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Council approves property tax rate with 5-cent increase, doubles city’s hotel/motel tax to 5%

Without discussion, the Dickson City Council set the property tax rate for 2014-15 at 97.9 cents and unanimously voted on the first of two required readings to double the city’s hotel occupancy tax at Monday night’s monthly session. The new property tax rate represents a 5-cent increase and is projected to generate over $300,000 in… Read more »

Desire for tighter control on locations of shelters prompts councilman to seek additional review

Some Dickson City Council members want to see tighter controls on where shelters and other transitional housing programs are allowed inside the city. The concern that a shelter could locate on Main Street in downtown Dickson or inhibit commercial development along a busy highway led the council to send a series of amendments to its… Read more »

Funeral service for victim of Sunday night shootout scheduled for 2 pm Friday at Spann Funeral Home

A funeral service for the Dickson County man killed in a shootout in Hendersonville is set for Friday. 36-year-old Brian Lee Davidson of Charlotte died Sunday night after exchanging gunfire with the 18-year-old son of his ex-girlfriend in her home. Visitation with the family will be noon-8 pm Thursday and 10 am until the service… Read more »

College student from Charlotte killed in head-on collision on Hwy. 49, 2nd driver in critical condition

A Charlotte man was killed and another seriously injured in a head-on collision on Highway 49 Monday night. According to a preliminary report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 22-year-old Jacob T. Akers was killed in the wreck at the intersection with Antioch Road just after 8 pm Monday. The report by Trooper Fidencio Medina says… Read more »

Records show numerous domestic calls, order of protection sought prior to Sunday night shooting

Police records show a relationship that deteriorated into threats and violence before ending in a shootout at a Hendersonville home Sunday night, leaving a Dickson County man dead. A preliminary report by the Hendersonville Police Department indicates that 36-year-old Brian L. Davidson of Highway 49 East in Charlotte suffered two gunshot wounds during an exchange… Read more »

County begins process of approving funding for 3-year plan for commuter bus service to Nashville

While an official announcement still hasn’t been made by the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee, the Dickson County Commission began the process Monday night of finding the local funding for creating a daily commuter bus service between Dickson and downtown Nashville. Mayor Bob Rial told the county commission’s work session that RTA is making… Read more »

Police seeking help identifying burglary suspect who hit Highway 46 convenience store Wednesday

Dickson police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who broke into a service station near Interstate 40 last week. Det. Chad Fussell of the Dickson Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division says the suspect apparently cut the phone line and repositioned a surveillance camera outside the Exxon market and service station at 2332… Read more »

Hendersonville police say Charlotte man killed in shootout with ex-girlfriend’s 18-year-old son

A Charlotte man was shot to death Sunday night in what Hendersonville police describe as a shootout with his ex-girlfriend’s teenage son. Police report 36-year-old Brian L. Davidson of Highway 49 East in Charlotte was found dead inside the home of his ex-girlfriend, 46-year-old Shawna Brush, on Wessington Place in Hendersonville. Davidson apparently forced his… Read more »