Posts By: Chris Norman

Revenue from building permits in Dickson above pre-recession levels with Dal-Tile still to come

In one of the stronger signs of recovery from the recession, revenue from building permits in the city of Dickson has tripled over five years ago and is above where it was before the economy turned bad. Dickson Planning and Zoning Director Jason Pilkinton reported at Monday night’s Finance and Management Committee meeting that revenue… Read more »

Election officials call turnout in first week of early voting ‘disappointing’ with 1,126 ballots cast

Election officials say the turnout for the first week of early voting has been “disappointing.” Through Tuesday, 1,126 Dickson County voters have gone to the polls to cast ballots. Early voting at the election office in Charlotte saw 116 ballots Monday and 93 on Tuesday. Today is the second opportunity to take advantage of extended… Read more »

Dickson submitting second application for TDOT grant for phase IV of downtown revitalization project

Dickson officials are hoping it was just a matter of timing that kept the city from getting a fourth grant for the downtown revitalization project and at a special session Monday night the city council voted to apply again. With the deadline to apply for a Tennessee Department of Transportation enhancement program grant coming up… Read more »

Schools targeting security, learning environment and energy efficiency to launch facility program

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… Read more »

Contract for solid waste fee past-due notices deferred to get answers on total projected cost

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… Read more »

County changes judicial commissioners’ terms to two years, establishes daily rate instead of salary

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… Read more »

Senator Jim Summerville arrested 2 more times, neighbor says he is ‘terrorizing and frightening’ her

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… Read more »