Community Calendar

DCHS Tiger Football Season Opens at Warren County August 21

Aug 21, 2015
7:00 p.m.

The DCHS Tiger Football season opens Friday night, August 21 at Warren County but fans can get their first look at the team in action during the Jamboree at Watertown on Saturday, August 15.

The Tigers open the season with three road trips: to Warren County on August 21, to Stone Memorial at Crossville on August 28, and at York Institute in Jamestown September 4.

DeKalb County will then host three straight home games starting with Cumberland County on September 11, Smith County on September 18, and Macon County on September 25.

A road trip will follow to Sequatchie County on October 2 and then back home for Grundy County on October 9.

The Tigers will have a bye week on October 16; play at Upperman on October 23, and then close out the season at home against Cannon County on October 30.

All regular season games kick off at 7:00 p.m. and WJLE will have LIVE coverage with the Voice of the Tigers John Pryor each week and LIVE streaming at

Smithville Mayor and Aldermen to Meet

Aug 3, 2015
6:00 p.m.
City Hall

The Smithville Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular monthly session Monday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m.

The agenda is as follows:

•Suzanne Williams of the Chamber of Commerce to address Board on grants.

•Board’s approval to advertise for paving bids for the City.

•Departmental report from Captain Leffew on the Smithville Police Department.

•Update on public works projects from the Public Works Director.

Any other business brought properly before the Board.

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA)

Aug 13, 2015
1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
UCHRA Office 726 S Congress Blvd, Smithville

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for DeKalb County, Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the UCHRA Office 726 S Congress Blvd, Smithville, TN
Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards contact your local UCHRA office.

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.

Free Tablet Classes

Aug 10, 2015
5:30 p.m.
DeKalb County Complex

Free Tablet Classes to be held in the Motlow classroom at the DeKalb County Complex - 722 S. Congress Blvd. If you recently purchased a tablet, or just want to get to know yours a little better, we have workshops that will help you learn the basic functions of your device - contact Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 to reserve a seat.

•Basic Tablet Training – Monday, August 10th 5:30 – 7:30 pm
•Basic Tablet Training – Monday, August 24th 5:30 – 7:30 pm

DeKalb Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

Aug 15, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Smithville Church of Christ Annex

The Annual Meeting of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau will be held Saturday, August 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ Annex.

During the business meeting, they will announce the directors elected for the upcoming year and company service reports will be given. James Morse with Airmedcare will be the guest speaker.

All Farm Bureau members are invited. A light meal will be served following the business meeting. Please call 615-597-7751 by August 10 so they can prepare for the number attending.

4-H Outdoor Meat Cookery Contest Informational Meeting

Aug 4, 2015
3:15 p.m.
4-H Office In County Complex

4-H Outdoor Meat Cookery Contest
Informational Meeting
Must be a current 7th-12th grader to participate
Tuesday, August 4th 3:15-4:15 pm at the 4-H Office located in the community complex
Call 615-597-4945 for more information.

Annual Food for Kids Art Sale

Aug 8, 2015
7:00 a.m.-Noon
DeKalb County Farmers Market

Save the Date

Annual Food for Kids Art Sale
August 8, 2015, 7 – 12 Noon
DeKalb County Farmers Market

Mark your calendars and plan to shop early at this much anticipated annual event sponsored by the artists of Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour. It will be held on Saturday, August 8, 7 am-12 noon at the DeKalb County Farmers Market.

100% of the proceeds from this art sale go to the DeKalb County School’s Backpack Program. The Back pack program provides healthy, nonperishable, easy to open food to children in need who might otherwise go hungry after school and on the weekends.

Shoppers at this year’s sale will have an opportunity to purchase a wide range of handmade items at bargain prices including pottery, glass, original prints, silk scarves, handmade cards and more.

For more information or to make a donation to the Backpack Program call: Claudia Lee, 615-536-5151 or Tim Hintz, 615-597-8770.

