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DeKalb County Democratic Party Campaign Kickoff

Jun 7, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Hendrix Law Office, 301 North Public Square, Smithville

The DeKalb County Democratic Party Campaign kickoff for Gayla Hendrix and Amelia Hipps, candidates for State Representative for the 40th and 46th respectively, is scheduled for June 7th at 6 p.m. at Hendrix Law Office, 301 North Public Square, Smithville. This location will also serve as a headquarters for the DeKalb County Democratic Party. State Representative John Ray Clemmons will also be present to represent the Hillary for America Campaign. Join us for food and music with Tom Duggin.

DeKalb County Tiger and Lady Tiger Basketball Camp

Jun 20, 2016 to Jun 23, 2016
8:00 a.m.
DeKalb Middle School Gym

The DeKalb County Tiger and Lady Tiger Basketball Camp will be June 20-23 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the DeKalb Middle School Gymnasium. It's for boys and girls ages 5-14.


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A fee of $60 is required. Each additional child from a family will cost $30.

Registration will be Monday, June 20 at 7:30 a.m.

DeKalb County Coaches Lynus Martin and Seth Willoughby are the camp directors and Tiger and Lady Tiger players are camp counselors.

Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt. Competitive contests include Hot-Shot, 3 point, free throw, and speed dribble. One boy and girl winner from each age group with each contest.

Three age divisions: NBA-ages 5-7. ACC-ages 8-9, and SEC-ages 10-14

Adult Learning Center enrolling new students

May 25, 2016 to May 31, 2016

The Adult Learning Center is still enrolling new students through the summer. You have the opportunity to enroll and perhaps earn your equivalency diploma before the new school year. Call 931-528-8685 for additional information or to schedule an appointment. Remember….It’s FREE.

Memorial Day Program

May 30, 2016
9:30 a.m.
County Complex

The community is encouraged to rally in a show of support for fallen heroes during a Memorial Day program Monday morning, May 30 at the DeKalb County Complex. The guest speaker will be Major Jerry Parker of Murfreesboro. Sponsored by the American Legion #122, the entertainment program will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Susan Hinton and Three Parts Grace performing followed by the main program at 10:00 a.m. featuring the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance led by Edward Frazier, and prayers by Chuck Olsen and Larry Green. Commander William Edmonds will make welcome remarks and Judy Redmon of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary will remember the fallen. A poem in tribute to veterans will be read followed by a Memorial Day message from Major Parker. Ronnie Redmon of the American Legion will adjourn the program at the complex after which attendees will be asked to gather at the veteran’s memorial monument at the courthouse for the laying of a wreath and taps.

“Adventures in the Kitchen”

Jun 13, 2016
9:00 a.m.
County Complex

The University of Extension will be holding an day camp called “Adventures in the Kitchen” for 4-H members who just completed 4th and 5th grades. 4-Hers will learn basic cooking skills like measuring ingredients and preparing fast and easy snacks and meals, and food safety.

There are two camp dates to choose from: June 13 or June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day camp will be held in the kitchen area of the DeKalb County Complex building located at 722 South Congress Blvd. in Smithville.

There is no cost for the camp, but space is very limited. Please call the UT Extension office to register no later than June 8 at 615-597-4945.

Courthouse and County Offices to be Closed for Memorial Day

May 30, 2016
Courthouse and County Offices

The DeKalb County Court House, County Complex County Offices, Smithville Senior Center, Justin Potter Library, Alexandria Library, DeKalb County Landfill and all trash collection sites will be closed Monday May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. The County Court Clerk’s Office will also be closed Saturday May 28th.

Amateur Radio Exam Session

Jun 4, 2016
1:00 P.M.
Cannon County High School

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an Amateur Radio Exam Session on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 - 1:00 PM (Walk-ins are welcome) at the Cannon County High School - Room # 115, 1 Lion Drive, Woodbury TN 37190-5240. Contact Jeffrey Kemper - KV4VV at (615) 364-3913 or check out the club's website at if anyone has any questions.

Amateur Radio Operators also called “hams” communicate with other operators in the local area, statewide, nationally, and even worldwide. Hams also aid during times of emergencies with vital communication links. The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League.

Decoration Day for Banks Cemetery

Jun 5, 2016
Banks Cemetery

The annual Decoration Day for Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County will be Sunday, June 5. Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church will also have their annual Homecoming Day. Sunday School begins at 10:00 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m. with lunch at noon. Everyone is invited. Please make plans to attend.

Your support is needed so the cemetery can be properly maintained and kept looking good. You may mail donations to: Robert Joins, Treasurer, 846 Luttrell Avenue, Smithville, TN 37166; Ernie Winchester, President, 1070 Tabernacle Road, Smithville, TN 37166; or Melissa Ferrell, Vice-President, 8001 Short Mountain Road, Woodbury, TN. 37190

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ at the Library

Jun 2, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries

Registration for the Summer Reading Club & Read-to-me Club begins on June 2nd and will run through June 30 at Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries. Children can set their own reading goal and will receive a participation certificate and other goodies. This year's Summer Reading theme is "On Your Mark, Get Set READ so everyone can be a sports star.

The fun begins with the opening party for all ages at Justin Potter Library on Thursday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. featuring Kevin Kidd and his high energy program and continues through June 30th with story times, Get Set Read Activity Stations, Kids Yoga, The Organ Wise Guys presented by the Health Department, and the Finale Party on June 30 featuring Ventriloquist Crystal Birdwell and Gang.

Alexandria Library's Story and Activity Time will be June 8, 15, & 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Come and join them for a summer filled with fun and creativity. For more information on the events at the libraries call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 or the Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124 or visit the library website at

DCHS Class of 1976 Reunion

Jun 25, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Evins Mill

The DeKalb County HS Class of 1976 is having a re-union on Saturday, June 25, at 6:30 pm. A dinner, music, and cash bar will take place at Evins Mill, located at 1535 Evins Mill Road, Smithville. Please contact David McDowell at 931-260-1693 or Lisa Cripps at 615-684-6378 for more information.


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