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Coalition meeting to focus on compliance sweeps as a method of combatting underage drinking

In the wake of the latest alcohol compliance sweep in which seven Dickson businesses were cited for underage alcohol sales, the Drug Free Dickson Coalition will host a program explaining the importance of such undercover operations at its monthly meeting. The coalition will meet at 6 pm Thursday at the Dickson County Emergency Medical Service… Read more »

Permit required for outdoor burning anywhere in Tennessee beginning Wednesday thru May 15

Starting Wednesday, the Tennessee Division of Forestry requires a permit be obtained for all outdoor burning anywhere in the state of Tennessee. Tennessee law requires a burn permit for any burning between Oct. 15 and May 15 regardless of where you live. Residents of municipalities with restrictions on burning should contact their local fire departments… Read more »

YMCA director to update status, fund-raising at chamber of commerce luncheon at noon Monday

With the effort to open a YMCA facility in Dickson County breaking new ground to function independently, Executive Director Paul Pitney will outline the plans and discuss the upcoming fund-raising dinner when he speaks at the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce’s membership luncheon on Monday. The luncheon is noon Oct. 20 at GreyStone Golf Club… Read more »

Sheriff’s office plans to use $26K from donation, property auction to make equipment purchases

The Dickson County Commission granted preliminary approval to budget amendments that will allow the sheriff’s office to use donations and auction proceeds for equipment purchases and revenue from its annual calendar to offset a lost grant for the Traffic Safety Awareness and Education Program. Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe asked the commission’s work session last week to… Read more »

Bibb-White Bluff Civic Center on target for January completion, opening expected in 1st quarter 2015

Despite recent rainy weather, officials in White Bluff say the Hazel C. and Zollie H. Bibb Jr.-White Bluff Civic Center is still on schedule for a mid-January completion. Public Works Director and Projects Coordinator Jeff Martin reported at last week’s council session that “everything is moving along very, very well.” Martin said the brick exterior… Read more »

Agreement with Tenn. Department of Health will establish vaccination protocol for first responders

As the world hears more news each day about the potential spread of the deadly Ebola virus, the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office is forming a plan to become a primary point for providing any vaccinations or other medications to protect local emergency services personnel in the event of any kind of outbreak. Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe… Read more »