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Hearing on Dugan’s lawsuit to get in Dickson judge race to be heard hours before ballot finalized

A Dickson County judge will hear attorney Mitch Dugan’s lawsuit to get in the race for Dickson Municipal Court judge on June 19, the same day the Dickson County Election Commission is expected to finalize the ballot. Chancellor Robert Burch will hear arguments on Dugan’s lawsuit against the Dickson County Election Commission at 9 am… Read more »

Qualifying for White Bluff, Burns, Vanleer, Slayden elections slow with 2 petitions in first 2 weeks

Only two candidates have begun the qualifying process for the Nov. 4 municipal elections in White Bluff, Burns, Vanleer and Slayden. The Dickson County Election Office began issuing candidate petitions May 23 for the municipal races with a qualifying deadline of noon Aug. 21. As of Friday, the election office reports that Sheila Street of… Read more »

Weeks to speak to Dickson and Humphreys county adult education graduates in Friday ceremony

Dickson County Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks will address 70 adult education graduates from Dickson and Humphreys counties at the annual commencement ceremony Friday. Phyllis Bradley, supervisor for the adult education programs in Dickson, Humphreys, Stewart and Houston counties, said the graduates receiving their equivalency diplomas range in age from 17 to 68. The… Read more »

Signups for sanctioned events, kids’ contests at 26th annual Stampede Days Rodeo begin Monday

The annual Dickson Stampede Days Rodeo will begin accepting entries for the professional events and signups for junior barrel racing and kids’ mutton bustin’ on Monday. The 26th annual rodeo will be June 20-21 at the Dickson County Fairgrounds. Contestants wanting to enter one of the eight professional events sanctioned for championship points can begin… Read more »

Dickson County under Flash Flood Watch until Tuesday evening as more rain expected

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Dickson and surrounding counties through Tuesday evening. With 5-10 inches of rain having already fallen in areas of the midstate, the 3-5 more inches of rain possible Monday and Tuesday could produce hazardous conditions similar to those that have already claimed three Middle Tennessee… Read more »

‘Spook’ Spann sues TWRA director, agents claiming persecution trying to end hunting career

Celebrity hunter William A. “Spook” Spann filed a lawsuit against the director and several agents of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency claiming he has been targeted, harassed and persecuted by the state agency in violation of his civil rights. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville Thursday seeks at least $300,000 in compensatory… Read more »

Reduction in election commission budget could jeopardize early voting satellite in White Bluff

A $10,000 reduction in the budget for election workers for 2014-15 could jeopardize the Dickson County Election Commission’s plan to add a second early voting satellite in White Bluff. The budget presented by Mayor Bob Rial to the county commission’s Budget and Budget Advisory committees is overall $10,557 less than the budget approved and submitted… Read more »

After lifting hours restriction, Burns board reduces distance for alcohol sales from churches, schools

After removing all restrictions on the hours that beer can be sold, the Burns Board of Commissioners has now reduced its distance requirement for alcohol sales to be from churches and schools. At last week’s monthly meeting, the board voted 4-1 to approve two amendments changing the distance requirements from 500 feet from property line… Read more »