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Smithville Police Department Hosting 3rd Annual Cops for Kids Christmas Party

Dec 19, 2014

The Smithville Police Department would like to announce that they will be hosting their 3rd Annual Cops for Kids Christmas Party.

The event is held to provide relief around the Holidays for any family that may be going through a difficult time due to illness, loss of income or other circumstances. The goal of the event is to help lessen the stress on families and provide them with a fun evening of food, fellowship, gifts for their children and, of course, a visit from Santa. This event is by invitation only and anyone wishing to attend must fill out an application. Applications may be picked up at the Smithville Police Department or can be printed online at


Cops for Kids 2014.pdf (69.12 KB)

Applications must be turned in no later than Monday, December 1, 2014. They may be returned to the Smithville Police Department or mailed to SPD, Attn: Cops for Kids, 104 East Main Street, Smithville, TN 37166.

Anyone who would like to donate gifts may do so by bringing a new, unwrapped gift to the Smithville Police Department, Cash Express at 126 East Bryant Street in Smithville or the Dollar General Stores in Smithville and Dowelltown or you may give your donation directly to a City police officer. Deadline for donations is December 5, 2014.

For more information regarding applications, donations or general information, please contact Beth Adcock at 615-597-8210 extension 1.

Smithville Christmas Parade

Dec 6, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Smithville Elementary

The Smithville Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 6th starting at 1:00 p.m. at Smithville Elementary. To enter call or leave a message with Jeff Wright at 597-6750 or John Poss 597-1135. Antique cars and Horse riders do not have to pre-register. All others need to call by December 4th to make sure you are included in the lineup.

"Healing Families" Family/Friend Support Group

Nov 27, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Haven of Hope office

DeKalb County Drug Court and Haven of Hope of DeKalb County are offering a free and open to the public family/friend support group, "Healing Families", for those concerned about someone struggling with the disease of addiction. The group meets at the Haven of Hope office, 612S Congress Blvd, from 5:30 to 6:30 Thursday evenings. Childcare is provided. Call 597-4673 for more information.

UT Extension Christmas Canning Classes Offered

Dec 1, 2014
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
UT Extension office

The UT Extension office will be offering Christmas Canning Gift classes in December. Cost per class is $30 and covers all materials and supplies. The instructor for the classes will be UT Extension Agent Dr. April Martin. Classes to learn canning basics and how to use a water bath canner. Participants will take home jars of cranberry chutney and pickled bread n butter zucchini. These make nice Christmas gifts. Classes will be held on:

Monday, December 1, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 4, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 4, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

A minimum of 4 participants per class is required and payment must be received within 3 business days of the class.
For more information, call 597-4945. Fees can be paid at the UT Extension Office located in the DeKalb County Complex building.


Dec 12, 2014
6:30 p.m.
County Complex

BETH-LEHEM BIRTHDAY BASH a ‘50’s style Musical Comedy Dinner Theatre will be presented at the County Complex in Smithville on Friday December 12th at 6:30, Saturday December 13th with two performances - A matinee at 12:30 and an evening show at 6:30 PM.

Dinner and show is $15.00. Show only $10.00. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance. Call Josh Isaac at (615) 318-2298 for tickets. They may be also be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office in the Courthouse.

This play is written and directed by Josh Isaac, and will be the kickoff presentation for a new season of community plays to be featured at the center this coming year and beyond. This play is performed by the First Assembly of God Drama Troupe, who are well known in the community for providing first rate entertainment in recent years. Proceeds of this event will help with expenses at the upcoming Fine Art competition for the teens of First Assembly.

Haven of Hope Grief Support Group Meeting

Nov 17, 2014
6:00 p.m.
612 S. Congress Blvd

Haven of Hope is offering a weekly grief support group on Monday nights at 6 pm during November. It will meet at the Haven of Hope office located at 612 S. Congress Blvd. The group is free and open to the public. Call 597-4673 for more information.

Justin Potter Library Supports Tennessee Promise Initiative

Dec 4, 2014 to Jan 15, 2015
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Justin Potter Library

In support of the Tennessee Promise initiative, Justin Potter Library will commit to the following actions:

2. Dec. 4 through Jan 15, those computers and space can be used Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the students' college applications.

3. Starting Jan 22 through Feb 26, TNPromise scholars can complete their eight hours of community service as volunteers at Justin Potter Library on Thursdays between the hours of 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

Alexandria Christmas Parade

Nov 30, 2014
2:00 p.m.

The Alexandria Christmas Parade will be Sunday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. with the line-up forming at 1:00 p.m. To enter or for more information, call Bennett Armstrong at 954-999-3828

Permits Required during Fire Season

Oct 15, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014
Tennessee Division of Forestry

Tennessee’s fire season began October 15th and the Tennessee Division of Forestry wants to remind everyone that they must obtain a burning permit before doing any open burning. Only brush, leaves, grass, untreated or unpainted lumber or other natural plant residues can be legally burned. Burning permits can be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday by calling the DeKalb County office of the Division of Forestry at 597-4015. Burning permits can be obtained for small debris piles after hours and on the weekends by visiting Think before you burn.


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