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Picker visits Alexandria

Picker visits Alexandria

Mike Wolfe of the TV show “American Pickers” participated in the Poker Run and Campaign Kick-Off Party for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Candidate Man of the Year Justin Paschal Saturday at the fairgrounds in Alexandria. The bike run, along with a cornhole tournament, live music and auctions raised money to fight Leukemia and Lymphoma.

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One injured in Monday utility pole crash

One injured in Monday utility pole crash

Lyndsey Moyers, 29, was transported by EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital after colliding with a utility pole on West Broad in Smithville Monday night. According to city police, Moyers was traveling west just past Short Street when she left the roadway on the right side and struck the pole just after 10 p.m. Authorities said a slippery road surface caused by rainy conditions may have contributed to the mishap. Moyers was cited for not having a driver’s license.

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Petty charged with attempted murder

Petty charged with attempted murder

A 54-year-old local man who was shot after allegedly aiming a rifle at members of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department in the early morning hours of May 23 last year has been indicted on two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

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Early voting begins today

Early voting begins today

Today marks the beginning of early voting in DeKalb County.

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Home invaders to be tried as adults

Home invaders to be tried as adults

Two 16-year-olds who are accused of invading the home of a local woman in September will be tried as adults.

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Ponder accused of robbing graveyard

Ponder accused of robbing graveyard

The sheriff’s department has arrested a 26-year-old Dowelltown man and charged him with stealing bronze vases from cemetery tombstones and selling them for scrap.

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Woman injured in collision with house

Woman injured in collision with house

Dovie Weaver, 50, was transported by EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital after colliding with ahouse on Short Mountain Highway Saturday night. According to city police, Weaver may have been suffering from a medical condition when she left the roadway and struck a tree and a flagpole before crashing into the home just after 10 p.m.

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Federal-Mogul laying off 50

Federal-Mogul laying off 50

According to a recent Department of Labor and Workforce Development press release, continuing layoffs at the Federal-Mogul facility in Smithville will soon leave 50 more workers unemployed. The company is proceeding with the second round of layoffs in as many years at the local plant.

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Archery to be offered in schools

Archery to be offered in schools

Students at DeKalb Middle and DeKalb West schools will soon have the opportunity to participate in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP).

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Curtis chosen as Upper Cumberland Regional Teacher of the Year

Curtis chosen as Upper Cumberland Regional Teacher of the Year

Cannon County still has a Cannon County High School Teacher in the running for Tennessee Teacher of the Year.

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March for Meals a success

March for Meals a success

UCHRA held a Community Champions Week as part of its March for Meals campaign March 17-21 . Many local officials participated in the event to show support for our community’s homebound and hungry seniors.

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Workers loot Middle School

Workers loot Middle School

A 30-year-old Cookeville man has been charged with five counts of theft after he was allegedly caught pillaging DeKalb Middle School while doing repairs during spring break.

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Beavers, Weaver, Pody face election challengers

Beavers, Weaver, Pody face election challengers

DeKalb County's three representatives in the Tennessee General Assembly will be challenged in this year’s election.

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Man arrested after near collision with patrol car

Man arrested after near collision with patrol car

An alleged drunk driver was arrested on April 2 after he reportedly almost struck a deputy’s patrol car.

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Senator Beavers Legislative update

Senator Beavers Legislative update

The State Senate approved major law and order legislation this week as the General Assembly worked diligently towards adjournment of the 2014 legislative session.   In addition, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved two bills sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers that further emphasize our 2nd Amendment rights.  Finally, the state budget also moved front and center, as Governor Bill Haslam presented an amendment to his fiscal year 2014-2015 spending plan, identifying $160 million in reductions due to an ongoing decline in revenue collections.

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DUD plant cleared by TDEC

DUD plant cleared by TDEC

According to Sherwin N. Smith, Director of the State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan program at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, a finding of no significant impact (FNSI) on the environment has been reached in the case of the DeKalb Utility District’s proposed new water treatment plant.

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Man loses life in three-car crash

Man loses life in three-car crash

A three-vehicle collision claimed the life of a White County man Friday night on Highway 70. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 25 year old Jeremy Vick lost his life after his 1997 Honda Civic struck the rear of a 2005 Ford Mustang driven by 23-year-old Joshua Smith of Morrison, and was then struck by an oncoming Mitsubishi Galant driven by  22-year-old Beth Holeton of Dowelltown. The accident, reported to central dispatch at 11:25 p.m., was investigated by Sergeant Eric McCormick of the THP and Trooper Johnny Farley of the THP Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT). Smith was ...

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Dead animal causes concern at shelter

Dead animal causes concern at shelter

A woman who visited the local animal shelter Thursday morning found the shelter closed, but was alarmed to find a dead dog inside the fence and a litter of puppies outside the facility.

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Man disables car with axe

Man disables car with axe

The sheriff's department arrested a 39-year-old man and charged him with aggravated assault after he allegedly flattened the tires and broke the windows out of a vehicle before closing the door on a woman’s hand.

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Smith Elected to TAPM Board

Smith Elected to TAPM Board

Sarah Marie Smith has been elected to the board of directors for the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators.   Smith lives in Carthage, and is the daughter of the late Ervin and Mary Etta Smith.  She is a Rule31, Tennessee Supreme Court Listed Mediator with a master’s degree in Conflict Management.  Her mediation practice includes Davidson, Wilson, Sumner, Trousdale, Smith, and DeKalb counties. Mediation is a process by which people can resolve a civil or family dispute outside of the court system.  Ms. Smith’s specialty as a mediator is helping individuals and businesses resolve conflicts before they rise to ...

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