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Saturday, February 4

Pre-Game: 12:30 p.m.

Tip-Off: 1:00 p.m.

 

Open air ice skating is returning to downtown Smithville next weekend just ahead of Valentine’s Day giving you an opportunity to take your honey for a spin on the ice! The second ever “Skate with a Date” will be held Friday, February 10 from 1-8 p.m. and Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the north side of the public square. This year’s event is sponsored by FirstBank.
DeKalb's Conner Close top vote-getter for Tennessean athlete of the week
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”!
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
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