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Parent-Teacher Conferences Upcoming, No More Snow Days Left

March 7, 2018
By: Dwayne Page

They were used this year for snow, flooding, sickness, stockpile , and even for the solar eclipse, but the thirteen days built into the school calendar for inclement weather have all been used up and if more days should be missed between now and May 24, they will have to be made up.

The remainder of the school calendar for this year is as follows:

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 8 at DeKalb Middle School, Northside Elementary, Smithville Elementary, and DeKalb West School and on Tuesday, March 13 at DeKalb County High School from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Spring break will be March 26-30.

Students will not attend on Wednesday, May 23. That will be an administrative day and all teachers must attend. The last day of school will be Thursday, May 24 and report cards will be sent home.

The commencement for the DCHS Class of 2018 will be on Friday, May 18 on the football field.

Mother Needs Help Locating Missing Daughter

March 6, 2018
By: Dwayne Page

The mother of a missing DeKalb County teenage girl needs your help in locating her.

16 year old Hannah Marie Grisham went missing from her home in Liberty on February 11 according to her mother, Darlene Grisham.

No one has seen or heard from her and police have no leads as to her whereabouts.

If you should see or speak to Hannah or know where she is please contact Central Dispatch at 615-215-3000 or her mother at 615-318-3040 or 615-580-9064.

Sheriff Says Scammers Preying on Elderly

March 6, 2018
By: Dwayne Page

Scammers are preying on the elderly of DeKalb County in a new way and Sheriff Patrick Ray urges you guard against becoming a victim.

According to Sheriff Ray, would be victims have reported receiving calls in recent weeks from someone telling them that their grandchild has been injured in a wreck and needs money for an attorney because they have been arrested.

The caller asks the victim to put money on a Walmart or Google card and then to read off the card’s numbers and access code to them. The scammer then instantly withdraws the money from the card.

Most have figured out it’s a scam but one person has fallen victim to it and lost several thousands of dollars.

Sheriff Ray urges you to just hang up if you get such a call. If you should become a victim report it to the sheriff’s department but don’t expect to recover your cash. “Once those cards are cleared they go into a bank account and then they go outside the United States so there is no way to get the victim’s money back,” said Sheriff Ray.

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