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DCHS Football Athlete Signs with Lindsey Wilson College

February 7, 2018
by: 
Dwayne Page
DCHS Football Senior Gage Delape has signed to play at Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky. Pictured here with Tiger Coach Steve Trapp and assistants Thomas Cagle, Justin Burum, and Tommy Hinch
Gage Delape with his father Michael Delape

A 2017 DCHS football athlete plans to continue to his career on the college level.

Gage Delape, a senior, signed Wednesday to play at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, the home of the Blue Raiders. Delape’s father Michael Delape; DCHS football coach Steve Trapp; assistant coaches Thomas Cagle, Justin Burum, and Tommy Hinch; and Delape’s fellow teammates joined him for the signing.

“I’ve got good friends up there that’s already playing football and its closer to home and I know a lot of my family and friends would want to watch me play. I just felt more comfortable there at Lindsey than anywhere else. They told me I would probably start out as an offensive tackle prospect but they might switch me around. I want to thank all my high school coaches and Coach Trapp especially. He has been a mentor since I was a freshman here. He has shown me how to be a better human being each and every day,” said Delape.

LWC is a private four-year college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The school currently offers associate degrees in 10 areas of study, bachelor's degrees in 26 areas of study with Minors in 20 areas, and master's degrees in counseling and human development, Education, and interactive design. Lindsey Wilson is a member of the Mid-South Conference of the NAIA.

“We are fortunate as the DCHS football program to watch another guy have the opportunity to play college football. Gage Delape is signing to play for Lindsey Wilson. We had a couple of guys go there last year so it seems we have a little pipeline with those guys and a good relationship and I feel like they are getting a very good football player,” said Coach Trapp.

“Gage has meant a lot to our program. He is one of those guys who has played a lot of football for us. He started as a sophomore and has played every position on the offensive line except for center and that’s one thing Lindsey Wilson likes. His versatility to play multiple positions. He is a big guy who has the ability to bend and move with long arms so he fits the profile. He has the potential to go up there and play some tackle or guard on the offensive line for them. I just think it’s a good fit for him and them especially with the guys from here who went down there last year so there is some familiarity there. I’m just excited again for DeKalb County Football to have somebody else go to the next level,” added Coach Trapp.

Delape was the 2017 team’s Offensive Lineman of the year and he was named to the 1st Team All-Region.

Aldermen Want City's Property Maintenance Ordinance Enforced

February 7, 2018
by: 
Dwayne Page
(EXAMPLE) Photo from last summer shows couch and mattress on the street in front of a residence (This particular violation no longer exists)

Smithville Aldermen have become frustrated with the lack of enforcement of the city’s property maintenance ordinance and want things to change immediately.

For months, Alderman Danny Washer has called for the city to force those with unsightly and unkept properties to clean them up or be subject to civil penalties. Now Aldermen Josh Miller and Shawn Jacobs have joined Washer in calling for enforcement.

“I don’t see why this has taken so long. It is completely unacceptable. I am not blaming anybody but somebody is responsible for taking so long to come up with a resolution,” said Alderman Jacobs during Monday night’s monthly city council meeting.

“Last year we had one (location in particular) and three different times they put mattresses, couches, and chairs outside and we sent an officer over there to talk to them. They cleaned it up and two weeks later there would be another set out there. It went on just about off and on all summer. That’s just one street. I know there are property values that have dropped simply because of that,” said Alderman Washer.

“I had a lady come in the office to pay her water bill last week and she named me two properties, one on Forrest and one on Earl Avenue of garbage and junk laying outside and asked me “what can you do”, added Mayor Jimmy Poss.

The city's existing property maintenance ordinance provides for enforcement stating that "It shall be the duty of the Building Inspector of the City of Smithville to serve notice upon the property owner of record in violation. The property owner shall be notified in writing specifying the nature of the violation, specifying the corrective measures to be taken, and require compliance within not more than 30 days. The notice may be served upon the owners of the premises where the violation is located by:

Posting notice in plain view on the property in violation, or sending notice by mail.

The date the notice is posted or received by the offender shall serve as the beginning of the specified time period allowing for corrective action."

