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Early Voting Set for November 4 Elections

Oct 15, 2014 to Oct 30, 2014

The DeKalb County Election Commission has announced dates and times for Early Voting for the November 4 Tennessee General Election and the Smithville Municipal Liquor Referendums.

Early voting will begin October 15 and run through October 30.

In order to make it as convenient as possible for all voters, the election commission voted to set the following hours:
Mondays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to Noon.

All Early Voting will be in the first floor courtroom of the courthouse.

Tennessee voters will elect a Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressmen, State Representatives, and State Senators.

The General Election Ballot also includes four proposed Tennessee Constitutional amendments.

Amendment #1 inserts constitutional language empowering the legislature to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion.

Amendment #2 empowers the Governor to appoint judges subject to confirmation by the General Assembly

Amendment # 3 prohibits the legislature from levying or permitting any tax upon payroll or earned personal income

Amendment #4 empowers the legislature to permit lotteries for events that benefit 501 (c)(3) or 501(c)(19) organizations.

The City of Smithville has two referendums on the ballot on November 4.

The Retail Package Store Referendum asks city voters to either vote "To permit retail package stores to sell beverages in Smithville" or "not to permit retail package stores to sell alcoholic beverages in Smithville".

The Consumption on the Premises Referendum asks city voters to either vote "for legal sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in Smithville" or "against legal sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in Smithville."

DeKalb Habitat Informational Meeting and Application Fair

Sep 25, 2014
6:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Christian Fellowship Center

DeKalb County Habitat for Humanity Affiliate has begun accepting applications for the next house they will build, which will probably be sometime during 2015.

An Informational Meeting and Application Fair will be held on Thursday, September 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Christian Fellowship Center next door to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home near downtown Smithville. During that meeting, families will receive help in completing the application and will be given information about the Habitat Program.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may call the Habitat phone number 615-215-8181 and leave your name.

"Reeling in the Years" Returns to WJLE

Sep 26, 2014
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Another edition of “reeling in the years” is coming into your home and automobile Friday Night, September 26.

Join Dennis Stanley and Shawn Jacobs as they play the music from your youth, September 26th from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Hear music from The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, The Beatles, Chicago, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Bad Company and many more.

That’s “Reeling in the Years,” September 26 from 6 to 10 on WJLE.

DCHS Chorus Fall Concert

Sep 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
County Complex

The DCHS chorus will be performing a fall concert on September 30 at the Community Complex, 7:00 pm. There will be a $2 admission fee.

Annual Mum Sale for DMS Lady Saints Softball Team

Sep 6, 2014 to Sep 16, 2014
DeKalb Middle School

The DMS Lady Saints Fast Pitch Softball team is having its Annual Mum Sale now through Tuesday, September 16th.
If you have ordered before, you know these mums are HUGE!
Color options are Yellow, Red, Orange, Purple, White and Tri-Color. Prices are $18.00 each or 2 for $30.00.
Please help to raise money for the field. For more information, contact Cindy Taylor @ 1-615-464-8643.

High School Equivalency Class Orientation

Sep 23, 2014
9:00 a.m.
County Complex

A High School Equivalency Class Orientation will be held at the County Complex at 722 South Congress Boulevard in Smithville beginning with registration and TABE Testing on Tuesday, September 23 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Participants must attend all sessions. Enter the building through the UT Extension/Motlow College entrance doors. The second session will be Wednesday, September 24 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with a conference, study skills, and practice test. The third session is for participants to follow the assigned schedule. For more information call 931-528-8685. This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.

9th Annual History Hayride at Edgar Evins State Park

Oct 11, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Edgar Evins State Park

The 9th Annual History Hayride at Edgar Evins State Park will be Saturday, October 11 at 2:00 p.m. Bring your blanket for a hayride back into time as the Friends of Edgar Evins and park staff bring history alive. There will be approximately 10 stops along the route where a cast of colorful characters will reveal the history of the area and its people. Reservations are required and the cost is $15 per person. Reservations are now open . The hayrides fill up quickly so call early. For reservations or more information call the park office: 931-858-2114 or 800-250-8619, ext. 107 or 102.

WJLE's Fearless Forecasters Each Thursday

Sep 4, 2014
4:30 p.m.

Listen for WJLE's "Fearless Forecasters" Thursday afternoon's at 4:30 p.m.

This season's regulars are Dewain Hendrixson, Scott Brown, Chad Kirby, Jeff James, Ricky Atnip, John Pryor, Joe Goodwin, Darvin Gill, and Darrell Gill. A different special guest will make an appearance each week.

The "Fearless Forecasters" pick who they believe will win in fifteen of the biggest or most interesting college football games of the week.

They also make an underdog selection each week, picking a team they think will win, even though that team is not favored to win.

The program is sponsored by Liberty State Bank, DTC Communications, DeKalb County Ace Hardware, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, DeKalb County Insurance, DeKalb Tire and Service, Pizza Hut, and the Charles D. Atnip Realty & Auction Company.

Catch the "Fearless Forecasters" LIVE on WJLE Thursday's at 4:30 p.m.

DCHS Tigers at Cannon County

Sep 19, 2014
7:00 p.m.

The DCHS Tigers will travel to Cannon County on Friday night, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE coverage on AM 1480/FM 101.7 and LIVE Streaming at

Join us for WJLE's Sports Programming lineup Friday night's beginning at 5:00 p.m. with Coach to Coach featuring former Tennessee Football Coach Phillip Fulmer and former UT Assistant Coach Doug Matthews talking Tennessee football followed by Murphy's Matchups at 6:00 p.m. with the Guru of Tennessee High School Football Murphy Fair making his high school predictions with commentary and interviews, and then Tiger Talk at 6:30 p.m. featuring the Voice of the Tigers John Pryor interviewing Tiger Football Coach Steve Trapp and several Tiger Football players. Coach to Coach also repeats on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m.


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