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Ivy Phillips Claims Jamboree's Top Fiddling Award for Beginners

July 8, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Ivy Phillips
Members of James G. Bobo Driver Family with Ivy Phillips
Kyle Ramey Receives Entertainer Award from Nolan Turner
Ivy Phillips Wins Beginner Buck Dancing and Clogging
Kyle Ramey Wins Beginner Banjo
Kyle Ramey Wins Beginner Dobro Guitar
Kyle Ramey Wins Beginner Mandolin
Kyle Ramey Wins Beginner Flat Top Guitar

A girl from Chapmansboro took home this year's top Jamboree award as the best fiddler in the National Championship for Country Musician Beginners.

Ivy Phillips was crowned the Grand Champion fiddler Saturday and won the coveted James G. "Bobo" Driver Memorial Award, named for the man who started the children's competition during the 1980's as part of the annual Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival. The award was presented by members of Mr. Driver's family including Russell Ambrose, Adam Driver, Jimmy Driver, and Bert Driver. Phillips also won first place for beginner buck dancing and clogging and second place in beginner dobro guitar.

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Meanwhile Kyle Ramey of North Vernon, Indiana, for the second year in a row, received the "Entertainer of the Year" Award, which is presented to the best overall instrumental entertainer among winners in the dobro guitar, mandolin, five string banjo, and flat top guitar competition. Ramey took home first place in all four of those categories and placed second in another, fiddling.

The National Championship for Country Musician Beginners showcases the talents of children up to age twelve in seven categories of competition.

This year's winners are as follows:

Fiddle: First Place-Ivy Phillips of Chapmansboro; Second Place- Kyle Ramey of North Vernon, Indiana; and Third Place- Jalee Roberts of Murfreesboro.

Buck Dancing: First Place- Ivy Phillips of Chapmansboro; Second Place- Ally Johnson of Springfield, and Third Place- Jalee Roberts of Murfreesboro

Clogging: First Place- Ivy Phillips of Chapmansboro; Second Place- Brayden Chunn of Greenbrier; and Third Place- Amy Fisher of Smyrna.

Dobro Guitar: First Place- Kyle Ramey of North Vernon, Indiana; Second Place- Ivy Phillips of Chapmansboro and Third Place- Jake Ramsey of Smithville.

Mandolin: First Place-Kyle Ramey of North Vernon, Indiana; Second Place-Bethany Ward of Columbia and Third Place- Anna Claire Stockoff of Brentwood

Five String Banjo: First Place- Kyle Ramey of North Vernon, Indiana; Second Place- Josiah Newman of Scottsville and Third Place- Wallace Layman of Kodak.

Flat Top Guitar: First Place- Kyle Ramey of North Vernon, Indiana, Second Place- Bethany Ward of Columbia; and Third Place- Anna Claire Stockoff of Brentwood.

(TOP PHOTO: IVY PHILLIPS WINS BEGINNER FIDDLING COMPETITION)

(SECOND PHOTO FROM TOP: LEFT TO RIGHT: RUSSELL AMBROSE, ADAM DRIVER, JIMMY DRIVER, AND BERT DRIVER WITH IVY PHILLIPS)

(THIRD PHOTO FROM TOP: KYLE RAMEY WITH NOLAN TURNER)

(REST OF PHOTOS SHOW KYLE RAMEY IN THE CATEGORIES HE WON INCLUDING FIVE STRING BANJO, DOBRO GUITAR, MANDOLIN, AND FLAT TOP GUITAR)

Craft Awards Presented at Fiddlers Jamboree

July 7, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Emma Adkins, Jayne Vinsant, and Tabitha Farmer
Tabitha Farmer, Jonathan Griffith, and Emma Adkins
Carolyn Whittenburg, Emma Adkins, and Tabitha Farmer
Tabitha Farmer,  Ann Hill, Dana Godsey, and Emma Adkins

The annual Fiddler's Jamboree Craft Awards were presented Friday.

Jayne Vinsant of Sterrett, Alabama received the "Best of Show" award for her hand painted glasswork and mixed media wearable art jewelry, created from vintage pieces made into new contemporary works.

Jonathan Griffith of Murfreesboro, formerly of Liberty, received the "Best Appalachian Craft" award for his functional and decorative handcrafted pottery.

The "Best Newcomer" Award went to Carolyn Whittenburg of Portland for her display of fine art (decorator) gourds and rain sticks.

