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  1. home interior pictures selling for cheap…looking for turquoise jewelry…looking for a living room rug…615-732-8099
  2. looking for riding lawn mowers or junk laying around…615-840-9438
  3. looking for mason jars…615-593-7546
  4. 2 saddles; english saddle $75…15in western saddle $150…..metal 2 tier saddle rack, $40…..2 pine benches, like new $45 $35 or $75…740-9199
  5. Will clean out garages and buy your scrap metal call ask for Danny at 931 996 3753
  6. CD player…amplifier….looking for carpet….924-1615
  7. mows yards, rake leaves etc….789-3905 or 545-6519
  8. 8 x 4 tilt metal trailer $150…..615-812-4124
  9. all kinds of CDs and cassettes and VHSs….797-9194
  10. large brass spittoon, w/ horse and rider……bread maker…20 knitting needles 10 crochet hooks….446-8305
  11. baby gate $15….looking for two 235/75/15s …..quilt trunk $50….429-5297
  12. 2004 Pontiac Montana Van $1800……table top stereo, $50…..jug of oil, 5qt, 20/50weight…$10….815-8615
  13. nail gun for roofing, air gun $40….twin wooden bed, white in color $35…..615-927-4062
  14. looking for a convenience store clerk…bon aqua area….call 504-7694
  15. 4 – 5 yard sale stuff, totes full…$50/all…….genie garage door opener, $25…615-326-8459
  16. 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.
  17. tiny little male kitty to give away ,work table 30 , lace up zipper boots that look like tennie shoes 10…..615-266-8076
  18. for sale: 4 tires – 225/60R/17 good condition $55/all ……pool table w/ all accessories $125…..air hockey table w/ all accessories $125…both tables $225 firm….call 615-351-5191
  19. 2 dogs….jack russel…lab mix……pet carrier $25…615-920-3688
  20. blue heeler puppies….931-494-1161
  21. bakers rack $50….running boards for ford F150, extended cab, chrome $75 OBO….615-714-8763
  22. young female registered boar goat nanny $200…412-5311
  23. 5th wheel hitch, side tilt hitch, $300…615-516-2574 or 615-412-3096
  24. aluminum tool box, diamond plate, lock works,..for small truck $100….330-3472
  25. compound bow, sights & quiver, w/ few arrows…$40/firm…..615-763-6206
  26. house for sale: 205 sunset rd, 3BR & bath and a half….large garage, back porch, living room with fireplace..kitchens redone.…..9 x 12 area rug….441-1541
  27. looking set of hunting coveralls…xl or 2xl…446-0976
  28. 1995 Hydrasport dual console bass boat……brand new pro form xp digital treadmill..$200 OBO…allegro tunnel fan,  615-973-7197
  29. antique buffet & antique fainting couch $1000/both….360-528-1461
  30. 2005 Pontiac grand prix for sale,1993 ford f-150 2-wd , 2000 v-star motor cycle, and looking for seasoned fire wood… call 615-686-3025
  31. Allis Chalmer tractor $800……2 truck toppers…fiberglass & aluminum…615-881-6814
  32. 165 ferguson chopper $4200 ..615-406-1183
  33. 30ft gooseneck trailer $4000…..0-turn 2012 troll in mower….931-206-9235
  34. black leather motorcycle jacket size 44 $45….black leather motorcycle vest size 2xl, new, ……2 animal cages…446-6421
  35. 1992 Ford F150, automatic, 1 ton dually…$3000….615-812-4124
  36. 88 Nissan, motor been rebuilt, runs great $850…..looking for CDL drivers, call 615-613-1205
  37. 2 piece wedding gown, size 3, $70 davids bridal..615-603-6929
  38. 1986 Mercedes 190D…5spd….needs work, does run…40mpg…$600 OBO……557-2394 or call later 763-0635
  39. 4 wire cages for sale….kitchen table w/ 4 chairs…looking for DS games…615-441-5266
  40. 6 x 12 utility trailer w/ dove tail….looking for a small car 2006 or newer…615-686-8588
  41. looking for a used gas wood splitter….931-729-5859
  42. outside antenna $30…..seasoned blackwood $50/rank….radio w/ cassette player, works great $25…708-4558
  43. free Organ, good shape….797-3018
  44. 1989 Grand Am Pontiac, 1 owner, 85k miles…..1997 Toyota Accord, 185k miles……Asphalt roller, 615-788-2563
  45. looking for 3 – 4 BR home for rent…615-202-1479
  46. 10hp craftsman generator, …..female beagle hound for sale…. 931- 994-7090
  47. cast iron stove, …615-218-7572
  48. 6ft scallop dist $350….2 Horse trailer, $850…B71 Kubota tractor w/ belly motor & 4ft box blade $3400…789-5352
  49. man tunes pianos & organs….. 797-4312
  50. mows yards…. 308-1597
  51. looking for good chest of drawers….looking for old ladies costume jewelry, dresses etc…looking for old religious pictures…306-3459
  52. Ammco Brake Lathes…$500….looking for 4ft rake for behind tractor….310-5488
  53. 2001 Mustang convertible, needs top & windshield…$1250……441-3930
  54. 7 Paula Dean books…$50 OBO…husky work bench, $125…..5lug factory rims, $150/set…952-3875
  55. 2 heavy duty security doors, w/ lock & key…32in & 36in…$100/each…..whirlpool washing machine $75…..3pt hitch backhoe unit, $3000…585-1487
  56.  have a natural gas home heating stove for sale its in good condition its a good morning stove and I’ll take a hundred and the number is 615 218 6416
  57. bird for sale, velvet green w/ blue, $500/with cage…..931-623-2688
  58. portable dishwasher w/ butcher block…white w/ black door…..615-604-2717
  59. 5ft box blade $225…..set of metal side boards for a pickup, ….set of 6 lug wheels, 30/950/15….free turnip greens….615-799-0976
  60. 6ft box blade $200….712-1558
Drivers license photo of burglary suspect Frank Moore.

