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Little, Ruch recognized by lawmakers

Little, Ruch recognized by lawmakers

DCHS Class of 2015 Valedictorian Julia Little and Salutatorian MaKalee Ruch were given copies of resolutions adopted in the State House of Representatives and State Senate and signed by the Governor honoring them for their accomplishments.

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Northside D.A.R.E. grads honored

Northside D.A.R.E. grads honored

 

Northside Elementary fifth-grade D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) students were recognized in a graduation ceremony last week.

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Man arrested for Austin Bottom shooting

 

An 18-year-old Baxter man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in the Austin Bottom community last week. According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, James Paris Goff was arrested on May 15 and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of reckless endangerment.

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School board posts director notice

The school board took a step toward the selection a new Director of Schools Thursday night.

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Two indicted in child beating death

Two indicted in child beating death

Two people have been indicted by a special session of the DeKalb County Grand Jury in connection with the death of a 22-month old child.

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Graduation set for Friday

Graduation set for Friday

Graduation at DeKalb County High School will be held Friday at 7 p.m. on the high school football field.

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Linder airlifted after rollover

Linder airlifted after rollover

 

A Smithville man was airlifted after he was injured in a one-vehicle crash Monday night. According to Trooper Chris Delong of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tommy Linder, 46, was traveling east on Seven Springs Road in a GMC Sierra when the left the roadway on the left side, crashed into a ditch and overturned. Linder was ejected in the accident. He was treated by DeKalb EMS at the scene, then taken to a landing zone on Ferrell Road, and airlifted to Erlanger Hospital. Members of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the ...

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Sheriff’s department makes domestic assault, DUI arrests

Sheriff’s department makes domestic assault, DUI arrests

Carl Everett Martin, 53 was charged with domestic assault on May 9.

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TWRA, county fire to conduct boating safety course May 16

TWRA, county fire to conduct boating safety course May 16

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department will conduct boating safety education on Saturday, May 16 from 8 a.m.-noon at the DeKalb County Fire Department Main Station at 782 King Ridge Road, Dowelltown. Participants will be required to purchase a Type 600 Boating Safety Exam Permit prior to attending this class. Permits can be purchased from any TWRA licensing agent or online at www.tn.wildlifelicense.com.

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Relay for Life walks for cure

Relay for Life walks for cure

 

The 18th annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life enjoyed a large turnout Friday. The event, held at Greenbrook Park, was filled with people who turned out to show support in the battle against cancer. The theme of this year’s Relay was “Cancer: Not here, Not there, Not anywhere." The opening ceremony included presentation of the Colors by Boy Scout Troop #347, Suzanne Slager performing the National Anthem, a welcome by Renea Cantrell, and a song honoring cancer survivors by Shelley Cross and Bonnie Rigsby. Many singers and church groups performed, along with a performance by Darrin Vincent ...

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Dairy Queen manager arrested for staging robbery

Dairy Queen manager arrested for staging robbery

 

A Dairy Queen manager and her boyfriend were recently arrested after police claim they stole nearly $7,000 from the restaurant’s safe and then staged a break-in to hide the crime.

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Police chief termination upheld

Police chief termination upheld

 

An all-day due process hearing on the termination of former Smithville police chief Friday resulted in a 3-2 vote to uphold Mayor Jimmy Poss' decision to fire Randy Caplinger.

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Chapman charged with indecent exposure

Chapman charged with indecent exposure

 

A local man faces two counts of indecent exposure after he allegedly unzipped his pants and exposed himself to store clerks at the drive-through windows two convenience stores.

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Three airlifted after crash

Three airlifted after crash

 

A collision on Highway 56 South resulted in three people being airlifted Monday. According to Trooper Gerald Carter of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Todd Van Dyne, 48, was traveling south in a 1987 Dodge pickup truck when he struck a southbound 2011 Nissan Rogue, driven by 50 year old Mark Cardwell of Nebraska in the rear. Cardwell's mother, Lady Belle Cardwell of Crossville was a passenger in the Nissan. Van Dyne was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital, and the Cardwell's were flown to Vanderbilt. DeKalb EMS, the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department, and DeKalb County Sheriff's Department assisted ...

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Mother charged with reckless endangerment

Mother charged with reckless endangerment

 

A local woman faces charges of DUI and reckless endangerment after she was allegedly caught driving while under the influence with her seven and thirteen year old daughters as passengers Friday. Christy Lynn Berry, 32, was charged with a second offense of driving under the influence and two counts of reckless endangerment, as well as being cited for simple possession of marijuana and failure to maintain her lane of travel.

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Sligo construction ahead of schedule

Sligo construction ahead of schedule

 

According to officials from Massman Construction, the firm in charge of the construction of the new Sligo Bridge, the structure is expected to be complete by the end of this year.

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Caplinger supporters speak at city meeting

Caplinger supporters speak at city meeting

Supporters of former Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger again attended Monday night’s meeting of mayor and board of aldermen, with several people taking the opportunity to speak their minds before a due process hearing Friday at 10 a.m. Though the public may attend the hearing, there will be no open forum for public comment.

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Relay for Life set to begin Friday at 5 p.m.

Relay for Life set to begin Friday at 5 p.m.

 

DeKalb County’s 18th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life will begin May 8 at 5 p.m. at Greenbrook Park. The theme for this year’s event is from Dr. Seuss: "Cancer: Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere."

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First Smithville liquor store clears initial hurdle

First Smithville liquor store clears initial hurdle

The Smithville City Council has granted its first city’s first certificate of compliance for a retail liquor store in the city. Aldermen voted Monday night to issue the certificate to Jim Smith of 275 Gene Vaughn Road, giving him the go ahead to apply to the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a liquor license.

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City deals with third bomb threat in two weeks

City deals with third bomb threat in two weeks

Authorities dealt with their third local bomb threat in two weeks Sunday morning.

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