Dana Godsey and Ann Hill of Crossville received the "Best Craft Display" award for their primitive art work and paintings, rustic looking handmade frames. They also do hand stitching on aged fabric.

The awards were presented by Emma Adkins and Tabitha Farmer, the Fiddler's Jamboree Directors of Crafts.

(Top Photo: Emma Adkins, Jayne Vinsant, and Tabitha Farmer)

(Second Photo from Top: Tabitha Farmer, Jonathan Griffith, and Emma Adkins)

(Third Photo from Top: Carolyn Whittenburg, Emma Adkins, and Tabitha Farmer)

(Bottom Photo: Tabitha Farmer, Ann Hill, Dana Godsey, and Emma Adkins)

Illinois Man Wins Fiddler 5K and One Mile Fun Run

July 7, 2012
Matthew Cleveland (Photo by Bill Luton)
Hunter Jennings and Ellen Bandy (Photo by Bill Luton)

18 year old Matthew Cleveland of Danville, Illinois was the overall winner of the Fiddler 5K and One-Mile Fun Run on Saturday.

Cleveland ran the course in 16:53

17 year old Morgan Voyles of Sparta, best among women, ran the course in 21:59

Overall Masters winners (age 40 and up):

54 year old Jimmy Dawson of Cookeville at 19:07
40 year old Sarah Hart of Nashville at 23:58

One-Mile Fun Run:

12 year old Hunter Jennings of Smithville at 7:27
11 year old Ellen Bandy of McMinnville at 8:21

This year's 14th Annual Fiddler 5K and One-Mile Fun Run featured 426 participants, another record turnout.

Funds raised will support Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County

Complete results are available at www.fiddler5k.com

American Samoan Woman Presented U.S. Flag During Fiddlers Jamboree

July 6, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
State Senator Mae Beavers Presents U.S. Flag to American Samoan Woman
Rep Terri Lynn Weaver Presents TN Flag to Lynn Rickard of Seattle Washington
State Rep Mark Pody Presents TN Flag to Roger Wolfe of Memphis
Weston Stewart-Dobro Guitar Winner
Rob Pearcy- Mountain Dulcimer Winner
Kyle Paxton-Hammer Dulcimer Winner
Hillary Bevels- Novelty Event Winner
Main Stage Fusion- Youth Square Dancing Winner
Slim Chance- Old Time Fiddle Band Winner
Matthew Campbell- Solo Gospel Singing Winner
Daniel Amick- Country Harmonica Winner
Graham Sherrill- Old Time Banjo Winner
Kurt and Corrina- Gospel Singing (Duet, Trio, Quartet) Winner
Daniel Amick- Mandolin Winner
Graham Sherrill- Folksinging Winner
Chris Stewart- Junior Clogging Winner
Jacob Campbell- Junior Buck Dancing Winner

An American Samoan woman, Myra Bates received a United States flag while Lynn Rickard of Seattle Washington and Roger Wolfe of Memphis were presented a Tennessee State flag during the Fiddler's Jamboree on Friday evening

The flags, which have flown over the state capitol, go to the persons who travel the greatest distances, both from inside and outside the country, to get here.

The flags were presented by State Senator Mae Beavers and State Representatives Terri Lynn Weaver and Mark Pody.

The first day of the 41st annual Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival ran non-stop from about 9:00 a.m. Friday morning until close around 10:30 p.m. Friday night.

(PLAY THE FOLLOWING VIDEO OF THE YOUTH SQUARE DANCING WINNER MAIN STAGE FUSION OF SPRINGFIELD)

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Preliminaries were held in sixteen categories of music and dance competition followed by the finals featuring the top three acts in each event.

The following are the winners in each category:

Old Time Appalachian Folk Singing (Solo/Duet):
First Place- Graham Sherrill of Nashville
Second Place-Daren Gallman of Shelbyville
Third Place-Sierra Tomlin of Springfield

Flat Top Guitar:
First Place-Andrew Rigney of Normandy
Second Place-Rob Pearcy of Smyrna
Third Place-Jonathon O'Neal of Onieda

Junior Clogging (Ages 13-39):
First Place-Chris Stewart of Nashville
Second Place-Tanner Dunn of Cookeville
Third Place-Kris Jamison of McEwen

(PLAY VIDEO TO SEE WINNER OF OLD TIME FIDDLE BAND: SLIM CHANCE)

