WDKN 1260 AM Country Gospel Talk Radio A judge denied a motion to reconsider his previous rejection of the latest petition to terminate the parental rights of Sonya McCaul's biological father, saying there was nothing new to argue. At a hearing in Dickson County Chancery Court last week, retired Chancellor Robert Burch said all of the claims in a motion to amend or alter his previous ruling against the petition by Kim and David Hodgin have already been litigated. Attorneys for the former foster parents filed a motion asking Burch to reconsider his denial based on elements they claimed had not been considered in his previous ruling. Despite having retired Sept. 1, Burch still has several dates to return to the bench to rule on issues regarding cases over which he has presided. In a very brief hearing last Thursday in Charlotte, Burch said he is not going to continue hearing arguments over the same points and denied the petition to amend his previous ruling dismissing the Hodgins' request to terminate John McCaul's parental rights based on his original prison sentence and to allow the Dickson County couple to again adopt the 10-year-old girl who lived in their home for eight years. As of Wednesday, the Hodgins have not filed a notice of appeal of Burch's latest ruling. Sonya remains in Nebraska with her father where a McCaul family attorney told an Omaha television station she is “excelling as a student and is socially well adjusted.” A Douglas County juvenile judge has delayed a hearing on a petition by the Hodgins seeking standing in the Nebraska courts until the Tennessee Court of Appeals rules on an appeal regarding Judge Andy Jackson's August decision to transfer custody of Sonya from Tennessee to Nebraska.30.10.2014 at 02:12 pmLike
WDKN 1260 AM Country Gospel Talk Radio Dickson County saw its busiest day of early voting Wednesday as 1,133 ballots were cast on the final day of extended hours and voting at satellite locations in Dickson and White Bluff. Early voting ends today with polls open 8 am-4 pm at the Dickson County Election Office in Charlotte. The 1,133 ballots cast Wednesday push Dickson County's total early voting turnout to 3,992 heading into the final day. The previous high-turnout mark for the 14-day early voting period was 661 last Wednesday. With polls open late at all three locations, Restoration Church in Dickson saw 663 voters, the election office in Charlotte had 242 voters and 228 voters went to White Bluff Town Hall. After the conclusion of early voting today, voters will have to wait until election day on Tuesday when polls will be open 7 am-7 pm at 17 precincts across the county. Dickson County voters will be making choices in the races for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S House of Representatives for the 5th District, Tennessee Senate for the 25th District, Tennessee House of Representatives for the 69th and 78th districts and voting on four Constitutional amendments regarding abortion rights, the selection system for Supreme Court justices and appellate judges, banning a state income tax and allowing non-profit veterans groups to conduct lotteries as fund-raisers. Voters in White Bluff will choose three town council members from a field of seven candidates. Voters in Burns have two candidates for mayor, five candidates on the ballot and two write-in candidates for four seats on the board of commissioners and referendums on allowing liquor by the drink and wine sales in grocery stores. The ballot in Vanleer includes no candidate for mayor and only the five incumbents seeking election to the board of aldermen. Slayden voters will find only the incumbent mayor and three town council members on their ballots. WDKN and The One FM will have live election night coverage beginning when the polls close at 7 pm Tuesday.30.10.2014 at 02:11 pmLike
WDKN 1260 AM Country Gospel Talk Radio The additions of truck climbing lanes on Interstate 40 in Dickson and Hickman counties are among almost $400 million in projects that the Tennessee Department of Transportation has delayed because of a lack of federal funding. In an Oct. 24 letter to members of the Tennessee General Assembly, TDOT Commissioner John Schroer says instability in the Highway Trust Fund has caused him to reschedule 12 construction projects and 21 right-of-way acquisition projects until fiscal year 2016, which begins next September. “Federal funding for transportation projects continues to flow sluggishly,” Schroer says in his letter. Because Congress has only addressed the funding with a temporary injection of funds, Schroer says he has decided to “scale back on future contracts” and “re-prioritize” the