Community Calendar

2016 DCHS Tiger Football Schedule

Aug 19, 2016
7:00 P.M.

The 2016 DeKalb County High School Tiger Football Schedule is as follows:

All games are on Friday nights at 7:00 p.m.

August 19: Warren County (Smithville)

August 26: Stone Memorial (Smithville)

September 2: York Institute (Smithville)

September 9: Cumberland County (Crossville)

September 16: Smith County (Carthage)

September 23: Macon County (Lafayette)

September 30: Sequatchie County (Smithville)

October 7: Grundy County (Spencer)

October 14: OPEN

October 21: Upperman (Smithville)

October 30: Cannon County (Woodbury)

Test Drive a Ford to Raise Funds for DCHS Football

Aug 5, 2016
3:30 p.m.

Florence & White Ford and the Ford Motor Company are offering DCHS Football the opportunity to raise thousands of dollars with their annual test drive program on Friday, August 5 prior to a scrimmage game against Friendship Christian. Tiger football fans can earn money for the DCHS football program by simply test-driving a new Ford at the school. The scrimmage game starts at 6:30 p.m. but fans are invited to come out as early as 3:30 p.m. to enjoy a meal and to test drive a new Ford vehicle by the Florence & White dealership in Smithville. For every valid test drive, Ford will donate money to the football program. Tiger Coach Steve Trapp says the more fans who come out and test drive a new Ford vehicle, the more money will be made for DCHS football.

First Day of School Education Celebration

Aug 5, 2016
6:00 P.M.
Smithville Public Square

The Annual First Day of School Education Celebration for DeKalb County will be held on Friday, August 5 starting at 6:00 p.m. downtown around the courthouse square.

Michelle Burklow, Supervisor of Instruction for Pre-Kindergarten to 6th Grade, said the event is free and all parents and students are urged to attend to help kick off the new school year. "Our goal is to provide an evening of activities, education, and enjoyment for the residents of DeKalb County. We will be having information booths, passing out school supplies, refreshments, and various activities for the students to participate in while promoting education."

"This will also provide a time for our teachers and parents to come together to build a foundation for new and positive relationships," said Burklow

"Our First Day of School Celebration is an opportunity for our schools to take a leadership role in re-enforcing and improving relationships among parents, teachers, students, and the community. This is the one day each year when it is both easiest and most important to enlist families as partners in our children's education. This is a great time for us to engage our families and make them feel welcome into our schools."

"So come out and join us. Everything is free that evening. We'll have free school supplies, free food, snacks and lots of community people coming together to make this event possible", said Burklow.

"There are many volunteers, churches, and organizations that come together to make this event possible for our children so they are able to start school with new supplies and a great positive attitude."

If you would like to help with this event please call Michelle Burklow at 615- 597-4084. Volunteers are needed.

This celebration is totally free of charge to those who attend so make plans now to join the fun downtown Smithville on Friday, August 5 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.


Jul 31, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Northside Elementary School

An annual prayer for our schools observance will be held Sunday, July 31 at Northside Elementary School starting at 2 p.m.

Parents, church leaders, educators, and community leaders are invited to attend this special "BACK 2 SCHOOL -CALL 2 PRAYER" gathering. Information from the past year and projections related to the new school year will be presented.

The prayer service has become an annual event conducted by local pastors and youth pastors offering prayers for each school in DeKalb County and for school sponsored activities. A special prayer will be offered for our law enforcement agencies.

This year, instead of a closing prayer, those present will be asked to go to the geographical location of each school and pray. A prayer of blessing and protection will be offered for the students and faculty for the school year .

For more information please call Donnie Kelly 931-260-1763 or Graden Kirksey at 931-260-9297

DeKalb County Scottish Rite Club Meeting

Jul 28, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Patty's Restaurant

The DeKalb County Scottish Rite Club will meet Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Patty's Restaurant on West Broad Street in Smithville. All members are urged to attend.

DeKalb County Commission Meeting

Jul 25, 2016
6:30 p.m.

The DeKalb County Commission will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Monday July 25, 2016 in the 3rd floor courtroom of the DeKalb County Courthouse. A public hearing on the proposed 2016-2017 budget will be held at 5:30 p.m.

