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Permits Required during Fire Season

Oct 15, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014
Tennessee Division of Forestry

Tennessee’s fire season began October 15th and the Tennessee Division of Forestry wants to remind everyone that they must obtain a burning permit before doing any open burning. Only brush, leaves, grass, untreated or unpainted lumber or other natural plant residues can be legally burned. Burning permits can be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday by calling the DeKalb County office of the Division of Forestry at 597-4015. Burning permits can be obtained for small debris piles after hours and on the weekends by visiting Think before you burn.

"Trick or Treat Halloween" Set for October 31 (VIEW MAP HERE)

Oct 31, 2014
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Parents, children, and local businesses are invited to join the City of Smithville for the Police Department's "Trick or Treat Halloween Downtown" Friday, October 31 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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Participating businesses will have candy and special treats for the children. Look for the stores and offices with a picture of a pumpkin on their windows. Maps will be available at the police department, Justin Potter Library, Chamber of Commerce and other locations to show parents which businesses will be taking part in the event.

A Halloween costume contest will be held again this year for children up to pre-school age at 10:00 am at the Evin's Park open stage. Another costume contest for those up to age twelve will be at 4:00 p.m. Participants need to register by 9:45 am and 3:45 pm. In case of rain the contests will be held upstairs inside of City Hall.

For those planning to enter the contest, there will be winners in different categories. The categories will be scariest, funniest, most creative, and best overall.

There will also be a Chamber Costume Contest to the downtown business employee's. Any business wishing to enter this contest will need to contact the Chamber of Commerce at 597-4163 and Suzanne Williams will visit each business throughout the day and take pictures of the participants and pick a winner.

For more information call Beth Adcock at the Smithville Police Department at 615-597-8210 or check out the police department's face book page at

Fall Breakfast

Oct 20, 2014 to Oct 24, 2014
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
DCHS Cafeteria

Fall Breakfast will be served Monday through Friday, October 20-24 from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at the DCHS Cafeteria. Free breakfast for ALL children less than 18 years of age.

"Halloween at the Library"

Justin Potter Library will have "Halloween at the Library" on Friday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m. The entertainment will be Mr. Bond and his "Spooky Science" program. All little ghosts and goblins are invited to join us at the library for a night of fun. Costumes are optional. They hope to see you for this special event and for the Downtown Halloween Trick or Treat" from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For further information, call the library at 615-597-4359.

DeKalb Middle School Chili Supper and Auction

Nov 22, 2014
4:00 p.m.
DeKalb Middle School

DeKalb Middle School will have a Chili Supper and Auction on Saturday, November 22 starting at 4:00 p.m. The cake walk will be at 4:30 p.m. You may eat at the school or pick up a to-go tray. Tickets are $6 each. Students are encouraged to sell as many tickets as possible between now and November 14th. If they sell 5 tickets they will get a trip to the park. If they sell 12 they get an in school movie and popcorn day and if they sell 17 they will get both rewards.

Blue Springs School Reunion

Oct 25, 2014
11:00 a.m
Blue Springs Community Center

The Blue Springs School Reunion is Saturday, October 25 at the Blue Springs Community Center beginning at 11:00 a.m. Bring finger foods. Lunch will be served around noon. Everyone who ever went to school or taught there and everyone else that wants to come is welcome. For more information, call James at 931-668-1239 or 931-273-2327

6th Annual Tiger Pride 5K and One Mile Fun Run

Nov 8, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Greenbrook Park

The 6th Annual Tiger Pride 5K and One Mile Fun Run will be Saturday, November 8 at 8:00 a.m. sponsored by the DCHS Project Graduation. Pre-register by Wednesday, October 29. Entries will also be accepted on Saturday, November 8 at the check-in location at Greenbrook Park. The race starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. rain or shine. The course begins and ends at Greenbrook Park. All pre-registered participants must check in by 7:30 a.m. All other participants must register at 7:00 a.m. Pre-registration entry fees are $15 (ages 19 and younger and teachers) and $20 (ages 20 and older). The entry fee for anyone after October 29 is $20 (walkers and runners). The 5K age divisions for both men and women are as follows: 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 and older. All proceeds will benefit the DCHS Project Graduation Class of 2015. For more information call 615-548-4624 or email

Smithville First Assembly of God to Offer Carry Permit Gun Class

Oct 25, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Smithville First Assembly of God

Smithville First Assembly of God to Offer Carry Permit Gun Class

The class will be conducted by Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger in the fellowship hall of Smithville First Assembly of God at 1450 Cookeville Highway on Saturday October 25th, 2014 starting at 8:00 AM and should be completed by 2:00 PM. The cost is $60.00 per person. This is an excellent price for this course and is open to the public. To register call the Church at (615) 597-8055 and leave your name and phone number. Someone will get back with you to confirm your registration. Proceeds from the class will be used to purchase playground equipment for our children’s church. Come join us for this event. Senior Pastor Donnie Kelly.

Cross Roads School Reunion

Nov 1, 2014
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Mt. Herman Baptist Church

A reunion of the Cross Roads School will be held Saturday, November 1st,from 11AM until 2PM at Mt. Herman Baptist Church. Anyone who was a student or a teacher or a child of a teacher is invited. A fingerfood dish and any pictures available is requested.


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