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Junior Buck Dancing (Ages 13-39):
First Place-Jacob Campbell of Murfreesboro
Second Place-Sierra Tomlin of Springfield
Third Place-Kody Hash of Elk Creek, Virginia

Dobro Guitar:
First Place-Weston Stewart of Anderson, Alabama
Second Place-Rob Pearcy of Smyrna
Third Place-Jason Sanders of Lancaster

(PLAY VIDEO OF GOSPEL DUET WINNER KURT AND CORINNA OF DYERSBURG)

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Mountain Dulcimer:
First Place-Rob Pearcy of Smyrna
Second Place-Kurt Stephenson of Dyersburg
Third Place-Sarah Morgan of Sharps Chapel

Hammer Dulcimer:
First Place-Kyle Paxton of Thompson Station
Second Place-Howard Friedman of Knoxville
Third Place-Beth James of Newport

Novelty Event:
First Place-Hillary Bevels of Shelbyville
Second Place-Nate Clark and Payton Clark of Cookeville
Third Place-Tara Guinn of Gaston, Indiana

Youth Square Dancing:
First Place-Main Stage Fusion of Springfield
Second Place- Main Stream of Springfield
Third Place- Main Stage Explosion of Springfield

Old Time Fiddle Band:
First Place-Slim Chance Old Time String Band of Smyrna
Second Place- The Hogslop String Band of Nashville
Third Place- Keg County String Band of Lyles

Autoharp:
First Place- Bill Rothe of Estille
Second Place-None
Third Place-None

Gospel Singing (Solo):
First Place-Matthew Campbell of Murfreesboro
Second Place-Sarah Jane Cripps of Smithville
Third Place-Samantha Lewis of Smithville

Country Harmonica:
First Place-Daniel Amick of Pleasantville
Second Place- Isaac Vick of Lyles
Third Place- Rob Pearcy of Smyrna

Old Time Banjo:
First Place- Graham Sherrill of Nashville
Second Place- Daniel Rothwell of Smyrna
Third Place- Daniel Amick of Pleasantville

Gospel Singing (Duet, Trio, & Quartet):
First Place- Kurt and Corinna of Dyersburg
Second Place- Larry and Cheryl Chunn and Lindsey Batts of Greenbrier
Third Place- Sierra Tomlin of Springfield.

Mandolin:
First Place-Daniel Amick of Pleasantville
Second Place- Abby Ward of Columbia
Third Place- Rob Pearcy of Smyrna

The Fiddler's Jamboree resumes at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 7th with preliminaries in the following categories:

Junior Fiddlers (ages 13-39); Junior Old Time Appalachian Flatfoot dance (ages up to 39); Senior Old Time Appalachian Flatfoot dance ( ages 40 and over); Senior Buckdancing (ages 40 and over); Senior Clogging (ages 40 and over); Bluegrass Banjo; Bluegrass Band; Bluegrass Fiddle, Senior Fiddlers (ages 40 and over); and Square Dancing. The winner of the Bluegrass Fiddle will receive the Neil Dudney Award, named for the former longtime President and Coordinator of the Fiddlers Jamboree.

Preliminaries will be held in each event and then the top three finalists will be called back Saturday night to compete for first, second, and third place.

The winners of the Junior and Senior Fiddling competition will square off for the Grand Champion Award, the Berry C. Williams Memorial Trophy at the conclusion of the festival.

Meanwhile, the National Championship for Country Musician Beginners will be held Saturday afternoon during the Jamboree featuring competitions for children, up to age twelve, in the categories of Buck Dancing, Clogging, Dobro Guitar, Mandolin, Five String Banjo, Flat Top Guitar, and Fiddle.

Preliminaries will be held in each event and then the top three finalists will be brought back to compete for first, second, and third place.

One child will receive the Best Overall Instrumental Entertainer and the top fiddler will get the James G. "Bobo" Driver Memorial Trophy.

WJLE will broadcast the on-stage entertainment LIVE and on-line at www.wjle.com.

In addition to music and dancing competitions onstage, the Fiddlers Jamboree also features hundreds of crafts displayed along many of the downtown streets, plenty of delicious foods for sale at local food booths, and lots of shade tree picking around the town square.

