How would you like to help some less fortunate children in our community, while enjoying a night of great entertainment in the process? On Thursday night, December 12th, you will have that opportunity.
A musical concert titled “Rockin’ Around the Angel Tree” will be presented on that night, beginning at 7:00 p.m., with all proceeds raised from the event going to benefit the DeKalb County Angel Tree project. Several performers from the local area – and potentially some other special guests – will take the stage at the DeKalb County Community Center on South Congress Boulevard for a night of rockin’ fun, all to benefit a good cause.
Tom Duggin and Tim Colwell featured in video below were guests on WJLE's Chamber Chat Program Wednesday morning with Suzanne Williams and Jen Sherwood.
No tickets will be sold to the event, but donations will be asked for at the door. Attendees are asked to give what they are able to, with no minimum donation required. Seating for the show will be limited, and attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Community Center auditorium will hold roughly 400 people for a performance.
Many of the gifts for this year’s Angel Tree will be purchased by the time of the concert, but remaining gifts will be purchased with the money raised, and the remainder of the proceeds will go into an account to give Angel Tree organizers a head start on the 2014 holiday season.
The night of entertainment will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m., featuring local performers Brad Hennessee, Jamie Nokes, Sabrina Kirksey and Demytris Savage among others, with other special guests potentially performing. The night of entertainment will conclude with a rockabilly-style Christmas performance featuring Tom Duggin and TCB (the Tim Colwell Band ). The band consists of lead guitarist Tim Colwell, keyboardist Steve “Kujo” Kujowski, bassist Brian Benedict, drummer Michael Young and rhythm guitarists Nick Nokes and Brad Hennessee.
So, put on your Santa hats and your dancin’ shoes, and come out for a rockin’ good time, again with all proceeds to benefit the DeKalb County Angel Tree Project. Remember the date, Thursday night, December 12th, at 7:00 p.m., at the DeKalb County Community Center auditorium for the first-ever Rockin’ Around The Angel Tree.
For more information, contact the center at 597-2121.
District Attorney General Randall A. York , who serves DeKalb and six other counties in the 13th Judicial District, has decided to run for another office next year, instead of DA.
York announced Tuesday that he will be seeking the position of Circuit Court Judge, Part II, the seat currently being held by long time Judge John J. Maddux, Jr.
Judge Maddux announced last week that he is retiring from the bench and will not be seeking re-election in 2014.
York has served as District Attorney General for the 13th Judicial District for the last five years.
Governor Phil Bredesen appointed York as the District Attorney General in September 2008 to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of William E. Gibson. York was elected in 2010 to fill the remaining four years of Gibson's unexpired term.
York and his family reside in Crossville but his wife, Judy is originally from DeKalb County. "My wife is from Smithville, the former Judy Dodd. Her mother Genelle Dodd is from Liberty. I have two children, John and Anna," he said.
In making his announcement, York said he gave it a lot of thought before deciding to run for the judgeship, rather than for District Attorney General.
“This decision to run for this office was not made lightly, but was made after considerable prayer and thought by me and my family,” General York said. “The decision to run for this office was a bittersweet decision. I am excited about the opportunity to run for this office and serve the people of the 13th Judicial District in a different capacity, but it is also a sad decision because I will be leaving my position as District Attorney General.”
In his time as DA, General York led the office as it became the first DA’s office to become digital, led efforts to establish the Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center, helped establish the Upper Cumberland Drug Court and reestablished the 13th Judicial Drug Task Force.
“It has been an honor and privilege to hold this office for the past five years,” General York said. “Over the past five years, I have worked diligently to restore the integrity and dignity to the Office of the District Attorney General. I have had the opportunity to work with an incredible staff and cooperating agencies.”
York is licensed to practice in all Tennessee courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served on the Executive Committee of the District Attorneys General Conference, currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Tennessee Bar Association and the Human Trafficking Task Force through the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and was appointed and served on the Tennessee Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee.
“I hope to follow in the tradition of great jurists that I have practiced before including Judge John Turnbull, Judge John Maddux, Judge Tom Hale, Judge Leon Burns and Chancellor Vernon Neal,” General York said. “I also look forward to serving with our existing judges and Chancellor.”