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Commissioner Varney to discuss strategies for fighting prescription drug abuse with coalition

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Doug Varney will be the guest speaker at a Drug Free Dickson Coalition meeting Thursday to discuss strategies to prevent and treat the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the state. The coalition will meet at 6 pm Thursday at the Dickson County Emergency Medical Service… Read more »

Shelter amendments, Dal-Tile rezoning face final votes; requested raise for judge not on agenda

The Dickson City Council is expected to give final approval to new zoning regulations for family crisis centers and other shelter facilities at a special session tonight. The amendments define emergency shelters and other temporary housing facilities that will be allowed as a special exception in R-3 zones, which are for multi-family residential uses such… Read more »

Mayor Mathis says excavation work has made new Burns park large enough to consider expansion

Excavation work at the Burns Municipal Park has created enough room to potentially add another softball field or even provide space for a football field. Burns Mayor Landon Mathis reported at the board of commissioners meeting earlier this month that site work by Trotter Construction has moved more dirt than anticipated and managed to expand… Read more »

Tigers grab last-second win, Dragons roll over Coffman in 2014 openers; Harpeth tops Colonels

Charlotte Middle School opened its football season with a last-second victory while Dickson Middle rolled to a win in Lawrenceburg. The Tigers got 180 yards rushing and four touchdowns from Roy Driver in grabbing a 36-28 win over Cheatham Middle in Charlotte Thursday. The Bearcats and Tigers battled back and forth until a Charlotte interception… Read more »

South Nashville eliminated in Little League World Series despite homer, 8 Ks from Robert Hassell III

Despite a two-run homer and eight strikeouts by Robert Hassell III, the South Nashville team was eliminated from the Little League World Series in an 8-7 loss to Rhode Island Saturday. The Southeast region champs were shut out by Mo’ne Davis and the Philadelphia team 4-0 in Friday’s opener. Eliminated from contention in their second… Read more »

After losing primary, Sen. Jim Summerville resigns from Senate Republican Caucus for rest of term

Following last week’s primary loss in his bid for re-election, state Sen. Jim Summerville of Dickson has resigned from the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus and says he will serve the remainder of his term as an Independent. In unofficial vote totals, Summerville received only 16 percent of the votes in the 25th District Republican primary… Read more »

Provisional ballots counted Monday; results to be certified Thursday; oaths administered on Aug. 26

The Dickson County Election Commission will count provisional ballots and certify the results of last week’s election next week. Meanwhile, the ceremony for county winners of the election to take the oaths of office has been scheduled for Aug. 26. A notice from Dickson County Administrator of Elections Linda Medley says the county’s election commission… Read more »