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After losing primary, Sen. Jim Summerville resigns from Senate Republican Caucus for rest of term

Following last week’s primary loss in his bid for re-election, state Sen. Jim Summerville of Dickson has resigned from the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus and says he will serve the remainder of his term as an Independent. In unofficial vote totals, Summerville received only 16 percent of the votes in the 25th District Republican primary… Read more »

Provisional ballots counted Monday; results to be certified Thursday; oaths administered on Aug. 26

The Dickson County Election Commission will count provisional ballots and certify the results of last week’s election next week. Meanwhile, the ceremony for county winners of the election to take the oaths of office has been scheduled for Aug. 26. A notice from Dickson County Administrator of Elections Linda Medley says the county’s election commission… Read more »

Postal officials reveal that service hours also will be cut at Vanleer Post Office no later than Jan. 9

Postal officials discussing pending changes at the Charlotte Post Office last week revealed that the hours of operation also will be reduced at the Vanleer Post Office by January. Tracy Mofield, post office operations manager for Middle Tennessee, said the retail window at the Vanleer facility will be cut to six hours a weekday by… Read more »

Two community theater groups holding auditions for upcoming productions of classic shows

Two local community theater groups are holding auditions for upcoming productions. The Players of Light theater group for young actors concludes auditions today for a production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Auditions began Thursday and continue 3:30-6:30 pm today at the Burns Church of Christ. The cast will be announced Monday and rehearsals will begin… Read more »

White Bluff’s Freeman faces early controversial calls in Little League World Series umpire debut

White Bluff’s Hank Freeman got plenty of face time on ESPN Thursday as two controversial calls put early pressure on the home-plate umpire making his debut at the Little League World Series. Freeman was calling balls and strikes in the U.S. Division opening game between Chicago and Washington and had the first opportunity to go… Read more »

‘Nashville’ cast member tweets about fund-raiser for Hodgins’ legal fund in Sonya adoption fight

A cast member of the popular ABC series “Nashville” has apparently revealed a planned fund-raiser for the Dickson couple fighting to regain custody of their former foster daughter. Clare Bowen, the Australian actress who plays singer Scarlett O’Connor on the series, posted on her Twitter account a message about a benefit for Kim and David… Read more »

DCHS grad Robert Hassell’s son returning to Little League World Series with South Nashville team

The son of a Charlotte native is one of two little league players getting to experience a “once-in-a-lifetime” event for the second time. Robert Hassell III is returning to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., with the South Nashville team that claimed the Southeast Region title. Hassell is the son of Franklin’s… Read more »