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Second application for liquor received

Second application for liquor received

 

The city of Smithville has received its second application for a certificate of compliance to apply for a liquor license.

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Local man caught with meth lab in Cookeville

Local man caught with meth lab in Cookeville

A Smithville man and a woman from Cookeville were taken into custody last week after Cookeville police allegedly found a meth lab in their truck on June 16.

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Hillebrand retires from Navy

Hillebrand retires from Navy

 

Master Chief Ted Hillebrand, a 1980 graduate of DeKalb County High School, recently retired after 30 years serving his country in the U.S. Navy. Since joining the service in 1985, he has served on the U.S.S. Ingersoll as the navigational systems technician, the U.S.S. Philippine Sea as Division Leading Petty Officer, and the U.S.S. Emory S. Land as Planning Divisions, Leading Chief Petty Officer, and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2008, he checked on board the U.S.S. Harry Truman, and was deployed in support of Arabian Sea ...

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Tramel graduates from THP Academy

Tramel graduates from THP Academy

Trooper Jeremy David Sean Tramel of DeKalb County graduated from the Tennessee Highway Patrol Cadet Class last week after 20 weeks of intensive training. A ceremony was held for Cadet Class 615 at the Tennessee War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, where Tramel was sworn in by Governor Bill Haslam.

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Alexandria mayor’s race to be contested

Alexandria mayor’s race to be contested

Alexandria Mayor Tony Tarpley will face opposition from Alderman Bennett Armstrong in the town’s Sept. 3 municipal election.

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City police arrest woman for theft, assault, disorderly conduct

City police arrest woman for theft, assault, disorderly conduct

Officer Matt Farmer arrested Patsy Lynn McCoy, 43, on June 14 for disorderly conduct, assault, and theft.

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Clinton campaign comes to DeKalb

Clinton campaign comes to DeKalb

Tennessee State Grassroots Coordinator for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign Lenda Sherrell will be the speaker at a DeKalb County Hillary for America election rally on June 27 at 10 a.m. The event will take place in the ground level of the courthouse.

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County to appoint judicial commissioners

The one-year terms of the county’s three judicial commissioners will end soon, and the county commission has begun the process to appoint commissioners for 2015-16.

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Committee approves school budget

Committee approves school budget

 

The school system’s second proposed budget for the 2015-13 year was approved by the county budget committee last week, and is on its way to a vote by the full county commission.

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Jamboree set for July 4 weekend

Jamboree set for July 4 weekend

 

The 44th Annual Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival is set to begin July 3 at 9 a.m., and will continue until the winners of the Junior and Senior Fiddling competition face off for the Grand Champion Award and the Berry C. Williams Memorial Trophy sometime on the night of July 4.

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Hull to receive Blue Blaze

Hull to receive Blue Blaze

 

The 44th Annual Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival is set to begin July 3 at 9 a.m., and will continue until the winners of the Junior and Senior Fiddling competition face off for the Grand Champion Award and the Berry C. Williams Memorial Trophy sometime on the night of July 4.

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Luna airlifted after rollover

Luna airlifted after rollover

 

Harold Luna, 76, was airlifted after a rollover accident Friday afternoon near the community center on Keltonburg Road. According to Trooper Bobby Johnson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Luna was traveling east when his 1996 GMC Sierra truck crossed the center line and left the roadway on the left side, went through a fence, and overturned in a field, coming to rest upside down. Members of DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department extrication and firefighters from the Keltonburg station quickly arrived and removed Luna from the truck. He was treated at the scene by DeKalb EMS. and then transported to the ...

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Woman claims to have witnessed Mayo murder

Woman claims to have witnessed Mayo murder

 

A woman who was sent to a mental hospital after claiming she witnessed a murder is now the state’s star witness in the murder case of Daniel Mayo – a man whose body is still missing after he was allegedly killed over two years ago.

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Six apply for school director

Six apply for school director

Six people have applied for the position of director of schools in DeKalb County.

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Man pulled from lake identified

Man pulled from lake identified

The man who is believed to have drowned near the Floating Mill recreation area last week has been identified as 57-year-old Timothy Majors of Ashland City. An autopsy will be performed to confirm the cause of death.

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Deadline for Alexandria election tomorrow

Deadline for Alexandria election tomorrow

The deadline to qualify for the Sept. 3 Alexandria Municipal Election is noon on June 18.

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Sheriff asks for new wage scale

Sheriff asks for new wage scale

While a four-tier wage scale system was implemented by the county commission in 2011 for employees of the Sheriff's Department to bring them up to a level of pay that was more competitive with other agencies, Sheriff Patrick Ray told the county budget committee last week that he felt that it was time to revisit his department’s pay scale.

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Man’s body recovered from lake

Man’s body recovered from lake

A 57-year-old Ashland City is believed to have drowned in Center Hill Lake Monday afternoon.

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Woman charged with selling pills to off-duty detective

Woman charged with selling pills to off-duty detective

 

A 43-year-old Smithville woman was arrested on June 8 after the stranger she allegedly approached in an attempt to sell drugs turned out to be an off-duty sheriff's department drug detective.

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Former chief of police sues city

Former chief of police sues city

Attorneys for former Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger have filed a lawsuit against the City of Smithville in DeKalb County Circuit Court.

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