April 8, 2022
Tigers Got Talent – Student Government Association (SGA) recently sponsored a school-wide talent show highlighting some of the talented students at DCHS.
First place went to Joanie Campbell for her beautiful rendition of “Never Enough” from “The Greatest Showman.”
The second place winner was Halayna Newby for her acapella version of “This is Gospel,” by “Panic at the Disco.”
Third place winner was Jacklyn Kleparek for her complex hula hoop performance to the music of Pharrell Williams.
Honorable mention went to the DCHS Honors Chorus who sang “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. Members of the chorus were: Aniston Wood, Joyce Portillo, Bailey Winfree, Aleaha Miller, Jordan Judkins, Halayna Newby and Joanie Campell.
Other winners were: Best Dance Moves – Faith Betancourt, Chloe Hale and Michael KIng; Best Execution – Amarious Show; Best Props – Madison Lack; Best Energy – Braeden Mangin; Best Dressed – Sadreanna Magallanes; and Crowd Favorite – Payton Anderson. Ian Palindino and Raven Savage excelled as the show’s emcees, and SGA members provided stage and sound support. The talent show crew included: Brayden Shehane, Jasmine Bilbrey, Ailish Munoz, Dylan Trapp, Haylee Merriman, Caroline Tobitt, Teshia Goff, Kathryn Hale, Peyton Norris, Brynn Harvey, Leah Johnson, Mara Oakley and Daniel Stiffler.
DeKalb Democratic Party Mass Meeting Saturday
April 8, 2022
The DeKalb County Democratic Party Mass Meeting will be held on Saturday April 9th from 10am-12pm at the Northside Elementary School cafeteria.
All Democratic candidates will be given an opportunity to address the crowd. Refreshments will be served and live music will be provided by Lucas McCoy. All Democrats are encouraged to attend
Republican Michael Hale Running for State Representative
April 8, 2022
Conservative DeKalb County businessman and farmer Michael Hale officially filed his petition and will be a candidate in the Republican Primary for the Tennessee House of Representatives in House District 40. House District 40 consists of all of Cannon, DeKalb, Jackson, and Smith Counties, and a portion of Wilson County. The seat is currently represented by 14-year incumbent, and Smith County resident, Terri Lynn Weaver.
“As I have spoken to voters over the past few weeks, it has been clear to me that they want a fresh voice representing them in Nashville,” Hale said. “They want an America First, Christian, Conservative Republican, who will work hard to get things done for our communities. They are tired of career politicians. They want someone who is 100% Pro-Life and will work to cut taxes for hard working Tennesseans. They want someone who will fight for our schools, children, teachers, and parents. They want someone who has business experience to bring new jobs and improve our local economy. They want someone who will fight for better roads and infrastructure in our communities. They want someone who will carry their conservative Tennessee Values with them to Nashville. They want someone who will support our law enforcement and emergency personnel, and honor veterans and their families.”
“I started working at age 11, bagging groceries and working on farms in the area,” continued Hale. “I worked my way through school and built a rewarding career in service of others. I have built a business from the ground up and know what its like to meet a payroll and have difficult conversations with families. I have battled life threatening illnesses that confined me to a wheelchair. As the parent of a daughter in college and a son in high school, I know the challenges in our schools, and of raising a family. As a proud gun owner, I know that our rights are under attack. During this campaign, I look forward to sharing my experiences and ideas for how we can make Tennessee an even better place to live, work, raise a family, and retire.”
“The individuals in communities around this district have been incredibly good to me over the years,” concluded Hale, “and my family and I are excited about this opportunity to serve and earn your vote. My family and I ask for your prayers over the coming months as we campaign and meet voters throughout the district.”
Michael and Tara Hale are lifelong residents of the 40th District and have been married for nearly 26 years. They are the proud parents of three children and three grandchildren. They have owned and operated DeKalb Funeral Chapel for over 20 years and also raise Simmental cattle at their family farm. They are active members of New Life UPC in Smithville. For more information, or to contact Michael Hale, call 615-464-0518, visit VoteMichaelHale.com, or go to Michael Hale for State Representative on Facebook.
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