The Smithville Beer Board met briefly Thursday evening and granted permits to two city businesses, the Dollar General Store and the South Congress BP convenience market.
Representatives of both businesses attended the meeting. Mallika Patel submitted the application for South Congress BP and district manager Tim Forsythe represented the Dollar General Store.
Board members Annette Greek, Farron Hendrix, and Lloyd Black reviewed the applications and voted to approve each one. Both stores apparently met all requirements. Board members Cecil Burger and Steve Hayes were absent.
Smithville now has about ten stores citywide that have permits to sell beer.
Under the Smithville Beer Ordinance, applicants must submit an application and a fee of $250; show proof of ownership and maintain a minimum inventory of $25,000 wholesale value in grocery stock, excluding all tobacco products, gasoline, petroleum products, antifreeze, and beer.
Second district school board member Charles Robinson was re-elected Chairman of the DeKalb County Board of Education Thursday night.
The school board reorganizes each September, naming a chairman, vice-chairman, and an assistant secretary.
In addition to Chairman Robinson, the board re-elected Third district member Kenny Rhody as Vice-Chairman and First district member John David Foutch was named assistant secretary.
Chairman Robinson welcomed the board's newest member, Billy Miller from the Fourth district, who attended his first meeting Thursday night. Robinson also praised former fourth district member Joan Draper for her service on the board of education for the last four years.
Director Mark Willoughby presented his monthly written report on personnel moves since last month.
Those employed include:
Martha D. Knowles, part-time school psychologist
Melissa Vantrease, educational assistant at DeKalb West School
Cerena Craig, part-time physical therapy assistant
Denenne Willingham, school bookkeeper at Northside Elementary School
Sue Arnold, substitute cafeteria worker
Jalene Vanatta, educational assistant at DeKalb West School
Approved substitute teachers:
Ellen Ammons, Guylene Atnip, Brenda Bandy, Lacey Beshearse, Jennifer Braswell, Carolyn Caldwell, Nancy Cantrell, Shannon Cantrell, Matthew Carpenter, Brenda Colwell, Julie Cook, Donna Davis, Linda Dean, Bob DePriest, Cynthia Dias, Betty Fisk, Debbie France, Ann Frazier, Holly Frazier, Kelly Frazier, Wayne Fuson, Sherrie Giles, Johnna Goff, Doris Graham, Natalie Green, Vicki Haggard, Judith Hale, Amber Hawkins, Gayla Hendrix, Ester Holder, Darnette Hibdon, Shirely Ingram, Milinda League, Jennifer Lewis, Kelly Merriman, Sharon Moffett, Diana Moon, Joel Moore, Joel Moss, Eden Nokes, Jamie Nokes, Carol Northcutt, Angela Osment, Lisa Patterson, Elaine Perricone, Ivadell Randolph, Rachel Seal, James Stanton, Mary Nell Summers, Jessica Sims, Peggy Sutton, Amanda Trapp, Tayla Turner, Wanda Vickers,Tom Werling, Holly Woodside, and Kim Young.
Karen Caplinger, school bookkeeper at Northside Elementary School.
In other business, the board adopted a resolution of appreciation honoring bus drivers.