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County Commission Meeting

Sep 22, 2014
6:30 p.m.

The DeKalb County Commission will meet in regular monthly session on Monday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs courtroom of the courthouse.

The agenda is as follows:

Election Commission Chairman

Elect Chair Pro Tempore

Sales Tax Report

Approval of Elected Official's Bonds

Discuss Four Seasons Fire Station Property

Budget Amendments

Discuss Committee Assignments

Discuss changing administration of DeKalb County Flood Plain Administrator

Discuss DeKalb Utility District Community Development Block Grant


Other business properly presented

"Healing Families" Family/Friend Support Group

Sep 25, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Haven of Hope office

DeKalb County Drug Court and Haven of Hope of DeKalb County are offering a free and open to the public family/friend support group, "Healing Families", for those concerned about someone struggling with the disease of addiction. The group meets at the Haven of Hope office, 612S Congress Blvd, from 5:30 to 6:30 Thursday evenings. Childcare is provided. Call 597-4673 for more information.

Story Time at Justin Potter Library

Sep 27, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Justin Potter Library

The FCCLA Club will have a story time at Justin Potter Library on Saturday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. Please come and join them for a morning filled with stories, special crafts and refreshments. All children 3 to 10 years of age are invited to attend. For more information, call the library at 615-597-4359

School Board to Conduct Workshop

Sep 22, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Board of Education Building

The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet Monday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Board of Education building in a work session to discuss the need for an additional school nurse, bus routes, and mechanics pay for driving bus routes.

DeKalb County Library Board Meeting

Sep 23, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Justin Potter Library

The DeKalb County Library Board will have their bi-monthly meeting at Justin Potter Library on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the meetings.

Paislee's Foundation's 1st Annual Craft and Home Show

Oct 18, 2014
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
DeKalb County Fairgrounds

Paislee's Foundation's 1st Annual Craft and Home Show will be October 18 at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds from 10am till 4pm. Free Admission / Free Parking. (donations accepted).

ALL things handmade - Quilts, Sewing, Woodworking, Fine Arts, Jewelry and more!
Booths available: ($25 - 10x10 or 8x8 and $20 6x4) We are still looking for VENDORS!! Demonstrations are Welcome!!!

ALL PROCEEDS go directly to Paislee's Foundation, a 501c-3 NON-profit organization to benefit families dealing with still birth and infant loss (up to 3 years of age).

Find us and LIKE us on Facebook!

For more information or to book your booth space contact: Darcie Cripps @ 615-464-5139 (cel) or 615-529-2387 (home)
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Smithville Senior Center to Host "Art on Heart" Workshop

Sep 29, 2014
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Smithville Senior Citizens Center

The Smithville Senior Center is hosting an evidence based program called "Art on Heart" by Eileen Wallach on Monday, September 29 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Wallach holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and helps people facilitate expressive emotional healing through art, using sponges and cotton swabs to create, because paintbrushes might be intimidating. According to Wallach, its not about the finished product, it's about the process. This unique alternative to traditional talk therapy inspires through paint colors in letting go of painful emotions so wounded hearts can heal. This is not a traditional art class and no talent is required. The cost for anyone 60 or older to attend is being absorbed by a funding agency. The cost for anyone younger than age 60 is $30.00. Cancellations must be made within 48 hours of the program. Don't miss this one-time opportunity.

Justin Potter Library Supports Tennessee Promise Initiative

Sep 25, 2014
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Justin Potter Library

In support of the Tennessee Promise initiative, Justin Potter Library will commit to the following actions:

1. Starting Sept 25 through Oct. 30, Justin Potter Library will provide computers and quiet space each Thursday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. for our high school seniors to go online at to apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, for adults to sign up as mentors and or community members for find out more information about this initiative.

2. Dec. 4 through Jan 15, those computers and space can be used Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the students' college applications.

3. Starting Jan 22 through Feb 26, TNPromise scholars can complete their eight hours of community service as volunteers at Justin Potter Library on Thursdays between the hours of 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

DCHS Financial Aid/College Planning Night and Pre-FAFSA Workshop

Sep 29, 2014
5:00 P.M.
DCHS Cafeteria

All Students: The DCHS counseling department is hosting a Financial Aid/College Planning Night and Pre-FAFSA Workshop on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:00PM in the DCHS Cafeteria. Sam Mullins from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation will be here to discuss the lottery scholarship and other types of financial aid from the state. Ann Massa with TN Achieves will discuss the TN Promise program that allows students to attend community college tuition free.

DCHS students grades 9-12 and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend in order to receive important information concerning college/technical school application, financial aid, and scholarships including the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship.

Mr. Mullins will also conduct a Pre-FAFSA workshop during this event. Students and parents have to fill out the FAFSA in January of their senior year in order to apply for state and federal financial aid including the lottery scholarship. This workshop is designed to help students and parents prepare for FAFSA filing


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