Community Calendar

Caney Fork Electric Cooperative Membership Meeting

Members of Caney Fork Electric Cooperative are invited to the cooperative's annual membership meeting Sat., October 17th, held in the student parking area at the Warren County High School. Due to Covid-19 precautions, CFEC will be hosting a drive-thru Voting from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p. m. There will not be a business meeting held this year. Cooperative members voting in the director’s election will receive a free gift and will be registered for door prizes to be given away at a later time. (you do not have to be present to win). Make plans to join us in a drive-thru voting for the annual membership meeting of Caney Fork Electric Cooperative, Sat., October 17th at the Warren County High School.

Liberty Town-Wide Yard Sale

The annual Town-Wide Yard Sale in Liberty will be Saturday, October 3.

County Commission to Meet

The DeKalb County Commission will meet in regular monthly session Monday night, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mike Foster Multi-Purpose Center in the auditorium.

The agenda is as follows:

Elect Commission Chairman

Elect Chairman Pro Temp

Sales Tax Report

Budget Amendments

Recommendation of Judicial Committee for appointment of Judicial Commissioners

Discuss request to remove 0.72 miles of Old Casey Cove Road from the County Road List

Acknowledgement of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department Employee Handbook and Policy and Procedures

Approval of Jail Disciplinary Board Members

EMA Director Charlie Parker to address the Commission concerning COVID-19

Administrator of Elections Dennis Stanley to address the Commission concerning COVID-19 and the upcoming election

Awarding of a CDBG Grant for the Fire Department

Discuss the purchase of a fire truck for the Fire Department


Any other business properly presented

Public Comment period

Early Voting Begins October 14 for November Elections

Due to increase interest in the upcoming election, the DeKalb County Election Commission has voted to slightly expand the normal early voting hours.

Sample Ballot

Early voting for the Presidential Election begins October 14 and runs through Oct. 29. The commission voted Monday night to set the hours as follows:

Mondays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (except the last Thursday, Oct. 29 when the hours will be 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except the last Friday, October 23 when the hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Saturdays 9 a.m. to Noon.

DeKalb County Retired Teachers to Meet

The DeKalb County Retired Teachers Association will have a short meeting with snacks on Thursday, October 1 at Greenbrook Park at 10 a.m. All retired school personnel are invited to attend.

Tennessee Football Begins Saturday, September 26 on WJLE

The University of Tennessee football team will return to action Saturday night, September 26.

Tennessee will kick off the 2020 football season at Columbia South Carolina to take on the Gamecocks.. The season was originally scheduled to start September 5 against Charlotte at Neyland Stadium but the Southeastern Conference announced on July 30 a revised schedule consisting of only league games that would take place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

WJLE AM 1480/FM 101.7 will br broadcasting all UT games LIVE on the Vol Network. Saturday night’s broadcast begins with the Kick-off Call-in Show at 5 p.m. with kick-off set for 6:30 p.m.
2020 Tennessee football schedule
9/26 at South Carolina
10/3 vs. Missouri
10/10 at Georgia
10/17 vs. Kentucky
10/24 vs. Alabama
11/7 at Arkansas
11/14 vs Texas A&M
11/21 at Auburn
11/28 at Vanderbilt
12/5 vs. Florida

Jeremy Pruitt enters his third season as the Vols’ head coach in 2020. Tennessee concluded the 2019 campaign with a six-game winning streak and a victory over Indiana in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.

UCHRA Commodities Distribution

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for DeKalb County on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the DeKalb County UCHRA office. Sign up will be available at the distribution site. The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age,
race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities. “This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee.

Than Judkins Family Reunion Canceled

Due to COVID 19, the Than Judkins Family Reunion will be canceled this year. Hope to see everybody next year.

DeKalb County Fair Fall Festival Accepting Entries for Nine Pageants

The DeKalb County Fair Fall Festival is accepting entries for nine pageants to be held Saturday, October 31 starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Lions Club Pavilion on the fairgrounds in Alexandria.

The entry fee is $25 per contestant. The deadline to enter is October 24 and no late entries will be accepted. Participants must be residents of DeKalb County. Each pageant will award King/Queen and a first and second runner-up along with a Most Photogenic award. To participate in this category attach a photo with your entry. The Fairest of the Fair winner will not attend a State pageant to represent DeKalb County because this year’s state pageant has been canceled.
The pageants and scheduled start times are as follows:

Little Mister (4-6 years old) 10:30 a.m.
Little Miss (4-6 years old) following Little Mister Pageant
Miss Princess (7-9 years old) 11:30 a.m.
Miss Sweetheart (10-12 years old) 1 p.m.
Junior Fair Princess (13-16 years old) 2 p.m.
Fairest of the Fair (17-20 years old) 2:45 p.m.
Miss Fair Queen (21-54 years old) 3:15 p.m.
Mrs. Fair Queen (up to 54 years old) 3:45 p.m.
Senior Fair Queen (age 55 and older) 4:15 p.m.

Entry forms should include the contestant’s name, age, birth date, phone number, complete address, parents names, grade in school and name of the school or occupation and hobbies. Little Mister and Miss contestants must include their favorite food, favorite TV show, and what they want to be when grown up and why. All other contestants must include their future career goals. Meanwhile Miss Fair, Mrs. Fair, and Senior Fair Queen contestants should “tell us about yourself). Contestants and parents are asked to sign and date the entry forms.

For more information call Angie Meadows at 615-464-5056.

DeKalb Fair Fall Festival Accepting Baby and Toddler Show Entries

The DeKalb County Fair Fall Festival is accepting baby and toddler show entries for the pageants to be held Saturday, October 31 starting at 9 a.m. at the Lions Club Pavilion on the fairgrounds in Alexandria.

The entry fee is $25 per contestant. The deadline to enter is October 24 and no late entries will be accepted. The baby and toddler shows are open only to DeKalb County residents. Ribbons will go to the first and second place winners.

The Baby Show will include four age groups for baby boys and girls along with a separate category for twins:

The categories are: 1 day to 3 months; 4 to 6 months; 7 to 9 months; 10 to 12 months; and twins 1 day to 12 months.

The Toddler Show will include five age groups for baby boys and girls along with a separate category for twins:

The categories are: 13 to 18 months; 19 to 24 months; 25 to 30 months; 31 to 36 months; 37 to 47 months; and twins 13 to 47 months.

Send completed entry form with the $25 entry fee to DeKalb County Fair Association: Angie Meadows. Attention: Baby/Toddler 3385 New Home Road, Smithville 37166. Make checks payable to the DeKalb County Fair Association. Include the name of the parents, full address and phone number. Parents must sign the form.

2020 DCHS Tiger Football Schedule

2000 DCHS Tiger Football Schedule.

All games start at 7:00 p.m.

WJLE will have LIVE coverage each week starting with "Tiger Talk" Friday nights at 6:30 p.m. featuring Tiger Coach Steve Trapp and three Tiger football players. John Pryor is the host of the show.

The DCHS 2020 Football Schedule is as follows:
August 21: Warren County- Smithville 7 p.m.
August 28: Upperman-Smithville 7 p.m.
September 4: Stone Memorial*-Crossville 7 p.m.
September 11: Watertown-Smithville 7 p.m.
September 18: Grundy County- Away 7 p.m.
September 25: Cannon County-Woodbury 7 p.m.
October 2: Livingston Academy*-Smithville 7 p.m.
October 9: Smith County-Carthage 7 p.m.
October 16: Macon County*-Lafayette 7 p.m.
October 23: BYE WEEK
October 30: Cumberland County* Smithville 7 p.m.