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Vanleer aldermen try to settle issue of mayoral vacancy in first meeting of new term 7:00 tonight

Vanleer Mayor Larry Robertson’s term officially ends with tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Aldermen. The five aldermen re-elected without opposition were sworn in last week and begin their new terms tonight with their first item of business being to determine which one of them will serve as vice mayor. Still for the… Read more »

Creek Wood sweeps Stewart County in first District 11-AA contests; Lady Red Hawks head to classic

Creek Wood’s Red Hawks opened District 11-AA action cruising to an 86-58 win over Stewart County in Charlotte Friday. Improving to 3-0 overall, the Red Hawks blew open a close game in the second period with a 36-point explosion against the Rebels. Leading only 22-17 after the first period, Creek Wood turned up the heat… Read more »

Sheriff Bledsoe confirms jail Administrator Donnie Young on leave pending criminal investigation

Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe confirmed Friday that the administrator of the Dickson County Jail is on leave pending a criminal investigation. In a brief statement released today, Bledsoe said Capt. Donnie Young was placed on administrative leave on Oct. 8. The statement says the employment action was prompted by an allegation of a criminal… Read more »

Mother and daughter from Dickson get probation for guilty pleas in sale of Xanax to a TBI informant

A Dickson mother and daughter were placed on probation after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the sale of prescription pills to an informant working for the TBI. 28-year-old Lindsey Taphorn of West Grab Creek Road was placed on Community Corrections for five years after pleading guilty last week to the sale of Xanax in… Read more »

Dickson County Help Center closing in on $20,000 goal for matching donation before end of month

The Dickson County Help Center is within sight of reaching its goal following Thursday’s 2nd annual Hope-A-Thon on WDKN and The One FM. The eight-hour broadcast seeking donations to support the assistance program ended with just over $17,000 pledged, according to Executive Director Renee Boehm. The help center is hoping to collect $20,000 in pledges… Read more »