Strong Winds, Topple Trees, Down Power Lines, and Create Nervous Moments For Jamboree Participants

July 6, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Tree down across power lines on Highway 70 near Sligo Bridge
Utility pole snaps from fallen tree over wires on Highway 70 near Sligo

Strong winds from passing thunderstorms downed trees and power lines in parts of DeKalb County Thursday afternoon. Many customers of Caney Fork Electric and Smithville Electric reported being without power after the storm and during the night.

A tree fell across highway 70 near Sligo bridge, bringing down utility lines and hampering traffic.

Central dispatch also reported trees or tree limbs down on a home at V.L. Wilson Loop Road off Holmes Creek and on Petty Road off Adcock Cemetery Road, along with a church building on Bright Hill Road. Another tree fell across the road at Wolf Creek.

High winds also posed some problems for several setting up booths and tents around the public square in preparation for the fiddler's jamboree, which starts today.

Smithville Fire Chief Charlie Parker said the winds toppled over a few tents. Some reported minor injuries but no one had to be transported to the hospital. "We had a pretty good wind gust that came through. We had a lot of people setting up their tents on the square. A lot of them (tents) were flipped upside down or blown over. They were hanging onto them. We had a couple of injuries with debris flying around. One person was hit in the head by a two by four. It was a little chaotic there for a few minutes while the wind came through town followed by a short burst of rain. Nobody was hurt seriously. There were only minor injuries. Nobody was treated. We also had some power lines that were down. Some tree limbs took some power lines down. A couple of transformers blew, one on Main Street and the other on Congress Boulevard, all about the same time this storm was going on. It kind of caught us by surprise. We were really lucky," said Chief Parker.

Later, a fire was reported in the Johnson Chapel, Backbone Ridge Road area, where a campfire had reportedly spread to the woods.

Landfill Compactor Catches Fire and Causes Other Problems for Firefighters

July 6, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page

A fire starting from a compactor kept firefighters busy for several hours Thursday at the landfill as the blaze spread to garbage inside a cell area.

County Mayor Mike Foster said a landfill worker was operating the equipment inside the landfill cell, compacting garbage when the fire ignited. He jumped off without injury, but the fire destroyed the compactor. According to Foster, a hose may have burst in the engine compartment of the compactor causing fuel or hydraulic fluid to leak out onto the manifold, triggering the blaze.

Members of the Johnson Chapel, Midway, and Short Mountain Highway stations of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department responded along with a tanker and brush truck. The Cassville Volunteer Fire Department in White County provided mutual aid assistance, bringing a tanker truck and additional manpower.

County Fire Chief Donny Green said firefighters spent three hours and used about 40,000 gallons of water on the garbage fire. Fire trucks refilled at a hydrant on Billings Road near the landfill to keep the water coming.

Once the fire was out, the cell area was covered over with dirt.

The compactor destroyed in this fire is a 1995 model, some ten to fifteen years newer and much more efficient than the only other compactor the landfill is now left with, according to County Mayor Foster. But, he said the county can get by with just one compactor until the one lost in the fire can be replaced.

Foster said he wants to thanks the firefighters, both locally and from Cassville, for their work in putting out the fire.

THP Promotes Charlie Caplinger to Rank of Sergeant in Nashville District

July 4, 2012
THP Sergeant Charlie Caplinger

A member of the Tennessee Highway Patrol from DeKalb County has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the THP Nashville District.

Charlie Caplinger of Smithville is among six members of the THP who were recognized for promotions by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security in a special ceremony Tuesday at the Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center in Nashville. Commissioner Bill Gibbons, Deputy Commissioner Larry Godwin, Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott, and Assistant Commissioner David Purkey were on-hand to congratulate the recipients.

Caplinger has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the THP’s Nashville District, serving as a Road Sergeant in Robertson County. He has served as a Trooper in this district since he was commissioned in 2002. The Smithville native started his THP career in Robertson County as a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer. He was transferred to Wilson County as a road trooper in 2004. Caplinger remained in Wilson County until 2008 when he was transferred to the ACES (Alternative Commercial Enforcement Strategies) program under the Special Programs section. Caplinger serves on the Nashville district STRIKE team and has numerous commercial motor vehicle certifications including Level 1, Haz-Mat, Cargo Tanker, and Compliance Review. He has attended Northwestern University School of Police Personnel and was named Trooper of the year in 2010.

Early Voting Begins Next Friday, July 13 for August Elections

July 4, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Scott Cantrell
Mason Carter

Early Voting for the August 2nd elections begins next Friday, July 13 at the courthouse.

