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Courthouse and County Offices to be Closed for Memorial Day

May 30, 2016
Courthouse and County Offices

The DeKalb County Court House, County Complex County Offices, Smithville Senior Center, Justin Potter Library, Alexandria Library, DeKalb County Landfill and all trash collection sites will be closed Monday May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. The County Court Clerk’s Office will also be closed Saturday May 28th.

Amateur Radio Exam Session

Jun 4, 2016
1:00 P.M.
Cannon County High School

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an Amateur Radio Exam Session on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 - 1:00 PM (Walk-ins are welcome) at the Cannon County High School - Room # 115, 1 Lion Drive, Woodbury TN 37190-5240. Contact Jeffrey Kemper - KV4VV at (615) 364-3913 or check out the club's website at if anyone has any questions.

Amateur Radio Operators also called “hams” communicate with other operators in the local area, statewide, nationally, and even worldwide. Hams also aid during times of emergencies with vital communication links. The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League.

Decoration Day for Banks Cemetery

Jun 5, 2016
Banks Cemetery

The annual Decoration Day for Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County will be Sunday, June 5. Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church will also have their annual Homecoming Day. Sunday School begins at 10:00 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m. with lunch at noon. Everyone is invited. Please make plans to attend.

Your support is needed so the cemetery can be properly maintained and kept looking good. You may mail donations to: Robert Joins, Treasurer, 846 Luttrell Avenue, Smithville, TN 37166; Ernie Winchester, President, 1070 Tabernacle Road, Smithville, TN 37166; or Melissa Ferrell, Vice-President, 8001 Short Mountain Road, Woodbury, TN. 37190

DeKalb Schools to Close for Summer

May 26, 2016
DeKalb Schools

This is the last week of school in DeKalb County before the summer break. Students will not attend on Wednesday, May 25. That will be an administrative day and all teachers must attend. The last day of school will be Thursday, May 26 and report cards will be sent home.

County Commission to Meet

May 23, 2016
6:30 p.m.

The DeKalb County Commission will meet in regular monthly session on Monday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs courtroom of the courthouse.

The agenda is as follows:

Local Option Sales Tax Report to be given

Action on Budget Amendments

Discuss EMS Rates

Discuss Request of Young Farmers & Ranchers of DeKalb County

Discuss Lease of Property to the Fiddlers Jamboree Committee during the 2016 Jamboree.

Discuss lease between DeKalb County and UCHRA

Board of Equalization update

Approval of notaries

Any other business properly presented.

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ at the Library

Jun 2, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries

Registration for the Summer Reading Club & Read-to-me Club begins on June 2nd and will run through June 30 at Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries. Children can set their own reading goal and will receive a participation certificate and other goodies. This year's Summer Reading theme is "On Your Mark, Get Set READ so everyone can be a sports star.

The fun begins with the opening party for all ages at Justin Potter Library on Thursday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. featuring Kevin Kidd and his high energy program and continues through June 30th with story times, Get Set Read Activity Stations, Kids Yoga, The Organ Wise Guys presented by the Health Department, and the Finale Party on June 30 featuring Ventriloquist Crystal Birdwell and Gang.

Alexandria Library's Story and Activity Time will be June 8, 15, & 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Come and join them for a summer filled with fun and creativity. For more information on the events at the libraries call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 or the Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124 or visit the library website at

DCHS Class of 1976 Reunion

Jun 25, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Evins Mill

The DeKalb County HS Class of 1976 is having a re-union on Saturday, June 25, at 6:30 pm. A dinner, music, and cash bar will take place at Evins Mill, located at 1535 Evins Mill Road, Smithville. Please contact David McDowell at 931-260-1693 or Lisa Cripps at 615-684-6378 for more information.

Board of Education to Meet

May 23, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Board of Education Building

The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet Monday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Board of Education Building in a work session.

The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet Monday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Board of Education in a special called meeting to consider and act on the 2016-17 budget.

DeKalb Fire Department Liberty Station-Engine #65 Fundraiser

Jun 4, 2016
4:00 p.m.
DeKalb West School

The DeKalb County Fire Department Liberty Station-Engine #65 will have a fundraiser June 4 from 4:00 p.m. until? at DeKalb West School. Enjoy all you can eat fish & chicken dinner and Gumbo.

$12 for children ages 10 through adults
$6.00 for children ages 6 through 10
Free for children age 5 and younger

To go boxes available

Anyone wanting to donate cakes, pies, brownies, or any other desserts would be greatly appreciated! They will send someone to pick up any donations that you are willing to donate for the cake walk. Please call 615-536-5987 (Jerry Wayne Johnson) or 615-295-4605 (Donnie Johnson) for pick-ups or if you have any questions.

Come out and support your local fire department. Everyone's support will be greatly appreciated.


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