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Just days before ruling that the juvenile court order that sent Sonya McCaul back to Nebraska to live with her father should be vacated, the same judge dismissed a petition by her former foster parents to terminate her father’s rights and adopt the 10-year-old. While adoption-related documents in Tennessee are sealed and not available to the public, a copy of a memorandum opinion filed in Dickson County Chancery Court Sept. 16 by retired Chancellor Robert Burch was posted on the Sonya Is Home page on Facebook Tuesday night and obtained by WDKN Wednesday. In that opinion, Burch rules that Kim and David Hodgin do not have standing to bring an adoption action and therefore do not have “legal capacity to bring a termination of parental rights action” against John McCaul. The Hodgins cared for Sonya for eight years after she was abandoned by a babysitter in Tennessee and even adopted her, only to have that adoption overturned by the Tennessee Court of Appeals. In the opinion, Burch writes that in order to file a petition to adopt, the Hodgins must have custody of Sonya or prove the inevitable surrender of the child to them. Burch writes that since the Hodgins do not have custody of Sonya and that McCaul and the Department of Children’s Services are “extremely unlikely” to surrender custody to them, then the former foster parents are not recognized by the courts as having a right to adopt her. The judge says standing for filing a petition to terminate parental rights is based on having standing to adopt. Based on those findings, Burch grants McCaul’s motion to dismiss the Hodgins’ petition. Sonya has been living with her father in Nebraska since January and in August now-retired Juvenile Court Judge Andy Jackson transferred custody from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services to the Nebraska Division of Children and Family Services. While neither McCaul or the Hodgins have made any public statements on the most recent rulings, supporters of the Hodgins acknowledged Tuesday night on the Bring Sonya Home page on Facebook that Burch dismissed the Hodgins’ petition to terminate parental rights and adopt Sonya “for now.” The page also claims that an anonymous donor has agreed to match dollar for dollar all donations to the Hodgins’ legal fight to regain Sonya. The Hodgins have filed a petition in Nebraska asking to be a party to the custody hearings there and have filed a motion in Dickson County to amend their petition to adopt Sonya to seek “pre-adoption placement” of the girl in their home. A hearing on that motion is scheduled for later this month. As far as Burch’s ruling last week vacating the order that sent Sonya back to Nebraska, McCaul’s attorneys say the ruling is moot because a week after Jackson filed that order he filed another that clarified his previous ruling by establishing custody of Sonya with DCS and physical placement under the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children with her father, which supersedes the order that was ruled illegal by Burch last week.

The board of directors for the Water Authority of Dickson County is scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposal to assume control of the town of White Bluff’s sewer system. The board has scheduled a special called meeting tomorrow for considerating and voting on an interlocal agreement with White Bluff to transfer its wastewater collection and treatment system to the authority. While the agenda for next week’s White Bluff Town Council meeting has not been released, a vote to turn the sewer system over to the water authority is likely to be a part of Tuesday’s meeting. In May the two entities agreed to split the cost of an engineering assessment of the sewer system to determine whether it would be in both sides’ best interest to transfer the system. Mayor Linda Hayes said last month that the assessment had been completed and she was scheduled to meet with water authority officials to discuss its findings. Hayes said in May that talks about turning the system over to the authority had been ongoing off and on for several years and her main concerns were in two areas. “The two main questions that I have wanted answered are: Is this the right thing to do for the citizens of the town of White Bluff; Is this the right thing to do for our wastewater system employees,” Hayes said. Last month Hayes announced the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Water-Based Systems Unit agreed to lift a self-imposed moratorium on connections to the town’s sewer system after the town used grant money in addressing its problem with infiltration and inflow of storm water causing excessive capacity at the treatment plant. Hayes has said she will support the transfer of the system to the water authority only if she is convinced it will help the system continue to improve and grow while also holding down the costs for its customers. The Water Authority of Dickson County already provides water service to customers in White Bluff and handles the town’s sewer billing service. At the May meeting, there was concern about the fate of other town services that are located on the property of the wastewater treatment plant, specifically animal control and a street department facility. Hayes said those issues would be addressed in the agreement with the authority if the council decides to move ahead with the transfer. The water authority’s board of directors meets in a special session at 8 am Thursday at the office on Cowan Road. The White Bluff Town Council’s next scheduled meeting is 7 pm Tuesday at town hall.

Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election. The Dickson County Election Office on the Courthouse Square in Charlotte is open 8 am-4 pm Monday through Friday. Voter registration forms also are available at the Dickson County satellite government building on Main Street in downtown Dickson, at the Driver’s Testing Center on East Christi Drive, at Ragan’s Friendly Neighbor Store and online at dicksoncountyelection.com. Voters who have received notice that their status is “inactive” after not participating in recent elections must re-activate their registrations before being allowed to vote. The Nov. 4 ballot in Dickson County will include 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 four proposed amendments to the Tennessee Constitution to allow lawmakers to restrict abortions, to ban a state income tax, to set the procedure for appointing appellate court judges and to allow veterans groups to conduct lotteries. There also will be municipal elections for voters in White Bluff, Burns, Vanleer and Slayden. White Bluff voters will choose three council members for four-year terms from a field of seven candidates. Burns voters will choose a mayor and four commissioners for two-year terms plus vote on referendums on allowing liquor by the drink and the sale of wine in grocery stores. Vanleer voters are scheduled to select a mayor and five aldermen for two-year terms, but nobody qualified to be on the ballot or as a write-in candidate for mayor and only the five incumbent aldermen are seeking election. State and local officials are researching how the office of mayor will be filled after the election. Slayden voters will select a mayor and three council members for two-year terms but will find only the incumbents listed on their ballots. Early voting will be Oct. 15-30 and right now the Dickson County Election Commission has scheduled satellite early voting on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Restoration Church in Dickson and on Wednesdays and Saturdays at White Bluff Town Hall, in addition to early voting Monday-Saturday at the election office in Charlotte. For more information on registering to vote or the upcoming election, call the election office at 615-789-6021.

Dickson Medical Associates will be offering flu shots at the Dickson Senior Citizens Center every Tuesday morning in October. The shots will be available for anyone of any age 9-11 am at the center at 206 West Walnut Street. DMA will be offering the quadrivalent flu serum, which is effective for both the A and B strains of the flu. DMA will bill insurance for the shots or TennCare for patients who have a primary care physician in the DMA system. HealthSprings customers are not eligible for the shots. For anyone without insurance or paying themselves, the shots are $25. Shots are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last and appointments are not required. For more information on the flu shots being offered at the Dickson Senior Citizens Center, call 615-446-9350.

Dickson County High School junior Jack Story is one stroke off the lead after the first day of the TSSAA Class AAA golf tournament in Manchester. Story carded three straight birdies in the second half of Tuesday’s opening round to finish at three-under 69. He is one stroke behind Hendersonville’s Jacob Sterlin and Blackman’s Tanner Owen, who finished tied for first with rounds of 68 at WillowBrook Golf Course. Fellow Cougar junior Hunter Wolcott is tied for eighth place after a one-under round of 71 on Tuesday. Wolcott will tee off at 9 am Wednesday on the 10th tee while Story is in the next group at the same tee 10 minutes later. Both are making their second appearance in the state tournament with two-time Region 6-AAA champion Story finishing tied for 15th last year and District 11-AAA champion Wolcott finishing tied for seventh as a freshman in 2012. In Tuesday’s opening round, Story started on the back nine where he carded two birdies, a double-bogey six on 13 and a bogey on 16 to make the turn at one over. After a birdie on number two put him even, Story carded birdies on five, six and seven to finish the half at four under with a round of three-under 69. Wolcott played the back nine at two under with birdies on 10 and 13 but found trouble with a double-bogey six on four and a bogey on eight with two birdies to finish his second half one over, leaving him at one-under 71 for the first day. While Story and Wolcott are battling for the individual medal, Farragut leads in the team competition with a first-round 285, followed by Hendersonville at 289, Region 6 champs Brentwood in third at 297 and Cookeville fourth at 303. On the girls’ side, Rossview’s Reagan Greene is the first-round leader with a four-under 68 as the Lady Hawks are nine strokes ahead of Coffee County. Region 6-AAA champion Brentwood currently stands in seventh place.

