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3 appellate court judges facing retention votes on Aug. 7 ballot have connections to Dickson County

Three of the appellate court judges listed in retention votes on the Tennessee ballot have direct or indirect ties to Dickson County. When early voting opens Friday, voters will be asked to “retain” or “replace” three Tennessee Supreme Court justices, 10 Court of Appeals judges and 10 Court of Criminal Appeals judges. Among those on… Read more »

Judge Wallace still candidate for appellate vacancy as Bivins joins Tennessee Supreme Court today

With Tennessee getting its newest Supreme Court justice today, Gov. Bill Haslam is expected to announce his selection to fill a vacancy on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals soon, which could create a vacancy in the 23rd Judicial District. Haslam will preside over the investiture ceremony to install Jeffrey S. Bivins as the newest… Read more »

School board commits $1.6 million contribution to Mayor Rial’s plan for $6 million facilities upgrade

Dickson County School Board members voted to commit $1.6 million to Mayor Bob Rial’s plan to fund school system improvements, even though they’re not exactly sure where they will find the money in the current budget. The board also voted at a special meeting Monday night to renegotiate its contract with C&I Design to include… Read more »

Absentee voting for nursing home residents starts today, early voting for everyone begins on Friday

The first votes for the Aug. 7 election are being cast starting today with early voting scheduled to start Friday. Dickson County Administrator of Elections Linda Medley said absentee voting in nursing homes and other residential facilities begins Tuesday and will continue through Thursday. The rest of the county will be able to start voting… Read more »