

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