 

  1. home interior pictures selling for cheap….a pair of jeans, size 20, Carhart $20…..looking for turquoise jewelry…1 kitten to give away…615-732-8099
  2. looking for yards to mow, etc…789-3905 or 545-6519
  3. lefthand compound bow w. 4 arrows $25….615-412-5519
  4. 12 fishing poles, no reels…..$40/all…….lots of game room items  & brand new dirt bike tires, size 19..$40/piece….931-623-1092
  5. saddles…tack….etc….15in to 18in……nice furniture… four- 205/65/15s Goodyear tires…mounted on 5lug aluminum ford rims….$200/set …740-9199
  6. washer…..electric wheelchair…trunk full of baseball cards…..615-797-3868
  7. Acoustic & electric guitar….set of short wheel base truck bed rails….ford & chevy factory rims…931-289-4727
  8. looking for a 2-3 BR house for rent 615-913-2090
  9. pitbull/blueheeler – 4  puppies to give away…..615-326-8623
  10. 4 x 5 rolls of hay….$30/roll…..looking for 220 arc welder & set of settlin tanks…615-513-2613
  11. 2011 Fiberglass truck cap…for 6.5ft bed $450/OBO…lots of collectibles…931-209-3644
  12. Will clean out garages and buy your scrap metal call ask for Danny at 931 996 3753
  13. 1.) Will pay cash for old wooden baseball bats made in Dickson. These are typically stamped “Leathers” or “A.H. Leathers” Manufacturing, Dickson, TN, and, have a model name such as Dixie Swatter, Commodore, Volunteer, Indoor No. 31, Yankee Winner, Sneex, etc. 2.) If you have any of these bats, even if you don’t want to sell them, he is compiling a historical portfolio of these bats and would love to document and include yours. 3.) Mandolin for sale. Have two, both are in excellent, new condition, hardly used. One is a Johnson and the other is a Bestler. Will sell one of them for $75, buyer’s choice. Please call or text (615) 943-4384.
  14. General Elec. Auto/home air conditioner vacuum pump w/gages $200.00. 2 compound bows $100.00 (4 both ). 4 month old ducks 4-sale $15.00 each. 375-1022.
  15. 10.5 acres of land just off state route 235 in the Sylvia area. Seven acres of pasture and 3.5 acres of woods. Land is flat to slightly rolling and has been tested for building. Reduced to 56,000 it also has city water as well as gas.Like new leather sofa with attached settee. Paid over 1000.00. Will take 350.00.  Please call 615.305.6941.
  16. I have a trailer full of clothes, purses, luggage, few kitchen items, some sheets & comforters & various house hold items to give away. The clothes are mostly women’s ranging in size small to medium. In Dickson down from Buckner Park, contact # is 615-446-6540.
  17. marron chair living room chair for 10 ,also have a round saucer chair pink adult size 15 one red recliner 20 call 615-266-8076
  18. small (baby) rooster to give away….looking for small wood stove.…763-0282
  19. seasoned blackwood, red & white oak $50/rank…..outside antenna $30…..dodge truck, 1989, will trade for small car….708-4558
  20. 2- coffee tables sell for $5…..2 – 10gl aquarium….1-hexagon shape..$5/all…..615-438-5963 call 3pm
  21. black & tan coondog, trade or sell……looking for laying hens….mobile CB radios for sale..…yard sale.…924-1615
  22. tractor diesel, 3pt hitch, hydraulic hookup…..19ft cubtail trailer, w/ 2 axels w/ brakes…4wd 2cyn tractor, w/ bush hog….Mare, great for anybody $450…931-257-3486
  23. black & white mule, broke for anybody to ride or work…….buckskin mule, horse mule, $400/piece……..pair of broke mules, nice, just moving..make offer, $550/pair….615-879-4210
  24. looking for junk to haul..615-626-2559
  25. pullets for sale & roosters for sale…..Gunnies for sale too…..looking for odd jobs…446-4196
  26. looking for 15in wheel for Ford Ranger….612-9524
  27. 1997 Mustang for sale $1800….1998 Oldsmobile $1000…..931-209-5418
  28. looking for good used guitar for beginner…789-4796
  29. looking for a craftsman lawn mower frame, w/ 42in deck……789-9342
  30. 2- Douglass performance tires…195/60/15s….$35/pair….615-446-3383
  31. 72 in TV to give away…19 in TV to give away……looking for a potty chair for adult …for sale, martin guitar…797-5416
  32. looking for scrap metal of all kinds…& looking for parts for 99 GMC Sierra…..931-622-3139
  33. 2 TV’s for sale…..446-3382
  34. looking for anyone giving away yard items…. 615-598-6211
  35. Boat…17ft Alumacraft boat…35hp evinrude.…$2500 or trade for vehicle….615-490-2891
  36. Allis Chalmer tractor for sale..w/ tricycle wheels…metal high beam structure…..couple of toppers for trucks, aluminum & fiberglass….881-6814
  37. house for sale: 205 sunset rd, 3BR & bath and a half….large garage, back porch, living room with fireplace..kitchens redone..…..looking for dishwasher racks…..girls car seat & stroller, brand new, $30 (pink in color)….441-1541
  38. kitchen table w/ 4 chairs….rabbit cages to get rid of….6 x 12 utility trailer….615-441-5266
  39. 2 generators for sale or trade…..Rottatiller,……small allis chalmer tractor w/ wide front end…931-994-7090
  40. quilt top for sale $125….antique rocking chair $75…..coat hangers for free…615-789-4818
  41. for some goats & nanny goats & fencing wire….838-8270
  42. yard vac..$500…like new….627-8489
  43. 5ft box blade, $225…..6ft bush hog, $400 …..set of side boards…615-799-0976
  44. looking for a queen size bed foundation…..for sale, 2 – 8in wide mobile home wheels..931-994-3696
  45. 2 tires – 205/65/R15s…..1 is on wheel….948-4015…$40/both

