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DCHS Tiger Conner Close in Running for Tennessean Athlete of the Week in Online Poll
Smithville Volunteer Firefighter and Deputy Chief Hoyte Hale (right) received the “Robert Eller Highest Attendance Award from Chief Charlie Parker Monday night during an appreciation dinner for city firefighters at Ace’s Steakhouse, Seafood, and Italian Restaurant downtown. Deputy Chief Hale, 38-year veteran of the department, responded to 179 incidents, the most of anyone during the year including trainings, workings, and meetings in addition to incidents.
Dalton Roberts (right), one of the Smithville Fire Department’s three full time paid fighters employed by the city, received a Training Award for logging the most training hours during 2022 at 141 hours. Chief Charlie Parker presented the award to Roberts Monday night during an appreciation dinner for city firefighters at Ace’s Steakhouse, Seafood, and Italian Restaurant downtown.
A Smithville Fire Department Training Award has been presented to a strictly volunteer city firefighter and Captain John Poss (right) received the honor Monday night during an appreciation dinner for city firefighters at Ace’s Steakhouse, Seafood, and Italian Restaurant downtown. Captain Poss put in 128 hours of training as a volunteer during the year 2022. Chief Charlie Parker presented the award.
Four longtime leaders of the Smithville Fire Department received new officer badges marking their promotions which were formally announced last October. With the new rankings Former Captain Jeff Wright is now Assistant Chief and former Lieutenants Danny Poss, Donnie Cantrell, and John Poss have been promoted to Captains. Their badges were pinned on them Monday night by their spouses Nicole Wright, Pamela Poss (Danny’s wife), Pat Cantrell, and Lori Poss (John’s wife). Pictured left to right: Jeff Wright, Nicole Wright, Pamela Poss, Danny Poss, Lori Poss, John Poss, Pat Cantrell, and Donnie Cantrell. The recognition came Monday night during an appreciation dinner for city firefighters at Ace’s Steakhouse, Seafood, and Italian Restaurant downtown.
Outstanding service awards were presented Monday night to members of the Smithville Fire Department including the longest serving as pictured here seated left to right: Chief Charlie Parker- 43 years of service including 31 years as Chief and Deputy Chief Hoyte Hale-38 years of service. Standing left to right- William (Wink) Brown-25 years, Assistant Chief Jeff Wright-37 years, Captain Danny Poss-43 years, Captain John Poss-32 years, and Captain Donnie Cantrell-43 years of service
Seniors Robert Wheeler and Amelia Atnip (pictured center) were crowned the DCHS “Baron” and Baroness” Friday night culminating a weeklong Alumni Homecoming observance. The presentations were made as DCHS hosted Livingston Academy. The DCHS Alumni Homecoming Attendants were pictured left to right: Freshmen Jon Hendrix and Addison Swisher; Juniors Conner Close and Abby Cross; Baron Robert Wheeler and Baroness Amelia Atnip; Seniors Liam Wallace and Madison Martin; and Sophomores Seth Fuson and Annabella Dakas. Each year a student affiliated with both the Tiger and Lady Tiger basketball programs are honored with the title of “Baron” and “Baroness” .
Come see “Francine”, the WJLE/DeKalb Animal Shelter featured “Pet of the Week”!
