Posts By: Chris Norman

Dickson High School grad Sara Peery Kyle wins special election to fill husband’s Senate post

The last woman to win a statewide election in Tennessee, Dickson native Sara Peery Kyle once again was victorious on election night when she claimed a special election to fill her husband’s 30th District seat in the Tennessee Senate. Kyle handily beat Republican George Flinn 18,344-7,040, taking 70 percent of the vote in the heavily… Read more »

DCHS grad Otis Gerron is Austin Peay’s leading rusher as a freshman walk-on for Governors

As Austin Peay State University heads into its Homecoming game against Tennessee State Saturday, the Governors’ leading rusher is 2014 Dickson County High School graduate Otis Gerron. A freshman walk-on at APSU, Gerron has carried the ball 61 times for 407 yards and one touchdown while appearing in eight of the Governors’ nine games. The… Read more »

Dickson County moves a step closer to borrowing $6 million for school facilities improvement plan

The Dickson County Commission gave preliminary approval Monday night to a resolution to borrow $6 million to start a school facilities improvement program. Mayor Bob Rial again outlined for commissioners a plan he calls Project Cooperation that shows the county can borrow the money on a 20-year bond and likely be able to pay it… Read more »

Contract for late notices on sanitation fee gets preliminary approval from county commission

Under a proposed contract given preliminary approval Monday night, the Dickson County Solid Waste Board proposes to save money by hiring a company to handle past-due notices for the monthly sanitation fee. The contract with Pinnacle Data Systems of Birmingham was presented to the commission last month but a decision was deferred until more information… Read more »

Dickson County native Bo Mitchell holds off challenge to get second term in 50th District

While Dickson County voters were listening to election results Tuesday, a former Dickson County resident claimed victory in one of the state’s most hotly contested races for the Tennessee House of Representatives. Democrat Bo Mitchell of Bellevue was able to hold off Republican Troy Brewer by 430 votes to win a second two-year term in… Read more »

Dickson Co. man’s Civil War trial comes to life in TPAC production ‘Burden of Justice: 1863′ tonight

The story of the trial of a Dickson County man during the Civil War comes to life tonight in a one-man play in the Andrew Johnson Theater of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. “Burden of Justice: 1863” will be presented at 7 pm Thursday to conclude its tour of Middle Tennessee schools in TPAC Education’s… Read more »

Veterans Day parade is 2 pm Sunday in Dickson, free musical tribute 5 pm at First Baptist Church

Dickson County will celebrate Veterans Day with a parade and musical tribute on Sunday. Under the theme “Honoring Our Hometown Heroes,” the annual Veterans Day parade will be at 2 pm Sunday in downtown Dickson. The parade will follow its traditional route from Dickson County High School through downtown then ending at Dickson Middle School…. Read more »