 

  1. home interior pictures selling for cheap….a pair of jeans, size 20, Carhart $20…..looking for turquoise jewelry…1 kitten to give away…615-732-8099
  2. four- 205/65/15s Goodyear tires…mounted on 5lug aluminum ford rims….$200/set……saddles……building full of furniture, antiques etc…will do trading on items….Free fold out bed…2 yard sale tables.…740-9199
  3. looking for anybody who has chickens or goats to giveaway..615-598-6211
  4. firewood for sale, hickory & oak…838-6269
  5. large pocket knife collection…die-cast metal cars, collection of hot wheels, 615-290-4656
  6. house for sale: 205 sunset rd, 3BR & bath and a half….large garage, back porch, living room with fireplace..kitchens redone..…..looking for dishwasher racks…..girls car seat & stroller, brand new, $30 (pink in color)….441-1541
  7. 1996 Ford Ranger, 137k miles., 4cyn, 5spd, …..615-864-6791
  8. looking for some weenin pigs..615-604-1494
  9. medium size chest freezer…..roommate $350/month…..931-622-2131
  10. 1997 Mustang for sale,…1998 Oldsmobile for sale….931-209-5418 or 931-264-0661
  11. 95 Ford Bronco, 351 Automatic, $2500 OBO…931-264-2380
  12. Lab to giveaway to good home….dog carrier $20…615-920-3688
  13. looking for a good girl dog (outside dog) …beagle hound or something…615-797-1259
  14. wood splitter for sale, 3pt hitch….446-6007
  15. black & tan coonhound, 5yrs old, ,……6ft bush hog, 3pt hitch…5ft box blade…615-799-0976
  16. 2011 truck cap….$450 …lot of collectibles…931-209-3644
  17. 8yr old TN Walking Horse Gilding…..sell or trade…495-6459
  18. looking for country fresh eggs….615-732-8099
  19. mows yard..308-1597
  20. tunes pianos..797-4312
  21. electric guitar for sale….looking for old glassware & dishes & oil lamp….& old religious pictures…306-3459
  22. 98 Cadillac Deville…looks & runs good…..4wheeler, 4wd, Honda Rancher, new tires….couple of riding mowers…will sell or trade items..210-0692
  23. 2 generators……8 yr old rabbit dog…..Kubota walk behind rottertiller…931-994-7090
  24. free to good home, german shepherd/lab mix…477-4624
  25. scratch & bed tower for cat $75 ….running boards, Roadmaster for a 1500 ford pickup…$75/both……615-714-8763
  26. 2 like new AC’s….Sunbeam 10,000 BTU $125 & Goldstar 5,000 BTU $65…615-934-8620
  27. Office desk, wood, heavy duty…$75…..615-218-7233
  28. Jeep wrangler, …chain link dog pin w/ igloo house…2 large animal cages…446-6421
  29. young pullets & roosters for sale….looking for odd jobs…446-4196
  30. black & tan coondog……mobile CB radios….looking for carpet & laying hens…924-1615
  31. general electric, auto & home, vacuum part w/gauges…..Scobly ducks for sale $15/each…..compound bows, $100/both…375-1022
  32. left hand compound bow w/ 4 arrows $25…615-412-5519
  33. looking for a kitchen table 446-4000
  34. 8 blue heeler puppies $50/each….looking for 30in range stove…931-494-1161
  35. Ford F150 4wd, $3500…797-5656
  36. electric wheelchair $700 OBO….cast iron bench $50 OBO….printer/fax/copy ….615-289-3272
  37. 2006 Honda Rancher 4wheeler ….glass top dinette set, 4 chairs…..2 dinette chandeliers…485-6693
  38. wheelchair….walker…new cane…looking for a box for flag (glass box?)….326-8655
  39. looking for a queen size foundation (not mattress)……for sale, 2- 8in wide mobile home tires/wheels…931-994-3696
  40. looking for a 36in stove hood..stainless steel…615-612-9524
  41. looking for yards to mow & etc….789-3905 or 545-6519
  42. Allis Chalmer tractor w/ tricycle wheels….lots of old barn lumber….metal high beam structure….881-6814
  43. horse hay for sale..rolled…$32/roll..931-206-9235
  44. will chain bottom of chairs…..931-380-5836
  45. looking for game room stuff; ….347-1242
  46. 1999 Nissan Altima….lots of wood working tools….519-1156
  47. anybody who works on xboxs??? 326-8655
  48. 4-  aluminum Jeep rims..off 98 Jeep Cherokee, w/ 2 brand new tires $150…931-264-2380
  49. We buy sell and repair human hair doll wigs, please call for more information.
    Also looking to buy some good quality longer hair.
    All colors and textures, $10-$15 per inch possible, 12 inch minimum length please.
    Thanks,
  50. 10.5 acres of land just off state route 235 in the Sylvia area. Seven acres of pasture and 3.5 acres of woods. Land is flat to slightly rolling and has been tested for building. Reduced to 56,000 it also has city water as well as gas…Like new leather sofa with attached settee. Paid over 1000.00. Will take 350.00. Please call 615.305.6941.
  51. 1.) Will pay cash for old wooden baseball bats made in Dickson. These are typically stamped “Leathers” or “A.H. Leathers” Manufacturing, Dickson, TN, and, have a model name such as Dixie Swatter, Commodore, Volunteer, Indoor No. 31, Yankee Winner, Sneex, etc. 2.) If you have any of these bats, even if you don’t want to sell them, he is compiling a historical portfolio of these bats and would love to document and include yours. Please call or text (615) 943-4384.
  52. 4 sale a fold able work table for 35 in great shape 615-266-8076
  53. Will clean out garages and buy your scrap metal call ask for Danny at 931 996 3753

