Community Calendar

UCGMA Southern-Bluegrass Gospel Singing

The Upper Cumberland Gospel Music Association hosts a Southern-Bluegrass Gospel singing the first Friday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Wilhite Baptist Church at 20 W Davis Road Cookeville The next singing will be February 3 featuring Hearts Journey with special guests Perfect Will. For more information call 931-979-3904 or 931-510-5191

Blood Assurance to Host Two Blood Drives in February

February is the month for showing your love with Valentine’s Day on the calendar and what better way to do that than to donate blood to help your neighbor? Thanks to Blood Assurance you will have two opportunities to do that locally in February. A DeKalb County Neighbors Helping Neighbors Blood Drive will be Monday, February 13 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 718 South Congress Boulevard, Smithville outside in the parking lot in the bloodmobile followed by another blood drive on Wednesday, February 15 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Family Medical Center outside in the parking lot in the bloodmobile at 302 North Congress Boulevard, Smithville. Each donor will receive a t-shirt. For the February 13th blood drive you may schedule an appointment at You may also call Jimmy Poss at 615-464-7426 or For the February 15th blood drive you may schedule an appointment at You may also contact Michiko Martin concerning the blood drive at 615-597-4395 or Remember to eat a good meal, drink additional water, avoid energy drinks and bring your ID. Blood Assurance is the sole blood provider for the local hospitals and your donation is needed for an adequate supply. One donation can save three lives.

THP to conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on February 10th 2023 on State Route 56 in DeKalb County. Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists. The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.

U.S. Representative John Rose Announces February Local Office Hours

U.S. Representative John Rose’s (TN-6) district staff will hold local office hours for constituents to connect directly with caseworkers and receive assistance with federal agencies throughout the month of February.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

TIME: 10:00am-11:00am

WHAT: DeKalb County Local Office Hours

LOCATION: DeKalb County Board of Education, 110 S Public Square, Smithville, TN 37166

WHO: Representative Rose will be represented by Field Representative Lou Nave during this visit.

During the local office hours, district staff will be available to answer questions and assist constituents with federal casework, such as social security and veterans’ benefits, steps for obtaining a passport, and more. Local office hours occur monthly, if you have questions, please contact one of Representative Rose’s offices so a staff member may help you.

“We are ready to assist constituents with federal casework and welcome anyone with questions to sit down with staff,” said Representative Rose. “My goal is to make the expertise of my staff and the resources of this office easily accessible to every person I represent.”

February County Commission Committee Meetings

February County Commission Committee Meetings

Public Works Committee

Date: Feb 9th 2023

Time: 6pm

Location: Lower Courtroom

Topic: Discuss Community Centers being rented for a consecutive amount of time

Planning Commission

Date: Feb 13th 2023

Time: 6pm

Location: Lower Courtroom

Topic: Election of Officers

Community and Economic Development Committee

Date: Feb 16th 2023

Time: 6pm

Location: Auditorium of the Dekalb Complex

Topic: Introduction to the DeKalb County Chamber / Suzanne Williams presenting

Jail Committee (Special Committee) All members of the Commission are on this committee

Date: Feb 22nd 2023

Time: 6pm

Location: Veteran's Building ( Top Floor )

Topic: Identifying jail discrepancies and tour of the jail after meeting

Committee of the Whole Meeting (Workshop)

Date: Feb 23rd 2023

Time: 6pm

Location: History Room of the DeKalb Complex

Topic: Regular Business Workshop

Purchasing Committee

Date: Feb 24th 2023

Time: 12pm Noon

Location: Lower Courtroom

Topic: Bids include Construction Repair of the complex UCHRA area that did not have a bidder last meeting, and any forthcoming projects.

Formal County Commission Meeting

Date: Feb 27th 2023

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Auditorium of the DeKalb Complex

Topic: Business Agenda Items

School Calendar for 2022-23 Year

The school calendar for the 2022-23 year. DeKalb County Schools will be closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Day January 16, President’s Day February 20, Spring Break March 27-31, and Good Friday April 7. The last day of school will be May 24, 2023. Report cards will be issued at all schools on January 9, March 14, and May 24. Parent teacher conferences will be held at DCHS from 3-6 p.m. on March 14 and at all the other schools, DWS, NES, SES, and DMS from 3-6 p.m. on March 16. The DCHS Graduation will be Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m.