Posts By: Chris Norman

Contract for solid waste fee past-due notices deferred to get answers on total projected cost

Unable to get answers to all their questions, Dickson County commissioners postponed a vote on contracting with a company to handle past-due billing for the county’s solid waste fee. Under the proposed contract, Pinnacle Data Systems would produce and mail a postcard notice each month to residents who are 90 or 120 days late in… Read more »

County changes judicial commissioners’ terms to two years, establishes daily rate instead of salary

Dickson County’s judicial commissioners will now be on a five-day rotation and get paid for actual days worked while serving a two-year appointment. Under a change approved by the Dickson County Commission Monday night, the five judicial commissioners, also known as magistrates, will work on a rotation to issue arrest warrants, set bonds and issue… Read more »

Senator Jim Summerville arrested 2 more times, neighbor says he is ‘terrorizing and frightening’ her

A 67-year-old neighbor of Jim Summerville says she is afraid to stay in her McCreary Heights home because the state senator from Dickson is “terrorizing and frightening her,” according to a Dickson Police Department incident report. Summerville was arrested on a charge of stalking Friday and was released on $2,000 bond. Summerville was arrested again… Read more »

Dickson council sets special session tonight to approve application for Phase IV downtown grant

After being turned down for a grant for phase IV of the downtown revitalization, the city of Dickson again plans to apply for another grant in the ongoing project. Mayor Don Weiss Jr. has called a special session of the city council following tonight’s scheduled meeting of the Finance and Management Committee. The only item… Read more »

Independence strikes quickly and often in crushing Dickson Co. 49-7 to end Cougars’ playoff hopes

Dickson County’s problems at Independence Friday night started with the coin toss and escalated from there in a 49-7 loss to the Eagles that officially eliminates the Cougars from playoff contention. The referee at Independence’s televised homecoming game appeared to misunderstand Dickson County’s call on the pregame coin toss and mistakenly awarded the flip to… Read more »

Florida police charge Dickson man with molesting a 7-year-old boy at Panama City Beach resort

Police in Florida have charged a Dickson County man with molesting a young boy at a beach resort. The Panama City Beach Police Department announced that 55-year-old Thomas Baughman was arrested Wednesday on a charge of lewd or lascivious molestation of a person under 12 years old. A statement from the police department said Baughman,… Read more »