Voters will find it even more convenient to vote early for the upcoming August DeKalb County General and State Primary elections.

(CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO VIEW PDF FILE OF SAMPLE BALLOT)

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The DeKalb County Election Commission voted recently to modify the early voting hours to give voters another afternoon voting period.

The early voting hours for the August election will be as follows:

Mondays from NOON until 5:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.; Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until NOON.

"Usually, the afternoon numbers are among the largest of the early voting period," said Dennis Stanley, Administrator of Elections. "And based on that history, the commission wanted to give another afternoon voting period to make it easier for those who like voting early or cannot make it to the polls on election day.".

Local voters will be electing a new Assessor of Property in August. The candidates are Scott Cantrell and Mason Carter. Two school board seats will be filled along with five constable seats.

In the state primary, local voters will help select the party nominees for State Representative in the 40th district, the 46th district, Congressman in the 6th District and one U.S. Senator.

DTC Communications to Host Annual Meeting

July 3, 2012

DeKalb Telephone Cooperative (d/b/a DTC Communications) will host its annual meeting on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria.

Directors will be elected in the Alexandria, Liberty, and Smithville exchanges.

Voting for directors will take place at the cooperative’s annual meeting on Saturday, September 15. The last day to make changes to your membership or to be eligible to vote in the 2012 election will be Thursday, September 6.

Only DTC members may vote, and each member must present identification. For a single membership, only that individual may vote. Either member of a joint membership may vote, but not both. In the case of a business membership, a business affidavit is required.

Individuals interested in becoming a candidate for a director’s position must meet the qualifications as defined in the bylaws and will be placed on the ballot either through the petition process or by the nominating committee in accordance with the bylaws. Any such petition must be delivered to DTC no later than 5 p.m. on August 1, 2012, as per the bylaws.

DTC Communications is a member-owned telephone cooperative established in 1951. The cooperative supplies communication, entertainment, and security products and services to residential and business customers primarily throughout Middle Tennessee.

Fifty One Appear for Sentencing in Criminal Court

July 3, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Judge Leon Burns, Jr.

Fifty one people were fined and sentenced in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Tuesday, June 26. The following persons appeared before Judge Leon Burns, Jr.

24 year old Richard Spencer Raby pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and received a three year suspended sentence in each case to run concurrently with each other and with cases against him in Smith County. He will be on probation.

26 year old Jennifer D. Johnson pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and received a three year sentence on probation. She must submit to an alcohol and drug assessment and follow recommendations

40 year old Tonya Silcox pleaded guilty to theft over $1,000 and received a two year sentence to run concurrently with a violation of probation case against her. She was given jail credit of 143 days.

44 year old Mark Randall Robinson pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance. He received a four year sentence and was fined $2,000. The sentence is to run concurrently with other cases against him.

23 year old Travis Patterson pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule III controlled substance. He received a four year sentence on probation. He must pay a $2,000 fine and make restitution of $80 to the sheriff's department.

47 year old Marla Turner, charged with sale of a schedule III controlled substance, was granted judicial diversion. She will be on supervised probation for four years and must pay a $2,000 fine. Turner must submit to an alcohol and drug assessment and follow any recommended treatments.

37 year old Brian Matthew Lasser pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone) and received a four year sentence on judicial diversion supervised probation. He was fined $2,000 and must pay restitution.

23 year old Brandon Byford pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II and III controlled substance. He received a four year sentence in each case to run consecutively for a total of eight years. The sentence has been suspended to TDOC probation. He was fined $2,000. Byford was given jail credit of 132 days.

55 year old Fred Dowell, Jr. pleaded guilty to filing a false report. He received a four year sentence all suspended to supervised probation. He must forfeit his weapon.

24 year old Joshua Lynne Batey pleaded guilty to two counts of theft over $1,000 and received a four year sentence in each case to run concurrently with each other and with a violation of probation against him. Batey was ordered to make restitution of $13,500.

Terry Collins pleaded guilty to two counts of sale and one count of delivery of a schedule II controlled substance. He received a four year sentence in each case to run concurrently with each other. He must serve 180 days and pay a $4,000 drug fine. Collins must also make restitution of $180 to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department. He was given jail credit from February 3 to June 26.

