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DCFD Basic Firefighter Recruit Graduation Held Tuesday

November 11, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

After completing 64 hours of extensive training, the DeKalb County Fire Department is proud to introduce the latest class of recruit graduates.

Marvin Montgomery, Field Instructor with the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Training Academy was lead instructor and the classes were held at the DeKalb County Fire Department’s Training Center. The graduation was held Tuesday.

2020 Basic Firefighting Class
Pictured back row from left to right: Charles Adcock, Keith Carter, Dakota Nokes “Smithville Fire Department”, Neil Vogelar, Dan Bradam, Peyton Taylor, Caleb London. Front row from left to right: Cheyenne Phalin, Alyssa Harvey, Marvin Montgomery “instructor”, Vicki Bradam, Erick Dodd, and Neal Caldwell

Board of Education to Meet Via Video Conference

November 11, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet in regular monthly session Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m. A work session will be held prior to the meeting at 6 p.m. Due to COVID-19 the meeting and work session will be conducted via video conference. The meeting at 7 p.m. will be broadcast LIVE on WJLE.

The agenda is as follows:

Consider and act on the Director of Schools contract

Consider and act on an extended bus utilization

Consider and act on the DCHS Prom

Consider and act on the DCHS Graduation date

Personnel report from the Director of Schools

Any other business properly brought before the board by a board member.

The consent agenda is as follows:

Approval of a 21st Century budget amendment

Approval of a LEAP’s budget amendment

DeKalb COVID-19 Active Cases Continue to Rise

November 11, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County’s number of active COVID-19 cases has doubled from October 22 to November 10 going from 62 to 124. Two weeks ago, October 27 there were 93 active cases locally. No new cases were reported Tuesday, November 10

According to the Tennessee Department of Health’s daily snapshot of DeKalb County as of Tuesday, November 10, there are now 124 active cases. The COVID related death count since March has increased to 19.

(Click Link Below for DeKalb County Report)

There have been 869 (17.9 per 100,000 residents) confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 since March in DeKalb County , 31 have been hospitalized, and 726 are now inactive or have recovered.

Over the last seven days, (November 4-10), DeKalb County had an average case count of 109 or a daily case rate of 76 per 100,000 residents per day.

Over the last 14 days, (October 28 to November 10), DeKalb County’s average case count was 156 for a daily case rate of  54.4 per 100,000 residents. During that period 11.1 new cases were reported per day.

For the 14 days prior (October 14-27) the average case count was 114  for an average daily  case rate of 39.7 per 100,000 residents.

Over the last 7 days DeKalb County has averaged 63 tests per day (30. 7 tests per 10,000 residents per day) and over the last 7 days the average percent positive was 10%.

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