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Judge refuses to reconsider ruling dismissing petition to terminate McCaul’s parental rights

A judge denied a motion to reconsider his previous rejection of the latest petition to terminate the parental rights of Sonya McCaul’s biological father, saying there was nothing new to argue. At a hearing in Dickson County Chancery Court last week, retired Chancellor Robert Burch said all of the claims in a motion to amend… Read more »

Truck climbing lanes on I-40 among $400 million in projects delayed by DOT Commissioner Schroer

The additions of truck climbing lanes on Interstate 40 in Dickson and Hickman counties are among almost $400 million in projects that the Tennessee Department of Transportation has delayed because of a lack of federal funding. In an Oct. 24 letter to members of the Tennessee General Assembly, TDOT Commissioner John Schroer says instability in… Read more »

10th annual Spooks in the Park, Trunk or Treats provide safe Halloween activities for children

Tomorrow is Halloween and trick or treaters have several alternatives to going door to door to get their treats. For those who dare, The Devil’s Study presents an opportunity for some Halloween scares. The Dickson Parks and Recreation Department’s 10th annual Spooks in the Park will be 6-9 pm Friday in the upper parking lot… Read more »

Creek Wood battling Camden on Senior Night for second place in District 11-AA, home playoff game

After going 2-3 in the first half of the season, Creek Wood High School’s Red Hawks are on a four-game winning streak heading into tonight’s regular-season finale against Camden. The 7-2 Lions come into Charlotte having lost two of their last four, including a 34-31 decision that put Waverly in the driver’s seat in District… Read more »

Board Chairman Tim Potter calls out Haslam for ‘lack of leadership’ on new academic standards

The chairman of the Dickson County School Board called out Gov. Bill Haslam for a “lack of leadership” in establishing higher academic standards in the state while Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks said the Tennessee Department of Education is working “backwards” by selecting tests before it settles on a curriculum. As Common Core has… Read more »

Friday is deadline to reserve tickets for annual SCD, Ag Committee Farm-City Banquet on Nov. 13

Friday is the deadline to reserve tickets for this year’s Farm-City Banquet. The annual banquet sponsored by the Dickson County Soil Conservation District and the Agriculture Committee of the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce will be 6:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Tennsco Community Center. Tickets are $10 per person and include the dinner,… Read more »

Free training session for employees of potential Safe Haven Law locations is 9 am Monday

The Dickson Police Department is hosting a training session for local medical professionals on Tennessee’s Safe Haven law that allows mothers to give up newborn children without facing prosecution. The free one-hour training session will be at 9 am Monday at the Dickson County Emergency Medical Services building at 284 Cowan Road. Enacted in 2001,… Read more »

DCHS junior guard ‘LeaLea’ Carter reportedly picks Vanderbilt over Tennessee and Louisville

With the high school basketball season opening in two weeks, Dickson County High School junior Chassity “LeaLea” Carter reportedly has verbally committed to play at Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt coach Melanie Balcomb and the university have not made an official announcement. Carter picked Vanderbilt over Tennessee and Louisville this weekend, according to multiple reports. Carter could… Read more »