Posts By: Chris Norman

Jackson will issue ruling on motion to transfer custody of Sonya to Nebraska by 4 pm Friday

Dickson County Juvenile Court Judge Andy Jackson said he will issue a ruling on whether to transfer custody of 10-year-old Sonya McCaul from Tennessee to Nebraska by 4 pm Friday, likely meaning it will be his last act as judge. Following a hearing in Charlotte Thursday, Jackson took under advisement a motion from John McCaul’s… Read more »

Shelton’s trial on 52 prescription fraud charges postponed due to investigation of co-defendant

The trial of a Charlotte woman charged with calling in unauthorized prescriptions for narcotics was postponed Wednesday because her co-defendant is under investigation for her husband’s death. 35-year-old January Paige Shelton was scheduled to stand trial on 52 counts of obtaining drugs by fraud, but District Attorney-elect Ray Crouch asked a judge to delay that… Read more »

TDOT offering school system $151,000 for property at Oakmont, DMS needed for Highway 46 project

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is offering the Dickson County school system a little under $151,000 for property it needs as part of its plan to improve Highway 46. According to documents being presented to the Dickson County School Board tonight, the state is offering $780 for a small amount of property along Oakmont Drive… Read more »

2nd petition to get wine in grocery stores on Nov. 4 ballot in Burns facing election commission review

While efforts by the Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association to get wine-in-grocery-stores referendums on the Nov. 4 ballots in Dickson, White Bluff, Burns and Charlotte failed, a citizen-organized effort to put the question on the ballot in Burns is still alive. Dickson County Administrator of Elections Linda Medley said a separate petition seeking to… Read more »

Prescription fraud trial postponed because woman is target of investigation for husband’s death in fire

A woman whose husband died in a 2012 fire that destroyed their Charlotte home is the subject of a homicide investigation that is expected to be presented to a Dickson County grand jury soon. District Attorney-Elect Ray Crouch Jr. made that announcement in Dickson County Circuit Court Tuesday in asking for a delay in the… Read more »

3 local schools make state’s Reward Schools list, 1 on Focus School list for students with disabilities

Three Dickson County elementary schools have been designated as Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education. Reward schools are the top 5 percent of schools in the state for performance and top 5 percent for progress. Performance is measured by overall student achievement levels by the number of students determined to be proficient or… Read more »