(UPDATE) Search on for Missing Child and her Father

June 22, 2021
By: Dwayne Page

The whereabouts of six year old Kinzleigh Ray Reeder who has been missing since May 26 are still unknown but authorities believe she may be with her father, 34 year old Nicholas Ray Reeder. He too cannot be located.

The child was removed from the custody of Reeder after they were found camped out under a bridge in rising creek water on the cold rainy night of March 18 at Dry Creek and Pea Ridge Road.

Authorities learned that Reeder had driven his Nissan Rogue off the roadway into the creek bed where it got stuck during heavy rain and creek flooding. Kinzleigh was with Reeder at the time.

Reeder was later charged with child abuse and neglect and Kinzleigh was placed into the temporary custody of a family member by the Department of Children’s Services. After Reeder’s release from jail, DCS gave Reeder approval to live in the same home where Kenzleigh was staying.

On Monday, June 21 the Department of Children Services contacted the Sheriff’s Department seeking to file a missing child report. Under a court order signed June 16, the Department of Children Services was granted custody of Kinzleigh but DCS has not been able to locate her. According to DCS the child was last seen by a family member on May 26.

“After being contacted by DCS Monday the Sheriff’s Department filed a missing person report and entered information about Kinzleigh into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC),” Sheriff Patrick Ray told WJLE. “We also contacted the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation about issuing an Amber Alert or an Endangered Child Alert but were advised by the TBI that this case did not meet the criteria for an Amber Alert or an Endangered Child Alert. The TBI did assist in doing a Missing Child Alert by providing a missing poster. The District Attorney General’s Office was also notified,” said Sheriff Ray.

Kinzleigh is a six year old white female, 4 feet tall. She weighs 55 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. There is no known clothing description or direction of travel at this time.

Reeder is 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 159 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. His clothing description is unknown. Reeder owns a 2004 white Ford F-150 crew cab with the driver’s side of the bed painted red. The Tennessee tag number is DPK-287. The vehicle was last seen at Reeder’s address today (Tuesday) unoccupied. No one was at Reeder’s address.

If you have seen Kinzleigh or Reeder, please contact the DeKalb County Central Dispatch office at 615-215-3000 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Sheriff Announces D.A.R.E. Officers for 2021-22 School Year

June 22, 2021
By: Dwayne Page

The D.A.R.E program will resume with the 2021-22 school year.

Sheriff Patrick Ray has announced that School Resource Officer Joseph Carroll will be teaching D.A.R.E. at Northside Elementary School and School Resource Officer Billy Tiner will be the D.A.R.E. instructor at DeKalb West School.

“These two School Resource Officers will be a great asset for the Sheriff’s Department’s D.A.R.E. Program and the Students and Staff of DeKalb West School and Northside Elementary School,” said Sheriff Ray.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education is an education program that seeks to prevent use of controlled drugs, membership in gangs, and violent behavior. It was founded in Los Angeles in 1983 as a joint initiative of then-LAPD chief Daryl Gates and the Los Angeles Unified School District as a demand-side drug control strategy of the American War on Drugs. The program’s mascot is Daren the Lion. The course is 10 weeks long to 5th grade students. Students learn the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco use. Students will also learn about bullying and what to do if you are bullied.

Crop Acreage Reporting Requirements and Deadlines

June 21, 2021

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Donny Green, in DeKalb and Cannon counties, reminds producers to report planted, prevented planted, and failed acres to establish or retain FSA program eligibility.

For planted crops, the following acreage reporting deadlines are applicable for DeKalb and Cannon counties for the 2021 crop year:

July 15: corn, soybeans, cucumbers, okra, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, peas, and perennial forage (hay and pasture)

July 31: hemp

Aug. 15: green beans

Dec. 15: fall-seeded small grains (wheat)

The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates:

• If the crop has not been planted by the above acreage reporting date, the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.

• If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above acreage reporting date, the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.

• If a perennial forage crop is reported with the intended use of “cover only,” “green manure,” “left standing” or “seed,” the acreage must be reported by July 15, 2021.

Producers must report crop acreage they intended to plant but, due to natural disaster, were prevented from planting. Prevented planting acreage must be reported on form FSA-576, Notice of Loss, no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date, as established by FSA and the Risk Management Agency. According to Green, the final planting date for corn is May 20, 2021 and the final planting date for soybeans is June 15, 2021.

Producers with failed acres should also use form FSA-576, Notice of Loss, to report failed acres. For losses on crops covered by the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program and crop insurance, producers must file a Notice of Loss within 15 days of the occurrence of the disaster or when losses become apparent. Producers must timely file a Notice of Loss for failed acres on all crops including grasses.

Please contact the DeKalb/Cannon County FSA office at 615-597-8225 to schedule an appointment to file your crop year 2021 crop acreage report. To find your local FSA office, visit

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