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Ervin Found with Drugs During Traffic Stop

September 14, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

A Smithville woman pulled over by Sheriff’s Department detectives for a minor traffic offense was found to have heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana on her and in the vehicle.

36 year old Amanda Faye Ervin of Short Mountain Highway is charged with sale and delivery of heroin and methamphetamine. Ervin was also cited for simple possession of a schedule II drug (subutex), simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to maintain lane of travel. Her bond is $20,000 and she will be court on September 24.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on September 4 two detectives pulled over a white SUV for failing to maintain its lane of travel. After Ervin, the driver, consented to a search the detectives found in her bra a needle and baggie containing a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine which weighed 0.87 grams. Ervin also had in her possession a container which held a substance inside two pieces of foil believed to be heroin which weighed 0.12 grams and 0.10 grams.

Detectives further found a white pill in a container believed to be subutex and a baggie of a green leafy substance thought to be marijuana which weighed. 0.43 grams. Inside her vehicle in the driver side door panel were two baggies of a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine which weighed 3.5 grams and 0.6 grams. The search also turned up a digital scale, grinder, two pipes, rolling papers, five needles, and four baggies.

32 year old Kimberly Blanchfield of Nashville Highway, Dowelltown is charged with domestic assault. Her bond is $2,500 and she will be in court October 1.

Sheriff Ray said that on September 4 a deputy was summoned to a domestic assault complaint at a residence on Nashville Highway. Upon arrival the officer spoke to Blanchfield’s mother who said that Blanchfield had bitten her on the right side of the face and that she had struck her in the mouth resulting in a busted lip. Blanchfield had a strong odor of alcohol on her person and was placed under arrest.

49 year old Richard Allen Tilley of Short Mountain Highway is charged with a violation of an order of protection. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court September 24.

Sheriff Ray said that on September 1 a deputy was summoned to a residence on Short Mountain Highway due to a domestic assault. Upon arrival the officer spoke with Tilley and another person, which central dispatched confirmed, had an order of protection against Tilley. He was supposed to keep away from this person.

Alexandria Lion’s Club to Sponsor the Annual Joe Hearn Memorial Scholarship Fund Poker Run

September 14, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

In what has become an annual event, the Alexandria Lions Club will sponsor a fundraiser next month in support of a DCHS graduate and in memory of a long time friend.

The Joe Hearn Memorial Scholarship Fund Poker Run will be held Saturday, October 10 at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria featuring Hot Rods, Bikes, etc.

The Lions Club established this memorial scholarship fund as a tribute to the memory of Joe Hearn and is awarded to a high school vocational student each year.

Joe Hearn was an avid Ford Mustang lover and longtime dedicated member of the Alexandria Lions Club.

The entry fee for the Poker Run is $25, $5.00 per passenger and it includes a BBQ meal. Prizes will be awarded for high score vehicles, high score bikes, and low score overall. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the departure time is 9 a.m. The run will be approximately 2 hours. The entire route will be on paved roads. For more information call Chris Hale or Brad Driver at 615-529-2580. Rain Date-October 17.

All are encouraged to participate to help further the education of a DCHS graduate.

WJLE’s Fearless Forecasters Return Thursday, September 17

September 14, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

WJLE’s “Fearless Forecasters” are returning for another season of college pigskin prognosticating Thursday, September 17 at 4:30 p.m.

This season’s regulars are Dewain Hendrixson, Scott Brown, Jared Davis, Chad Kirby, Jeff and Grant James, Ricky Atnip, John Pryor, Will Graham, and Darrell Gill along with a new Fearless Forecaster Scott Goodwin.

The “Fearless Forecasters” pick who they believe will win in fourteen of the biggest or most interesting college football games of the week along with the Tennessee Titans games.

They also make an underdog selection each week.

The Fearless Forecaster with the best record and most underdog points is awarded at the end of the season.

The program is sponsored by First Bank, Davis Auto Body, DeKalb County Ace Hardware, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, DeKalb County Insurance, Gill Automotive, the Charles D. Atnip Realty & Auction Company, Graham Services, and Domino’s Pizza.

Catch the “Fearless Forecasters” LIVE on WJLE weekly starting Thursday, September 17.

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