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Trial for 2011 shooting to begin Monday after judge refuses to recuse himself over contact with widow

The murder trial of a man charged with shooting a Dickson banker over three years ago is scheduled to begin Monday after the new judge refused to take himself off the case over an encounter with the victim’s widow. 37-year-old John Wesley Johnson of Adamsville, Tenn., is charged with second-degree murder for the Aug. 23,… Read more »

White Bluff celebrates ‘Camo Christmas’ Saturday with pancake breakfast and sunset electric parade

White Bluff’s annual Christmas celebration is Saturday with Pancakes with Santa in the morning and the parade at sunset. The theme for this year’s celebration is “A Camo Christmas.” The Parks and Recreation Department will host Pancakes with Santa at the White Bluff Community Center 7-10 am Saturday. Tickets are $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage… Read more »

Dickson County matches its lowest unemployment rate in last 7 years with 5.4% reported for October

Dickson County matched its lowest unemployment rate in the last seven years with the 5.4 percent reported for October. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports 1,320 Dickson County residents were receiving unemployment benefits in October with the rate dropping from 5.6 percent in September and well below the 6.7 percent for October… Read more »

Mendy Neal indicted for murder and arson for husband’s 2012 death in fire that destroyed home

Mendy Powell Neal was arrested Tuesday after being indicted on murder and arson charges for the 2012 fire that killed her husband. The Dickson County Grand Jury indicted Neal on charges of first-degree murder, felony murder and aggravated arson. The 34-year-old was arrested Tuesday at her place of employment in Nashville. The indictments charge Neal… Read more »

Crafts, toy sale, auction, Olaf part of Imagination Library’s Breakfast with Santa 9-11 am Saturday

The Dickson County Imagination Library will host Breakfast with Santa Saturday morning at the Adult Education building in the former Oakmont Elementary School on McLemore Street. The organization’s largest annual fund-raiser, Breakfast with Santa will be 9-11 am Saturday and will feature multiple activities for children as well as a used toy sale and silent… Read more »

Lady Cougars get double digits from four players in beating Summit to remain undefeated

Dickson County’s Lady Cougars showed their offensive versatility as four players scored in double figures for a 58-43 win over Summit in Spring Hill Tuesday night. Coach Eve Hamilton’s Lady Cougars remain unbeaten at 7-0 and pick up their second straight District 11-AAA victory. The Lady Spartans fall to 4-8 with the loss in their… Read more »

6 Dickson stores pay penalty, 1 chooses 14-day suspension for beer sales to underage informant

Six Dickson businesses have paid civil penalties while a seventh chose to have its beer permit suspended for two weeks after being charged with selling alcohol to an underage informant. The seven stores in the city were cited following a Sept. 30 compliance sweep by the 23rd Judicial District Drug Task Force using grant funds… Read more »