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Board of Education to Meet in Regular Session

Jul 9, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Board of Education Building

The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet in regular monthly session on Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Building.

The agenda is as follows:

Consider and act on individual school budgets and fundraiser requests for 2015-16

Consider and act on School Board Policies

Consider and act on the Director's Salary and Contract

Committee or School updates/Reports

Personnel Report from the Director

The consent agenda is as follows:

Consider and act on Local Government Corporation Hardware Maintenance Agreement for Fiscal Services

Consider and act on 2015-16 PreK State Grant

Consider and act on the TSBA Policy Maintenance and Online Services.

Consider and act on a Renewal application for DCHS Conspiracy Theory

Consider and act on a School Nutrition Charge Policy

Consider and act on the 2015-16 School Nutrition Budget

Consider and act on Special Education Agreements for special services:
Services with Putnam County
Occupational Therapy with Feltz Therapy Services
Lisa Woods, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist Services with Theraplay, Inc.
Kealah Curtis, Physical Therapy Assistant
Karen Nelson, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist

State Commissioner of Tourist Development to Visit

Jul 8, 2015
4:00 p.m.
DeKalb County Complex Auditorium

The public is invited to attend a ‘Meet and Greet’ to honor the newly appointed Commissioner of Tourist Development, Kevin Triplett. Commissioner Triplett will be visiting Smithville on Wednesday, July 8th at the DeKalb County Complex auditorium from 4 PM to 5:30 PM. After speaking, the commissioner will have a question and answer time. Senator Mae Beavers, State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver, and State Representative Mark Pody will also be in attendance. County Mayor Tim Stribling and Chamber Director Suzanne Williams urge all county and city leaders, business and community leaders, as well as the general public to attend this important and informative event

County Seeks Applicants for Judicial Commissioner

Jul 2, 2015 to Jul 10, 2015
County Mayor's Office in Courthouse

The DeKalb County Government is accepting applications for Judicial Commissioners. Applications can be picked up at the County Mayor's Office and must be returned by noon on Friday, July 10.

Courthouse and County Offices to be Closed Friday, July 3

Jul 3, 2015
County Offices

The DeKalb County Court House, County Complex County Offices, Smithville Senior Center, and Landfill will be closed Friday July 3rd. The County Court Clerk’s Office will also be closed Saturday July 4th. All Trash Collection Sites will be closed Saturday July 4th.

Fiddler 5K and One Mile Fun Run Coming Saturday, July 4

Jul 4, 2015
7:00 a.m.
Church Street in Downtown Smithville

The 17th annual Fiddler 5K and One Mile Fun Run, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County will be Saturday, July 4, the weekend of the Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree. All proceeds from the race will be used in building another Habitat for Humanity home in DeKalb County.

The race will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m., RAIN OR SHINE. The course begins and ends on Church Street in Downtown Smithville. "We encourage anybody who is interested in doing either the one mile fun run or the 5K which is a 3.1 mile course to go to where you'll find a printable registration form that provides all the details of registration and a link to online registration," said Race Director Tecia Puckett Pryor.


2015 Registration Form.pdf (160.54 KB)

The direct link to online preregistration is:

Paper registrations must be submitted no later than Monday, June 29. "If you want to register by paper. If you want to print out a form and mail it in or bring it by my office, that needs to be done by Monday, June 29. If you pre-register online you need to do that by midnight Wednesday, July 1. The advantage of pre-registering is that you save $5.00 and you may pick up your packet on Friday evening, July 3 from 5-7 p.m. at the First Baptist Life Enrichment Center on Church Street, which is also the start line for the race. That's a real perk in that you don't have to get up quite as early on Saturday morning, July 4. You'll already have your race bib and t-shirt and you'll be ready to go. But you can still pick up your packet on Saturday morning. You don't have to pick it up on Friday night if that doesn't work for you," said Pryor.

Participants may also sign up on race day."The cost of race day registration is $30 and $25 for those age 18 and younger. Again, for early registration it's $25 for adults age 19 and older and for youth its $20 for ages 18 and younger so you save a little bit of money by pre-registering," Pryor said.

Tiger Pride Football Camp

Jul 7, 2015 to Jul 9, 2015
8:00 a.m.
DCHS Football Practice Field

The Tiger Pride Football Camp will be July 7-9 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the DCHS Practice Football Field. Its for ages 6-12. Camp goals are to provide each camper with a positive, fun filled learning experience. The camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of football and give campers added game experience, while emphasizing teamwork and competition in a fun environment.

The camp fee is $20 per camper. The fee includes three days of camp and a T-shirt per camper. Please mail enrollment form and fee to: 5100 Jacobs Pillar Road, Smithville, TN 37166. Make checks payable to DeKalb Jr Pro Football. Please do not mail cash. The last day for registration is June 30. Late registrations will be accepted but not guaranteed a shirt. Camp will be divided into age groups.

Camp Directors are John Kilgore and Toby Nokes and staff are County and Area Coaches.

Campers should send the following:

T-shirt size (YS, YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL)
Grade (2014-15 school year)
Date of Birth
Zip Code
Signature of Parents or Guardians
Phone Number
Emergency Phone Number

44th Annual Fiddlers Jamboree & Crafts Festival

Jul 3, 2015 to Jul 4, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Downtown Smithville

The 44th annual Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree & Crafts Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, July 3 & 4 downtown. On-stage entertainment begins each day from 9 a.m. until? WJLE will have LIVE coverage each day. Listen Live on WJLE AM 1480/FM 101.7 and LIVE streaming at

HG Staffing has Immediate Openings

Jun 23, 2015 to Jun 30, 2015
Shiroki North America in Smithville

HG Staffing has immediate openings available on the first and second shift at Shiroki North America in Smithville. New employees are eligible for full time employment after 90 days. New employees get pay raises after 90 days. Employees work 40 plus hours per week. Apply at the UCHRA office in Smithville on Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. Call HG Staffing at 931-743-6627 or 615-215-1482 to arrange an appointment or for more information.


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