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County approves budget

County approves budget

The county commission voted 9-4 Monday night to increase the property tax rate by 16 cents.

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Crews indicted for first-degree murder

Crews indicted for first-degree murder

Anthony (Tony) Tyrone Crews, 43, initially charged with second-degree murder in the February stabbing death of 28-year-old Ashley Bain, was indicted Monday for first-degree murder.

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Davenport indicted for fetal assault

Davenport indicted for fetal assault

A 27-year-old Liberty woman who was the first to be charged in DeKalb County under a state law passed last year prohibiting pregnant women from ...

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Woman cited for taking “gay flag”

Woman cited for taking “gay flag”

 

According to city police, Rita Gail Houk, 52, was cited for vandalism and theft on July 23. Houk is charged with taking property from a ...

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Bryant named DCHS principal

Bryant named DCHS principal

 

School Board Director Patrick Cripps has chosen his successor as principal at DeKalb County High School, as well as naming a new principal at Northside ...

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Unidentified body pulled from lake

An unidentified woman’s body was discovered Sunday in Center Hill Lake Sunday afternoon.

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Tax holiday coincides with start of school

Tax holiday coincides with start of school

Tennessee shoppers will enjoy a tax-free weekend on Aug. 7-9.

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DeKalb Community Hospital to again become part of Saint Thomas Health

DeKalb Community Hospital to again become part of Saint Thomas Health

Ascension, parent organization of Saint Thomas Health, has signed a definitive agreement with Capella Healthcare to acquire four Middle Tennessee hospitals previously jointly owned by ...

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School begins Aug 3

School begins Aug 3

All DeKalb County schools will be open for student registration for the 2015-16 school year on Aug. 3

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Cripps named director of schools

Cripps named director of schools

 

School Board Chairman W.J. (Dub) Evins III signed a temporary contract with the new director of schools Thursday night.

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Three injured in overturned trailer

Three injured in overturned trailer

A flash storm and straight-line winds caused some damage in the county last Tuesday afternoon. This travel trailer on Meadow View Lane was overturned with ...

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Man arrested for intent to sell pills

Man arrested for intent to sell pills

The sheriff’s department arrested a 37-year-old Smithville man on July 17 and seized his vehicle after he was allegedly found to be in possession ...

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Commission to vote on county budget

Commission to vote on county budget

The county commission is set to meet on July 27 at the courthouse to vote on the proposed 2015-16 budget plan.

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Education Celebration set for Aug. 3

Education Celebration set for Aug. 3

The DeKalb County Schools Education Celebration will take place Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. in downtown Smithville.

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Early voting set for Alexandria election

Early voting set for Alexandria election

Early voting for the Alexandria Municipal Election is set to be held from Aug. 14 through Aug. 29 at the election commission office on the ...

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Local man busted for dealing drugs

Local man busted for dealing drugs

Smithville City Police arrested a 35-year-old man on July 7 for multiple counts of possession of drugs for resale.

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Redmon retires as Northside principal

Redmon retires as Northside principal

Northside Elementary Principal Dr. Gayle Redmon has announced her retirement after serving

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County commission talks tax increase

 

According to Steve Bates, the county's financial advisor, the county could be looking at a situation that could force them to borrow money to ...

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City approves second liquor store

City approves second liquor store

 

City aldermen voted last week to approve a certificate of compliance for Smithville’s second applicant for a liquor license.

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School director choice down to two candidates

School director choice down to two candidates

 

The pool of school board candidates is down to two after the third finalist for the position withdrew his name from consideration last week.

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