Posts By: Chris Norman

Stuart-Burns to get 3rd principal in 3 years after Rhiannon Mason pursues ‘other options’

Stuart-Burns Elementary School will be getting its third principal in three years following the resignation of Rhiannon Mason. Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks said Mason resigned as Stuart-Burns principal “to pursue other options” within the Dickson County school system. The board of education posted the principal’s position Thursday with a deadline of noon Friday… Read more »

County finishing year with extra funds from fire, loan payoff agreement, disaster reimbursement

As Dickson County nears the end of the fiscal year, adjusting last year’s estimates for the 2013-14 budget to reflect what turned out to be the actual revenue and expenses requires housekeeping amendments to be approved by the county commission. Accounts and Budgets Director Don Hall presented several amendments for all county budgets other than… Read more »

Commission approves exception to allow employees to share sick leave with co-worker

While the county commission approved a one-time exception to its employee policy that will allow co-workers to donate sick leave time to a highway department employee battling cancer, at least one commissioner believes the exception should become the rule. The commission voted unanimously Monday night to make a one-time exception to its employee handbook so… Read more »

‘One-time’ move of county’s non-profit allocations to ECD budget proposed for 6th consecutive year

What began in 2009 as a one-time step to balance the county’s budget will once again see over $150,000 of economic development funds used to make contributions to non-profit organizations in the Dickson County budget up for final approval tonight. The county commission’s Budget and Budget Advisory committees will hold a public hearing on the… Read more »

THP graduates 50 new troopers Friday, assigns Brandon Smith to Dickson County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has assigned Trooper Brandon Smith of its most recent graduating class to work in Dickson County. Smith was one of 50 new troopers who received their badges in Cadet Class 614 during a graduation ceremony Friday at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church. Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer was the keynote… Read more »

Where does Dickson County get its money? Only half general fund comes from property taxes

A breakdown of revenue sources in the 2014-15 budget for Dickson County to be presented Monday night. budget stats   Dickson County gets just over half of the money for its general operating budget from property taxes. The $23 million general fund pays for the operation of county government, including the mayor’s office and county… Read more »