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Monday, May 23

6: 30 p.m.

After six seasons, DCHS Tigerette Softball Coach Danny Fish is stepping down in that role to devote more time to his family. However, Fish will remain the head coach of the DCHS Lady Tiger basketball program, a position he has also held for six years and will continue as a physical education teacher.
DeKalb County General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge Bratten Cook, II presented Dylan Goodman a plaque, certificate of graduation, and a $50 check upon his graduation from the DeKalb County Recovery Court Program. The observance was held Wednesday afternoon at the courthouse.
Dylan Goodman (pictured in the center) had plenty to celebrate on the occasion of his graduation from the DeKalb County Recovery Court program Wednesday afternoon. The observance was held in the circuit courtroom of the courthouse hosted by members of the DeKalb Recovery Court team. It also happened to coincide with National Drug Court Month. Pictured left to right: Allison West, Assistant District Public Defender; Abigail Wood of the DeKalb Sheriff’s Department; Larry Latzman, Certified Peer Group representative; Jammie Hood, Family Treatment Case Manager; Dylan Goodman, Rhonda Tiefenauer, Recovery Court Case Manager; DeKalb General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge Bratten Cook, II; Kate Arnold, Recovery Court Coordinator; and Detective James Cornelius of the Smithville Police Department
The Splash Pad at Green Brook Park will open Friday, June 3 from 12 noon until 7 p.m. Those are the daily hours of operation but are subject to change
Based on overall high marks given by the Board of Education in a recent performance evaluation, Director of Schools Patrick Cripps has been awarded a one-year contract extension through June 30, 2024. Director Cripps (seated) signs contract as Board Chairman Shaun Tubbs (right) and Vice Chairman Jim Beshearse (left) join him for photo.
County Commission Allocates $350,000 in ARP Grant Funding for Future Development of New Liberty/Dowelltown Fire Hall on an 8.65 acre site formerly known as the old Liberty/Dowelltown Park on West Main Street, (shown here), owned by both municipalities, which is no longer in use.
On Saturday the American Red Cross and the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department teamed up for a “Smoke Alarm Blitz”. Teams fanned out across the county to install smoke alarms at 130 addresses including at the home of Clay and Sharon Farler on South College Street, Smithville. Pictured here with Mr. and Mrs. Farler are Luke Green (DCFD), DCFD Chief Donny Green, Cindy Pankowski (American Red Cross Volunteer) and Blake Reffue (DCFD)
DeKalb Firefighter Blake Reffue installs smoke alarm at the home of Clay and Sharon Farler in Smithville Saturday as part of a “Smoke Alarm Installation Blitz” across DeKalb County by the DCFD and American Red Cross
DWS Teachers Retire: Pictured left to right are Jalene Vanatta, Vicki Wilson, Martha Damron, and former cafeteria manager and kitchen worker Beverly Starnes
The Smithville Municipal Swimming Pool will open for the summer on Friday, May 27 for Report Card Day. Manager Jeania Cawthorn pictured here with pool lifeguards
Pictured left to right are the DWS students with the highest G.P.A. (6th-8th grades): Johnathan Keith, Izzy Hendrixson, McKenna Miller, Connor Talley, and Autumn Dies.
Three DWS 8th grade students made the A/B Honor Roll for the year at DWS. Pictured left to right are Ethan Reynolds, Alex Vaughn, and Chaylea Lunsford.
DWS 8th grade students who made the All A Honor Roll pictured left to right are Abby Joe Crook, Autumn Dies, Izzy Hendrixson, Johnathan Keith, McKenna Miller, Landon Roehner, Caitlin Shoemake, Cameron Stanley, and Connor Talley.
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