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Deadline to register to vote in Nov. approaching

Deadline to register to vote in Nov. approaching

 

The deadline to register to vote in the November 4 elections is Monday, Oct. 6.

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Firefighters respond to possible arson

Firefighters respond to possible arson

Authorities are investigating a possible arson case after DeKalb County firefighters responded to a suspicious trailer fire off of Jefferson Road last Saturday afternoon.

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Thomas jailed for assault, reckless endangerment

Thomas jailed for assault, reckless endangerment

 

Seventy four year-old Frank Donald Thomas, of Liberty, was arrested on Sept. 27 and charged with reckless endangerment and aggravated assault. His bond was set at $50,000, and he will appear in court Oct. 9.

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Probation officer arrested in forgery

Probation officer arrested in forgery

 

A local probation officer is facing charges after allegedly forging a client's money order to commit theft.

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Fire Prevention Month proclaimed

Fire Prevention Month proclaimed

 

October has been proclaimed Fire Prevention Month in DeKalb County. County Mayor Stribling was jioned by Fire Chief Donny Green and Lieutenant Brian Williams of the DeKalb County Fire Department for the signing of the proclamation on Sept. 25.

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Mooney indicted in father's death

Mooney indicted in father's death

 

The Wilson County Grand Jury has indicted 38-year-old Alan Mooney Jr. in connection with the death of his father, Alan Mooney, Sr., 62.

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Bids opened on new water plant

Bids opened on new water plant

 

Commissioners at DeKalb Utility District (DUD) opened bids on the planned water treatment plant project Thursday. A Total of 11 companies placed bids on three different projects, including construction of the new plant, the raw water intake for the facility, and transmission lines for the treated water.

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One injured in Friday crash

One injured in Friday crash

 

A 52-year-old Wilson County woman was injured in a collision at Atnip Street and West Broad Friday. According to the Smithville Police Department, Cynthia D. Carter, 33, was attempting to turn left from Atnip Street onto West Broad in a 1999 Dodge Durango when she pulled into the path of a 2005 Mercedes driven by Tina Marie Roberts of Lebanon, who was traveling west on West Broad Street. Roberts was the sole occupant of the Mercedes, while Carter's Dodge also carried a five-year-old passenger. Roberts told police that she had no chance to dodge the Durango when it entered ...

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Mother, son busted with meth lab

Mother, son busted with meth lab

 

The sheriff’s department arrested three people, including a mother and son, last week in connection with the manufacture of meth.

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Stribling named chairman

Stribling named chairman

 

Newly-elected County Mayor Tim Stribling was named chairman of the county commission Monday night, and Seventh District Commissioner Larry Summers was returned as chairman pro tem.

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Riley sentenced in Federal Mogul thefts

Riley sentenced in Federal Mogul thefts

 

A 48-year-old local man charged along with three others in the theft of more than $100,000 in copper and brass from Federal Mogul last year entered a guilty plea to theft of property over $10,000 in DeKalb County Criminal Court Monday.

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School board to look for funds for nurse

School board to look for funds for nurse

 

Several speakers addressed the school board Thursday night to express concerns about the number of nurses in county schools.

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Library to assist with Tennessee Promise

Library to assist with Tennessee Promise

 

Justin Potter Library has agreed to assist the board of education with The Tennessee Promise initiative by providing computers and a place for seniors to apply for scholarships, as well as for adults to sign up for the mentoring program. They will also offer opportunities for students to complete the community service required.

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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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