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TDOT notifies school system of need for land at Oakmont, Dickson Middle schools for road project

The Dickson County school system is expecting to find out how much land the Tennessee Department of Transportation will be taking for its planned improvements to Highway 46 and what the state plans to pay for it. Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks said TDOT’s right-of-way acquisitions department has contacted the school system with a… Read more »

Dickson County unemployment rate rises to 6.6% as all 95 Tennessee counties see hike in June

The unemployment rate for all 95 Tennessee counties went up from May to June. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports that Dickson County’s unemployment rate rose one percentage point from 5.6 in May to 6.6 percent in June. There were 1,630 Dickson County residents receiving unemployment benefits. Despite the increase, Dickson County… Read more »

Election commission unable to agree on wording, fails to approve minutes of last month’s meeting

A disagreement over wording left the Dickson County Election Commission divided and unable to approve the minutes of its previous meeting Tuesday night. With one member absent, the four remaining commissioners were split over how the minutes should report their discussion on the county commission’s changes to the election office budget and spent 30 minutes… Read more »

Extended early voting hours bring 727 to the polls, numbers only slightly ahead of 2010 for 1st 4 days

With extended early voting hours offered in three locations Wednesday, Dickson County saw its biggest single-day turnout so far. The Dickson County Election Office reports 727 voters cast their ballots Wednesday, pushing the county total to 1,901 for the first five days. That means in just five days turnout in Dickson County has already exceeded… Read more »

Report lists 17 coaching positions being filled by personnel not employed by local school system

After discussion in May on finding school system employees to fill extracurricular coaching positions, the monthly personnel report from the Dickson County Board of Education shows at least 17 supplemented jobs going to people who don’t work for the system. The report is part of the package presented to Dickson County School Board members for… Read more »