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More than 1500 vote early

 

 

A total of 1,549 DeKalb Countians have taken advantage of early voting. After nine days of early voting for the Aug. 7 elections, 1,448 people had voted in person and 101 had cast absentee ballots as of Monday.

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Man arrested for animal cruelty and endangerment

Man arrested for animal cruelty and endangerment

The sheriff’s department arrested John Michael Turner, 45, on July 21 and charged him with aggravated cruelty to an animal and reckless endangerment after he allegedly shot at a dog from the roof of his home while children were nearby.

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Bar association backs state justices

Bar association backs state justices

 

Members of the DeKalb County Bar Association presented State Supreme Court Justice Cornelia "Connie" Clark a resolution declaring the association’s support in the existing justice’s bid to be retained on the court. Voters statewide will have a choice to retain or replace Clark, as well as Sharon Lee and Gary Wade, as justices on the Aug. 7 ballot.

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FSA deadline looms

County Executive Director for the DeKalb/Cannon County Farm Service Agency Donny Green reminds DeKalb County and Cannon County farmers that the deadline to nominate candidates to serve on USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee is Aug. 1.

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Fire department awarded grant

DeKalb County Fire Department was contacted recently by Senator Lamar Alexander’s office, who notified Chief Donny Green that the department’s grant application in the amount of $52,300 has been approved.

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School begins this week

DeKalb’s Annual First Day of School Education Celebration for DeKalb County is set for tomorrow from 6-7:30 p.m. on the courthouse square the event is free, and will feature information booths, free school supplies, food and refreshments, and activities.

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Emergency Medical Responders graduate

Emergency Medical Responders graduate

The latest class of Emergency Medical Responders graduated July 1. The class was made up of members of Smithville Police Department, DeKalb County Fire Department, Smithville-DeKalb County Rescue Squad, Alexandria Fire Department 911 Dispatch and Rock Island-Campaign Volunteer Fire Department.

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County tax rate remains unchanged

 

The DeKalb County Commission voted unanimously to pass a final spending plan Monday night, approving a $43,847,750 budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The plan calls for no tax increase, and the county property tax rate will remain at $1.62 per $1,000 of assessed value.

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Fair underway in Alexandria

Fair underway in Alexandria

 

The fair is well underway in Alexandria, and the schedule for the remainder of the week is as follows:

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Three charged in kidnapping

Three charged in kidnapping

The sheriff's department has arrested three Dowelltown men and charged them with kidnapping a man and woman and beating them with an axe handle Friday.

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More than 500 vote early

More than 500 vote early

Early Voting for the Aug. 7 DeKalb County General Election, the Smithville and Dowelltown Municipal Elections, and the Tennessee Democratic and Republican Primaries began Friday, and more than 500 voters cast ballots by the close of voting Monday.

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Firefighter’s association endorses candidates

Firefighter’s association endorses candidates

The DeKalb Firefighter's Association has announced its endorsement of candidates for county mayor and the county commission in the Aug. 7 general election.

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DWS near completion

DWS near completion

Except for the kitchen, The DeKalb West School addition, with the exception of the kitchen, will be ready for the start of school if everything continues as planned. The kitchen is expected to be finished by Aug. 22, and students will be served sack lunches until then.

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Berry to close nursery

Berry to close nursery

 

Texas-based Berry Nursery has announced the closure of its Vaughn Lane facility in Smithville, a move that will affect more than 250 workers.

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Fast Pace to open new clinic

Fast Pace to open new clinic

Fast Pace Urgent Care officials and community members broke ground on the future home of Fast Pace’s new, state of the art walk-in clinic at 101 W. Broad Street on July 17.

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Six-legged frog found

Six-legged frog found

Jeffrey Redmon found this six-limbed amphibian in Muddy Hollow, in a pond below the old landfill last week.

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Man charged with rape

Man charged with rape

A 29-year-old Dowelltown man has been arrested by the sheriff’s department and charged with raping a woman at knifepoint on July 10. Joseph Stephen Audas of Circle Drive, Dowelltown faces charges of aggravated assault and aggravated rape in the case.

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Grandpa Fair set to begin Monday

Grandpa Fair set to begin Monday

The Grandpa Fair of the South will kick off on July 21, and continue through July 26.

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Education Celebration to be held July 31

 

The Annual First Day of School Education Celebration for DeKalb County will be held July 31 from 6-7:30 p.m. downtown around the courthouse square.

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Sales Tax Holiday August 1-3

Sales Tax Holiday August 1-3

The Department of Revenue is reminding Tennesseans that the eighth annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3. During these three days Tennessee shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on tax-free clothing, school and art supplies, and computer purchases.

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