Posts By: Chris Norman

Ex-Humane Society president catches up on revised schedule of repaying stolen money

After spending 90 days in jail, the former president of the Humane Society of Dickson County has begun making restitution payments on the $60,000 she was convicted of stealing. 49-year-old Melissa Lee Standley appeared in Dickson County Circuit Court Friday for a review on a violation of probation warrant after falling behind on her restitution… Read more »

Judge orders DES to restore service to White Bluff woman cut off over relative’s past-due accounts

A judge ordered Dickson Electric System to restore service to a White Bluff woman whose electricity was cut off in what he wanted to call an attempt to “extort” payment for a relative’s past-due account. Judge Robert Burch granted a temporary restraining order Friday and warned that DES should expect a large payout if a… Read more »

Jackson will issue ruling on motion to transfer custody of Sonya to Nebraska by 4 pm Friday

Dickson County Juvenile Court Judge Andy Jackson said he will issue a ruling on whether to transfer custody of 10-year-old Sonya McCaul from Tennessee to Nebraska by 4 pm Friday, likely meaning it will be his last act as judge. Following a hearing in Charlotte Thursday, Jackson took under advisement a motion from John McCaul’s… Read more »

Shelton’s trial on 52 prescription fraud charges postponed due to investigation of co-defendant

The trial of a Charlotte woman charged with calling in unauthorized prescriptions for narcotics was postponed Wednesday because her co-defendant is under investigation for her husband’s death. 35-year-old January Paige Shelton was scheduled to stand trial on 52 counts of obtaining drugs by fraud, but District Attorney-elect Ray Crouch asked a judge to delay that… Read more »

TDOT offering school system $151,000 for property at Oakmont, DMS needed for Highway 46 project

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is offering the Dickson County school system a little under $151,000 for property it needs as part of its plan to improve Highway 46. According to documents being presented to the Dickson County School Board tonight, the state is offering $780 for a small amount of property along Oakmont Drive… Read more »