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Rifle found in vehicle on DCHS campus Tuesday not believed connected with threat rumors: Weeks

After two days of chasing rumors about threats of violence at Dickson County High School, Commander Eddie Breeden of the Dickson Police Department said Tuesday’s discovery of a rifle in a student’s vehicle on campus is not believed to be connected. The hunting rifle was found in a vehicle around noon Tuesday and police were… Read more »

911 Board hires suspended Burns police Chief McCallister for new communications director post

Suspended on Nov. 6 by Mayor Landon Mathis, former Burns Police Department Chief Paul McCallister was hired as the first emergency communications director by the Dickson County 911 Board Monday night. The board voted 4-3 at an adjourned session to hire McCallister over finalist Mark Buck, a local EMT, teacher and member of the emergency… Read more »

Vanleer Board of Aldermen apparently chooses to leave town without a mayor for the next two years

The town of Vanleer apparently will operate for the next two years without a mayor. Without any discussion at Monday night’s meeting, the Board of Aldermen re-elected Jason Weaver as vice mayor and took no action regarding the mayor’s position left vacant after nobody ran for the office in this month’s municipal election. Despite being… Read more »

3 Clarksville residents face charges after alleged pawn shop burglary, pursuit through 2 counties

Three Clarksville residents have been charged in connection with the Sunday night burglary of a Dickson County pawn shop and a two-county chase in which a sheriff’s office patrol car was rammed. According to a statement from the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, 37-year-old Quentavus LaDale Luckett, 28-year-old George Akins III and Angela Brown, whose age… Read more »

School officials say reports of threats on DCHS campus turn out to be unsupported rumors

Dickson County school officials said they determined that reports of threats of violence that was to take place at Dickson County High School Monday were unsupported rumors. Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks said DCHS administrators notified the central office Monday that students were talking about a potential threat that was reportedly going to take… Read more »

Dickson Christmas parade is at 2 pm Sunday; Christmas in Downtown set for Friday, Dec. 5

Dickson will kick off the Christmas season with its annual Christmas parade this Sunday and a downtown holiday celebration Dec. 5. Under the theme “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Christmas in Downtown begins with the parade and includes a live nativity, entertainment, visits with Santa Claus and the official lighting of the city’s Christmas tree next… Read more »

Christmas in the Village features holiday tours of Cumberland Furnace historic sites 10-2 Saturday

The Cumberland Furnace Historic Village Association will host Christmas in the Village with tours of several historic sites on Saturday. Christmas in the Village is 10 am-2 pm Saturday and tickets are $10. The event is an opportunity to experience the historic aspect of the community that grew up around the iron ore furnaces founded… Read more »

Lady Cougars take control in second half to top Harpeth 62-37, Indians rally past Cougars 44-40

Despite a brief scoring lull in the second period, the Dickson County High School Lady Cougars adjusted to run away from Harpeth 62-37 in Kingston Springs Monday night. Coach Eve Hamilton’s Lady Cougars won their fourth straight before heading into a week-long holiday break. Dickson County appeared to have the upper hand early, posting 20… Read more »

JeQuan Lewis scores 3 points as VCU suffers first loss of season 77-53 to #12 Villanova

Dickson County High School graduate JeQuan Lewis and the 14th-ranked VCU Rams suffered their first loss of the season 77-53 to 12th-ranked Villanova Monday night in the Progressive Legends Classic at Barclays Arena in Brooklyn. Coming off the bench, sophomore Lewis hit one of three three-point attempts for his only points of the night in… Read more »