Posts By: Chris Norman

Tennsco, Speyer family pledge $1.75 million to match funds to build new animal shelter and park

The Tennsco Corp. and the Speyer family that owns it unveiled plans Thursday night to build a new animal shelter in Dickson and pledged to match up to $1.75 million in a community fund-raising campaign to construct and endow the facility’s operation. Stuart Speyer, president of the company founded in 1961 by his father, the… Read more »

Suspects in several Wal-Mart thefts believed to have hit Dickson store Wednesday morning

Police across Middle Tennessee are seeking help in locating two suspects believed to be targeting area Wal-Mart stores to steal video game controllers. Det. Chad Fussell of the Dickson Police Department said the two black males are suspected of stealing game console controllers at the Dickson store on Beasley Drive early Wednesday morning. Police report… Read more »

6 Dickson County agencies get $278,000 in grants to combat DUIs, promote road safety

Six agencies in Dickson County received more than $278,000 in grants to combat drunk driving and improve traffic safety from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer and GHSO Director Kendell Poole announced the awarding of more than $24 million in grants to 386 agencies on Tuesday…. Read more »

Dr. Ming Wang to be guest speaker at Saturday ceremony to celebrate Constitution anniversary

The area chapter of the Descendants of American Revolution Patriots will host a celebration of the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Saturday in Dickson. The free program will be 11 am-1 pm Saturday at the War Memorial Building in downtown. Under the theme “Appreciating Freedom in America,” the celebration will… Read more »

CPA shuts down Dickson’s offense to hand Dragons first loss 26-0, CMS falls in OT 36-34

Nothing seemed to go as planned for Dickson Middle School’s trip to Christ Presbyterian Academy Thursday. The start of the game got moved several times to make sure it could be completed before darkness because it was being played on a practice field without lights or visitors’ seating. But then the officials were late arriving,… Read more »

Roxanne Hagewood now interim administrator; panel to discuss hiring, early voting schedule

Roxanne Hagewood took over as Dickson County’s interim administrator of elections on Wednesday. After voting to fire Administrator Linda Medley Tuesday night, the Dickson County Election Commission voted to ask Hagewood to serve as interim administrator until a permanent administrator can be hired. Hagewood spent 15 years as a deputy in the election office, working… Read more »

Democrats on election panel fought Medley’s hiring in 2009 and 5 years later oppose her firing

Five years ago, the Democratic members of the Dickson County Election Commission bitterly opposed the hiring of Linda Medley as the county’s new administrator of elections. One of the members even resigned in the months following her selection. On Tuesday night, the current Democratic members of the Dickson County Election Commission bitterly opposed the firing… Read more »

Humane Society of Dickson County expanding board of directors by adding 7 new members

The Humane Society of Dickson County has announced the expansion of its board of directors with the addition of seven new members. HSDC co-chairmen Phil Corbin and Amanda Russell recently introduced the seven new members who will join the non-profit organization’s existing six-member board. New board members include retired engineer Bobby Deal of Burns, Dickson… Read more »

Inaugural Three Star Tennessee Awards include late Dickson County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Bellar

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security honored a fallen Dickson County Sheriff’s Office deputy at its annual First Responders Award ceremony held at the War Memorial Building in Nashville on Sept. 11. Deputy Keith Bellar was one of the recipients of the inaugural Three Stars of Tennessee Awards presented to honor those who… Read more »