 

  1. home interior pictures selling for cheap….a pair of jeans, size 20, Carhart $20…..looking for turquoise jewelry…1 kitten to give away…615-732-8099
  2. washer for sale…..couch (in good condition) ….electric chair w/ battery…797-3868
  3. looking for yards to mow…789-3905 or 545-6519
  4. 2 horses; registered quarter horse gilding….TN walking horse mare……FOUR – 205/65/15 Goodyear tires, mounted on 5 lug aluminum Ford wheels ….lots of furniture, no appliances….free fold out bed…740-9199
  5. looking to buy an upright deep freezer,..763-2894
  6. mobile CB radios….amplifier for electric guitar…looking for laying hens….yard sale ..924-1615
  7. looking for adult bathroom chair that folds…….for sale 72in TV to give away  & 19in TV…..looking for ringneck doves….615-797-5416
  8. 10 x 10 chain link dog pin, w/ igloo dog house…..2 animal cages……looking for a wide 15in wheel, for jeep wrangler…446-6421
  9. house for sale: 205 sunset rd, 3BR & bath and a half….large garage, back porch, living room with fireplace..kitchens redone..…..looking for dishwasher racks…..girls car seat & stroller, brand new, $30 (pink in color)….441-1541
  10. riding lawn mower, 18hp, 42in cut, Bridge & Stratton engine, $150 firm…..JohnDeere weed eater, straight shaft $25…..commercial tile saw $200…446-9202
  11. reclining leather wheel chair, w/ tray $50 OBO…..antique desk chair, $10….789-6641
  12. Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator….615-838-1532
  13. Kerosine heater for sale……fishing rod w./ reel….797-6161
  14. 8 blue heeler puppies; $50/piece……looking for 30in range stove…931-494-1161
  15. looking to buy a used 12v battery, top post…….looking for a trensom saver….689-4720
  16. compound bow, w/ 8 arrows……1979 Ford pickup, good fixer upper…….home entertainment center, oak, w/ TV….931-670-5777
  17. 215/65/17 goodyear wrangler tire $15 or trade for a 235/70/15….quilt trunk $50..uncle henry knife $25…429-5297
  18. fog machine w/ solution $35…..38 x 82 entrance door, w/ casing..$50…..VHS player w/ 50 movies..$40…815-8615
  19. wire; #2 & #3 from a trailer….25ft long…from meter base into house…all 4 pieces $125…….gas water heater, 30, 40, 50 & 60gl..$200/piece…….763-0520
  20. 1994 Chevy Astro Van….$800….789-0281
  21. table & 4 chairs…..electric & acoustic guitars,…… 6 x 12 utility trailer..441-5266
  22. seasoned blackwood, red & white oak $50/rank……outside antenna, $30……4wd dodge ram, 1989, will trade for little car.…round old radio, w/ cassette player. $25…708-4558
  23. looking for anyone with old junk and scrap metal laying around…615-840-9438
  24. 3ft dinosaur toy…up to 6 yrs old………household items & xmas items for sale..615-934-4991
  25. 1998 Dodge 5.2, 318 motor for sale……looking to buy unwanted cars up to $500…986-8564
  26. baby rooster to give someone, black & green & gold….763-0282
  27. looking for a kerosine heater…..looking for an ’08 bench, w/ leg workout….for sale 93 Saturn, 2dr, 5spd…needs motor…. $700 OBO….615-854-3634
  28. firewood for sale $35/rank….924-9607 or 490-5504
  29. 36in round folding table….w/ 2 matching stools…..$20……..2 Singer (1950s) sewing machines, $100/each OBO..615-740-1786