The DCHS Basketball teams will be in action tonight (Monday, January 30) at home hosting Smith County. Listen to the games on WJLE AM 1480/FM 101.7 or on the LIVE stream at www.wjle.com starting with the girls game at 6 p.m. followed by the boys contest. Also catch WJLE’s pre-game show Tiger Talk at 5:45 p.m. featuring the Voice of the Tigers and Lady Tigers John Pryor with Lady Tiger Coach Brandy Alley and Tiger Coach Joey Agee with Lady Tiger players Ella Hendrixson and Madison Martin and Tiger players Jon Hendrix and Robert Wheeler
The DCHS Basketball teams will be in action tonight (Monday, January 30) at home hosting Smith County. Listen to both games on WJLE AM 1480/FM 101.7 or on the LIVE stream at www.wjle.com starting with the girls game at 6 p.m. followed by the boys contest. Also catch WJLE’s pre-game show Tiger Talk at 5:45 p.m. featuring the Voice of the Tigers and Lady Tigers John Pryor with Lady Tiger Coach Brandy Alley and Tiger Coach Joey Agee with Lady Tiger players Ella Hendrixson and Madison Martin and Tiger players Jon Hendrix and Robert Wheeler
Friends, family, and coaches joined DCHS Senior Aaron Gottlied Friday at the school as the star Cross Country runner signed a letter of intent with Milligan University to join the nationally acclaimed Buffaloes.  Pictured seated left to right: Peggy Wood, Carrie Gottlied, Aaron Gottlied, Edward Gottlied, Mary Gottlied, and John Gottlied. Standing left to right: Dennis Wood, Coach Kristen VanVranken and Coach Paris Rabidoux (Coach R)
DeKalb West School student Levi Reynolds was the top essay winner overall during the D.A.R.E. Graduation Thursday. General Sessions/ Juvenile Court Judge Brandon Cox presented Reynolds with a $50 gift card. Hailey Brown (not pictured) was the winner from Ms. Jeanna Caplinger’s homeroom. Sophia Caraway had the best paper in Ms. Rachel Desimone’s homeroom. Also pictured DA.R.E. Instructor and SRO Billy Tiner of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, DAREN the Lion (D.A.R.E. mascot) and Sheriff Patrick Ray
DeKalb Middle School Principal Caleb Shehane and Assistant Principal Angela Johnson are pleased to announce DeKalb Middle School's students of the quarter for the 2nd Nine weeks. 7th grade Students of the Quarter: Sam Arnold and Audrey Colwell
DeKalb Middle School Principal Caleb Shehane and Assistant Principal Angela Johnson are pleased to announce DeKalb Middle School's students of the quarter for the 2nd Nine weeks. 8th grade Students of the Quarter:  Bethany Dillon and Victor Locklear
DeKalb Middle School Principal Caleb Shehane and Assistant Principal Angela Johnson are pleased to announce DeKalb Middle School's students of the quarter for the 2nd Nine weeks.
6th Grade Students of the Quarter: Hannah Tobbit and Hayden Quarles
DeKalb West School Students of the Month for January. Pictured front row left to right are Mason Checchi, Holden Leiser, Braylin Niffen, Hailey Brown, Maddy Lattimore, and Maddie Ellis. Back row left to right are Assistant Principal Seth Willoughby, Porter Hancock, Kate Pistole, Wyatt Young, and Principal Sabrina Farler.
DWS Principal Sabrina Farler has announced that 8th grade teacher Dwayne Blair is the Teacher of the Month. Mr. Blair joined DWS this year to teach Math and Science after working in the Wilson County School System.
Northside Elementary School has awarded its Eagles of the Month including Ana Pack (5th grade), a great student who is a hard worker and kind to her peers.
Northside Elementary School has awarded its Eagles of the Month including Harmony Edwards (4th grade). She is always polite and willing to help others. Harmony is friendly to the other students and helps them when its needed. She is an amazing student.
Northside Elementary School has awarded its Eagles of the Month including Annalise Simpson (3rd grade). She is an exceptional student and role model. Annalise is a very bright girl who excels at all she does. She is kind and considerate of others and is very helpful to her teacher.
Northside Elementary School has awarded its Eagles of the Month including Parker Ward (2nd grade). He has been very determined to improve his reading skills. Parker has made so much progress due to his motivation and hard work. He has become a more confident reader and also encourages others who may need extra help.
An already busy and dangerous intersection is about to get even busier and potentially more dangerous. Construction will soon be completed on a new Bizzy Mart convenience market/truck stop at the intersection of Highway 70 & 83 (New Home/Allen Ferry Road) near Kilgore’s Restaurant. With another business opening up there and added traffic creating more congestion, both County Mayor Matt Adcock and Smithville Mayor Josh Miller believe the caution lights should be replaced with red lights. State Representative Michael Hale told WJLE that he supports a traffic light at this intersection but that a TDOT study will have to take place first.
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