Posts By: Chris Norman

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 »

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 »