The ordinance further states that "Failure by the property owner to take corrective action to bring the property within compliance shall constitute a violation and be a civil offense."

"Any person violating this chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of $50 for each separate violation of this chapter. Each day the violation of this chapter continues shall be considered a separate violation," according to the ordinance.

In recent months city officials were to have contacted MTAS (Municipal Technical Advisory Service) about crafting a new ordinance with stricter enforcement provisions and penalties but nothing has yet come of that.

During Monday night’s meeting, Alderman Miller said he contacted officials at the City of Sparta to inquire about how they deal with property maintenance.

“This is what I was told. They don’t go out looking but they act on complaints. The building inspector does it there. He goes out and confronts the homeowner. When he confronts the homeowner, he gives them 10 days to clean their place up. If its not cleaned up in 10 days they are cited into court. My question was what if it’s a renter?. They told me that they go on the tax card and they send that person (landowner) a certified letter and when they get the receipt back they have 10 days. Then if its not cleaned up then the homeowner is cited into court. They have very few people who ever get to court because they (violators) don’t want it to go that far. But if it (violations) continues they have the city to clean it up and they put a lien on their property. If they (Sparta) can do it, we can do it,” said Alderman Miller.

In the case of renters, the city could go in and clean up the properties if violators don’t comply and the landlords can be assessed a tax lien to recover the city’s costs, but City Attorney Vester Parsley said those landowners must be given due process.

“A majority of the people we have had problems with in the past are out of state landowners. Some of the properties were even owned by corporations and we could not trace an actual person who owned it. We sent letters and got no response from any of them. You have to give the landlord due process before taking action against them,” said Parsley.

While the city has had the city building codes inspector to act as the enforcement officer in the past, it may choose to direct the police department to serve citations to violators in the future once a citizen complaint is made, notices have been issued by certified letter, and violators still refuse to clean up their properties.

The mayor and aldermen discussed having a workshop to possibly come up with amendments to the existing property maintenance ordinance. In the meantime, City Administrator Hunter Hendrixson suggested that the city start enforcing what is already on the books.

“If we get a complaint and if the city has to go in after a certain amount of days and clean it up (property) we’ll put a tax lien on them but lets enforce something now, issue certified letters and then a citation,” said Hendrixson.

The city's "Minimum Property Maintenance Requirements" states that "no person owning, leasing, renting, occupying, including vacant lots, shall maintain or allow to be maintained on such property, except as may be permitted by any other city ordinance, any of the following conditions visible from any public street or alley:

Junk, litter and trash;
Outdoor nuisances dangerous to children, including but not limited to abandoned, broken or neglected equipment, machinery, or any appliance with a latching door;

Shopping carts in any front yard, side yard, rear yard or vacant lot of any property;

Dead, decayed, diseased or hazardous trees, or any other vegetation a majority of which (excluding vegetation located in flowerbeds, or trees, or shrubbery or existing hayfields) exceeds twelve (12) inches in height, or which is dangerous to public health, safety, and welfare, located in any front yard, side yard, rear yard, or upon any vacant lot".

Groundbreaking for New Habitat Home Set for Sunday

February 7, 2018
by: 
Dwayne Page
Jamie Nokes and her family

Another family is getting closer to home ownership thanks to the work of the Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County and the support of the community.

Construction is set to begin within a few weeks for the sixth Habitat for Humanity house in Smithville. Jamie Nokes and her family is the partner family that was chosen among fifteen other applicants from last summer’s application process.

The Habitat for Humanity board wants to invite family, friends, and supporters to a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, February 11, 2 p.m. at 204 Hayes Street, Smithville.

The construction work will begin immediately with the intent to be completed within 4 months. The project will be completed by volunteers with the exceptions of the areas in which a licensed professional is required. Everyone is invited to help and jobs can be found for anyone. If you would like to volunteer, please email awoodward@wilsonbank.com and if you are skilled in a certain line of construction work please indicate that or you may call 615-215-8181 and leave a message for construction. Please include name, number, email address, and skill.

