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Revisions will allow crisis shelters like House of Hope in residential zones instead of commercial

Family crisis shelters such as the one planned by The House of Hope and New Beginnings will be allowed in high-density residential zones instead of commercial districts under revised restrictions approved on first reading Monday by the Dickson City Council. Planning and Zoning Director Jason Pilkinton told the council that the planning commission revised its… Read more »

Over dozen restaurants featured Saturday in A Taste of Dickson County to benefit United Way

United Way of Dickson County will kick off its fund-raising campaign with the annual A Taste of Dickson County Saturday at The Renaissance Center. The annual event features more than a dozen local eateries with samples of their offerings, prizes and more. A Taste of Dickson County will be in the rotunda of Freed-Hardeman University… Read more »

Family members report plane crash victims are beginning long, slow road to recovery from injuries

Family members of four Dickson residents injured in a Thursday airplane crash in Alabama report they are all beginning the long road to recovery and at least one could be released from the hospital today. Dan and Sharon Smith, their 19-year-old son Andy and his 17-year-old girlfriend Katey Hargrove remain hospitalized in Birmingham after the… Read more »

Vanleer man faces charges for incident that led to Friday lockdown at Vanleer Elementary School

A Vanleer man faces charges following an investigation Friday that resulted in a lockdown at a nearby elementary school on the first day of the new school year. According to a statement released by the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, Mark Alessandra of Vanleer is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the… Read more »

Dickson council to discuss shelter restrictions, judge’s request for raise at tonight’s session

The Dickson City Council will try again to pass new regulations regarding the location of family crisis centers and will consider a request to give its municipal court judge a raise when it meets in regular session tonight. Amendments creating new definitions and restrictions on “emergency shelters, family crisis centers and temporary housing” were sent… Read more »

Suspect who prompted lockdown in Vanleer in custody, faces charges, possible evaluation

The suspect who prompted a lockdown at Vanleer Elementary School on Friday has been apprehended and the lockdown is being lifted. Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe reported shortly before 1:30 pm that the unidentified man was located by a Dickson County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division officer in the vicinity of the school where he apparently has a… Read more »

4 Dickson residents hospitalized after plane crashes on way home from Florida vacation

Four Dickson residents remain hospitalized in Alabama following a plane crash Thursday afternoon south of Birmingham. Police say two men who heard the single-engine plane crash pulled the pilot and passengers from the aircraft just moments before it was fully engulfed in flames. Dickson business owners Dan and Sharon Smith, their 19-year-old son Andy and… Read more »