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Fuson Named New Director Of Leadership DeKalb

DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce has announced Leigh Fuson as the new director for Leadership DeKalb. The program works to help citizens gain more knowledge and experience about the county itself by getting involved in government, business, and community events. Fuson said she wanted to take on the role to help facilitate the program and help it improve. “I went ... Read More »

DeKalb West School Welcomes New Assistant Principal

DeKalb West School welcomes Seth Willoughby as its new Assistant Principal. Willoughby previously served as a biology teacher at DeKalb County High School for the past seven years. He said for the last year he’s taken part in a program with Tennessee State University for aspiring assistant principals. “The longer that I’ve been in education I’ve learned that the leaders ... Read More »

Contractor Seeking Extension On DeKalb/Warren TDOT Bridge Project

A DeKalb and Warren County TDOT paving and bridge project has surpassed its completion date. Community Relations Officer Rae-Anne Bradley said the project was scheduled for completion last week. Bradley said the contractor has submitted a time impact analysis to extend the contract. “The upcoming work on this project they’re just going to continue some grade work, paving and then ... Read More »

Smithville Roads Impacted By Flash Flooding Wednesday Afternoon

Smithville facing some flash flooding issues as heavy rain passed through the city Wednesday afternoon. DeKalb County EMA Director Charlie Parker said the Highway 56 and Highway 70 intersection, Bright Hill Road and Golf Club Drive were impassable at one point. Parker said the water levels have since dropped to passable levels. Parker said he did not receive any reports ... Read More »

Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree Returns Friday For 51st Year

One of the biggest traditions of DeKalb County returns for the 51st year this Friday: the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree. Marketing Director Shan Stout said the two-day festival will bring in several musicians and dance performers of all ages competing in their respective category. “Tradition is what has kept the Jamboree such a wonderful, recurring event that has really stood the ... Read More »

DeKalb Teenager Accused Of Arson And Father’s Murder

A DeKalb County juvenile will appear in court Monday for alleged aggravated arson and the first-degree murder of his father. 43-year-old Edward Lemons died when his house caught fire in December. Sheriff Patrick Ray said the department believes the fire was intentionally set. “It has been a tragic event for our county,” Ray said. “The victim of this here was ... Read More »

DeKalb Swift Water Rescue Saves First Life Since Formation

The DeKalb swift water Rescue Task Force saw its first real action last week since forming last year. Captain Dusty Johnson said crews responded when swift water swept a vehicle off the road. Johnson said an older man attempted to drive through Alexandria to Dismal Road while covered by water. “I was very pleased how they performed,” Johnson said. “We ... Read More »

DeKalb Group Home Property To Be Considered For Public Auction

The UCHRA/UCDD Executive Committee will consider auctioning some 110 acres that once housed a DeKalb County group home. The Indian Mounds Residential Center for Boys closed last year due to COVID. Executive Director Mark Farley said reusing the property for services was not an option due to the remoteness. “Its in a very remote area of DeKalb County, which was ... Read More »

Hunter Found Safe In DeKalb After Getting Lost In Pea Ridge Area

A 49-year-old man was found Tuesday after getting lost while hunting in DeKalb County. A multi-agency search began when Rodney Weathers was separated from his hunting partner in the Pea Ridge area Monday. The two were coon hunting when Weathers went back to his vehicle while his partner pursued a scent of an animal. The man tried to reunite with ... Read More »