Drivers license photo of burglary suspect Frank Moore.

Police brought in a helicopter Monday to assist in the search for a burglary suspect in the Rock Church Road area. According to an alert sent out by the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, an Illinois man fled on foot after a homeowner caught him breaking into a residence on Home Place Road off Rock Church, east of Highway 48 between Dickson and Charlotte. A second suspect was apprehended in a vehicle in the area. Police are looking for 52-year-old Frank Moore. He is described as a white male, 5’9” tall, weighing 190 pounds. He has gray hair and was last seen wearing a brown, hooded sweatshirt. The report says Moore was caught in the act of committing an aggravated burglary by the homeowner and fled the area. Moore is reported to have an extensive criminal history in Illinois. Police searching the area stopped an SUV on Rock Church Road and arrested another Illinois man they believe is an accomplice. His name has not been released. A Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter was brought in to assist with the search but as of Monday night Moore had not been captured. Police advise anyone spotting Moore to not approach him but to call central dispatch immediately at 446-8041 extension 0 or dial 911.

Rep. Mary Littleton

Rep. Mary Littleton

Jane Crisp

Jane Crisp

The candidates for the 78th District seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives will answer questions in a forum on the Power Lunch program Wednesday on WDKN and The One FM. Republican incumbent Mary Littleton and Democratic nominee Jane Crisp have agreed to participate in the radio forum at 11:30 am. Littleton won her first term in 2012, topping six Cheatham County candidates in the GOP primary for the open seat, then beating White Bluff Mayor Linda Hayes in the general election. Hayes had beaten Crisp in the Democratic primary. Both candidates were unopposed in their respective primaries in August. A Dickson resident, Littleton has been active in the Republican Party for several years and was working in a field office for U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher before deciding to run for office when incumbent Phillip Johnson announced he would not seek re-election two years ago. An attorney who formerly worked for the Tennessee Department of Human Services, Crisp is the owner and operator of Chigger Ridge Bed and Breakfast in Pegram. Redrawn after the 2010 census, the 78th District includes all of Cheatham County and the eastern half of Dickson County. The forum will consist of questions asked to the candidates who will be given equal time to answer and then an additional opportunity to respond as well as opening and closing statements. The Power Lunch airs 11:30 am-12:30 pm on WDKN and The One FM and streams live at and

