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Dickson County Help Center closing in on $20,000 goal for matching donation before end of month

The Dickson County Help Center is within sight of reaching its goal following Thursday’s 2nd annual Hope-A-Thon on WDKN and The One FM. The eight-hour broadcast seeking donations to support the assistance program ended with just over $17,000 pledged, according to Executive Director Renee Boehm. The help center is hoping to collect $20,000 in pledges… Read more »

Ex-Cougar JeQuan Lewis returns to VCU Rams’ lineup after missing one game with concussion

Dickson County High School graduate JeQuan Lewis returned to action Thursday night for Virginia Commonwealth University after missing one game with a concussion. In 15th-ranked VCU’s 106-66 rout of Maryland-Eastern Shore last night, Lewis came off the bench to score eight points in 19 minutes of action. Lewis suffered a concussion when he hit his… Read more »

Shepard’s final margin of victory reduced to 15 votes as counties certify Nov. 4 election results

As county election commissions make official the results of the Nov. 4 election, none of the results of races in Dickson County changed. Only one provisional ballot was counted in Dickson County, which narrowed the margin in the 69th District race for the Tennessee House of Representatives to a final 15 votes. The Dickson County… Read more »

Commission gives final approval to reimbursing sheriff for funds used to pay ransom to hacker

Without any further discussion, the Dickson County Commission approved reimbursing Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe for the ransom and costs that the sheriff’s office paid a computer hacker who took important files hostage. On a unanimous voice vote Monday night, the commission approved paying the sheriff the $622 that he paid out of his pocket to reimburse… Read more »

Dickson man faces trial on exploitation charge after child pornography found on memory card, laptop

A Dickson man faces a January trial for possession of child pornography after more than 50 images were discovered on a laptop and data storage card. 27-year-old Bryan J.R. Dooley of Bishop Lane was indicted in August on a single count of sexual exploitation of a minor. During an appearance in Dickson County Circuit Court… Read more »

Vanleer aldermen to decide whether one will become mayor or just fill in for next two years

The newly re-elected members of the Vanleer Board of Aldermen were sworn in Tuesday night and will decide next week whether one of them will become mayor or just serve in that capacity for the next two years. Attorney Tim Potter administered the oath of office to Jason Weaver, Ruben Schmittou, Raymond Fletcher, Dwight McIllwain… Read more »