Posts By: Chris Norman

Despite concerns over budget cuts, commission votes to add early voting days to original plan

After worrying that budget cuts might reduce the options for early voting satellite days before the November election, the Dickson County Election Commission voted Monday night to increase early voting in Dickson and White Bluff by four days. Under a schedule adopted unanimously at Monday night’s special meeting, the election commission decided to offer early… Read more »

Election commission postpones search for new administrator until after first of the year

The Dickson County Election Commission has postponed any discussion on hiring a new administrator of elections until after the first of the year. In sharp contrast to last week’s packed, emotional meeting that resulted in the firing of Linda Medley after five years on the job, the five-member commission appeared ready to move forward in… Read more »

Drug Take Back Event on Saturday at FirstBank includes shred truck, recycling

Several local agencies are teaming up to present another Drug Take Back Event at FirstBank on Highway 46 Saturday. The free event will be 10 am-2 pm at the bank across the highway from Sonic Drive-In. The Dickson Police Department, Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, Dickson County Recycling, Dickson County Help Center and Drug Free Dickson… Read more »

DC’s Jack Story wins Region 6-AAA golf crown, advances with Wolcott to state tournament

In a reversal from the district tournament, Dickson County High School’s Jack Story won the Region 6-AAA golf tournament Monday to earn his second trip to the TSSAA state tournament. Story shot a 5-under 67 at GreyStone Golf Club to take the individual medal by one stroke over Brentwood’s Trevor Johnson. Cougar Hunter Wolcott, the… Read more »

Commission ‘denounces’ Isom’s Facebook comments calling Rial and Haslam ‘crooks’

The division between Democrats and Republicans on the Dickson County Election Commission became even more pronounced last week when the GOP majority voted to “denounce” and distance itself from comments made by Democratic member Melba Isom on her Facebook page. At its meeting Tuesday night, the commission voted along party lines to approve a resolution… Read more »

4 charged after 11 meth labs, 10-year-old child found in Sylvis Road home early Friday morning

Four people were arrested early Friday morning after police found 11 methamphetamine labs and a child in a residence on Sylvis Road north of Dickson. According to a release from the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the residence around 3 am Friday after receiving an anonymous tip of possible drug activity. Agents with… Read more »

Red Cross celebrates Liver Awareness Month in October with local blood drives, $5,000 giveaway

To promote blood donations during Liver Awareness Month in October, the American Red Cross will be giving away a $5,000 Visa gift card courtesy of Suburban Propane. More than 6,000 liver transplants are performed each year in the United States, according to the American Liver Foundation, making it the second most common transplant. Liver transplant… Read more »