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Jay charged with rape of a child

Jay charged with rape of a child

A 20-year-old Dowelltown man faces two counts of child rape after he allegedly forced his eight-year-old niece to participate in a sexual activities on two separate occasions.

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Tennessee Promise offers tuition help

Tennessee Promise offers tuition help

 

The board of education is encouraging all DCHS seniors to get applications in for the Tennessee Promise program, a scholarship and mentoring program that will begin in the fall of 2015.

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Merriman named soccer coach

Merriman named soccer coach

 

Director of Schools Mark Willoughby informed the school board at Thursday night's meeting that he has found a way to allow a previously unpaid assistant soccer coach to continue in the position now that it comes with a paycheck.

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City K9 gets ballistic vest

City K9 gets ballistic vest

 

The Smithville Police Department K9 officer Leo has received a ballistic vest thanks to a non profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. $16,595.00 was donated to the charity from the K9 Kota Campaign, which will provide vests for seventeen K9s in KY, OH, NJ, CA and IN. The K9 Kota Campaign held an online event selling over 1350 tee shirts for the cause.

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Evins named school board chairman

Evins named school board chairman

 

At the first meeting of the school board since four new members were elected, fifth-district board member W.J. (Dub) Evins, III was named the new Chairman of the Board of Education. Evins takes over from former second-district member Charlie Robinson, who lost his bid for reelection. Members voted unanimously to approve Evins as chairman at Thursday night’s regular monthly meeting of the board. To complete the board’s yearly reorganization, sixth-district member Doug Stephens was chosen as vice chairman and seventh-district member Shaun Tubbs was named assistant secretary. The board consists of Danny Parkerson, first district, Jerry Wayne ...

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Early voting announced

Early voting announced

 

Dates and times have been announced for early voting for the Nov.4 Tennessee General Election and the Smithville Municipal Liquor Referendums. The polls will open for early voting on the first floor of the courthouse on Oct. 15, and will continue through Oct. 30.

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Three elected to DTC board

Three elected to DTC board

 

A new member has been elected to the DeKalb Telephone Cooperative board of directors.

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Police seize pot

Police seize pot

An anonymous tip led city police to the location of several potted marijuana plants on property behind the Smithville Housing Projects on Sept. 3. Authorities confiscated the illegal weed, but no arrests have been made in the case.

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Local man “person of interest” in Wilson County death

Local man “person of interest” in Wilson County death

 

A 38-year-old DeKalb County resident has been identified sought as a "person of interest" in a possible Wilson County murder investigation was apprehended by Rutherford County authorities after a pursuit on Aug. 30.

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Clerk will not perform weddings

Clerk will not perform weddings

 

Newly-elected County Clerk James L. "Jimmy" Poss has announced that he will not perform marriage ceremonies. In a prepared statement, Poss gave his reasons for the decision.

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Man arrested after threatening to blow up DeKalb Community Hospital

Man arrested after threatening to blow up DeKalb Community Hospital

 

City police have arrested a 46-year-old Rutherford County man for allegedly threatening to "blow up" DeKalb Community Hospital.

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Conger appointed to city judge seat

Conger appointed to city judge seat

 

Hilton Conger was appointed to another two-year term as Smithville Municipal Judge Monday night. The city council voted unanimously that Conger remain city judge. City Attorney Vester Parsley, Jr. administered the oath of office to Conger.

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September declared Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September declared Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

 

The Tennesse Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is hosting events across the state as part of this year’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month observance.

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Habitat begins accepting applications for next house

Habitat begins accepting applications for next house

 

DeKalb County Habitat for Humanity Affiliate has begun accepting applications for the next house they will build, which will probably be sometime during 2015.

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County to send trash to Smith

County to send trash to Smith

 

The county commission voted last week to contract with Smith County to dispose of DeKalb's household refuse when the new solid waste transfer station is complete. The commission approved a five-year contract with Smith County to take DeKalb's solid waste at the rate of $29 a ton.

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Farler named DWS principal

Farler named DWS principal

 

Sabrina Farler has been named Principal at DeKalb West School. She will  fill the position left vacant by Danny Parkerson's retirement.

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Man busted with 14 lbs. of pot

Man busted with 14 lbs. of pot

 

A 74-year-old Dowelltown man was arrested and charged with sale of a controlled substance after an investigation allegedly revealed that he had received a package at the Liberty Post Office containing 14 pounds of marijuana.

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City officials take oath

City officials take oath

 

Recently elected city officials took the oath of office Tuesday evening. Smithville Mayor Jimmy Poss and Aldermen Jason Murphy and Gayla Hendrix were sworn in By Vester Parsley at 3 p.m. at city hall.

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County officials take oath

County officials take oath

Newly-elected county officials were sworn into office at the county complex Monday. Officials including county commissioners, school board members, and constables took the oath of office.

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One injured in semi rollover

One injured in semi rollover

 

Smithville Review/Reed Vanderpool

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