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DeKalb West Announces Perfect Attendance Award Winners

January 10, 2018
By: Bill Conger

DeKalb West School Principal Sabrina Farler today announced the winners of the Perfect Attendance awards for the first part of the school year.

Melanie Ortiz was one of 42 students who had perfect attendance the first nine weeks of school. She won the drawing for a Walmart gift card. Coincidentally, 42 students also had perfect attendance the second nine weeks of school. Emma Martin won the drawing and received a Walmart gift card. Perfect attendance for students not only means not missing a day, but it also requires no days where they are late or leave school early.

Two Dump Trucks Involved in Tuesday Crash on Holmes Creek Road

January 10, 2018
By: Dwayne Page

Two dump trucks were involved in an accident Tuesday morning on Holmes Creek Road.

According to Trooper Rodney Whiles of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 28 year old Thomas Bradley of Pikeville, North Carolina was driving west in a 2011 Volvo dump truck pulling a flatbed trailer when the truck ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned onto the driver side dumping its load in the road. The truck was hauling asphalt and the trailer carried paving equipment. Meanwhile, 49 year old Tony Sherrill of Springfield was also traveling west in a 2007 Freightliner dump truck and came upon the crash after having just negotiated a right curve. Sherrill swerved to the right and into the ditchline before hitting the rear passenger side of Bradley’s trailer. After impact Sherrill continued to travel west in the ditchline before eventually coming to rest.

Bradley and two passengers with him, 53 year old Marvin Christian and 44 year old Fred Dews both of Springfield were injured and taken by DeKalb EMS to St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital.

Neither Sherrill or his passenger, 47 year old Kenneth Jones of Springfield were injured.

Candidate Update

January 9, 2018
By: Dwayne Page

In the latest candidate update, the DeKalb County Election Commission issued a qualifying petition Monday to Anita Puckett, County Commissioner in the 5th district. She is an incumbent planning to seek re-election. Puckett will be a candidate in the DeKalb County Democratic Primary May 1.

Meanwhile, the latest to obtain petitions to run for a seat on the school board include Kate Miller in the 4th district; Carl (C.D.) Webb in the 2nd district; and Orvil Hendrix in the 2nd district. Miller is an incumbent member of the school board. The Board of Education races are on August 2.

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