Community Calendar

DCHS Freshman Registration Parent Night

DCHS Freshman Registration Parent Night will be held, Monday, January 31, 2022 from 5:30PM-6:30PM and Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 5:30PM-6:30PM in the DCHS cafeteria. It is very important that every student and parent or guardian attend. Students and parents will also choose the courses that their student will take in high school their 9th grade year. Students are divided by homerooms. If you cannot attend on your scheduled night, please attend on the other night. If you cannot attend either night, please contact DCHS School Counselor Shelly Painter at or 615-597-2247. Monday, January 31, 2022 - The homerooms of Hendrix, H. Poteete, J. Poteete, Odom, Bratton, & France will meet. Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - The homerooms of Brown, Jacobs, Jones, Agee, and Leslie will meet.

DeKalb County Commission ARP Workshop

The DeKalb County Commission will have a workshop on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the lower courtroom of the DeKalb County Courthouse to discuss American Rescue Plan funding.

Indian Creek Baptist Church Singing

The 5th Sunday Singing at Indian Creek Baptist Church will be Sunday Jan. 30 at 6:00 PM. The Glorylanders Singers from Cookeville will be the featured singers. Come here some good gospel singing. Bro. Ric Lee is the host pastor.

UCHRA Commodities Distribution

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for DeKalb County on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the DeKalb County UCHRA office. Sign-up will be available at the distribution site. This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee.

DeKalb Virtual Chopped Challenge

Are you an aspiring chef? Enjoy making recipes? This contest is for you! For the second year the UT TSU Extension office in DeKalb County is sponsoring the DeKalb Virtual Chopped Challenge. This competition is open to youth in the 4-H clubs (grades 4 – 12) and adults 18 and older. Judging will be done separately for adults, 4-Hers in grades 4 – 7 and 8 – 12. Participants will receive by email a list of five required ingredients each week for each category (Appetizer, main dish, and dessert). They will create a dish using those ingredients and any others they wish. Entries are submitted with a photo and recipe. The winning dishes will be posted each week on the UT/TSU Extension DeKalb County Facebook page. There will be a final grand championship round. Winners will receive kitchen tools/equipment. To enter the competition please call our office at 615-597-4945.

DeKalb County Neighbors Helping Neighbors Blood Assurance Drive

A DeKalb County Neighbors Helping Neighbors Blood Assurance Drive will be Monday, January 31 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the County Complex on the mobile in front of the Senior Citizens Center at the Complex. All donors will be given a “Blood Assurance 50th Anniversary” long sleeve t-shirt. To schedule an appointment, go to or contact Jimmy Poss at 615-464-7426 or Save time on your donation by answering your health questions the day of the drive prior to arriving. Download “” onto your phone. This will save you 10 minutes on the mobile. Please remember to EAT A GOOD MEAL, drink additional water, avoid energy drinks, and bring your photo ID. Blood Assurance is the SOLE blood provider for our local hospitals

DeKalb County Library Board Meeting Cancelled

The DeKalb County Library Board's bi-monthly meeting at Justin Potter Library scheduled for Tuesday, February 1st has been cancelled.

UT/TSU Extension Offering Free Light Weight Strength Training Classes

Are you 45 or older adult and want to increase your strength and balance? The UT/TSU Extension office in DeKalb County will be holding free light weight strength training classes starting Tuesday, January 25 from 9:30 – 10:30. The class will be every Tuesday and Thursday through March 22 at the county complex in Smithville. The class will be taught by UT Extension Agent April Martin and is free of charge. Space is limited. Register online at or call 615-597-4945.

Book Signing at Justin Potter Library

Karen Carpenter will have a book signing at Justin Potter Library on Thursday, January 27th from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm for her cookbook “The Best of Sundance Fine Foods”. Karen was the owner of Sundance restaurant for 34 years until it’s closure in 2018. She is sharing with us some of her favorite recipes that anyone who visited the restaurant certainly enjoyed. The cookbook has sold out on several occasions due to the high demand so be sure to come by the library and visit with Karen and take home a wonderful, autographed cookbook for yourself or as gift for others. Please call the library at 615-597-4359 for further information.

Drive Thru Mobile Food Pantry

The Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church is again sponsoring a drive thru mobile food pantry on Saturday, January 29 starting at 9 a.m. 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. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the food will be distributed starting at 9:00 a.m. Unlike most food distributions, those being served by the mobile pantry will not have to get out of their automobiles. They will drive thru in a pickup line and volunteers will deliver the food directly to their vehicles, placing the food boxes either in the back seat or trunk. Cars will line up facing north on College Street across from the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. “We will line up right across from the church (Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church) on College Street. We’ll start registration at 8:00 a.m. We’ll need the name of the recipients and how many families are being served. We’re limited to two families per vehicle to make sure we have enough food,” added Isaac Gray, Minister of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Others who wish to volunteer may show up Saturday, January 29 or call for more information at 615-597-4197.

2021-22 DCHS Tiger and Lady Tiger Basketball Schedule

2021-22 DCHS Tiger and Lady Tiger Basketball Schedule

Tuesday – 11th: Watertown -Home: 6:00
Friday – 14th: Cumberland County *- Away: 6:00

Monday– 17th: Macon County *- Home: 6:00

Tuesday – 18th: Upperman * -Home: 6:00
Friday – 21st: Stone Memorial *- Away: 6:00
Tuesday – 25th: White County *- Home: 6:00
Friday – 28th: Livingston Academy *- Away: 6:00
Monday – 31st: Smith County- Away: 6:00

Tuesday – 1st: Macon County * -Away: 6:00

Thursday-3: Warren County-Home: 6:00
Tuesday – 8th: Cumberland County * -Home: 6:00
Friday – 11th: Upperman *- Away: 6:00

* District 8AA games
^ Region 4AA games
Game time listed is start time of each girls contest, boys game to follow

DeKalb County School Calendar

The remainder of the 2021-22 DeKalb County School Calendar is as follows: Schools will be closed on the following dates: Presidents Day February 21; Spring Break March 28 to April 1; Good Friday, April 15; The last day of school will be May 23 ( Administrative Day May 20)