department's project schedule through next May. Included in the delayed projects is the addition of a truck climbing lane in the eastbound lanes of I-40 in Dickson and Williamson counties near mile marker 180. The project is estimated to cost $26.7 million. Also delayed is a proposed addition of a truck climbing lane on the westbound lanes of I-40 near mile marker 161 just inside Hickman County. That project has a pricetag of $14.9 million. In his letter, Schroer asks Tennessee legislators to lobby the state's Washington delegation for a more permanent solution to road project funding that will not require as much state funding. Sen. Bob Corker has introduced a bill to raise the federal gas tax by 12 cents over the next two years with corresponding cuts in other taxes and future increases tied to inflation. The federal fuel tax of 18.4 cents a gallon has not been increased since 1993. Not on the list of projects being delayed is the Traffic System Management plan for Highway 46. At last week's meeting, attorney Jack Garton told the school board that TDOT has “put the hammer down” on the first two projects of redesigning the intersection of Highway 46 and Oakmont Drive and adding a turning lane on East College Street in front of Dickson Middle School. The school board already has accepted cash offers for property TDOT needs for the projects and last week granted an easement to the Water Authority of Dickson County to relocate water and sewer lines for the East College Street project that will see the addition of a westbound lane from Mathis Drive to Academy Street. Oakmont Drive is being widened to add a left-turn lane at what is proposed to be a new intersection with a relocated Marshall Stuart Drive. Garton said TDOT plans to let bids for those two projects by mid-December.30.10.2014 at 02:11 pmLike
WDKN 1260 AM Country Gospel Talk Radio Tomorrow is Halloween and trick or treaters have several alternatives to going door to door to get their treats. For those who dare, The Devil's Study presents an opportunity for some Halloween scares.
The Dickson Parks and Recreation Department's 10th annual Spooks in the Park will be 6-9 pm Friday in the upper parking lot at J. Dan Buckner Park. Various businesses and groups will have booths handing out treats and there will be live music and inflatable fun.
First United Methodist Church on Main Street in downtown Dickson will hold its annual Trunk or Treat 6-8 pm.
Sensing Brothers Post 4641 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Marshall Stuart Drive will be hosting a children's Halloween party starting at 4 pm and also has an indoor haunted house.
White Bluff Church of Christ on Highway 70 is hosting a Trunk or Treat starting at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall.
Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church on Highway 48 between Dickson and Charlotte is holding a Trunk or Treat 6-8 pm.
Liberty Baptist Church on White Bluff Road is hosting a Trunk or Treat 6-8 pm.
The Claylick Volunteer Fire Department on Claylick Road will be handing out treats starting at 6 pm.
White Bluff United Methodist Church on Highway 70 will host its Wild West Halloween 6-8 pm.
The Sold on a Cure Relay for Life Team has opened The Devil's Study haunted house in the former Dickson County Public Library building at 305 East Hunt Street behind Dickson Middle School. The haunted house opens for tours at 6 pm Friday and Saturday and tickets are $10 with proceeds to benefit Relay for Life.
30.10.2014 at 02:11 pmLike
WDKN 1260 AM Country Gospel Talk Radio After going 2-3 in the first half of the season, Creek Wood High School's Red Hawks are on a four-game winning streak heading into tonight's regular-season finale against Camden. The 7-2 Lions come into Charlotte having lost two of their last four, including a 34-31 decision that put Waverly in the driver's seat in District 11-AA. It is Senior Night at Creek Wood as Red Hawks Kyle Klotz, Mathis Duncan, Ian Spence, Dalton Pentecost, Blake Bellamy, Kevin Osborne, Austin Newsom and Tyler Balthrop will be honored before the game. Senior Nigh recognitions start at 7 pm in Red Hawk Stadium with kickoff set for 7:30. Creek Wood and Camden are fighting for second place in the final district standings and the automatic playoff berth that comes with it, more than likely meaning a home game to open the playoffs next week. No. 1 Waverly faces Fairview needing either a win or a Camden loss to lock up first place. Coverage of Creek Wood and Camden starts with the A-1 Signs Pregame Show at 7 pm on all channels of the RFC Sports Network.30.10.2014 at 02:10 pmLike

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