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Storms cancel DMS-CMS game, Creek Wood booster scrimmage moved to Monday

Storms with lightning forced the cancellation of Thursday night’s football season opener between Charlotte Middle School and Dickson Middle School. The possibility of bad weather for Friday night also has postponed the scheduled booster barbecue and scrimmage at Creek Wood High School. Meanwhile, as of early Friday afternoon, Dickson County High School was still scheduled… Read more »

Unofficial Dickson County Election Results

Mayor Incumbent Mayor Bob Rial handily won a second term by holding off two challengers who made the county’s $10 solid waste fee as their main campaign targets. With approximately 300 absentee votes still not announced, the unofficial vote totals show Rial taking 65.9 percent of the votes, a bigger percentage than when he topped… Read more »

It’s election day! Polls open in 17 locations across county until everyone in line at 7:00 pm votes

It’s election day. Polls at 17 locations in Dickson County opened at 7 am and will remain open until everyone in line at 7 pm has voted. Approximately 30,000 Dickson County residents are currently registered to vote with just over 5,300 casting ballots during the early voting period. Voters going to the polls today have… Read more »

Nov. 4 ballots in Vanleer and Slayden still short on candidates with qualifying deadline 2 weeks away

While most of today’s attention is on the primary, county general and Charlotte municipal elections, qualifying for municipal elections in Burns, White Bluff, Vanleer and Slayden continues. And with only two weeks left before the deadline to get on the ballot, several races remain without any or enough candidates for the offices to be filled… Read more »

2nd Dickson-based plane crashes while trying to land at Alabama airport; pilot suffers minor injuries

Another plane based at the Dickson Municipal Airport-Pack Field has crashed in Alabama. Authorities report a twin-engine plane crashed during a hard landing Wednesday morning at Jack Edwards National Airport in Gulf Shores. According to the Gulf Shores Fire and Rescue, the pilot suffered minor injuries but refused to be transported to a hospital while… Read more »

Spanns’ trial postponed as lawyers argue for separate trials and to suppress some evidence

The trial of celebrity hunter William “Spook” Spann and his wife on evidence-tampering, insurance fraud and conspiracy charges has been postponed while the attorneys argue motions to try the pair separately and to throw out evidence. 51-year-old Spann and 49-year-old Marty Lane Spann were scheduled to go on trial Monday in Dickson County Circuit Court… Read more »

TBI charges Springfield man for writing bad checks for boat, equipment from White Bluff company

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Springfield man Wednesday on charges he wrote bad checks to purchase a boat and equipment from a White Bluff company. 52-year-old Jimmy Scott Chambers was arrested at his Springfield home on three counts of worthless checks. According to a release, District Attorney Dan Alsobrooks of the 23rd Judicial… Read more »

Middle school football season opens tonight as Dickson Dragons host Charlotte Tigers at 6:30

The middle school football season kicks off tonight when Dickson’s Dragons host county rival Charlotte. Kickoff at Homer Hamdorff Field at DMS is at 6:30 pm. Coverage on the RFC Sports Network begins with the A-1 Signs Pregame Show at 6:15. Due to election night coverage, tonight’s game can be heard streaming online at rfcsports.com… Read more »

White Bluff gets $250,000 TDEC grant to build amphitheater, walking trail on civic center site

White Bluff Mayor Linda Hayes announced Tuesday that the town has received a $250,000 grant for the construction of an amphitheater and walking track at the site of the new civic center. Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced 42 grants totaling more than $6.6 million Tuesday to… Read more »

Start of Dal-Tile site work delayed while Mohawk adds property, expands with distribution center

The start of construction on the new Dal-Tile manufacturing facility in the William D. Field-Dickson County Industrial Park has been delayed because Mohawk Industries is already expanding the operation to include a distribution center. In March, local and state officials announced the ceramic tile maker’s plans to build a $180 million, 1.4 million-square-foot plant in… Read more »