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Exhibition featuring critical civil rights movements 100 years apart opening in Promise Land

A traveling exhibition that celebrates two critical moments 100 years apart in the history of civil rights opens in the Promise Land Historic Site on Monday and will be on display through June 27. Presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration… Read more »

Dickson County High’s 42nd commencement exercise start time moved up to 7:00 tonight

In a change from previous years, Dickson County High School’s 42nd commencement exercise will begin at 7:00 tonight, a half hour earlier than normal. Principal Doug Phillips will preside over his first graduation in Dickson County Stadium. Medalist addresses will be delivered by Gold Medalist Catherine Pierce, Silver Medalist Kamecia Talley and Bronze Medalist Brooke… Read more »

Benesch’s murder trial to be postponed again as defense argues over statement, victim monument

  Edward Joseph Benesch II’s trial for the death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter will be postponed again as his defense attorney says he’s not fully prepared. The 27-year-old Benesch is scheduled to stand trial Monday on two counts of felony murder and one count each of aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect for… Read more »

Police investigating whether 2 latest burglaries connected to 6 others since first of year

Two Dickson restaurants are the latest victims in a string of eight burglaries targeting businesses since the first of the year. Police say Farmers Family Restaurant on East Christi Drive was hit Tuesday morning while Ponderosa Steakhouse on Henslee Drive was hit late Sunday night or early Monday morning. Because of similarities between this week’s… Read more »

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued until 7 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for most of Middle Tennessee, including Dickson County, until 7 pm Wednesday. Heavy rain, thunder, lightning and gusty winds are expected into the night. A cool front moving through Middle Tennessee will take overnight low temperatures into the 40s and keep daytime highs only in… Read more »