Dekalb County, TN

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Supervisor Seeking Almost One Million Dollars in Extra Local Revenue for Road Department

Almost a million dollars. That’s how much extra local property tax revenue Road Supervisor Danny Hale is asking of the county to help him repair deteriorating roads. Hale appeared before the County Budget Committee Thursday night to make his case for an increase in the local property tax rate of 16 cents to help shore up the road department budget which equates to an increase of $991,520 under the new certified property tax rate calculation. The certified tax rate is $1.7308 per $100 of assessed value. If approved the rate would increase, based on Hale’s request alone by 16 cents to an overall rate of $1.8908 per $100 of assessed value.
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Chamber’s “Project Welcome Mat” Winners – 2021

The Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2021 “Project Welcome Mat” in time for the 50th Annual Fiddler’s Jamboree and Crafts Festival July 2 & 3. This year’s winners are as follows:. *People’s Choice – Tennessee Credit: “50 Years Strong, Covid Be Gone, Let’s Fiddle,...

Church Volunteers Spending a Week Helping Their Neighbors

Dozens of people from the Smithville Church of Christ are pitching in to help show their Christian love for others during the congregation’s annual Work Camp being held through Thursday this week. The church began the work camp a few years ago as a means of helping less fortunate residents...

Ten School System Employees Announce Retirement or Resignation

Ten employees of the DeKalb County School System have announced their retirement or resignation. During Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting, Director of Schools Patrick Cripps announced the following retirements or resignations:. Nadina Martel, Teacher at DeKalb West School. Robbie Joan Frazier, Educational Assistant at DeKalb West School. Andrew Dixon,...

2021 Miss Jamboree Pageants Set for June 26

The 2021 Miss Jamboree Pageants are set for Saturday, June 26 at the DeKalb County Complex starting at 11:00 a.m. sponsored by the Smithville Business and Professional Women’s Club and Ascension Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. Abigail Hope Taylor was crowned the 2019 Miss Jamboree in the age 17-20 category two...

County Budget Committee to Resume Meetings

The DeKalb County budget committee will resume work on the 2021-22 budget Wednesday and Thursday night, June 16 & 17 at the courthouse now that the new certified property tax rate is known. The latest reappraisal cycle is completed and the state has set the certified tax rates for each...
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Director of Schools Names Support Staff for 2021-22

Director of Schools Patrick Cripps has employed the 166 support staff for the 2021-2022 school year. The personnel report was submitted to the Board of Education during Thursday night’s regular monthly meeting. Those employed at DeKalb County High School are:. Brooke Atnip, Kathy Chapman, Jamie Cripps, Debbie Eaton, Tena Edwards,...

Chamber Free Outdoor Movie Event Moving Indoors Saturday Night

It had been planned as an outdoor event but the Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce FREE Movie Night will be held indoors Saturday night at the Smithville First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center. The Chamber and the Church are partnering to present the family-friendly movie, “The Sandlot” starting at 8...

Free Movie Night Hosted by Smithville-Dekalb Co. Chamber of Commerce

The Smithville-Dekalb County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a movie Saturday night at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Suzanne Williams said that, thanks to all of the event sponsors, the event is free for anyone–not just in Dekalb County,. “It’s hard to find anything that’s...

Haven of Hope Adds Psychologist

Dr. Kathryn Buck Pursell, PhD will join the mental health non-profit agency Haven of Hope on June 15. The Liberty resident will be offering psychological examinations in the areas of Autism, Intellectually Disabled, Dyslexia, ADHD, Parenting Assessments, Anxiety, and Depression to name a few on a part-time basis. Pursell, who...

Broadband access is critical to Middle Tennessee

Plateau Pediatrics in Crossville combines an information-filled website, digital tools such as electronic medical records, and traditional face-to-face visits to provide quality patient care. Donna Summerford, owner of Aunt Dee’s Soaps & Lotions, successfully used the internet to first establish an outlet and then to expand the business she built in her rural DeKalb County home. The renovated and recently renamed Macon Community Hospital in Lafayette uses high-speed internet to offer telehealth, allowing patients access to a greater range of physicians and services.
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Dekalb Native Bruce Curtis Named DCHS Principal

Bruce Curtis has been named the new principal of Dekalb County High School. Curtis replaces Randy Jennings, who stepped down from the position last month. Director of Schools Patrick Cripps said Curtis’s experience in the Metro Nashville school system impressed leadership. “He had been an assistant principal for Antioch High...