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School board commits $1.6 million contribution to Mayor Rial’s plan for $6 million facilities upgrade

Dickson County School Board members voted to commit $1.6 million to Mayor Bob Rial’s plan to fund school system improvements, even though they’re not exactly sure where they will find the money in the current budget. The board also voted at a special meeting Monday night to renegotiate its contract with C&I Design to include… Read more »

Absentee voting for nursing home residents starts today, early voting for everyone begins on Friday

The first votes for the Aug. 7 election are being cast starting today with early voting scheduled to start Friday. Dickson County Administrator of Elections Linda Medley said absentee voting in nursing homes and other residential facilities begins Tuesday and will continue through Thursday. The rest of the county will be able to start voting… Read more »

Burns commissioners approve $135,000 offer to buy town hall from Water Authority of Dickson Co.

The town of Burns hopes to be able to purchase its town hall outright from the Water Authority of Dickson County depending on being able to reach an agreeable price and obtain financing. Several months ago the board of commissioners authorized Mayor Landon Mathis to offer the authority $125,000 to purchase the building and end… Read more »

Bernadette Bullington participates in library and archives workshop on Teaching the War of 1812

A teacher from the Dickson County school system was one of 22 Tennessee teachers recently participating in the Tennessee State Library and Archives summer institute on “The Forgotten Conflict: Teaching the War of 1812 in Tennessee.” The two-day workshop included a history content presentation by Dr. Tom Kanon, TSLA archivist and expert on the War… Read more »

Weeks names Columbia State’s Woodason as assistant principal, athletic director at Creek Wood

Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks has announced the appointment of John Woodason as the new assistant principal and athletic director at Creek Wood High School. Woodason fills the vacancies created when Rodney O. Parker resigned to become a teacher and baseball coach at Dickson County High School. For the past two years, Woodason has… Read more »

Burns commissioners remove pay raises, keep officer before final approval of 2014-15 budget

The Burns Board of Commissioners voted to remove employee raises from the 2014-15 budget approved Monday night, but decided to leave those dollars in the budget as a contingency fund. The commission voted 3-1 to approve the $658,000 budget on second and final reading without the 2 percent raises that were included for full-time employees… Read more »