42 year old Anna Faye Colburn pleaded guilty to simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and driving under the influence. She received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days in each case to run concurrently with each other and all suspended to CPS probation except for 48 hours. She was fined a total of $1,115.

47 year old Jeff Ponder pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance. He received a three year sentence, suspended to 60 days of time served with the balance on supervised probation. He was fined $2,000 and must make restitution of ninety dollars. Ponder must submit to an alcohol and drug assessment and follow all recommendations. He was given jail credit of 60 days.

36 year old Bobby Pinegar, Jr. pleaded guilty to two counts of sale of a schedule II controlled substance and received a four year suspended sentence in each case to run concurrently with each other. He must submit to an alcohol and drug assessment, pay a $2,000 fine, and make restitution of $125 to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.

24 year old Chris Ponder pleaded guilty to two counts of sale of a schedule II controlled substance and received a four year suspended sentence in each case to run concurrently with each other. He was submit to an alcohol and drug assessment, pay a $2,000 fine, and make restitution of $180 to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department. He was given credit for any pre-trial jail credit due him.

38 year old Lynn J. Jones pleaded guilty to attempted initiation of a process intended to result in the production of methamphetamine. He received a six year sentence, suspended to community corrections. He must may a $2,000 fine. Jones was given jail credit of 244 days served.

49 year old Timothy L. Caldwell pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days to serve 48 hours in jail and then be on probation.. He must pay a fine of $360 and he will lose his drivers license for one year. Caldwell must attend an Alcohol Safety Education Program and submit to an alcohol and drug assessment.

51 year old Terry Price pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance and received a three year sentence under house arrest. He must pay a $2,000 fine and make restitution of $130 to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department. The case is to run concurrently with a sentence he is already serving.

63 year old Curtis C. Jones pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance and received a three year sentence, all suspended to supervised probation. The case is to run concurrently with a violation of probation and a second offense of driving on a revoked license case against him in General Sessions Court. Jones must pay a $2,000 fine and make restitution of eighty dollars. He must submit to an alcohol and drug assessment and follow all recommendations.

21 year old Eric Judkins pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule III controlled substance and received a four year sentence to serve 60 days. He must pay a $2,000 drug fine.

38 year old David Taylor pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, all suspended to supervised probation except for 48 hours to serve. He must pay a fine of $365 and he will lose his drivers license for one year.

28 year old Anthony Hamilton pleaded guilty to delivery of a schedule II controlled substance. He received a four year sentence to serve 180 days. He must pay a $2,000 fine and make restitution of $100. The case is to run concurrently with a case against him in Putnam County.

23 year old Latroya Bain, charged with sale of a schedule III controlled substance, received a two year suspended sentence on judicial diversion probation. She was fined $2,000.

35 year old Teddy Snipes, charged with sale of a schedule IV controlled substance, received a two year suspended sentence on judicial diversion probation. He was fined $2,000. In the last year of his probation, Snipes will be unsupervised if he pays court costs and poses no further problems.

David Glen Sparks pleaded guilty to theft over $1,000 and received a two year sentence to serve. The term is to run concurrently with a six year sentence against him in White County. He is to make restitution of $3,600.

28 year old Scotty Knowles pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, all suspended to six months supervised and six months of good behavior probation. He was fined $150.

34 year old Sam Walker pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance. He received a four year sentence and must pay a $2,000 drug fine and sixty dollars restitution to the sheriff's department. The case is to run concurrent with another case against him. Walker was given jail credit from February 6 to June 26.

42 year old Danny L. Smithson, Jr. pleaded guilty to attempted sale of a schedule II controlled substance and received a four year sentence, suspended to 132 days of time served with the balance on supervised probation. He must pay a $2,000 fine and fifty dollars restitution to the sheriff's department. Smithson must also complete an alcohol and drug assessment . He was given jail credit of 132 days.

32 year old Hani Mohamad Ittayem pleaded guilty to attempted initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine. He received a six year sentence to be served at 30% with the balance on supervised probation. He was fined $2,000 and must submit to an alcohol and drug assessment. He was given jail credit of 144 days.

27 year old Melinda Murphy pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule III controlled substance and conspiracy to sell a schedule III drug. She received a three year sentence in the sale case and two years on the conspiracy charge to be served consecutively for a total of five years. The term is also to run concurrently with a violation of probation case against her. Murphy was fined $2,000. She was given jail credit from February 16 to June 26.

