Posts By: Chris Norman

School system presents informational session on Tennessee Promise 6:00 tonight at Dickson Middle

The Dickson County school system is hosting an informational session tonight for high school seniors and their parents to learn about the new Tennessee Promise scholarships. Dr. Jared Bigham, director of college and career readiness for the Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education, or SCORE, will provide information on applying for the scholarships 6-8 pm… Read more »

BooFest, Haunted Group Camp, Walnut Street’s Trunk or Treat start Halloween activities Saturday

Halloween activities begin this weekend with BooFest, the Haunted Group Camp and at least one Trunk or Treat. Downtown Dickson merchants will be hosting their annual BooFest on Main Street and at Holland Park on Saturday. Stores on Main Street will be trick or treating 5-5:30 pm. There will be a costume contest and parade… Read more »

FHU’s Chorale presenting free concert at 3:00 pm Saturday in Renaissance Center Performance Hall

Freed-Hardeman University’s Chorale will present a free performance Saturday afternoon at The Renaissance Center in Dickson. The ensemble will sing in the Anne Deason Performance Hall at 3 pm Saturday. The FHU Chorale specializes in sacred, unaccompanied selections but is not limited to that repertoire. Formed in 2004, the Chorale is a mixed ensemble of… Read more »

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 »