  30. looking for a 49, 50, 51 dodge half ton truck….looking for old lawn boy lawn mowers, 2 stroke…441-4618
  31. 1990 Mazda pickup, 4 cyn automatic $1000….or trade…931-209-4851 or 731-213-8881
  32. 40 x 50 barn, w/ 12 x 50 shed…in city limits of charlotte.w/ 2 acres of land $50k ….lots of yard sale stuff….6 x 16 tandem trailer for sale, $900 firm…Kubota B71, w/ belly motor, $3400…789-5352
  33. bird cage for sale, 30 x 18 x 16…310-2283
  34. 3000 Ford tractor, needs motor work…$1000 …763-0520
  35. looking for kitchen table..615-446-4000
  36. looking for a dehumidifier. …..931-670-0489
  37. 2 TV’s for sale, $10 ….446-3382
  38. looking for a wren for an 89 ford ranger truck 4wd…..for sale 4yr old walker coonhound.,…761-8144
  39. 8yr old TN walking horse…495-6459
  40. ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR, $700 OBO…cast iron bench $50 OBO…Michael Jordan bowling ball….615-289-3272
  41. 1996 Ford Ranger, 4cyn, 5spd, cold air & good heat…137k miles….$1500…..615-864-6791
  42. looking for a tractor w/ loader……looking for home grown tomatoes….931-670-6482
  43. Allis Chalmer tractor, w/ tricycle wheels……metal structure, high beams, (good scrap metal)….pipe, make good pole for anything….881-6814
  44. queen size water bed, no leaks..2 heater with it, $150.…….3- 14,000 BTU propane heaters, $30/piece…….Kerosine heater, torpedo style, 55,000 btu, $100….615-799-1975
  45. small chest type freezer…bird cages (various sizes)…615-952-9906
  46. parting out a 96 Ford F150…..topper, bed liner, & rubber mat for sale…..788-2563
  47. looking for a place to rent..3 BR, house in dickson area…412-5311 after 4pm
  48. looking for some nubian goats….looking for fencing wire….838-8270
  49. 65 acres of property….3BR & 2 bath mobile home on it……..martin guitar…513-1982
  50. Kawasaki 1500, $2500 OBO…931-209-5289
  51. We buy sell and repair human hair doll wigs, please call for more information.
    Also looking to buy some good quality longer hair.
    All colors and textures, $10-$15 per inch possible, 12 inch minimum length please.
    Thanks,
  52. 10.5 acres of land just off state route 235 in the Sylvia area. Seven acres of pasture and 3.5 acres of woods. Land is flat to slightly rolling and has been tested for building. Reduced to 56,000 it also has city water as well as gas…Like new leather sofa with attached settee. Paid over 1000.00. Will take 350.00. Please call 615.305.6941.
  53. 1.) Will pay cash for old wooden baseball bats made in Dickson. These are typically stamped “Leathers” or “A.H. Leathers” Manufacturing, Dickson, TN, and, have a model name such as Dixie Swatter, Commodore, Volunteer, Indoor No. 31, Yankee Winner, Sneex, etc. 2.) If you have any of these bats, even if you don’t want to sell them, he is compiling a historical portfolio of these bats and would love to document and include yours. Please call or text (615) 943-4384.
  54. 4 sale a fold able work table for 35 in great shape 615-266-8076
  55. Will clean out garages and buy your scrap metal call ask for Danny at 931 996 3753

