Posts By: Chris Norman

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 »

Lady Dragons go 4 quarters over 2 games without giving up a field goal, top Cox Lady Cougars 44-7

The Dickson Middle School Lady Dragons put together an impressive defensive performance over the last two games that included four straight quarters without giving up a field goal. Tuesday night in the Melton Self Gym, Coach Kelsey Hamilton Mullinicks’ team crushed E.A. Cox 44-7 to improve to 11-1 on the season. Combined with Monday night’s… Read more »

Johnson pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter, facing 3-6 years for shooting Dickson banker

With jury selection about to begin in his trial Monday morning, John Wesley Johnson pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter for the 2011 shooting death of Dickson banker Troy V. Alley. Judge David Wolfe scheduled a sentencing hearing for Feb. 25. The 37-year-old Adamsville resident was scheduled to go on trial Monday… Read more »