The Dickson County school system plans to use the $6 million the county is able to borrow to address security and safety upgrades, maintenance issues impacting the learning environment and increase energy efficiency. Director of Student Services Steve Sorrells presented a plan to the county commission Monday night that addresses issues within those three target areas as phases I and II of a facilities improvement plan. Sorrells said the $6 million will not address all of the school system’s immediate needs, but school officials are working with C&I Design to identify priorities and ways to stretch the dollars to make the most impact. “As you are well aware, many of our facilities are aged but they’re still very sound. The foundation is there, there’s just some upkeep and some maintenance that needs to be addressed and looked at,” Sorrells said. The first priority Sorrells listed is proposed safety and security upgrades that include creating secure entrances, installing camera systems and more with an estimated price tag of $735,000. Sorrells said the second priority is addressing facility needs as they relate to improving the school environment. A major portion of that phase is repairs and upgrades to restrooms across the system. Under the third goal of improving energy efficiency, Sorrells said that includes major repairs to or replacement of heating and cooling systems at several campuses with the hope that the improved efficiency will create a savings for the system. “We understand and know that if we save a dollar or two off the electric bill, well that’s a dollar or two that we can spend on buying textbooks. What we’re really interested in would be finding that alternative revenue source that we could utilize in our own budget without having to come every so often to the county commission and leaning on you,” Sorrells said. Some of the itemized proposals presented Monday night include $400,000 for a new roof at Dickson County High School, $613,000 in restroom upgrades, $1.3 million for door and window replacements, $66,000 to repair a leak in the Creek Wood High School gym, $321,000 in HVAC repairs and $1.3 million to $2.4 million for replacing heating and cooling systems. Sorrells said the school system also is developing an ongoing plan to keep its buildings from falling behind on maintenance issues. “The needs that we might be looking at would exceed the amount of revenue that we’re looking at putting in place right now. So our task would be to take what’s left over and how that might be budgeted through the 2016 through the 2020 school years,” Sorrells said. Under what he calls Project Cooperation, Mayor Bob Rial says the county can borrow $6 million without needing a property tax increase to cover the additional debt. The school system has committed $1.6 million from its reserves and capital outlay budget to assist with the funding. Rial said he will be prepared to present a borrowing proposal to the commission at its Nov. 3 work session.

Unable to get answers to all their questions, Dickson County commissioners postponed a vote on contracting with a company to handle past-due billing for the county’s solid waste fee. Under the proposed contract, Pinnacle Data Systems would produce and mail a postcard notice each month to residents who are 90 or 120 days late in paying the county’s $10 sanitation fee. Pinnacle conducts billing for Dickson Electric System, which includes the sanitation fee bill. But the Dickson County Solid Waste Management Department is currently printing and mailing a letter by hand for past-due accounts. Superintendent Jim Lunn has estimated it costs his department about $1.83 per late notice mailed. While the contract with Pinnacle offers several options for services, Lunn has said it would cost 15 cents per notice for the company to generate and mail the cards. Since Pinnacle handles billing for DES, it already has the database for mailing the notices. But with Lunn not present at Monday’s meeting, attorney Brian Ragan was unable to answer all the commissioners’ questions when he presented the contract for their consideration. Ragan said Pinnacle is not being hired as a collection agency to go after past-due accounts, but is proposed just for producing and mailing the late notices. “They’re not going to be a billing company in terms of they send out a bill in their name and they receive money on behalf of the county. It’s simply going to be more of a printing service, where, as opposed to Mr. Lunn having staff hired at his facility to prepare the letters and fold them and mail them out, this company will take the data that is already on file through the Dickson Electric System and once a customer becomes so many days past due, then it will generate a postcard notice that will go out to that customer as to the past-due status of the payment of their solid waste fees,” Ragan said. Ragan said the contract was modified to include a “90-day out” that would allow the county to end the agreement if it determines there is a more efficient way of handling the past-due notices. Commissioner Cotton Dawson asked what the total cost of the service will be, but Ragan said that will be determined by the services the county chooses from the menu within the contract. Lunn has said an exact cost will be determined by how many people are late in paying the fee, but Ragan said Monday it is not expected to exceed $10,000 a year. Funds to pay for the service would come out of the solid waste department’s budget and Mayor Bob Rial said the fee is currently generating enough money to cover the additional cost. But several commissioners appeared uncomfortable voting on the contract without more definitive information on the cost. The commission voted 9-1 to defer the contract to its Nov. 3 work session when Lunn could be present to answer their questions. Commissioner Shane Chandler cast the only dissenting vote and commissioners Kelly Sesler Weatherspoon and Tony Adams were absent.

