Posts By: Chris Norman

Creek Wood battling Camden on Senior Night for second place in District 11-AA, home playoff game

After going 2-3 in the first half of the season, Creek Wood High School’s Red Hawks are on a four-game winning streak heading into tonight’s regular-season finale against Camden. The 7-2 Lions come into Charlotte having lost two of their last four, including a 34-31 decision that put Waverly in the driver’s seat in District… Read more »

Board Chairman Tim Potter calls out Haslam for ‘lack of leadership’ on new academic standards

The chairman of the Dickson County School Board called out Gov. Bill Haslam for a “lack of leadership” in establishing higher academic standards in the state while Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks said the Tennessee Department of Education is working “backwards” by selecting tests before it settles on a curriculum. As Common Core has… Read more »

Friday is deadline to reserve tickets for annual SCD, Ag Committee Farm-City Banquet on Nov. 13

Friday is the deadline to reserve tickets for this year’s Farm-City Banquet. The annual banquet sponsored by the Dickson County Soil Conservation District and the Agriculture Committee of the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce will be 6:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Tennsco Community Center. Tickets are $10 per person and include the dinner,… Read more »

Free training session for employees of potential Safe Haven Law locations is 9 am Monday

The Dickson Police Department is hosting a training session for local medical professionals on Tennessee’s Safe Haven law that allows mothers to give up newborn children without facing prosecution. The free one-hour training session will be at 9 am Monday at the Dickson County Emergency Medical Services building at 284 Cowan Road. Enacted in 2001,… Read more »

DCHS junior guard ‘LeaLea’ Carter reportedly picks Vanderbilt over Tennessee and Louisville

With the high school basketball season opening in two weeks, Dickson County High School junior Chassity “LeaLea” Carter reportedly has verbally committed to play at Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt coach Melanie Balcomb and the university have not made an official announcement. Carter picked Vanderbilt over Tennessee and Louisville this weekend, according to multiple reports. Carter could… Read more »

Drug-smuggler Russell W. Brothers Jr. headed back to prison after plea to weapons charges

A convicted drug smuggler who now lives in Burns is headed back to prison after pleading guilty to federal weapons charges. 77-year-old Russell White Brothers Jr. pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Nashville to charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and obstructing a federal investigation. As part of the… Read more »

Dickson County students have day off to allow more time for parent-teacher conferences today

For the second year, Dickson County students have the day off while teachers will be at school for parent-teacher conferences. Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks recommended using one of the school system’s 11 built-in “snow days” last year to allow for more flexible scheduling for parents to meet with their students’ teachers and reported… Read more »

CWHS Red Hawks blank Panthers 35-0 to set up showdown for 2nd place with Camden Thursday

Creek Wood High School’s Red Hawks demolished Lewis County 35-0 on the road Friday night to set up a season-finale battle for second place in District 11-AA with Camden. Creek Wood spoiled the Panthers’ Homecoming Friday night with a dominating defense and strong offense that built the 35-0 lead by halftime and put the running… Read more »