Tigers make it two wins in the row, Lady Tigers also win at Watertown

December 2, 2023
By: Dwayne Page

After starting the season 0-4, the DeKalb County Tigers have bounced back winning their last two games including Friday night’s contest at Watertown. DC took down the Purple Tigers 59 to 43. The Lady Tigers also won their game over Watertown 44 to 37.

The Tigers trailed 12 to 6 after the 1st period but grabbed a 24 to 20 lead by halftime and held a 38 to 33 advantage heading into the 4th period. From there, the Tigers maintained control and claimed a 59 to 43 victory.

Conner Close led the Tigers in scoring with 20 followed by Jon Hendrix with 14, Jordan Parker 9, Dallas Kirby 7, Seth Fuson 5, and Alex Antoniak and Kaleb Spears each with 2.

The Lady Tigers opened up a 13 to 7 lead over Watertown by the end of the 1st period and led 29 to 18 at halftime. DeKalb County had a 35 to 27 advantage at the end of the 3rd period and went onto win 44 to 37.

Ella VanVranken led DC in scoring with 18. Tess Barton scored 14. Avery Agee 8, Chloe VanVranken with 3 and Allie Melton had 1 point.

The Tigers (2-4) and the Lady Tigers (3-3) will travel to Smith County Tuesday night, December 5 and host Warren County Friday, December 8 in Smithville. Each night the girls game will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the boys game and WJLE will have LIVE coverage.

Four Men Picked Up on Grand Jury Sealed Indictments

November 30, 2023
By: Dwayne Page

Four more people have been picked up by the Sheriff’s Department on sealed indictments returned by the DeKalb County Grand Jury Monday.

Two of the men, 78-year-old Thomas Joseph Baumann, Jr. of Braswell Lane and 77-year-old William Lloyd Wooldridge of West Main Street, Alexandria are indicted for sex crimes. The other two men, 24-year-old Damion Alexander Dishman of Baxter and 56-year-old Bradley John Baker of Murfreesboro are under indictment for drug offenses.

All four men will be arraigned in DeKalb County Criminal Court on December 13.

The indictments against these men are as follows:

Thomas Joseph Baumann, Jr- Rape. According to the indictment Baumann, between the dates of April 1 and August 1, 2023 allegedly intentionally and knowingly had sexual contact with a woman knowing that she was mentally defective and a vulnerable adult. Bond for Baumann is $150,000. This case was investigated by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.

William Lloyd Wooldridge-Solicitation of a Minor, Sexual Battery, and Indecent Exposure. The indictments against him allege that on or about May 11 to June 1, 2023 Wooldridge knowingly and intentionally exposed himself to and had sexual contact with a 16-year-old minor. Wooldridge also allegedly by means of electronic communication intentionally requested, persuaded, invited, or attempted to induce the same 16-year-old to engage in inappropriate and illegal conduct on May 26, 2023. His bond is $100,000.

Damion Alexander Dishman- Sale and Delivery of a Schedule I drug (Psilocybin or magic mushrooms). His bond is $150,000. According to the indictment, on or about January 9, 2023, Dishman allegedly unlawfully and knowingly sold and delivered a schedule I controlled substance (Psilocybin) in an amount over 0.5 grams. This case was investigated by the Smithville Police Department.

Bradley John Baker- Sale and Delivery of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine). His bond is $250,000. The indictment alleges that on or about January 20, 2023 Baker allegedly unlawfully and knowingly sold a schedule II-controlled substance (methamphetamine) in an amount over 0.5 grams. This case was investigated by the Smithville Police Department.

Emily Lattimore Named Smithville Elementary School Teacher of the Month

November 30, 2023

Emily Lattimore is the Smithville Elementary School Teacher of the Month for November.

SES recognizes one teacher each month for his/her outstanding performance in teaching and their contribution to the students at the school. The teacher of the month is selected by the administration at Smithville Elementary.

Some of Mrs. Emily’s compliments include:

“Emily is an extraordinarily strong and unique person.”

“She is very organized, and she loves children.”

“Mrs. Emily is a good teacher and super helpful.”

“Mrs. Emily loves her students and works hard to teach them something new every day.”

Congratulations Mrs. Emily, and thank you for your hard work and dedication to your students. Your love for your students is evident in all you do!

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