We will also need volunteers to provide lunch on construction days, drinks, and snacks. Supplies are also needed such as hammers, tape measures, nail aprons, pencils and other building supplies are accepted. Monetary donations are needed as well to purchase construction materials. Supplies may be dropped off at Wilson Bank & Trust Smithville branch or mailed to Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb Co PO Box 750, Smithville, TN 37166.

Additionally we encourage churches, employers, and other organizations to commit to a construction day, you may contact us at the email or phone number above.

We appreciate your prayers and support for our upcoming project.

About Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, TN.

Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County was formed in 2003. They have built five homes in the Smithville area and own property with plans to build future homes. Houses are constructed by volunteers and paid by donations from various fundraisers including the Fiddler 5K, Jackson Kayak Raffle, Golf Tournament, Yeti cooler raffle and the Chili cook off. The purpose of Habitat is to build houses and sell them at no profit and no interest to families who could not otherwise afford their own home. This Christian ministry is financed through private donations using volunteer labor and donated materials whenever possible.

Find us on Facebook @ HFHDeKalbTN to stay up-to-date on current events and construction updates.

DeKalb GOP to Nominate Local Candidates Sunday for August Election

February 7, 2018
by: 
Dwayne Page

Members of the DeKalb County Republican Party will caucus Sunday afternoon, February 11 to formally nominate candidates to run against Democrats and Independents in the August 2nd General Election.

The Mass Convention will be held at the courthouse starting at 2 p.m. and all DeKalb County Republicans are invited.

Although they are not yet officially nominated, most of the candidates are already known as they announced their intentions during a party “Meet and Greet” last month at the courthouse.

Those candidates include Sheriff Patrick Ray and Trustee Sean Driver, who are each seeking their fourth terms, Susan Martin for Circuit Court Clerk, and Reed Edge and Danny Hale who are both in the hunt for the GOP nomination to run for Road Supervisor.

Six persons are seeking the GOP nod to run for the County Commission including the following:

Tom Chandler in the 1st district
Sabrina Farler in the 2nd district
Greg Matthews in the 4th district
Jerry Adcock in the 5th district (incumbent)
Matt Adcock in the 6th district
Bruce Malone in the 7th district

Others still have an opportunity to announce.

The only requirements to participate as a delegate to help nominate candidates are that you are a registered voter in DeKalb County and a Republican.

Democrats will soon get their turn.

The DeKalb County Democratic Party will hold a Mass Meeting for county and state Democratic candidates, Saturday, February 17 to kick off the election year. The event will take place at the DeKalb County High School cafeteria, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Meet the candidates for Governor, US Senator, US Representative, State Senator, State Representative, County Mayor, Circuit Court Clerk, Road Supervisor, Sheriff, County Clerk, Register of Deeds, Trustee, County Commission, School Board, City Council.

Mary Mancini, Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, will be the keynote speaker.

The event will feature live music by Jake Hoot, coffee, donuts, and conversation.

City Court Costs Going Up

February 6, 2018
by: 
Dwayne Page
Smithville Police Chief Mark Collins

Court costs are about to go up in the Smithville Municipal Court but the increase will help the police department upgrade to a new court management computer software system.

Last month the aldermen adopted an ordinance on first reading to raise the city court costs. The current fees associated with traffic violations, etc. are $85 per violation and a $13.75 litigation tax levied by the state. The new fee will be $100 per citation, a $15 increase.

Although the new Courtware Government Software Solutions system is free to the city, the cost of the software by the provider will be passed along to violators in the form of the increased court costs.

Police Chief Mark Collins said the new Courtware System will save the city money, simplify the city’s court processing procedures, and provide offenders the option of paying their fines and court costs online.

“We (city) pay $2,000 a year just to have the system we’re using now. The new one is free to the city but will be paid for by offenders who are found guilty of speeding and traffic offenses. Ten dollars out of their court costs will go to this courtware system to pay for it. It creates more ways to pay a ticket. We do not have a pay online system now. With this new system people can pay online," said Chief Collins.

In addition to online fine payment, other software features include an online court calendar, digital documents, fund calculations, automatic dispositions, simple docket scheduling, statistical data that can be helpful to the police department, and more.

The ordinance increasing the court costs was adopted on second and final reading by the aldermen Monday night.

