May 17, 2020
By: Dwayne Page
The filing deadline for Business Tax returns originally due April 15 is now June 15, 2020.
The Business Tax is a tax on gross receipts and applies to most businesses that sell goods or services.
“Our office has already assisted a number of business tax filers to date. However; we understand there are many more waiting for assistance,” said County Clerk James L. (Jimmy) Poss. “Previously, all other years after May 15 you would be assessed penalty and interest on late filing for business tax renewals. However; this year each business account has been granted another month before being assessed penalty and interest. Please feel free to contact our office for any assistance with your sales and use filing and payment process or filing your annual Business tax and payment process,” said Poss.
“Individuals with vehicle renewals expiring in the month of May normally prior to or on the day of May 31 also have some grace time. Motor vehicle registration renewals due in May have been extended to June 15, 2020. Governor Bill Lee extended the deadline for obtaining these renewals through Executive Order No. 36,” Poss continued.
“For assistance with services within our office we encourage you to call to hear the options you have depending on the service you are needing. Our phone number is 615-597-5177,” said Poss.
NHC names Lori Panter as Director of Nursing
May 16, 2020
Lori Panter was promoted recently to Director of Nursing at NHC HealthCare in Smithville and will oversee the clinical operations of patient services. Prior to her promotion, she served as Assistant Director of Nursing with NHC.
Panter, who has been a nurse for more than 17 years, has served in a variety of leadership roles in post-acute health care, including home health.
“I have worked at this center for 11 years,” she said. “I am proud to serve alongside our exceptional team of nurses and CNAs. The quality of care here, with the guidance of our physicians and support of our fellow partners, is why patients at NHC Smithville enjoy great outcomes.”
NHC Smithville has a 5-star rating from CMS and consistently ranks among the top NHC centers in customer satisfaction company-wide.
“Lori is a great leader and models the values of NHC,” Administrator Ryan Vaden said. “We are excited to see the impact she will have on our patients’ quality of life in her new role.”
Panter received an Associate of Science in Nursing in 2011 from Motlow State Community College while working for NHC; the company awarded her a scholarship in recognition of her contributions to patient care.
A Dekalb County native, she has been married to her husband, Tim, for 24 years and has two children. She also has one grandchild.
Panter takes over for Molly Merriman, who remains with NHC in a different capacity.
NHC Smithville offers skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation, hospice and continuing care services. For more information about NHC Smithville, visit www.nhcsmithville.com or call (615) 597-4284.
DeKalb County Library System 2020 Summer Reading Program “Imagine Your Story”
May 15, 2020
The Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program will begin on May 28th through June 25th and all events will be online at 2:00 pm through Facebook Live or a website link that will be provided for the entertainers.
Children of all ages can sign up with their name, age and number of books they can read this summer.
They can register either by calling our libraries or going to jplibrarysummerreading @gmail.com and providing the above information. They will be given instructions on when to pick up their Summer Reading bags. Each child that registers and meets their goal will receive a participation certificate and other goodies at the end of the Summer Reading Program.
This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story”.
Thursday, May 28th at 2:00 pm – Opening with Barry Mitchell’s Show “Fire up Your Imagination” with Sam the Turtle and Friends. (Facebook Live)
Thursday, June 4th at 2:00 pm – Edgar Evins State Park Rangers & Animal Friends. (Facebook Live)
Thursday, June 11th at 2:00 pm – Facebook Live Story Time with a craft. The materials for the craft are provided in the goody bag.
Thursday, June 18th at 2:00 pm – Facebook Live Story Time and Craft. Materials needed for the craft are 2 toilet paper rolls for each child and a glue stick. Other materials are provided in the goody bag.
Thursday, June 25th at 2:00 pm – Final Program on Facebook Live.
“We hope you will join us for a fun filled Summer Reading Program with a different look. The Library is offering Curbside service for those children that want to check out books for Summer Reading,” said Library Director Kathy Hendrixson
For more information, call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 or Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124 visit us on Facebook or our website at www.dekalblibraries.net.
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