DCHS splits with White County in Tuesday night Basketball (Listen to WJLE’s Tiger Talk Program Here)

January 27, 2022
By: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Tigers avenged a December loss to the White County Warriors Tuesday night in Smithville winning 61 to 45. White County swept the season series with the Lady Tigers with a 67 to 56 victory.

The Tigers (11-9 overall and 3-5 in the district) and the Lady Tigers (13-9, 3-5) will travel to Livingston Academy Friday night, January 28. The girls game tips off at 6 p.m. followed by the boys game. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.

The girls game Tuesday night was tied at 17 after the 1st period. White County held a 43 to 30 halftime lead and was up 50 to 40 after the 3rd period before going on to win 67 to 56.
For the Lady Tigers Ferrell scored 19, Ella VanVranken 16, Madison Martin 10, Avery Agee 6, Ella Hendrixson 3, and Xharia Lyons 2.

The Tigers led 12 to 5 after the 1st period, 20 to 16 at halftime, and 36 to 24 after the 3rd period before claiming a 61 to 45 victory.

Elishah Ramos scored 19, Conner Close 17, Isaac Knowles 9, Stetson Agee 6, Jordan Young and Robert Wheeler each with 4 and Brayden Antoniak 2.

In the previous meeting on December 14 at Sparta, the Tigers lost to the Warriors 53 to 37 and the Lady Tigers fell 83 to 29.

DeKalb Circuit Court Clerk Susan Martin to Seek Re-Election in 2022

January 26, 2022
By: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County Circuit Court Clerk Susan Martin will be a candidate for re-election in 2022.

Martin has announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for the office in the May 3 DeKalb County GOP Primary.

Her announcement is as follows:

“What an honor and privilege it has been to serve as your DeKalb County Circuit Court Clerk for the past four years. This office has seen many challenges since I took office in 2018 with the COVID pandemic disrupting the court system but has continued to adapt and press forward. I feel confident that the procedures that have been put in place as well as new services that have been implemented have helped keep your judicial system up and running and moving forward. The new website offers individuals the ability to look at court dockets, view upcoming changes, as well as the ability to pay court costs, fines, and tickets online. There has also been a drop box installed to assist individuals who can’t make it to the office during regular business hours. As we look ahead to the next four years I feel that there will be even more changes that will continue to bring this office forward to align with the technological advances that we are seeing,” said Martin.

“My family and I live in Alexandria. I have been married to my husband, Shane, for almost 27 years and have been blessed with three children: Hope (Corey) Cripps, Brooke, and Lance; as well as with two grandchildren: Caleb and Harper. My family and I are members at West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria and enjoy serving there”.

“I humbly ask for your vote and support in the upcoming elections and look forward to serving you for another four years,” said Martin

Two injured in Saturday Crash

January 26, 2022
By: Dwayne Page

Three people were involved in a Saturday afternoon crash at 500 North Congress Boulevard, Smithville. Two of them were injured.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 29 year old Brittaney L. Williams of Smithville was traveling north on Highway 56 in a 2011 Chevy Cruze when she apparently crossed the center line and struck a southbound 2002 Dodge 2500 driven by 25 year old Garrett McReynolds of Woodbury. 25 year old McKenzie Poteete of Liberty was a passenger with McReynolds.

After impact, the THP reports that the Chevy Cruze continued north a short distance while spinning to face south. The Chevy Cruze came to a final rest facing south in the roadway. The Dodge 2500 continued south a short distance, before running off the right side of the road. The Dodge 2500 came to a final rest off the right side of the roadway facing south. Eye witness accounts of the crash corresponded with the evidence on the roadway.

Both Williams and McReynolds were injured in the crash. Poteete was not hurt. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

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