DTC3 is excited for the return of The Mountain Report, a series that showcases everything a mountain offers. Embrace winter with a show highlighting the ski & ride experience, children’s programs, backwoods adventures, dining, accommodations, gear, fashion. Whether it’s skiing & riding, cross-country, dog sledding, or hiking, The Mountain Report has you covered.

The Mountain Report debuts on DTC3, January 20th. This season will air regularly on Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 PM through March.

Watch this and other programming, including exclusive local content on DTC3, available only on the DTC TV service. Call 615-529-2955 to learn more about DTC Communication’s TV service and other services, including broadband internet, phone, and security today.

DTC Sports is proud to name the second annual DTC Communications All-Star Team for the 2022 football season. The team includes 23 student-athletes from our area high schools, including Cannon County, DeKalb County, Gordonsville, Smith County, and Watertown. DTC Communications and DTC Sports congratulates each of our teams success achieved during this season and are proud to recognize the outstanding local student-athletes from the DTC service area including the 2022 DTC Communications Player of the Year, Colby Barnes of DeKalb County.

See below for the complete list of student-athletes named to this years’ team. We appreciate the Carthage Courier, The Wilson Post and WJLE for supplying player headshots to be used for this announcement.

Peyton Hix, Smith County, Jr.

Lucas Roberts, Gordonsville, Sr.

Ryan Perkins, Cannon County, Jr.

Tyler Estes, DeKalb County, Sr.

Kaiden West, Watertown, Jr.

Holden Trapp, DeKalb County, Sr.

Blaze Kinslow, Watertown, Jr.

Ethan Elkins, Gordonsville, Sr.

Jamison Keeley, Smith County, Sr.

Jack Byford, Cannon County, Jr.

Brady Gentry, Gordonsville, Jr.

Colby Barnes, DeKalb County, Sr.

Bryce Currie, Smith County, Sr.

Kwame Seay, Watertown, Jr.

Peyton Climer, Gordonsville, Sr.

Jimmy Enoch, Smith County, Sr.

Kolby Miller, Cannon County, So.

Ean Jones, DeKalb County, Sr.

Kaden Powell, Smith County, Fr.

Ryan Rodriguez, Watertown, Jr.

Josh Mingle, Cannon County, Sr.

Malachi Trapp, DeKalb County, Jr.

Drew Agee, Gordonsville, Sr.


























































































DTC Sports congratulates the Cannon County Lions, DeKalb County Tigers, Gordonsville Tigers, Smith County Owls, and Watertown Purple Tigers for their outstanding accomplishments in 2022. We look for to continuing our long-standing support of the athletic programs within our communities.


Each season, DTC Sports selects an outstanding player from the DTC service area for the DTC Communications Player of the Year. This year, the honor went to DeKalb County High School senior Colby Barnes.

Barnes was chosen based on his outstanding performance throughout the 2022 regular season, including being named DTC Sports Player of the Game for his performance against Macon County in Week 3.

Barnes was a threat from multiple positions on the field and lit up the stat sheet throughout the season. Offensively, he primarily lined up as a running back, where he ran the ball 232 times for 1,746 yards and 18 touchdowns in the regular season. In the Tigers’ first-round playoff game, Barnes carried the ball a staggering 55 times for 327 rushing yards and a touchdown. Barnes, alone, accounted for 83.8% of DeKalb County’s total team rushing for the season. He also caught nine balls for 69 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Barnes was impressive on the defensive side for DeKalb County also. He registered 15 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks from his defensive line spot. Barnes’ efforts helped the Tigers earn a 6-4 overall record and a berth in the TSSAA playoffs.

In addition to Barnes’ award, DTC Communications also presented DeKalb County High School head football coach Steve Trapp and the DeKalb County High School Football Program a check for $500 for having this year’s DTC Communications Player of the Year. Nick Nokes of DTC Sports made the presentations to Barnes and Coach Trapp during a visit to the school before their first-round playoff game against East Hamilton.


“DTC Communications is proud to be a community partner with the local schools in our service area, and we are equally proud to recognize the accomplishments of the outstanding student-athletes within the area,” said Chris Townson, CEO of DTC Communications. “I want to personally congratulate both Colby Barnes and the DeKalb County High School football team for their remarkable accomplishments throughout the 2022 high school football season.”

Barnes becomes the fifth DeKalb County Tiger to win the DTC Player of the Year Award, joining Lucas Phillips (2012), Steven Jennings (2014, 2015), Axel Aldino (2020), and Isaac Knowles (2021). Other past winners include Seth Price (2016) and Deramus Carey (2018) of Watertown, and Carson Hackett (2017), and John Ross Hord (2019) of Smith Co.

DTC Sports and DTC Communications are proud to recognize DeKalb County High School senior running back/defensive end Colby Barnes as the DTC Communications Player of the Year. We proudly congratulate him and the DeKalb County High School football team for their outstanding accomplishments in 2022.

DTC Communications is proud to continue its long-standing support of its communities and the athletic programs within these communities.

DTC Communications is a member owned telecommunications cooperative established in 1951. DTC provides world-class broadband and technology solutions to improve the quality of life of our members and communities in the regions we serve.

Beginning this month, DTC3 is expanding its programming lineup by adding two new shows to our current catalog.

First, Sports Stars of Tomorrow, hosted by Charles Davis, is an inspirational and motivational series that profiles the top rookie, college, and high-school talent in sports. It also features some of the biggest names in sports who share their experiences, advice, and personal impressions of the road to stardom. Watch it on Mondays at 4:30 PM and Fridays at 12:30 PM on DTC3.

Next, get ready for unpredictable fun when you experience the USA as never before on Small Town Big Deal. Jann Carl and Rodney Miller travel the country to discover the personal stories of the amazing people, places, and events that form the heart and soul of small town America! DTC3 is excited to air this new program on Mondays at 12:30 PM and Saturdays at 6:30 PM.

Watch this and other programming, including exclusive local content on DTC3, available only on the DTC TV service. Call 615-529-2955 to learn more about DTC Communication’s TV service and other services, including broadband internet, phone, and security today.

DTC3 is proud to welcome Cultivating Communities with UT Extension, a television series produced by UT Extension-Smith County, to DTC3 for its second season beginning at Friday, July 8th.


Join hosts Katie Martin and Chris Hicks as they travel the Upper Cumberland to introduce you to local farmers, families, and extension agents. Learn more about regional agri-business, resources, horticulture, development, and more. Watch Cultivating Communities with UT Extension Fridays at 4:30 PM and Saturdays at 9:30 AM & 4:00 PM on DTC3.


UT Extension provides real-life solutions throughout Tennessee. With an office in each of the state’s ninety-five counties, UT Extension helps Tennesseans improve their quality of life and solve problems by applying research and evidence-based knowledge about agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community development. Learn more about UT Extension-Smith County at https://smith.tennessee.edu.