Posts By: Chris Norman

Lady Cougars win shootout with Smith County 72-68 in tourney, advance to Friday semifinal

Dickson County High School’s Lady Cougars won a shootout over Smith County 72-68 in Thursday’s first round of the Smoky Mountain Classic Christmas Tournament in Gatlinburg. The victory over the state’s 8th-ranked team in Class AA advances the Lady Cougars to a 12 pm Central semifinal game on Friday. Dickson County will play the winner… Read more »

Quad/Graphics official says reduction in workload responsible for decision to close Dickson plant

An official at Quad/Graphics corporate headquarters in Wisconsin confirmed employee reports that the company is closing its printing plant in Dickson. Claire Ho, director of corporate communications, said reductions in the workload at the plant in the William D. Field-Dickson County Industrial Park prompted the decision to close operations. The news was announced to employees… Read more »

Rescheduled Dickson County Help Center live nativity scene and music set for 5-8 pm tonight

After rain during Christmas in Downtown Dickson earlier this month, the Dickson County Help Center rescheduled its live nativity and music celebration for tonight. The center at 103 West College St. will hold its live nativity 5-8 pm Thursday in the Murrell Street parking lot. This year’s nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus in… Read more »

Lady Cougars face #8 Smith County to open Smoky Mountain Tournament action at noon

With a 9-0 start for the first half of their season, the Dickson County High School Lady Cougars open action in the Smoky Mountain Classic Christmas Tournament in Gatlinburg at noon today. The tournament features 54 men’s and women’s teams divided into various brackets. The 16th-ranked Lady Cougars are in the girls’ blue bracket, which… Read more »

Quad/Graphics employees reporting company officials announce Dickson plant closing March 15

Employees at the Quad/Graphics printing plant in Dickson are reporting that the company informed them Wednesday morning the facility will be closing in the spring. Calls to the plant on Old Columbia Road in the William D. Field-Dickson County Industrial Park were not answered and a message to Quad/Graphics marketing department at its headquarters in… Read more »

Investigators dig up Hickman Co. grave looking for evidence in 1998 unsolved murder of Eric Baxter

Local and state authorities dug up a Hickman County grave Tuesday in a search for evidence in the 16-year-old unsolved murder of a Dickson man. Agents of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, investigators from the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s office executed an exhumation order at a grave in the Memory Gardens… Read more »

Man pleads guilty to providing alcohol that contributed to 19-year-old Dickson girl’s death

A Jackson County man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges arising from the death of a Dickson County teenager from a combination of alcohol and prescription medication. 27-year-old Dustin Dwayne Bartlett of Gainesboro pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and two counts of providing alcohol to a person under the age of 21. Dickson County Circuit… Read more »

Commission adds requirement that nominees to fill 6th District vacancy must be registered voters

The Dickson County Commission adjusted its guidelines for filling a vacancy in the 6th District to require that nominees be registered voters. Attorney Brian Ragan told commissioners Monday night that the language of the eligibility requirements to be elected as a county commissioner requires a candidate to be a “qualified voter” residing in the district… Read more »