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Curcio concedes 69th District race to Shepard despite only 16-vote margin in unofficial results

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, the Tennessee Division of Elections shows 14-year incumbent state Rep. David Shepard of Dickson holding a slim 16-vote advantage in the 69th District race for the Tennessee House of Representatives. The unofficial vote totals show the 7-term Democrat with 6,246 votes to 6,230 for Dickson businessman Michael Curcio,… Read more »

Gossett leads Allen by only 5 votes in race to join Reed and Harding on White Bluff Town Council

Only five votes separate the third- and fourth-place finishers in the unofficial vote totals for the race for three seats on the White Bluff Town Council with an unknown number of provisional ballots to be counted. Former Councilwoman Connie Reed topped the seven-candidate field with 350 votes in the unofficial totals from the Dickson County… Read more »

Mathis wins 2nd term as Burns mayor while voters approve liquor by the drink, wine in grocery stores

Burns voters re-elected Landon Mathis to another two-year term as mayor and three incumbents were returned to the Burns Board of Commissioners. Burns voters also approved referendums to allow liquor by the drink and wine sales in grocery stores. Mathis earned a second term by beating Dean Spurlock 239-131 in Tuesday’s unofficial results. Incumbent commissioners… Read more »

4-term 6th District Dickson County Commissioner Benny Spencer of Burns dies suddenly Monday

Three months into his fourth term, Dickson County Commissioner Benny Spencer died Monday. Spencer was found dead in the driveway of his Tidwell Road home in Burns just hours before the commission’s monthly work session. For the last few years, he had been struggling with kidney disease, for which he was receiving dialysis. Spencer was… Read more »

Summerville attacks local GOP leaders, Senate leadership and Kerry Roberts on eve of election

State Sen. Jim Summerville attacked Dickson County Republicans, the legislature’s Republican leadership and the party’s nominee who defeated him in the August primary during a press conference on a bench in Holland Park Monday. Summerville said he invited local GOP leaders to join him in the press conference after one scheduled last week by the… Read more »