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Judge corrects sentences for convictions on lesser charges from 2011 fatal home invasion shooting

A mistake at a December sentencing hearing means a Dickson man serving a life sentence for a 2011 fatal home invasion had his burglary and robbery sentences reduced during a hearing in Charlotte Friday. Judge Robert Burch acknowledged that he sentenced 27-year-old James Denver Case based on convictions for Class B felonies instead of the… Read more »

Today is deadline to RSVP for Monday’s chamber luncheon with guest speaker Mayor Bob Rial

Today is the deadline to RSVP for next week’s Dickson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon featuring Dickson County Mayor Bob Rial as guest speaker. The luncheon is $12 for chamber members and will be at noon Monday at GreyStone Golf Club. Rial overwhelmingly won re-election to a second four-year term that began yesterday. In an… Read more »

Judge Jackson transfers custody of McCaul to Nebraska authorities on his last day on the bench

The decisions on the future of 10-year-old Sonya McCaul now appear to be in the hands of a judge in Douglas County, Nebraska, after Dickson County Juvenile Court Judge Andy Jackson granted a motion to transfer custody from Tennessee. On his last day on the bench, Jackson apparently ruled Friday that Tennessee should never have… Read more »

Ex-Humane Society president catches up on revised schedule of repaying stolen money

After spending 90 days in jail, the former president of the Humane Society of Dickson County has begun making restitution payments on the $60,000 she was convicted of stealing. 49-year-old Melissa Lee Standley appeared in Dickson County Circuit Court Friday for a review on a violation of probation warrant after falling behind on her restitution… Read more »

Judge orders DES to restore service to White Bluff woman cut off over relative’s past-due accounts

A judge ordered Dickson Electric System to restore service to a White Bluff woman whose electricity was cut off in what he wanted to call an attempt to “extort” payment for a relative’s past-due account. Judge Robert Burch granted a temporary restraining order Friday and warned that DES should expect a large payout if a… Read more »