Dickson County’s judicial commissioners will now be on a five-day rotation and get paid for actual days worked while serving a two-year appointment. Under a change approved by the Dickson County Commission Monday night, the five judicial commissioners, also known as magistrates, will work on a rotation to issue arrest warrants, set bonds and issue search warrants after normal business hours. Instead of paying each commissioner a salary and then leaving it up to them to compensate when they have to cover each other, Mayor Bob Rial said establishing a daily rate will make the payment system much easier. “That way if someone steps in and works two days in a row for someone who can’t, they’ll be paid for two days or three days. So it’s not a question of being a salaried employee anymore and them working it out among themselves. There’s actual set pay for the day they work. So this helps clean it up for our payroll department and cleans it up for our magistrates so they understand exactly what days they’re working and what they’re being paid for,” Rial said. Under the new pay structure, the judicial commissioners will be paid $84.37 for each day worked. Commissioner Shane Chandler, who chairs the county’s judicial commissioner committee, said the five-day rotation means each commissioner is scheduled to be on duty 73 days a year. The resolution also changes the appointment from four years to a two-year term. Chandler said all of the judicial commissioners’ terms will expire Dec. 31. After the resignations of Larry Story and Ken Bone, the commission approved the emergency appointments of Michael Fizer and Ronnie Morgan to complete those terms as judicial commissioners. Funding for the five judicial commissioners is shared by the county and the city of Dickson. Judicial commissioners are appointed by the Dickson County General Sessions Court judge with ratification by the county commission and Dickson City Council.

  1. home interior pictures selling for cheap…..looking for turquoise jewelry…looking for a living room rug…615-732-8099
  2. 2 trailers…..4 x 6 tilt trailer w/ mesh bottom $300…..5 x 10 w/ wood bottom $700 OBO…16in Pullin Chainsaw $60….615-740-1786
  3. 17in Goodyear wrangler tire, like new $15 OR trade for 15in tire…..table top stereo $50…..VHS player w/ 40-50 movies $50….429-5297
  4. 2004 Pontiac Montana van, $1800 OBO……plastic bucket, 5 qts of oil $10…..deep fryer, brand new, $40….815-8615
  5. 5 x 16 trailer, w/ wood bottom, tilt trailer, single axel $1000 OBO….615-618-3637
  6. registered TN walking mare, sorrow w/ white markings, $400 …..cherry china hutch $200….4 drawer dresser, $40…740-9199
  7. 2 tires…225/65/16s…$30/both…….vinyl bed cover, for short wheel base $25….418-3760
  8. looking for a used Karate adult sized male outfit. I think this is called a “Gee” outfit. It’s the white Jacket ant pants that look like pajamas. If any one has this please call 615 604 -2742.
  9. Will clean out garages and buy your scrap metal call ask for Danny at 931 996 3753
  10. 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..931-996-3310
  11. 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.
  12. sherwood am/fm receiver w/ tall ken wood speakers…..6hp craftsman mulch & mower…..yard trailer, needs wheels & tires ….615-557-5230
  13. free box spring & mattress, queen size, excellent condition….446-0734
  14. 2001 Mustang Convertible, good running, $1500….leaf blower, $20….441-3930
  15. treadmill $20….446-3260
  16. set of 4 wheels w/ tires…30/950/15…6 lug wheels..$50/set…….5ft box blade……set of metal side boards for pickup…free turnip greens…615-799-0976
  17. house for sale: 205 sunset rd, 3BR & bath and a half….large garage, back porch, living room with fireplace..kitchens redone.…..girls car seat & stroller, brand new, $30 (pink in color)…441-1541
  18. black & tan coondog….amp for electric guitar….looking for carpet…..924-1615
  19. looking for parts for murray mower…… for sale dormyer mixer w/ 2 bowls….regina floor scrubber…446-8706
  20. looking for bolts and bed rails…615-238-1450
  21. black leather harley davidson boots, size 8..$25…….black leather motorcycle vest, size 2XL….pair of antique doctor scales, health-o-meter….446-6421
  22. blue heeler puppies…931-494-1161
  23. 2 bags full of girls clothes…size 7,8,9,10….$100/each bag…lawn bags,….615-720-7657
  24. 14ft utility trailer, w/ dove tail ……$1000…..looking for good metal detector…441-5266
  25. 4 x 5 rolls of hay $25/roll…579-3823 or 948-4728
  26. looking for a wheelchair…615-957-4965
  27. allis chalmer tractor, w/ tricycle wheels…..metal structure w/ high beams….2 truck toppers for sale; aluminum & fiberglass…881-6814
  28.  natural gas home heating stove for sale its in good condition its a good morning stove $100….615 218 6416
  29. goats for sale…males…dairy & boar….$50 +…..767-2112
  30. firewood for sale…white/red/hickory ….tree work, provide references…..615-838-6269
  31. 1999 Nissan Altima…615-519-1156
  32. 2011 Torro 0-turn lawn mower $950…..2005 30ft  gooseneck trailer $4000….931-206-9235
  33. shitzu/chihauhau puppies $100…615-218-7704….boxer/pitbull…. $150….615-426-6868
  34. gas fireplace, $100…615-823-0262
  35. outside antenna, $30…couple of ranks of seasoned blackwood,…..stereo, $25…708-4558
  36. looking for 3 or 4 tickets to TN football game @ knoxville….502-386-4563
  37. New all digital proform XP treadmill..has the pro form shocks.. under 1hr time of use…lots of features…200 obo..
    1995 HydraSports 18ft Bass Boat..150hp Johnson..great condition…dual console…tournament ready…5900 obo..
    Also a like new fully electronic twin size bed..has headboard and footboard incline or decline..built in massager also…all remote controlled…has nice wood frame…300 obo…Call 615/973/7197
  38. looking for a pair of XL or 2XL camo coveralls for hunting…446-0976
  39. looking for good used appliances…and furniture and baby stuff…615-881-2056
  40. looking for a small truck, s10 or ranger…4wd….931-996-8347
  41. looking for good nanny goats……horse trailer for sale, …838-8270
  42. 4 wheelers parting out: kawasaki 400 & Honda 400EX…..Toyota T100 parting out…..lots of odds & ends for sale; yellow storage box etc…615-210-3211
Sen. Jim Summerville

