Posts By: Chris Norman

Dickson High School graduate Sara Peery Kyle nominated to fill husband’s seat in state Senate

After considering a run for governor, former Dickson resident Sara Peery Kyle has now been nominated by the Shelby County Democratic Party to fill her husband’s seat in the Tennessee Senate. Kyle will face Republican George Flinn in a Nov. 4 special election for the 30th District seat in the Senate after Jim Kyle resigned… Read more »

Burns celebrates birthday with 3 TDs as Dragons knock off Lewisburg 32-14 to remain unbeaten

Dickson Middle School’s Darian Burns celebrated his birthday with 178 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead the Dragons to a 32-14 win over previously undefeated Lewisburg in Homer Hamdorff Stadium Thursday night. The Dragons improved to 4-0 with only two games remaining on the schedule and by beating the Tigers grabbed the advantage for… Read more »

Burns residents expressing same worries over revised plan for Eastside Crossings development

A mixed-use development that raised neighbors’ concerns in Burns several years ago is back under a new developer and neighbors are again asking questions about the demand on infrastructure. The Burns Board of Commissioners passed a rezoning proposal Monday night for Eastside Crossings, a development proposed for a large tract between Highway 96 and Camp… Read more »

Mohawk Industries to break ground for new Dal-Tile ceramic tile plant in Dickson Thursday

Georgia-based Mohawk Industries will hold a ground-breaking ceremony this afternoon for the $180 million Dal-Tile plant in the William D. Field-Dickson County Industrial Park. The invitation-only event will feature company representatives and local and state officials marking the start of construction of the 1.8 million-square-foot plant on a 200-acre site. Mohawk announced in March its… Read more »

Burns approves proposal to change charter to begin paying mayor and commissioners in 2016

The mayor and commissioners in Burns could start getting paid as early as 2017 under a proposal approved Monday night. The Board of Commissioners voted to amend the town charter to begin paying the mayor $150 a month and four commissioners $50 a month. None of the town’s elected officials are currently paid. Commissioner Bill… Read more »

Shelton trial set Jan. 22, Neal trial set March 22 on charges from prescription drug fraud scheme

The trials of two women charged in a scheme to fraudulently obtain prescription medications have been set for early next year. 35-year-old January Paige Shelton of Charlotte is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 22 on 52 counts of obtaining prescription medications by fraud. She is charged with calling in prescriptions to area pharmacies without authorization… Read more »

Benefit hike is Saturday while House of Hope collects signatures following rejection of rezoning

Organizers of a proposed homeless shelter in Dickson are preparing for their third annual fund-raising hike on Saturday while also conducting a petition drive after being rejected for a rezoning request. The House of Hope and New Beginnings will host its 3rd annual Hike for the Homeless Saturday at Montgomery Bell State Park. Registration begins… Read more »

Undefeated teams meet tonight when DMS hosts Lewisburg; CMS visits WJMS for Homecoming

Two undefeated teams will tangle tonight when Lewisburg visits Dickson Middle School. The Dragons are 3-0 with wins over E.O. Coffman, Spring Hill and West Wilson. Dickson is averaging 27.3 points scored while giving up 9.3. The Tigers come into town at 4-0 having beaten Whitthorne, West Wilson, Harris and Tullahoma. Lewisburg is averaging 35.25… Read more »

Jeff Eby takes oath of office; commissioners choose to keep same leadership for meetings

Unable to attend last month’s oath of office ceremony, new 2nd District Commissioner Jeff Eby was sworn in at last week’s county commission work session. Meanwhile commissioners voted to maintain their same leadership structure. Eby was the only candidate to unseat an incumbent in last month’s county general election when he defeated Robert Wetterau in… Read more »