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Summerville charged with public intoxication following reports of intimidation by neighbor

Tennessee state Senator Jim Summerville of Dickson was charged with public intoxication Friday following a week of complaints about alleged intimidation filed by a neighbor. Dickson police arrested the 66-year-old Summerville Friday evening after receiving reports of an intoxicated male walking around the McCreary Heights area with a lawn chair. Police said Summerville, who lives… Read more »

Trial in death of 18-month-old girl postponed because lead investigator unavailable to testify

A Dickson man’s trial on charges that he killed his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter has been postponed again because of a schedule conflict with a key witness. Edward Joseph Benesch II, who turned 28 in the Williamson County Jail on Thursday, was scheduled to stand trial today in Dickson County Circuit Court on two charges of… Read more »

Jurgen Whitfield reported still to be incompetent to stand trial for 2011 beating death of elderly mother

A Burns man is still not mentally competent to stand trial for the 2011 beating death of his elderly mother. Assistant District Attorney Carey Thompson announced in Dickson County Circuit Court Friday that he has been notified that 56-year-old Jurgen Horst Whitfield is incapable of assisting in his own defense at this time. Whitfield has… Read more »

Deadline for county commission to approve $45,000 settlement with fired deputy is tonight

While it’s not on the agenda for tonight’s meeting, the Dickson County Commission must approve a settlement with a fired Dickson County Sheriff’s Office deputy by tonight or the agreement becomes void. Under an agreed order filed in Dickson County Chancery Court, the commission must approve a $45,000 payment to fired Deputy James Chester Akers… Read more »

Company, local officials break ground for $180 million Dal-Tile manufacturing facility in Dickson

Local, state and company representatives officially broke ground Thursday for what is being called the single largest industrial investment in Dickson County history. In a brief ceremony in the William D. Field-Dickson County Industrial Park, officials with Dal-Tile, a division of Georgia-based Mohawk Industries, expressed their excitement about the 1.8 million-square-foot plant to be built… Read more »

Burns mayor wants to change charter to allow non-resident property rights voting in city elections

Burns Mayor Landon Mathis says people who own property inside the town limits should be allowed to vote in municipal elections even if they live elsewhere. At Monday night’s Burns Board of Commissioners meeting, Mathis asked what it would take to create what is commonly called “non-resident property rights voting” in the town. Mathis said… Read more »

Dickson High School graduate Sara Peery Kyle nominated to fill husband’s seat in state Senate

After considering a run for governor, former Dickson resident Sara Peery Kyle has now been nominated by the Shelby County Democratic Party to fill her husband’s seat in the Tennessee Senate. Kyle will face Republican George Flinn in a Nov. 4 special election for the 30th District seat in the Senate after Jim Kyle resigned… Read more »