Sen. Jim Summerville

A 67-year-old neighbor of Jim Summerville says she is afraid to stay in her McCreary Heights home because the state senator from Dickson is “terrorizing and frightening her,” according to a Dickson Police Department incident report. Summerville was arrested on a charge of stalking Friday and was released on $2,000 bond. Summerville was arrested again Saturday after he allegedly pointed a can of mace at the woman. He was charged with assault by threat and released on $10,000 bond with directions to not have any contact with his neighbor. Summerville, who turns 67 next week, says he is the target of a harassment campaign by the Dickson Police Department and he plans to sue the police once the charges against him are resolved. Cecelia Ann Donaven first filed a report about alleged harassment by Summerville Sept. 11 after she intervened in a neighbor’s dog being picked up after the senator called animal control. In the report filed Friday by Officer Andrew Perez, Donaven says Summerville created a sign saying “Keep it up, you’ve been warned” and placed it outside his fence facing her home. Donvaen told the officer “she felt threatened by the sign and stated Mr. Summerville was terrorizing and frightening her,” according to the report. Donaven said she is afraid to stay at her residence and “felt like nothing was being done about his behavior toward her.” Last month Donaven told police that in addition to facing signs at her home, Summerville has been parking his car in a way that makes it difficult for her to pull out of her driveway, has been shining a flashlight into her residence late at night, shines a flashlight on guests leaving her home, left a flashlight on his fence shining on a window overnight, even changing the batteries around midnight, will “flip off” her guests, yells obscenities at her, hits his fence with a cane while she walks from her car to the home and has even thrown rolls of toilet paper on her porch. While officers were at Donaven’s home, Perez reports Summerville’s dogs began barking loudly and ran down the road away from his residence. Perez and Officer Jerry Sumerour issued a citation to Summerville for violating the city’s animals at large ordinance. The report says that while the officers were talking to Summerville he “appeared intoxicated” and held up a handmade sign that said “Police Harassment in Progress” as if he was picketing, at one point placing the sign on the hood of the patrol car telling the officers to “get this on camera.” Donaven eventually obtained a warrant charging Summerville with stalking and he was arrested Friday evening at his home, booked at the Dickson County Jail and released on bond. Police were called back to McCreary Heights Saturday when Donaven reported Summerville had held up his sign in one hand and a can of mace in the other as she walked to her car. Officer Mike Phillips arrested Summerville on a charge of assault by threat and he was again booked at the Dickson County Jail and released on $10,000 bond with a restriction to not have any contact with his neighbor. Summerville is scheduled to appear in Dickson Municipal Court Nov. 13. Summerville was arrested Sept. 12 on a charge of public intoxication and cited for having an open container of alcohol after police said they received reports of the senator walking around the McCreary Heights neighborhood with a lawn chair and sitting in other people’s yards while drinking alcohol. He appeared in court on those charges Oct. 9 and the case was reset to Dec. 11. Summerville was previously cited for allowing his dogs to run at large in the neighborhood but that charge was dismissed in court. Summerville also was cited for leaving the scene of an accident but that charge was dropped by the district attorney’s office. An adjunct professor with Austin Peay State University, Summerville won the Republican nomination for the 25th Senate District seat in 2010 and upset long-time legislator Doug Jackson for the four-year term. He lost his re-election bid after finishing third in the redrawn district to former Sen. Kerry Roberts and state Rep. Joshua Evans in the August primary and immediately resigned from the Republican caucus, saying he would serve the remainder of his term until January as an independent. There has been a sign for Democratic Senate candidate Tony Gross leaning against the fence around Summerville’s home.