Auto Dealers Urged to Attend New Dealer Drive-Out EZ Tag Demonstration

Jul 28, 2016
9:30 a.m.
County Complex

County Clerk James L. (Jimmy) Poss is asking all Auto Dealers in DeKalb County to attend a new Dealer Drive-Out EZ Tag demonstration. This will be conducted Thursday July 28 at 9:30 a.m. in the meeting room adjacent to the UT extension office at the county complex. This new option is available but not currently mandated for all dealers. It has numerous benefits and features for dealerships that will be explained in detail. The customer will still assume a temporary tag fee. However, there is NO software cost to the dealer. Dealers are only responsible for their computer, laser printer and blank synthetic paper required for printing tags. Participating dealers find that the program is fast, efficient, and time saving

DeKalb County Library Board Meeting

Jul 26, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Justin Potter Library

The DeKalb County Library Board will have their bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m. at Justin Potter Library. The public is welcome to attend the meeting.

5th annual Earl Judkins Golf Classic Set for July 30

Jul 30, 2016
8:00 a.m.
Smithville Golf Course

The 5th annual Earl Judkins Golf Classic will be held Saturday, July 30 at Smithville Golf Course to raise money for 4 year old Karly Campbell who was diagnosed with leukemia in February. She is the daughter of Alex and Marly Campbell of Smithville.

The event is hosted by the Cantrell Cancer Benefit Foundation and all proceeds will go directly to benefit Karly and her family. “Karly was diagnosed this year but is on the up and up from what her parents tell us but that doesn’t mean she is done with treatment. She is still going to be going through some pretty rigorous tests just to make sure she is in the clear so we want to help her out as much as we can,” said Caroline Cantrell.

The golf classic began five years ago to help families who have been affected by cancer. “We are looking to serve families who have been affected by cancer. Cancer has hit our family a couple of times pretty hard. We know how hard it is to struggle and we want to just help those families,” said Tyler Cantrell.

Those wishing to be served must first apply. A committee then reviews the applications and selects a recipient each year. The man for whom the classic is named, the late Earl Judkins, was an avid golfer and a cancer patient.

“Our family was affected by cancer five years ago with my sister the late Amy Miller so we know how hard it is for families. My great uncle Earl Judkins, the man for whom the classic is named passed away several years ago from colon cancer,” said Tyler.

Previous recipients of the benefit golf classic were Amy Miller, Chrissy Means, Gracie Dezarn, and Edith Johnson McReynolds.

This Golf Classic begins with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. The entry fee is $60 for an individual golfer or $240 for a team of four. (Includes 18 holes with cart and meal-mulligans can be bought prior to the shotgun start). Lunch will be provided. Door prizes and a raffle will be available but no cash prizes.

“We’re looking for any golfer. It doesn’t matter if you are a scratch golfer or a soon to be pro. Its a four man team. You can bring your own team but if you don’t have a team we can put you with anybody. We are just looking to benefit this little girl and her family,” said Tyler.

The format is a 4-person A,B,C,D, Scramble/Own Team-Best Ball. For more information contact Tyler Cantrell at Like them on Facebook at Cantrell Cancer Benefit Foundation or Phone 1-931-239-5948 or contact the Smithville Golf Course to sign up at 615-597-6648. Donations may be made to the Cantrell Cancer Benefit Foundation. Mail to 625 Foster Road, Smithville, TN 37166 or bring them by Center Hill Cross Fit.

Meanwhile, a Cross Fit competition will be held the weekend before the golf classic which will also serve as a benefit for Karly. Call or email to get more information

Free High School Equivalency Classes

Jul 18, 2016 to Jul 31, 2016
County Complex

If you never completed high school and would like to obtain an equivalency diploma you have that opportunity.

Free High School Equivalency Classes are available days and evenings at the County Complex at 722 South Congress Boulevard. Enter through the UT Extension/Motlow College Doors.

Ongoing registration is Mondays from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Please call the office to confirm your appointment. For questions or additional information call 1-855-516-0160


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