Posts By: Chris Norman

Commission gives final approval to reimbursing sheriff for funds used to pay ransom to hacker

Without any further discussion, the Dickson County Commission approved reimbursing Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe for the ransom and costs that the sheriff’s office paid a computer hacker who took important files hostage. On a unanimous voice vote Monday night, the commission approved paying the sheriff the $622 that he paid out of his pocket to reimburse… Read more »

Dickson man faces trial on exploitation charge after child pornography found on memory card, laptop

A Dickson man faces a January trial for possession of child pornography after more than 50 images were discovered on a laptop and data storage card. 27-year-old Bryan J.R. Dooley of Bishop Lane was indicted in August on a single count of sexual exploitation of a minor. During an appearance in Dickson County Circuit Court… Read more »

Vanleer aldermen to decide whether one will become mayor or just fill in for next two years

The newly re-elected members of the Vanleer Board of Aldermen were sworn in Tuesday night and will decide next week whether one of them will become mayor or just serve in that capacity for the next two years. Attorney Tim Potter administered the oath of office to Jason Weaver, Ruben Schmittou, Raymond Fletcher, Dwight McIllwain… Read more »

Interim chief quits, Burns advertising for police chief, maintenance supervisor, fill-in recorder

UPDATED: The interim police chief appointed by Burns Mayor Landon Mathis has resigned because he does not have the time necessary to lead the department and is not interested in seeking the position full-time. Meanwhile, the town of Burns is not only advertising for a new police chief and maintenance supervisor, but also is seeking… Read more »

Supreme Court vacates death penalty, orders a new sentencing for murderer Jerry Ray Davidson

The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the murder and kidnapping convictions but ordered a new sentencing hearing for Jerry Ray Davidson due to ineffective representation. The oldest person on Tennessee’s Death Row, the 71-year-old Davidson was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1995 murder of Virginia “Jenny” Jackson of Dickson. In a majority opinion… Read more »