Posts By: Chris Norman

Arguments on suppressing murder confessions delayed due to defendant Long’s ‘medical issue’

Arguments over whether a Burns man’s confessions that he beat his wife to death with a hammer will be allowed in his trial were postponed to next month because of an undisclosed medical problem. Morris Lynn “Moe” Long II, who turned 25 on Saturday, was scheduled to appear in Dickson County Circuit Court Wednesday so… Read more »

Incest charge dismissed because conception of child took place prior to 4-year statute of limitations

An incest charge against a Burns woman who reportedly admitted her stepfather was the father of her six children was dismissed Wednesday because the prosecution determined the act of conception likely occurred prior to the four-year statute of limitations. Dickson County Circuit Court Judge David Wolfe granted defense attorney William Wade’s motion to dismiss the… Read more »

Multiple local chances for last-minute visits, pictures with Santa Claus coming up Saturday

Santa Claus will be making several local appearances Saturday with plenty of opportunities for last-minute wish lists and pictures. Through the magic of Christmas, Santa will be stopping for breakfast in Dickson 9-11 am, pancakes in White Bluff 7-10 am, pictures at the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum 8-10 am and pictures at The Renaissance Center… Read more »

Dickson Co. Jail administrator turns self in after being indicted for sexual battery by authority figure

The administrator of the Dickson County Jail turned himself in Wednesday after being indicted on a charge of sexual battery by an authority figure. 50-year-old Capt. Robert Donald Young was booked into the facility where he worked until October. He was released after posting a $10,000 bond, according to a release from Dickson County Sheriff… Read more »

Trial for 2011 shooting to begin Monday after judge refuses to recuse himself over contact with widow

The murder trial of a man charged with shooting a Dickson banker over three years ago is scheduled to begin Monday after the new judge refused to take himself off the case over an encounter with the victim’s widow. 37-year-old John Wesley Johnson of Adamsville, Tenn., is charged with second-degree murder for the Aug. 23,… Read more »

White Bluff celebrates ‘Camo Christmas’ Saturday with pancake breakfast and sunset electric parade

White Bluff’s annual Christmas celebration is Saturday with Pancakes with Santa in the morning and the parade at sunset. The theme for this year’s celebration is “A Camo Christmas.” The Parks and Recreation Department will host Pancakes with Santa at the White Bluff Community Center 7-10 am Saturday. Tickets are $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage… Read more »

Dickson County matches its lowest unemployment rate in last 7 years with 5.4% reported for October

Dickson County matched its lowest unemployment rate in the last seven years with the 5.4 percent reported for October. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports 1,320 Dickson County residents were receiving unemployment benefits in October with the rate dropping from 5.6 percent in September and well below the 6.7 percent for October… Read more »