31 year old Brandon Caldwell pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance and a violation of probation. He received a four year suspended sentence on the drug charge and his probation was revoked to serve one year. The sentences are to run concurrently with each other. Caldwell must submit to an alcohol and drug assessment, make restitution of $180 to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and pay a fine of $2,000. He was given jail credit from February 14 to June 26.

33 year old Ricky Ashford pleaded guilty to theft over $1,000 and received a two year sentence to serve at least 30%.

37 year old Jill Jones pleaded guilty to pleaded guilty to prescription fraud and received a two year sentence, all suspended to supervised probation. She is to surrender her TennCare benefits. The case is to run concurrently with a Warren County drug court case against her.

30 year old Amber Johnson pleaded guilty to attempted sale of a schedule II controlled substance. She received a three year sentence, all suspended to probation supervised by community corrections. She was fined $2,000. The case is to run concurrently with her probation.

25 year old James Robert Fuson pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, to serve 48 hours at the Swaim Center and then be on supervised probation. He was fined $365. He may be eligible for a restricted driver's license. Fuson was given credit for time served.

41 year old Terry Dyer pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance. He received a four year suspended sentence to judicial diversion supervised probation. He was fined $2,000.

49 year old Lou Ann Self Cantrell pleaded guilty to two counts of sale of a schedule III controlled substance. She received a three year sentence in each case, suspended to 144 days of time served, and then be on supervised probation. The sentences are to run concurrently with each other and concurrently with a violation of probation against her in Warren County. Cantrell must complete an alcohol and drug assessment and follow all recommendations, pay $90 restitution and a $2,000 fine.

29 year old Diane Roller Hale pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule III controlled substance. She received a three year sentence, all suspended to probation. She was fined $2,000. The case is to run concurrently with any other sentence against her.

26 year old Stephen Pugh pleaded guilty to a second offense of driving under the influence. He received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days with 45 days to serve and then be on probation. He was fined $615 and he will lose his license for two years. The sentence is to run concurrently with other sentences he is now serving. Pugh was given jail credit from February 9 to June 26.

24 year old Alexandria Zimmerman Teachout pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule III controlled substance. She was granted three years probation and must pay a fine of $2,000 and $120 restitution to the sheriff's department. Teachout was given thirty one days jail credit.

46 year old Daniel Lee Taylor pleaded guilty to theft of property over $1,000. He was granted two years supervised judicial diversion probation and must pay restitution.

22 year old Josh Tate pleaded guilty to theft under $500 and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days all suspended to good behavior probation.

44 year old James Adcock pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a credit card and received a two year sentence, all suspended to supervised probation. He must make restitution in the amount of $8,769. He was given two days jail credit.

26 year old Joshua Joel Bain pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule VI controlled substance and a second offense of driving under the influence. He received a two year suspended sentence on probation in the drug case and 11 months and 29 days in the DUI case suspended to serve 45 days. The two sentences are to run concurrently with each other. Bain must pay a fine of $2,610 and his drivers license will be suspended for two years.

40 year old Linda Barrett pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance and received a sentence of four years to serve at least 30%. She must pay a $2,000 fine and make restitution in the amount of $150. She was given jail credit from February 3 to June 26.

57 year old Susan Brown pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance. She received a three year sentence on probation. She must undergo an alcohol and drug assessment, make $60 restitution to the sheriff's department and pay a $2,000 fine. The sentence is to run concurrently with her current probated sentence.

24 year old Courtney Barrett pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and aggravated assault. She received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days in the false imprisonment case and three years to serve in the assault case to run concurrently with each other. She must make restitution of $4,881.

36 year old Michael Stewart Brown pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule III controlled substance. He received a four year suspended sentence. He must submit to an alcohol and dug assessment, pay a $2,000 fine, and make restitution of forty dollars to the sheriff's department.

21 year old Latasha Cantrell pleaded guilty to attempted initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine. She received a six year sentence all suspended to supervised probation. She must pay a $2,000 fine. She was given jail credit of thirty six days.

28 year old Chad Carrier pleaded guilty to theft under $500 and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days on probation. He must make restitution in the amount of $1,800 jointly and severally with the co-defendants in the case.

45 year old Tammy L. Jones pleaded guilty to promotion of methamphetamine and received a two year sentence, all suspended to judicial diversion probation. She was fined $2,000.

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