The DeKalb County Highway Department's Rock Crusher should be back in operation by tomorrow (Tuesday).
Road Supervisor Kenny Edge says lightning during the weekend of the flood on May 1st and 2nd completely burned out the electrical box putting the rock crusher out of commission.
Since then, Edge says his department has had to purchase rock from Rogers Group.
A brand new $30,000 electrical box has been installed at the rock crusher, which also includes costs of parts and labor. Edge says the expense of replacing the electrical box was covered by insurance.
Meanwhile, repair work continues on local bridges as a result of the May 1st and 2nd flood. Road Supervisor Edge says the local road department is getting federal and state assistance to help fund those repairs.
A total of 516 people have cast ballots during the first seven days of early voting in DeKalb County for the August 5th elections. Seventy eight voted Friday, July 23rd, including twenty eight in the Tennessee Republican Primary. Forty four voted in the Tennessee Democratic Primary. Six voters cast ballots only in the county general election and one person voted in the Dowelltown Municipal Election.
For the seven days combined, 516 people have taken advantage of early voting. Two hundred have voted in the state Republican Primary and 282 in the state Democratic Primary. Most have also voted in the DeKalb County General Election. Thirty three people have cast ballots only in the county general election, choosing not to vote in either state primary. Three have voted in the Dowelltown Municipal Election