Turnout for the first four days of early voting remains behind the pace of August and is less than a third of the turnout seen in the first four days of the same period in 2012. Through Saturday, the Dickson County Election Office reports 917 early ballots have been cast. Despite opening an hour earlier in three locations Saturday, there were only 156 voters who went to the polls. Friday saw 302 voters at locations in Charlotte and Dickson. The 458 votes cast Friday and Saturday are a little more than half the 810 votes seen on the first Friday and Saturday of early voting before the August county general and primary elections, despite the election commission’s decision to open the polling places at 8 am Saturdays, an hour earlier than in July. After the same four days Wednesday through Saturday before the November 2012 election, Dickson County had 2,778 early votes cast with only two polling places in operation. With the election office open all four days for early voting, there have been 332 ballots cast in Charlotte. With early voting on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Restoration Chuch in Dickson has seen 454 ballots cast. Early voting in White Bluff has been open only Wednesday and Saturday with 131 ballots cast over the two days as only 49 voters took advantage of the extra hour and new satellite at town hall. Early voting continues 8 am-4 pm today and Tuesday at the election office in Charlotte to conclude the first week. Wednesday is the second opportunity to take advantage of extended hours as voting will be 8 am-7 pm at all three locations. Dickson County voters can cast their ballots at any of the three locations regardless of where they live. Voters must have a valid photo ID when they go to the polls. The ballot includes the elections 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. There also are municipal elections in White Bluff, Burns, Vanleer and Slayden and Burns voters will find referendums on allowing liquor by the drink and wine sales in grocery stores on their ballots. For more information on the ballot or early voting, contact the election office at 615-789-6021.

After being turned down for a grant for phase IV of the downtown revitalization, the city of Dickson again plans to apply for another grant in the ongoing project. Mayor Don Weiss Jr. has called a special session of the city council following tonight’s scheduled meeting of the Finance and Management Committee. The only item of business on the agenda for the special session is a vote on a resolution authorizing the mayor to “make application and enter into an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Transportation for funding phase IV under the 2015 Transportation Enhancement Program for the purpose of providing pedestrian and associated transportation and scenic enhancements to further the revitalization of downtown Dickson.” The city’s contractor is currently behind schedule on completing phase II of the project and the plans for phase III are still being reviewed by TDOT. Weiss announced at last month’s Finance and Management Committee meeting that TDOT had turned down the city’s application for a grant in the 2014 cycle to fund phase IV. Weiss said there was concern that the project might not be able to complete the next phase within the grant time limit, but the project committee was planning to apply again in the next cycle. “Phase II should be completed by that time and phase III should be bid and maybe even started. So it would put us in a better position for phase IV money at that time,” Weiss said. In previous cycles, the grant application deadline has been in February. On Thursday, the city sent out notice of the special session to be held tonight to authorize application for another grant. The city started the project with a $1.5 million TDOT grant, received $627,000 for phase II and $595,000 for phase III, which has yet to begin. The Finance and Management Committee meets at 6 pm with an agenda that includes reviewing quotes for employee health insurance, bids for turnout gear for the fire department and departmental reports. The special session of the council will follow immediately to vote on the application for phase IV.