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DCHS at Macon County Nominated for Tennessee Titans High School Game of the Week (Fans Cast Your Vote Today)

October 13, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County High School Football game at Macon County this Friday night, October 16 is in the running for the Tennessee Titans High School Game of the week and Tiger fans are urged to cast their votes on line today at

Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, October 14.

The Titans High School Game of the Week program, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, is designed to recognize excellence in high school athletics.

Each week throughout the season, a panel of media members select the top matchups from around the state. These nominations are then eligible to be selected as the Titans High School Game of the Week.

Other games in the running this week are Oakland at Riverdale, David Crockett at Tennessee High, and Hardin County at Lexington.

Fans are encouraged to vote for their preferred matchup throughout the week right here at The game with the most votes will become the Titans High School Game of the Week, with the winning head coach being named the Titans High School Coach of the Week.

Each Coach of the Week will receive a grant from the Tennessee Titans in the amount of $1,000 to benefit their school’s football program.

Through the Coach of the Week program, the Titans have donated more than $230,000 in grant funding to high school football programs across the state.

DeKalb COVID-19 Death Count at 17

October 13, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

The number of DeKalb County COVID-19 related deaths is now 17.

According to the daily snapshot of DeKalb County as of Monday, October 12 provided by the Tennessee Department of Health, 17 people with COVID-19 have died in since March while the number of active cases is now at 58.

There have been 637 confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 since March in DeKalb County , 24 have been hospitalized, and 562 are now inactive or have recovered. To date, DeKalb County has 3,108 cases per 100,000 residents. Over the last seven days, (October 6-12), DeKalb County had a daily case rate of 27.2 cases per 100,000 residents per day. Over the last 14 days, (September 29 to October 12), DeKalb County has averaged 4.6 new cases reported per day. For the 14 days prior (September 15-28), the average was 3.6.

Over the last 7 days DeKalb County has averaged 72.3 tests per day (35.3 tests per 10,000 residents per day) and over the last 7 days the average percent positive was 8.5%.

Snapshot of 14 Upper Cumberland Counties:

*Putnam 383 active cases and 50 deaths

*Overton 210 active cases and 2 deaths

*Fentress 201 active cases and 5 deaths

*Cumberland 174 active cases and 23 deaths

*Warren 133 active cases and 9 deaths

*White 125 cases and 10 deaths

*Smith 123 active cases and 12 deaths

*Macon 107 active cases and 22 deaths.

*Pickett 78 active cases and 3 deaths.

*Clay 75 active cases and 6 deaths

*DeKalb 58 active cases and 17 deaths

*Cannon 57 active cases and 2 deaths

*Jackson 50 active cases and 5 deaths

*Van Buren 15 active cases and 1 death

The DeKalb County Health Department’s testing hours are Monday-Friday from 9am to 12 NOON every day.

Early Voting Begins Tomorrow (Wednesday) for Presidential Election

October 13, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

Early voting for the State and Federal General Election (often referred to as the Presidential Election) begins tomorrow (Wednesday) on the first floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse in Smithville.

(Click Link Below to View Sample Ballot)

Sample Ballot

Voters are reminded that there are different hours for different days and voting will also be held on Saturday mornings.

“Early voting is extremely convenient, and the local election commission has varied the times throughout each week to accommodate various segments of the community,” said Dennis Stanley, Administrator of Elections.

Early voting hours are 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.

Also, safeguards will be in place to help protect both workers and voters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Covid-19 Election Information

“Our office, in conjunction with the local election commission and state office, has worked to make the voting process as ‘No Touch’ as possible, just as it was in August” said Stanley.

“Voters will have access to a disposable pen when they arrive to vote which will minimize contact with shared surfaces and voting machines. Voters may also use their own pen or may use disposable gloves.”

Hand sanitizer will be available at the polling locations and poll workers have been equipped with face masks and/or face shields and some will be stationed behind plexiglass sneeze guards. Social distancing signs will be displayed either on the floor or walls throughout the entrance and voting area.

“We encourage all voters to do their part in making the voting experience a safe and efficient process,” said Stanley.

The following candidates have qualified to appear on the November 3 General Election ballot:

Candidates for President and Vice President of the United States:
*Republican Party Donald J. Trump for President and Michael R. Pence for Vice President
*Democratic Party Joseph R. Biden for President and Kamala D. Harris for Vice President
* Independent Don Blankenship for President and William Mohr for Vice President
*Independent Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente for President and Darcy G. Richardson for Vice President
*Independent Howie Hawkins for President and Angela Walker for Vice President
*Independent Jo Jorgensen for President and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen for Vice President
*Independent Alyson Kennedy for President and Malcolm Jarrett for Vice President
*Independent Gloria La Riva for President and Sunil Freeman for Vice President
*Independent Kanye West for President and Michelle Tidball for Vice President

Candidates for the United States Senate
*Republican- Bill Hagerty
*Democrat-Marquita Bradshaw
*Independent- Yomi “Fapas” Faparusi Sr.
*Independent- Jeffrey Alan Grunau
*Independent- Ronnie Henley
*Independent- G. Dean Hill
*Independent- Steven J. Hooper
*Independent-Aaron James
*Independent- Elizabeth McLeod
*Independent-Kacey Morgan
*Independent-Eric William Stansberry

Candidates for the United States House of Representatives-6th District
*Republican- John Rose
*Democrat-Christopher Martin Finley
*Independent-Christopher B. Monday

Tennessee House of Representatives-40th District
*Republican-Terri Lynn Weaver
*Independent-Paddy Sizemore

Tennessee House of Representatives-46th District
*Republican-Clark Boyd

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