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Supreme Court vacates death penalty, orders a new sentencing for murderer Jerry Ray Davidson

The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the murder and kidnapping convictions but ordered a new sentencing hearing for Jerry Ray Davidson due to ineffective representation. The oldest person on Tennessee’s Death Row, the 71-year-old Davidson was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1995 murder of Virginia “Jenny” Jackson of Dickson. In a majority opinion… Read more »

Commission to hear citizen recommendations, select interim 6th District commissioner Jan. 5

The Dickson County Commission will elect an interim commissioner to represent the county’s 6th District at its Jan. 5 work session, according to a proposal presented Monday night by Mayor Bob Rial. Dickson County Clerk Luanne Greer presented an official notice of a vacancy created by the sudden death of Commissioner Benny Spencer on Nov…. Read more »

Charlotte hands Lady Dragons first loss of season 36-30, Dickson rolls over CMS Tigers 49-14

Charlotte Middle School handed the Dickson Lady Dragons their first loss of the season with a 36-30 decision in the Melton Self Gym at DMS Monday night. The Dragons rolled over their in-county rivals with a 49-14 victory over the Tigers. After opening the season with four straight wins, coach Kelsey Hamilton Mullinicks’ Lady Dragons… Read more »

Doctors say Whitfield still not competent to stand trial for mother’s Christmas 2011 beating death

The Burns man accused of the Christmas 2011 beating death of his elderly mother remains incompetent to stand trial on a murder charge, according to doctors at the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute. Assistant District Attorney Carey Thompson announced in Dickson County Circuit Court Friday that he received notice that 55-year-old Jurgen Horst Whitfield remains… Read more »

JeQuan Lewis suffers concussion, seizure in first start in VCU 85-69 opening victory over Tennessee

Former Dickson County High School Cougar JeQuan Lewis is reported to have suffered a concussion in Friday night’s season-opening basketball game between Virginia Commonwealth University and Tennessee. With 8:19 remaining in the first half at the Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy, the 6-1, 175-pound Lewis was battling Tennessee’s 6-10, 280-pound Dominic Woodson for a… Read more »