DCHS Class of 2019 Project Graduation Fundraisers

November 18, 2018
By: Dwayne Page

*The DCHS Class of 2019 Project Graduation and Belk Grocery and Sporting Goods are sponsoring a drawing for a $400 gift certificate to be given away on Monday, December 3 at the store. The certificate can be used for firearms, archery, bait and tackle, or anything else in the store, even bologna sandwiches. Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation.

* The DCHS Class of 2019 Project Graduation is having a RADA Cutlery Sale in time for Christmas Gift giving. Proceeds will benefit Project Graduation. For more information call 931-316-0196 or email

*The DCHS Project Graduation is hosting a Thirty-One fundraiser and 25% of all sales will go to Project Graduation. Click the following link to shop. You have the option to direct ship merchandise to your door or to the hostess so that the student you support can deliver to you. This month you can save up to 2 HOLIBUYS with every $35 spent. This fundraiser ends November 26. The top 2 sellers will win a prize

Two More Persons Arrested on Grand Jury Sealed Indictments

November 17, 2018
By: Dwayne Page

Two more persons have been served with sealed indictments handed down by a recent special session of the grand jury after an undercover investigation by the Sheriff’s Department.

18 year old James Edward Anstis of Brush Creek is indicted for theft of property. His bond is $2,000 and he will be arraigned in criminal court on December 11.

46 year old Arthur Bradley Webb of Meridian Drive, Smithville is indicted for two counts of sale and delivery of a schedule VI drug (marijuana). His bond is $25,000 and he will be arraigned December 11.

Meanwhile, 40 year old Ryan Lyons of Barron Bluff Road, Smithville is cited for violation of the light law, no insurance, and simple possession of a schedule II drug (Oxycodone). 25 year old Josie Danielle Culwell of Eagle Creek Road, Smithville is cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. Their court date is December 6.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Tuesday, November 6 a deputy pulled over a vehicle on College Street in Liberty for a light law violation (head light out). The driver, Lyons was found to have two oxycodone pills in a small bottle in his pocket for which he could provide no prescription. Lyons also could not provide proof of insurance.

Culwell was a passenger of the vehicle and while searching her bag, the officer found a purple marijuana grinder and a purple straw both with residue along with a razor and credit card.

25 year old Kacy Renee Davenport of High Street, Alexandria is cited for simple possession of a schedule III drug (subooxone). Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, November 6 a deputy made contact with Davenport, who has an active warrant against her, and found her to have one small orange pill believed to be suboxone.

33 year old Michael Andrew Snyders of West Main Street, Smithville is cited simple possession of a schedule VIdrug(marijuana) and schedule IV drug (xanax). His court date is December 6.

Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, November 8 a detective was called to a store on Highway 70 west, Dowelltown after Snyders had been spotted putting a pair of sunglasses in his pocket trying to conceal them. A search of Snyders’ person turned up 0.61 grams of marijuana which was in a container. Found in his pocket was a glucose test strip bottle containing 21 whole pills and three half pills of Xanax.

17th Annual Christmas on the Square Coming Thursday, December 6

November 16, 2018
By: Dwayne Page

The Christmas season is nearly upon us which means it’s almost time to celebrate Christmas on the Square! This 17th annual holiday event will be celebrated on Thursday, December 6th from 5 PM to 8 PM on the Smithville Public Square.

Events and activities include the following:

❖ Courthouse Open House – Stop by to visit the elected county officials and enjoy the refreshments and a festive atmosphere.

❖ A FREE Photo Booth & Christmas DJ Music – Enjoy your favorite holiday music throughout the night plus have a fun, complimentary picture made at the Cosmo Creations Photo Booth located inside the Courthouse & sponsored by the City of Smithville!

❖ Smithville City Hall – Lots of indoor and outdoor Christmas lights & decorations to see as you enjoy cupcakes, cookies, and hot chocolate with city officials and staff.

❖ Chamber Office – Stop by and let your child drop off their letter in Santa’s mailbox. Or, your child can write a letter to Santa that night. The Chamber will have everything you need!

❖ The Smithville First Baptist Church Christmas Choir will begin singing at 5 PM and sing 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off until 7:15 PM on the west side of the Courthouse.

❖ Tree Lighting Ceremony & Flag-Raising – Beginning at 5:35 PM on the west side of the Courthouse, Boy Scout Troop #347 will have a Flag-Raising Ceremony. Then, it’s time to start the countdown for the Lighting of the Downtown Christmas Tree.

❖ Justin-Potter Library – Beginning at 6:15 PM, Santa will be there to hear your child’s wish list and pose for a picture, so be sure to bring your camera. Children will also be able to make a Christmas ornament!

❖ Smithville Electric – The lights will be shining bright at Evins Park’s Open-Air Stage decorated by Smithville Electric employees.

❖ “The Day Before Christmas” cast of characters, from the upcoming play directed by Josh Issac, will be roaming the square.

❖ Downtown Stores’ Beautiful and “Live” Display Window Contest & Christmas Shopping – Many of our downtown windows will have “live” models in their beautifully, decorated windows from 4:30 to 6:00 PM and extended hours for shopping. Take pictures and post your favorites on Facebook. Smithville Mayor Josh Miller is personally donating $250 to the winning store’s favorite charity. There will also be lots of specials making it a great night to pick out wonderful and unique Christmas presents! Participating stores include the following stores and themes: DeKalb County Florist – Frozen, The Vintage Owl and Old Timers’ Antiques on Walnut – Old Fashion Christmas, Jamie A Boutique – Sugar Plum Fairy Music Box, Button Willow General Store – Home for the Holidays, Fluty’s – The Grinch, Savvy Scrubs – Snowmen, Monogramming by Sherri – Waiting for Santa, D & D Fashions – Elf on the Shelf, The Market on Main. Sponsored by Center Hill Business Association and Smithville Mayor Josh Miller.

❖ Chamber Executive Director Suzanne Williams would like to invite everyone to this enjoyable and heartwarming experience – Christmas on the Square!

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