Community Calendar

Tryouts for DeKalb Youth Baseball Saturday at Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church Gym

Tryouts for DeKalb Youth Baseball.(This is kids ages 7-16) will be at the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church gym Saturday, February 27

Tryout times are:
9:00. 7-8 y/o Coach Pitch
11:00 9-10 y/o Minor League
1:00 11-12 y/o Major League
2:30. 13-16 y/o Senior League

NO CLEATS!!! We are thankful for Elizabeth Chapel’s hospitality and willingness to host our tryouts and want to take care of their gym.

If you have not paid, please arrive 15 mins early to pay and register.

After your player tryouts, you may leave. Everyone gets picked and will play. Coaches will contact you with practice information.

DeKalb Board of Education to Meet

The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet in regular monthly session Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Ernest Ray Education Center.

The Board will consider and act on making an addendum and extending the current Director of School’s contract. His current contract runs through June 30, 2022.

The agenda also includes action on Board Policies on 1st reading and a personnel report from the Director of Schools. Plus any other business that may properly come before the Board by a Board Member.

The consent agenda includes approval of a DeKalb Middle School fundraiser request, approval of a DCHS FFA fundraiser request, approval of a UTrust budget amendment, and approval of a CSH budget amendment.

DeKalb Health Department hosting a COVID vaccine clinic

DeKalb County Health Department is hosting a COVID vaccine clinic Friday February 26 and Saturday, February 27. If you are in one of the following categories: 65 or older, first responder, teacher, or healthcare worker and would like a vaccine please call the Health Department 615-597-7599 to schedule your appointment, or you may go by the health department.

DeKalb County Election Commission to Meet

The DeKalb County Election Commission will meet in regular session Monday, March 8 at 5 p.m. in the first floor courtroom of the DeKalb County Courthouse in room 103.

The agenda is as follows:

Call to order
Minutes: Reading and approval
Reports (Information)- Chairman's Report, Administrator's Report, Financial Report
Public Comments
Previous Business- Legislation update
Other Business- Discuss/Information for 2021-22 budget
Additional business.

All Regular Meetings begin at 5 p.m. and are held on the first floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse in room 103.

The Commission will conduct business which comes before the commission pursuant to its duties listed in, but not limited to, T.C.A. 2-2-116, and to conduct any other business that may come before the election commission at that time.

The Commission has a public comment policy which requires anyone who wishes to address the commission to make a request in person at the election office or via email, fax, or phone seven (7) days in advance of the regular meeting. A copy of the policy, which addresses the code of conduct, is available at the election commission office.

Whorton Springs Baptist Church to host Youth Evangelism Conference Watch Party

The Whorton Springs Baptist Church on McMinnville Highway will have a Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC) Watch Party on Saturday, March 13 from 5:00 p.m. until after the church service the following day. Join them for an all-nighter to enjoy YEC, food games, a youth lock-in for ages 3-17, and fellowship. Supper, breakfast, and lunch will be served. If staying locked in, please contact one of the following for more information: Adam Ferrell at 615-318-5231, Michael Carpenter at 615-464-8625, or Travis Ferrell at 615-464-5487.

Whorton Springs Baptist Church is also having a family fun night on March 5th starting at 6:00 pm.

DCHS Quarterback Club hosting ham breakfast for Tiger Football Program

The DCHS Quarterback Club is sponsoring the annual ham breakfast to benefit the high school football program Saturday, February 27 at the County Complex from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. The menu includes country ham, biscuits, eggs, gravy, hash browns, coffee, and orange juice. The cost is $7.00 per plate. Tickets available from any Tiger football player or DCHS Quarterback Club member. Tickets will also be available at the door. All proceeds will go to the DCHS Tiger Football Program.

Signups this week for DeKalb Saints Football

DeKalb Saints Middle School Football signups are underway this week. Forms are available at the offices of Northside, DeKalb Middle, and DeKalb West Schools. Any rising 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student interested in playing middle school football must pick up and return the forms by the end of school on Friday, February 26 or you may bring them to the first day of practice on Monday, March 1 from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the old gymnasium at DeKalb Middle School. You may also email for more information.

DeKalb County Blood Assurance Drive in March

A DeKalb County Blood Assurance Drive will be Monday, March 1 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. inside the Bloodmobile in front of the Senior Citizens Center in Smithville..

All donors will receive a “Never Stop the Adventure of Savings Lives” t-shirt and be entered into a drawing for a “2021 Side-by-Side ATV”.

Save time on your donation by answering your health history questions the day of the blood donation before you arrive. Download “” on your phone and answer the questions online. This will save you 10 minutes.

Blood Assurance will also be doing COVID Antibodies Screening.

To schedule an appointment, go to or contact Jimmy Poss at 615-464-7426 or

Please remember to eat a good meal and drink additional water and bring a photo ID. Blood Assurance is the SOLE blood provider for our local hospitals.

Mobile Food Pantry February 27

As part of its community outreach ministry, the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church is again hosting a drive thru mobile food pantry sponsored by the TVA, Saturday morning February 27th 2021.

In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, the church plans to prepare enough food boxes to serve up to 300 families regardless of their income status, on a first come, first served basis. Second Harvest will bring in pallets of food on trucks. The food will then be off-loaded and organized in preparation for the distribution. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Name, address, and household size are required.

Cars will line up facing north on College Street across from the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Recipients will drive through. Please have your own box or basket for the food to be placed in. Limit 2 households per car, unless a member from each family is represented.

Others who wish to volunteer may show up Saturday or call Myra for more information at 615-597-4197.

DeKalb Health Department offering COVID self-testing

The DeKalb County Health Department will be offering COVID-19 self-testing opportunities to adults beginning Monday, February 1.

The Everlywell testing will be available on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. The self-tests are not approved for children under age 18. Anyone unable to register online can still receive standard COVID-19 tests on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at no charge.

For the Everlywell testing:

*Persons must be 18 years of age or older to test
*Must have a smartphone to register your test and put in your information
*Need to have a working email
*Test yourself
*Results come back in 3-5 business days

Standard Covid-19 Testing will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
*All ages can be tested
*Nurse will administer the test
*Results come back in 24-48 hours