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All 4 local wine in grocery stores petition drives fail; Burns residents to vote on liquor by the drink Nov. 4

Drives to put wine-in-grocery-stores referendums on the Nov. 4 ballots in Dickson, White Bluff, Burns and Charlotte failed to collect the minimum required qualified voter signatures. However, voters in Burns will get to vote on a liquor-by-the-drink referendum when they go to the polls. The Red White and Food petition drive spurred by the Tennessee… Read more »

Dickson County’s unemployment rate for July jumps half a point to 7.1 percent

Dickson County’s unemployment rate jumped half a point from 6.6 percent in June to 7.1 percent in July. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports that 1,760 Dickson County residents were receiving unemployment benefits in the month of July. The rate is just below the 7.5 percent reported in July 2013. Dickson County… Read more »

Dan Smith reports all survivors are ‘healing well’ three weeks after fiery plane crash in Alabama

The Dickson residents injured in a plane crash in Alabama three weeks ago today are slowly recovering from their injuries and the pilot says they are all “blessed” to have survived the experience. Dan Smith, who was flying the single-engine plane from Panama City to Dickson when it lost power and crashed in Helena, Ala.,… Read more »

Grocers organization working to submit petition to get wine in grocery stores on Dickson ballot Nov. 4

A statewide organization of grocery stores hopes it has gathered enough signatures to place a referendum on selling wine in grocery stores before voters in the city of Dickson on Nov. 4. A non-profit group called Red White and Food, formed by the Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association, has organized petition drives across the… Read more »

Attorney tells Dickson City Council that abstentions will be counted as ‘no’ votes from this point forward

Dickson city attorney Jerry Smith informed the city council Monday night that councilmen who abstain from voting on resolutions and ordinances will be counted as voting “no,” despite a 12-year-old resolution that those votes would not be counted. The issue of how abstentions are to be recorded has been debated for decades and in 2002… Read more »

Zoning amendments for family crisis shelters clear final hurdle at Dickson council’s special session

New regulations that will allow family crisis centers and other emergency shelters in the city of Dickson were approved on second and final reading at Monday night’s special session of the city council. The seven members present unanimously approved amendments to the city’s zoning ordinances that will allow temporary housing shelters as a special exception… Read more »

From pancake breakfast to movie in the park, Charlotte Festival offers full day of fun Saturday

Food, fun, fellowship and live music highlight the annual Charlotte Festival being held on the historic Courthouse Square this Saturday. From a pancake breakfast to kick things off, the annual parade, a full day of music to a free movie in the Charlotte Ball Park at dark, the Charlotte Festival presents something for everyone to… Read more »