DeKalb County voters will begin casting their ballots for State Representative, State Senator, Governor, and Congressman on Wednesday.
Early voting will be held Wednesday, October 13th through Thursday, October 28th on the first floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse.
Early voting hours are 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
Election day is Tuesday, November 2nd. All sixteen precincts across the county will be open that day from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. including Alexandria, Edgar Evins State Park, Temperance Hall, Liberty, Dowelltown, Snow Hill, Middle School, Courthouse, Cherry Hill, Rock Castle, Elementary School, Johnson's Chapel, Blue Springs, Keltonburg, Belk, and the Church of Christ Annex.
WJLE will have LIVE election return coverage starting at 7:00 p.m.
Candidates for Governor are:
Republican Bill Haslam
Democrat Mike McWherter
Samuel David Duck
Toni K. Hall
Boyce T. McCall
Donald Ray McFolin
Linda Kay Perry
Thomas Smith, II
Howard M. Switzer
Carl Twofeathers Whitaker
Candidates for the U.S House of Representatives in the 6th Congressional District are:
Republican Diane Black
Democrat Brett Carter
Brandon E. Gore
Tommy N. Hay
Stephen R. Sprague
Candidates for the Tennessee Senate 17th Senatorial District are:
Republican Mae Beavers
Democrat George McDonald
Candidates for the Tennessee House of Representatives 40th Representative District are:
Republican Terri Lynn Weaver
Democrat James C. Hale
Independent Pleas Ford
A constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to hunt and fish in Tennessee will also go before voters in November's general election.
Voters will see the Constitutional Amendment question on the ballot right after the Governor candidates.
You will be asked to vote either "yes" or "no" to the following question: "Shall Article XI, Section 13 of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee be amended by adding the following sentences at the end of the section:"
"The citizens of this state shall have the personal right to hunt and fish, subject to reasonable regulations and restrictions prescribed by law. The recognition of this right does not abrogate any private or public property rights, nor does it limit the state's power to regulate commercial activity. Traditional manners and means may be used to take non-threatened species."
Smithville Police are investigating the burglary of three vehicles at DeKalb County High School on Wednesday, October 6th.
According to police, someone burglarized three vehicles and vandalized another at the high school while the students were attending class. An assortment of items were taken from the vehicles.
Anyone with information on this or any other offense is asked to please contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.
All information is confidential
Meanwhile in other city crime news, 34 year old Lynda Michelle Neville of Smith Road was arrested by Officer Scott Davis on Friday, October 1st for simple possession of a schedule IV and VI controlled substance and leaving the scene of an accident. A witness saw a motor vehicle, driven by Neville, hit another automobile in the Wal-Mart parking lot and then leave. She was later spotted and pulled over. Neville gave Officer Davis consent to search and he found the drugs. Bond for Neville is $4,500 and her court date is October 28th.
Neville was searched at the jail and correctional officers found drugs in her socks. She was further charged with introduction of drugs into a penal institution. Her bond on that offense is $5,000 and her court date is October 28th.
36 year old Randall M Tittle of West Broad Street was arrested by K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow on Saturday, October 2nd for evading by a motor vehicle and theft under $500. Tittle, operating a motor vehicle, was spotted tail gating another vehicle. Officer Tatrow activated his emergency equipment, but Tittle didn't stop until about ¾ mile down the road. Upon further investigation, police discovered that Tittle had allegedly taken items from a residence without the owner's consent. Bond for Tittle is $6,500 and his court date is October 21st.
36 year old Randall M Tittle of West Broad Street was arrested by Officer Scott Davis on Saturday, October 2nd. for domestic assault and resisting, stop, frisk, halt. According to the warrant, Tittle assaulted a family member and when Officer Davis attempted to handcuff him, he refused to cooperate and had to be taken down in order to cuff him. Bond for Tittle is $7,500 and his court date is October 28th.
21 year old Donald Raymond Hargrave of Short Mountain Highway was arrested by Detective Matt Holmes on Monday, October 4th for leaving the scene of an accident. On September 30th, Hargrave was in the Wal-Mart parking lot where he allegedly struck a parked vehicle and then left the scene. The suspected vehicle was identified through video surveillance. Bond for Hargrave is $1,500 and his court date is October 21st.
42 year old William Stephen Zaderiko of South Tittsworth Road was arrested by Officer David Phillips on Tuesday, October 5th for driving on a revoked license. Zaderiko was stopped for a traffic violation and a check of his license revealed them to be revoked. Bond for Zaderiko is $1,000 and his court date is November 3rd.
27 year old Brandon Ross Bogle of Jefferson Road was arrested by Corporal Travis Bryant on Wednesday, October 6th for driving on a suspended license. Corporal Bryant stopped Bogle for a traffic violation at which time a check of his driver's license revealed them to be suspended. Bond for Bogle is $1,000 and his court date is October 27th.