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TWRA Cites White County Angler with Illegal Fishing on Caney Fork River

February 6, 2018
TWRA Cites White County Angler with Illegal Fishing on Caney Fork River
TWRA Cites Man on Caney Fork River
Man Cited on Caney Fork River

A White County resident was cited on the Caney Fork River, on Wednesday, January 31. DeKalb County Officer Joe Fortner responded to a call and observed an angler and his female companion for over an hour and a half. During this time officer Fortner observed the angler catch several trout and place them in a bucket. Occasionally the angler’s female companion took the bucket to a nearby car, placed the trout in the car and returned to the riverbank.

When the couple packed up and returned to their car, officer Fortner performed an inspection of the man’s catch. The man was found to be in possession of 16 total trout including five brown trout, eight brook trout and three rainbow trout. The angler was cited with three counts of over the limit and two citations for illegal length limit. The female was given a written warning for aiding and abetting. The angler will appear in court on February 21.

Fortner shared, “TWRA fisheries crews work hard to maintain great angling opportunities in this area. Slot limits on fish are put in place to ensure quality fishing continues”.

This area is popular among anglers this time of year because warm tail-waters keep fish actively feeding and therefore biting during winter months. According to the Region 3 fisheries program manager, Mark Thurman, TWRA stocked 30,000 brook trout last fall in the tail-waters of Center Hill and another 5,000 will be stocked in April. Ninety thousand brown trout were also stocked in 2017. TWRA will stock 90,000 rainbow trout and 40,000 brown trout in the Caney Fork River in 2018.

The majority of stocked trout are raised at the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery in Celina. Thurman stated, “TWRA streams biologists monitor the Caney Fork River, evaluate fish stocking strategies and work with other regulatory agencies to evaluate flows that ensure good results in this area.

Thurman continued, “The regulations in place on the Caney help provide quality fishing to a wide range of anglers. TWRA staff will be performing a creel survey on the Caney Fork River this spring. For more information on stocking or fishing regulations visit tnwildlfie.org.

DeKalb Animal Coalition Asks City for More Help

February 5, 2018
by: 
Dwayne Page
DeKalb Animal Coalition Shelter Director Megan Moore and President Marsha Darrah
Half time Animal Shelter Employee James Wilkerson with Coalition President Marsha Darrah at Christmas on the Square in December
Sue Puckett of the DeKalb Animal Coalition
Smithville Mayor and Aldermen

The staff at the new DeKalb Animal Shelter has become stretched thin because of the workload and needs help.

During Monday night’s regular monthly city council meeting, Sue Puckett, spokesperson for the DeKalb Animal Coalition Board of Directors, addressed the mayor and aldermen to formally ask that the city, which already funds a full time director and a half-time position at the shelter, make the half-time employee full time.

Since it opened to the public in November, the shelter has stayed at or near capacity of dogs and cats which has created more work for the staff, Director Megan Moore, and her assistant James Wilkerson. Volunteers have been used to help take up the slack but it still apparently isn't enough.

“We are asking and kinda begging to make him (Wilkerson) a full time employee. We don’t want to lose him but we’re liable to if we can’t give him full time employment,” said Puckett.

Alderman Jason Murphy, who is also a member of the Animal Coalition Board, seemed to agree with Puckett. “ We have the same staffing we had for the old shelter but now we have six times more space”.

In December, 2015 the City entered into a 99 year lease with the DeKalb Animal Coalition Board of Directors. Terms of the agreement call for the City to “ provide to the Coalition a full time employee, as well as a part time employee, to assist in the day-to day operation of the animal shelter and to budget funds for this purpose from year to year, subject to approval of the Coalition”.

Prior to the new shelter, the city paid two other people to operate the old dog pound on Smith Road, which is now closed. According to the 2016-17 city budget, the former full time employee was paid $27,979 plus a $279 Christmas bonus and a health insurance benefit of $6,993. The former part time employee at the old dog pound was paid $17,487 and a Christmas bonus of $174 but no health insurance benefit.

Puckett said the new team, Moore and Wilkerson are doing a great job and the Coalition wants to keep them together.

