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Doctors say Whitfield still not competent to stand trial for mother’s Christmas 2011 beating death

The Burns man accused of the Christmas 2011 beating death of his elderly mother remains incompetent to stand trial on a murder charge, according to doctors at the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute. Assistant District Attorney Carey Thompson announced in Dickson County Circuit Court Friday that he received notice that 55-year-old Jurgen Horst Whitfield remains… Read more »

JeQuan Lewis suffers concussion, seizure in first start in VCU 85-69 opening victory over Tennessee

Former Dickson County High School Cougar JeQuan Lewis is reported to have suffered a concussion in Friday night’s season-opening basketball game between Virginia Commonwealth University and Tennessee. With 8:19 remaining in the first half at the Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy, the 6-1, 175-pound Lewis was battling Tennessee’s 6-10, 280-pound Dominic Woodson for a… Read more »

Creek Wood’s Rachel Bell scores 6 points in 1st start as a freshman in Vandy’s win over Belmont

Creek Wood High School graduate Rachel Bell started her first regular-season game as a true freshman in Vanderbilt’s 65-58 season-opening win over Belmont in Nashville Friday. Commodores coach Melanie Balcomb’s starting five included four guards and a forward on a roster with no seniors. Bell scored her first college points at the 16:40 mark when… Read more »

DCHS grad Otis Gerron on list of players to watch for Freshman Performer of the Year Award in FCS

Austin Peay State University’s Otis Gerron has been named a player to watch for a freshman award in the Football Championship Series. The freshman walk-on from Dickson County High School is leading the 1-10 Governors in rushing with 482 yards on 88 attempts with two touchdowns. The Burns native had 13 yards on six carries… Read more »

Grand jury hears evidence but defers decision on 2012 fire death investigation until next session

The Dickson County Grand Jury recently heard evidence from an investigation into a 2012 fire death but deferred action to hear more testimony. The report issued by the November term of the grand jury confirms it “heard testimony regarding the investigation into the death of Matthew Neal on July 11, 2012.” 50-year-old Neal died in… Read more »

McEwen woman faces DUI, child endangerment charges for allegedly driving drunk with 3 children

A McEwen woman faces three counts of child endangerment after allegedly driving drunk with three children in her car. 32-year-old Falin S. Campbell of Wildwood Lane was indicted by the Dickson County Grand Jury on two counts of DUI and three misdemeanor charges of child endangerment. The indictment alleges Campbell was stopped by Dickson County… Read more »