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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 »

Ex-Cougar JeQuan Lewis returns to VCU Rams’ lineup after missing one game with concussion

Dickson County High School graduate JeQuan Lewis returned to action Thursday night for Virginia Commonwealth University after missing one game with a concussion. In 15th-ranked VCU’s 106-66 rout of Maryland-Eastern Shore last night, Lewis came off the bench to score eight points in 19 minutes of action. Lewis suffered a concussion when he hit his… Read more »