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Two Bomb threats keep officials busy

Two Bomb threats keep officials busy

Two bomb threats in Smithville Thursday led to the evacuation of a local factory and a search of DeKalb County High School.

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First liquor application received

First liquor application received

 

The first application to obtain a retail liquor license in the city of Smithville has been received.

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Collins named interim director

Collins named interim director

The DeKalb County Board of Education chose Dr. Danielle Collins to become the interim Director of

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Annual Chamber of Commerce banquet honors local standouts

Annual Chamber of Commerce banquet honors local standouts

The winners of the annual Leadership DeKalb Alumni awards winners were recognized at the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet Tuesday night at the DeKalb County Complex.

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One dead, three injured in Tuesday wreck

One dead, three injured in Tuesday wreck

 

A three-vehicle wreck on Highway 56 left one person dead and three injured. A McMinnville man was killed and three other people were injured in the Tuesday crash. According to Sergeant Eric McCormick of the THP, Edgar Louis Madewell, 72, of McMinnville lost his life in the incident, which happened just south of Magness Road at about 2:20 p.m. Injured were 33-year-old Joshua Johnson of Smithville, 58-year-old Virginia Hendrixson of Liberty and 73-year-old Neodia Cantrell of Dowelltown. All three were transported to DeKalb Community Hospital by DeKalb EMS. McCormick said that Johnson was traveling north on Highway 56 ...

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City police warn of scams

City police warn of scams

As reports of scams continue to increase at an alarming rate, City police would like the community to be aware of the top scams that they are encountering.

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Sealed indictment served for prescription fraud

Sealed indictment served for prescription fraud

Ten people have been served with sealed indictments.

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Willoughby, Board reach an agreement

Willoughby, Board reach an agreement

Director of Schools Mark Willoughby has reportedly reached an agreement with the board of education on a settlement concerning his retirement. His last day at the helm of the school system will be April 16.

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Copenhaver receives probation for child sex crime charge

Copenhaver receives probation for child sex crime charge

A man accused of a child sex crime involving a family member was sentenced in DeKalb County Criminal Court on April 8.

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Jay indicted for child rape

Jay indicted for child rape

 

A Dowelltown man was indicted for child rape by a DeKalb County Grand Jury last week.

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Homeowner holds  intoxicated man at gunpoint

Homeowner holds intoxicated man at gunpoint

 

Brett Alan Parron, 46, was arrested for public intoxication on March 31 after a homeowner reportedly held him at gunpoint when he caught him trying to break into his residence.

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Judge rules Cookeville Boat Dock should pay taxes

Judge rules Cookeville Boat Dock should pay taxes

 

Circuit Court Judge Amy V. Hollers has ruled that Cookeville Boat Dock owes DeKalb County more than $204,000 in taxes including interest and penalties.

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Alexandria PD to participate in SAFE program

Alexandria PD to participate in SAFE program

 

Circuit Court Judge Amy V. Hollers has ruled that Cookeville Boat Dock owes DeKalb County more than $204,000 in taxes including interest and penalties.

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Lilly Grace takes home trophy

Lilly Grace takes home trophy

Emerald Ellis Photography

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Woman loses life in crash

Woman loses life in crash

 

An 83-year-old woman lost her life in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 70 and Allens Ferry Road Monday. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Robbie D. Taylor, 83, died after she pulled into the path of a Chevrolet HHR, driven by 35-year-old Jennifer Buck, which was traveling eastbound on Highway 70. Taylor was driving south in a 2007 Impala, crossing the intersection, when the crash occurred just after 2:30 p.m. Officials said Buck saw Taylor's car crossing the highway into her path and swerved, but was unable to avoid colliding with the vehicle. Buck ...

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Willoughy given 48 hours to sign buy-out

Willoughy given 48 hours to sign buy-out

 

A proposed buy-out of School Director Mark Willoughby’s remaining contract is one step closer to becoming a final. In a special-called meeting by the DeKalb County Board of Education Monday night, a motion was passed 6-1 to buy out the remaining contract paying the director’s salary for May and June, as well as his insurance cost. Willoughby has until tomorrow, April 8 at 8 a.m. to notify the board if he accepts the proposed offer.

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City disagrees on hearing for Caplinger

City disagrees on hearing for Caplinger

 

While Mayor Jimmy Poss has agreed to grant Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger the opportunity to bring his case before the Board of Aldermen concerning his recent termination, there is some disagreement on when to conduct the hearing.

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Omega Apparel goes blue for autism

Omega Apparel goes blue for autism

Omega Apparel had almost 130 employees dressed in blue to support autism last week. Omega donated one dollar for every employee who participated. With additional employee contributions, well over $300 was raised for the cause. HR manager Michelle Brawley told the Review that many team members have family members with autism, or their families have been affected by the condition.

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Turnbill paroled

Turnbill paroled

 

A local man convicted in the September 2002 shooting of 20-year-old Joshua Murphy was released on parole on March 9.

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Estes accused of robbing man, beating him with his own cane

Estes accused of robbing man, beating him with his own cane

 

Jimmy Layne Estes, 39, was recently charged with robbery by city police after he allegedly hit another man on the head, struck him with his own cane, and stole $45 from him. Estes also faces charges of public intoxication and possession of drugs and paraphernalia in a case from two weeks earlier.

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