“We have a wonderful director, Megan Moore, and we have James Wilkerson as a half time employee. That was our agreement with you (for the city) to furnish one and a half employees. That is exactly what was happening at the old one (dog pound). But we’re new at this and you are too at running a good shelter. We were full (animals) the first week (in operation) and had a waiting list. The community has responded and we are really excited. We don’t want to lose either of these employees. They are over worked. They just can’t do it all,” said Puckett.

In the 91 days the new shelter has been open, Moore said 89 animals have been adopted, almost one a day. “We’re housing 51 animals right now. We have 20 indoor/outdoor runs. We have 41 dogs in those. That’s quite a few,” she said.

Unlike the old dog pound, Moore explained that the new shelter does much more than just pick up strays. “We are an adoption center. Animals are spayed and neutered before they leave our facility to reduce the problem we have with over population. We are in the process of being state certified as an animal controlled agency. The duties we do during the day are not just picking up dogs. We do everything from cleaning, feeding, medical, transport, dealing with the public, making sure everything is clean throughout the day and weekends. Saturdays we’re there for half a day. Saturday evenings we come back and Sunday mornings we’re there cleaning. Sunday evenings we’re there cleaning. Holidays, weekends, it doesn’t matter. It’s a seven day a week, every single week job. It’s not easy but that’s what we are there for and that is why we are asking you for that extra help. The work load itself is quite a bit. I want to do my job the best I can but I also do need help to do that. I think two full time employees would make that much easier for everybody. As of right now our volunteer program is on hold because I need to find a volunteer coordinator that can help me train and manage volunteers while they are there,” said Moore.

In addition to funding the employees, the city appropriated $75,000 to help build the shelter, which is located behind Tenneco Automotive. The county also put in $75,000 for the construction. While the Coalition had hoped the $150,000 contribution by the local governments would have been sufficient to build the facility, it fell short.

“We were hoping $150,000 would build it but it did not. Our board has raised and spent $144,531 in addition to the $150,000. We owe $33,000 of that because we had to borrow some money. We didn’t have enough. Of course we’re having to pay interest on that. I think we have $3,000 in the bank. We’re low on funds,” said Puckett.

Alderman Danny Washer said he had reservations about the city making the half-time position at the animal shelter full time when the city, because of funding concerns, has previously turned down requests by the fire chief and police chief to add another full time position to their departments. Washer said the community might not support giving the animal shelter higher priority than police and fire.

“My problem is the fire department asked for another employee and we’ve had the police chief ask for another employee so how are we going to justify giving you (animal coalition) a full time employee when we turned them down? How do we say one is more important than the other? I know it’s a burden to you but the way I look at it we have to get by with what we’ve got,” said Alderman Washer.

“But we may lose what we’ve got if we don’t do something,” replied Puckett

“We have spent $145,000 on a building (shelter) that belongs to the city and this was money that was raised by the (animal coalition) board. We’ve spent almost as much as the county and city put in together on the building. I understand that we have a lease and it calls for one and a half employees but none of us knew how it was going to work. We would pick that up (extra expense) but we can’t do it,” added Puckett.

“They are not asking for a completely new employee, just to increase one from a part time to a full time so you’re not adding a completely full salary, just a half a salary,” explained Alderman Gayla Hendrix in response to Alderman Washer.

“What about health Insurance?” asked Alderman Josh Miller.

“Once you (city employee) are put in full time status you are entitled to health insurance,” replied City Administrator Hunter Hendrixson.

Mayor Jimmy Poss said according to Director Moore, Wilkerson does not wish to have health insurance through the city.

The mayor and aldermen decided to schedule a workshop to determine the actual cost to the city before acting on the animal coalition’s request.

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Woman Airlifted, Another Also Injured in Two Vehicle Crash

February 5, 2018
by: 
Dwayne Page
2015 Dodge Dart driven by Ann Taylor of Smithville
2015 Honda CRV driven by Myra Sircy of Lebanon

One woman was airlifted and another was also injured in a two vehicle crash Friday night on West Broad Street near DeKalb Middle School.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 31 year old Ann Taylor of Smithville was pulling out of Tiger Drive onto West Broad Street in a 2015 Dodge Dart when she crossed the path of a 2015 Honda CRV , driven by 49 year old Myra Sircy of Lebanon who was traveling west on Broad Street. The front of Sircy’s vehicle struck the driver’s side door of Taylor’s car.

