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Happy Homecoming: U.S. Army Guard Sergeant Jake Merriman arrives home to surprise his children at school. Pictured left to right daughter Hailee, Sergeant Merriman, son Austin, wife Joyce, and one year old daughter Haverly. The Merriman’s have another daughter, Annabelle (not pictured)
DeKalb Middle School students listen and display "Welcome Back" banner as US Army Guard Sergeant Jake Merriman addresses them after his arrival. He returned home Wednesday after a 10 month deployment in Iraq
52 year old Benito R. Garcia of McMinnville was injured after he ran a red light in his Jeep Patriot and plowed into the side of a semi-truck driven by 58 year old Victor D. Kingsley of Lavergne Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Congress Boulevard and Broad Street. (Jim Beshearse Photo)
DeKalb County High School senior Daniel J. Puckett has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
DMS Lady Saints Soccer Program 8th graders
Smithville Fire Department Snuffs Out Blaze at Kingston Factory
The DeKalb County High School Band is superior. That was the rating judges gave the Fighting Tiger band Saturday (September 14) at the Upper Cumberland Marching Festival at Cumberland County High School in Crossville. (Bill Conger photo)
Skylar Sparks and Connor Vaughn came in 5th place this past weekend on Old Hickory Lake competing against 173 others. The boys weighed 5 fish weighing 8.38 this was the First Bass Nation Regional for High Schoolers in our area. This is a great way to kick off the season and we are very proud of our boys and team said Jeff Taylor Team Coach.
Smithville Police Chief Mark Collins strops traffic on East Bryant Street as school bus enters the road from the entrance of Smithville Elementary School
Church League Co-Ed Softball Season Underway (Bill Conger photo)
Smithville has been awarded a $25,000 grant for the development of a dog park thanks to the Boyd Foundation Dog Park Dash. The formal presentation was today (Friday) by Grant Coordinator Harrison Forbes. Randy Boyd was unable to be here. Pictured for the presentation are as follows left to right: Margie Atnip, Alyssa Patterson, DeKalb Animal Coalition Shelter Director Megan Moore, Mayor Josh Miller, City Administrator Hunter Hendrixson, Grant Coordinator Harrison Forbes, Alderman Gayla Hendrix, Abi Hendrix Wilbur, Emmaly Bennett, and Laura Parsley
DeKalb Saints 8th grade football players and cheerleaders recognized on “8th grade night” Thursday evening: Front row left to right: Abby Cross, Ansley Cantrell, Chloe Lawson, Ellie Dillard, Ally Fuller, Jade Mabe, Elaina Turner, and Caley Taylor. Back row left to right: Konner Young, Austin Nicholson, Trace Hamilton, Wil Farris, Bryce Stembridge, Briz Trapp, Ari White, and Aaron Hatfield.
First District member Danny Parkerson (center) was elected Thursday night by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the DeKalb County Board of Education for the next twelve months. Meanwhile, Seventh District member Shaun Tubbs (left) was elected Vice-Chairman. Third district member Jim Beshearse (right) will serve as a Tennessee Legislative Network (TLN) representative
Megan Moore, Director of the DeKalb Animal Coalition Shelter (right) welcomes new employee Emmaly Bennett hired by the Smithville Aldermen Monday night to replace another employee who recently resigned
Every family deserves a pet like “Liam”. This week’s WJLE/DeKalb Animal Coalition featured “Pet of the Week” is waiting at the shelter for you to take him home.
The American Legion and Ladies’ Auxiliary is turning 100 this month and the local Post #122 will mark the observance on Thursday, September 26. Everyone is invited to the celebration from 3-6 p.m. that day at Greenbrook Park with a meet and greet. Fingerfoods, drinks, and desserts will be served and while you are there inquire about becoming a member.
Board of Education In Search of Property for New School Now Accepting Proposals from Landowners
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