Posts By: Chris Norman

Coalition to feature Victim Impact Panel that some judges include as condition of DUI sentences

The Drug Free Dickson Coalition will present a program Thursday that it hopes local judges will adopt as part of the sentence for people convicted of DUI. The coalition will host a Mothers Against Drunk Driving Victim Impact Panel simulation at its 6 pm meeting at the Dickson County Emergency Medical Services building at 284… Read more »

DC’s Hunter Wolcott takes District 11-AAA golf tourney title, advances to Region 6 with Jack Story

Like his father and older brother, Dickson County High School’s Hunter Wolcott claimed a district golf championship Monday and will be advancing to the region tournament. Wolcott carded a 68 Monday in the District 11-AAA golf tournament at GreyStone Golf Club to earn the individual medal. Cougar Jack Story also earned a spot in the… Read more »

Election commission terminates Administrator of Elections Linda Medley

The Dickson County Election Commission voted Tuesday night to terminate Administrator of Elections Linda Medley effective immediately and she walked out of the meeting. Sharply divided along party lines, the three Republican members voted to fire Medley while the two Democratic members tried to retain her. Commissioner Allen Johnson walked out of the meeting following… Read more »

With phase II behind schedule and phase III not started, TDOT rejects phase IV downtown grant

With phase II of the downtown Dickson revitalization project over a month behind schedule and phase III still waiting to go to bid, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has rejected the city’s application for a grant for phase IV. Mayor Don Weiss Jr. told the city council at Monday night’s Finance and Management Committee meeting… Read more »

Commission narrowly OKs $45,000 settlement with fired Dickson County Deputy James C. Akers

Without discussion the Dickson County Commission narrowly approved a $45,000 settlement with fired Dickson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy James C. Akers. The agreement in which Akers will voluntarily resign and end his efforts to get his job back received the minimum seven votes needed for passage at Monday night’s meeting. Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe fired Akers… Read more »

Julia W. Weeks, 91, mother of Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks, dies Friday in Greenbrier

Julia Woodard Weeks, retired educator and mother of Dickson County Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks, died Friday at the age of 91. A celebration of life service for Mrs. Weeks was held Sunday at Greenbrier First Baptist Church with burial in the Robertson County Memorial Gardens. A Cross Plains native, Mrs. Weeks taught first… Read more »

Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is 9 am-1 pm Saturday at Dickson County Fairgrounds

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and Dickson County Recycling Program will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Dickson County Fairgrounds on Saturday. The free event will be 9 am-1 pm. The collection event presents an opportunity for Dickson County residents to safely dispose of many items that are not normally… Read more »

Summerville charged with public intoxication following reports of intimidation by neighbor

Tennessee state Senator Jim Summerville of Dickson was charged with public intoxication Friday following a week of complaints about alleged intimidation filed by a neighbor. Dickson police arrested the 66-year-old Summerville Friday evening after receiving reports of an intoxicated male walking around the McCreary Heights area with a lawn chair. Police said Summerville, who lives… Read more »

Trial in death of 18-month-old girl postponed because lead investigator unavailable to testify

A Dickson man’s trial on charges that he killed his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter has been postponed again because of a schedule conflict with a key witness. Edward Joseph Benesch II, who turned 28 in the Williamson County Jail on Thursday, was scheduled to stand trial today in Dickson County Circuit Court on two charges of… Read more »