Auditions for "When You Wish" presented by the DeKalb Community Performing Arts Company

Aug 17, 2015
5:00 p.m.
DeKalb Complex Theater Room

Auditions for "When You Wish" presented by the DeKalb Community Performing Arts Company will be August 17 at the DeKalb County Complex Theater Room.

"When You Wish" is the first Kids to Adult Musical show featuring a story of some kids that fall asleep and wake up in a land of adventure! They must learn a few life lessons as they discover everyone is different! It's got all your favorite Disney songs from Lion King to Frozen, high School Musical to Annie, and Teen Beach Movie to The Little Mermaid!!

AUDITION: August 17:

5pm-7pm for kids 5 years old to 8th grade. Ages 5-1st grade can ONLY try out for a solo.
7pm – 9pm for 9th Grade-adult.

Musical Auditions are from age 5-100. Bring a CD with your favorite Disney song or sing a cappella.
Acting & Dance Auditions are for 1st grade-UP. Be ready to read lines and dance!

This Musical has something for everyone. You do not have to look like a certain character to get a part. Soloists are needed who will just be singing and dancers that will just be dancing.

Special casting for the following characters:

Main Cast is 3 kids- 2 female ages 7-17 and 1 male. Note: Performers in these roles will have to be able to sing, dance, and act. Also they will have to make all rehearsals.

Villains like: Captain Hook, Cruella, Evil Queen.

Princesses like: Snow White, Elsa, Ariel, Jasmin, (Any and All) Note: It is not a must to be able to sing but it is a plus and you must be ages 15 or older.

Princes & Pirates: Men are needed! These are not huge roles so they can work with your schedules.

High School Musical Cast: If you look like the cast teenagers then come on out. Note: Again you don’t have to be able to sing but it’s a plus.

For more info call 615-318-2298.

Students to Register for Schools August 3

Aug 3, 2015
7:45 a.m.
All Schools

DeKalb County Students will register for the new school year on Monday, August 3


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The school calendar is as follows:

Tuesday, August 4 will be an administrative day for teachers only

The first full day of school for all students will be Wednesday, August 5

A system wide in-service day will be Tuesday, July 28

All teachers will report to their individual schools on Wednesday and Thursday July 29 and July 30

Meanwhile, the annual First Day of School Education Celebration will be Monday, August 3 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on the public square

Edgar Evins State Park Program Schedule

Jul 27, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015
Edgar Evins State Park

Thursday, July 30th

5:30 PM Swimming 101: Meet at the Pool at the cabins to learn some basic swimming techniques. We will get very wet and have a good time!

Friday, July 31st

5:00 PM Ice Creature Bursts: Come down to the Camp Store to bust some ice and find the creatures inside. We will talk about your creatures and you’ll have souvenirs to take home.

6:00 PM Striker Fires: Come down to the Fire Circle to learn how to use a flint striker to start a fire. It’s a fun and simple task!

8:30 PM Scorpion Hunt: Did you know that we have scorpions in Tennessee? Join the Park Ranger for a nighttime expedition to find scorpions by black light. Meet at the first Picnic Area at the boat ramp entrance (look for State Parks vehicle).

Saturday, August 1st

11:00 AM Canoe and Kayak Basics: Meet at Boat Ramp 1 to learn some basic paddling strokes on the canoe and kayak. Both will be supplied by the park so come to learn and have a good time!

5:00 PM PFD Throwing: Come save the seasonal ranger from drowning! Practice throwing a flotation device to save a life down at Boat Ramp 1. Be ready to get wet, and please please please come to help save a life and have fun!

6:00 PM Canoe and Kayak Tour: Meet down at Boat Ramp 1 to paddle out a ways on the beautiful Center Hill Lake! The park will supply canoes, kayaks, and life jackets. Please sign up at the office as space is limited, max of 14 people. We are borrowing these canoes and kayaks for a limited time! We hope to purchase canoes and kayaks in the future and kindly request a small donation to make this a reality. Hope to see you there!


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