Taylor was transported by DeKalb EMS to a helicopter landing zone at DeKalb Middle School and airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital. Sircy was transported by ground ambulance to St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation by Trooper Danielle Neal of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Members of the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department and Smithville Police Department were also on the scene providing assistance.

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DTC Communications receives $1.725M to expand high-speed broadband

February 5, 2018
Chris Townson, DTC’s CEO

DTC Communications has been awarded $1.725M to make more high-speed broadband Internet available to rural Tennesseans. The grant is a product of Governor Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, and was awarded by the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development.

DTC Communications serves residents in Cannon, DeKalb, Rutherford, Smith and Wilson counties. The grant will cover areas near Plunkett Creek and Rawls Creek roads in Smith County and areas near Watertown in Wilson County.

“With this grant money and DTC’s matching contribution, we will be able to reach out and help more of the underserved and unserved in our area,” said Chris Townson, DTC’s CEO. The project includes building miles of new fiber optic lines in and around the designated grant area, and is expected to take up to two years to complete.

Townson continued, “The grant helps DTC continue its efforts to build a state-of-the-art fiber optic network for our members and the region we serve. It’s an exciting time for DTC Communications.”

Levoy Knowles, executive director of the Tennessee Telecommunications Association (TTA), congratulated Townson.

“This is great news for DTC Communications. These grants will help our local telecom companies to continue filling in the high-speed broadband gaps in and near their rural coverage areas.

TTA has worked with the Governor’s office to make rural broadband a top priority. These grants are a solid way to advance that priority.”

A total of $30 million in grants and $15 million in tax breaks are part of the Governor‘s program, passed last year in the General Assembly, to make more broadband available in rural Tennessee. These are the first grants awarded.

DTC Communications, a member of TTA, was one of five TTA member companies that received almost half of the $9.8 million in grants awarded.

TTA members include independent and cooperatively owned telecom companies that provide high-speed broadband or fiber service to more than 136,000 customers in rural Tennessee. They have installed more than 21,000 miles of fiber in rural areas across the state, and by 2019, they will have spent more than $243 million to connect rural Tennesseans with gig-speed fiber – the fastest Internet available.

TTA has been connecting rural Tennesseans for 70 years. Today, the 21 members of TTA are THE rural broadband experts in Tennessee.

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Sparta Man Arrested in Theft of Kayaks and Trailer from Local Business

February 5, 2018
by: 
Dwayne Page
Rainn Wanos Martin
Carrie Lynn Cole
Scottie Wayne Knowles

An investigation into the theft of kayaks and a trailer from a business on Wolf Creek Road has resulted in the arrest of a Sparta man.

39 year old Rainn Wanos Martin of White Oak Flat Road, Sparta is charged with theft of property. His bond is $10,000 and his court date is February 8.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on July 20, 2017 Martin took several kayaks and a trailer from the business without the owner’s consent.The total value of the stolen items is $21,700.

The case was investigated by a Sheriff’s Department Detective.

23 year old Carrie Lynn Cole of Church Street, Alexandria is charged with two counts of violation of probation in General Sessions Court, assault, and resisting stop, frisk, halt, arrest, or search.

Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, January 29 a deputy made contact with Cole on Avant Circle in Alexandria. He was there to serve existing warrants on her for violation of probation. When he tried to place Cole under arrest, she resisted. When he asked her to stand from where she was seated Cole became irate, began yelling, and kicked the deputy in the chest.

38 year old Scottie Wayne Knowles of Jacobs Pillar Road, Smithville is charged with driving on a revoked or suspended license.

Sheriff Ray said that on February 2 a deputy spotted a broken tail light on a Toyota pickup truck. He conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, Knowles who admitted to not having a valid driver license. A computer check through central dispatch confirmed that Knowles’ license were revoked having been suspended on April 10, 2017.

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