 

Sonya McCaul (from Facebook)

Sonya McCaul (from Facebook)

A Dickson County judge has ruled that the juvenile court order that sent Sonya McCaul to live with her biological father in Nebraska was illegal and “must be vacated.” In a memorandum opinion filed Friday in Dickson County Circuit Court, retired Chancellor Robert Burch grants the petition by former foster parents Kim and David Hodgin by vacating the Jan. 29 ruling by now-retired Judge Andy Jackson that led to the removal of Sonya from the Hodgins’ home and returned her to John McCaul that day. While the final order is still to be drawn by the Hodgins’ attorneys for the judge to sign, the opinion does not reflect what the result of the judge’s order will be. Burch does not order a new hearing and the opinion does not address Jackson’s subsequent order on Aug. 29 that transferred custody of Sonya from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services to the Nebraska Division of Children and Family Services. In his opinion, Burch says there appears to be confusion as to which motion Jackson was granting at the conclusion of the Jan. 29 hearing in Charlotte and there is a conflict between the transcript of the hearing and the written order that came out of it. Burch says prior to the Jan. 29 hearing, attorneys for McCaul filed a motion to return custody of Sonya to her father and attorneys for the Hodgins filed a motion to retain custody or placement of the child in their home, while at the hearing attorneys for the Department of Children’s Services recommended Sonya be removed from placement with the Hodgins and “placed” with the father. After all three motions were argued, Burch says it appears Jackson gave a conflicting ruling that is based on the use of the words “custody” and “placement.” In the transcript of the hearing, Jackson says, “Custody is returned to the father.” “From the words of the ruling, it appears that the juvenile court granted the motion to return custody filed by the father,” Burch writes. But in the written orders issued by the judge, Jackson approves “placement” of Sonya with the father under the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children and awards custody to DCS. In subsequent hearings, Jackson contended that DCS had custody of Sonya and McCaul had temporary physical custody until a final order is issued. “The oral pronouncement of the juvenile court from the bench is in conflict with the written order of said court,” Burch writes. When such a discrepancy exists, Burch says case law provides that the transcript of what the judge said controls the decision. Based on that conclusion, Burch writes that the ruling by Jackson was to transfer full custody of Sonya from DCS to her father. Burch then says the Jan. 29 hearing contained no testimony or proof that a material change in the child’s circumstances after living with the Hodgins for eight years existed sufficient to satisfy the requirement for a change in custody. “Therefore, the order of the juvenile court is without basis in fact and is, thus, illegal,” Burch’s opinion states. Based on Jackson’s use of the word “custody” in his ruling and the conflict between the judge’s oral and written rulings, Burch grants the Hodgins’ petition and vacates both the oral and written orders of Jackson. Neither side has commented on Burch’s ruling and it is not clear whether it means custody of Sonya is returned to the Hodgins or if the questions have been left moot by Jackson’s order last month turning the case over to the state of Nebraska. Sonya remains with her father in Omaha where a judge continued a hearing last week on the Hodgins’ request to be involved in the final custody decision. The Hodgins also have a petition to terminate John McCaul’s parental rights pending in Dickson County Chancery Court.

After taking last year off, the Center for Dental Excellence brings back free dental services with Saturday’s sixth annual Dentistry With a Heart. Dr. Stephen Deloach and the staff at the Center for Dental Excellence and other dental professionals will volunteer their time to provide basic dental services for free 7 am-noon for those in need. Each patient may choose a free cleaning, a free filling or a free extraction. Referrals for other services will be available. Patients can begin lining up at the center at 212 East College Street at 6 am. There will be no concessions available and patients are urged to bring their own food and water. Services will be on a first-come, first-served basis with no appointments or reservations. The center staff hopes to be able to serve at least 150 patients in the time allowed. For more information on Saturday’s Dentistry With a Heart, call 615-446-2372.