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Wallace to remain in 23rd district after governor chooses Easter, Holloway for appellate vacancies

Recently re-elected Circuit Court Judge Larry Wallace will remain on the bench in the 23rd Judicial District after Gov. Bill Haslam chose a different nominee to fill a vacancy on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. Over the last two days, Haslam announced his choices for a pair of vacancies in Middle Tennessee. On Wednesday,… Read more »

Nobody qualifies in mayor’s race, only incumbents seeking alderman positions in Vanleer election

There will be no candidate for mayor and only the five incumbent aldermen on the Nov. 4 ballot in Vanleer. Nobody turned in a petition to seek the two-year term as mayor by yesterday’s deadline. At Thursday night’s meeting, the Dickson County Election Commission approved the qualifying petitions of Wes Albright, Raymond Fletcher, Dwight McIllwain,… Read more »

7 candidates will compete for 3 seats on White Bluff council; Hamilton not seeking re-election

The seven candidates who previously filed petitions to seek the three seats on the White Bluff Town Council have been approved to be on the Nov. 4 ballot. At its meeting Thursday, the Dickson County Election Commission formally approved the qualifying petitions of Roberta “Sissy” Allen, Brandon Gossett, Martha Beth Harding, James Oscar Martin and… Read more »

Only incumbent mayor and council members qualify to be on ballot for 2-year terms in Slayden

Only the current mayor and town council members qualified to be on the Nov. 4 ballot in Slayden. At Thursday night’s meeting, the Dickson County Election Commission approved the qualifying petitions of Mayor Gary Hodges and council members Tammy D. Potts, Mary Smathers and Debbie Smith. Barring a successful write-in campaign by another candidate, all… Read more »

All 4 local wine in grocery stores petition drives fail; Burns residents to vote on liquor by the drink Nov. 4

Drives to put wine-in-grocery-stores referendums on the Nov. 4 ballots in Dickson, White Bluff, Burns and Charlotte failed to collect the minimum required qualified voter signatures. However, voters in Burns will get to vote on a liquor-by-the-drink referendum when they go to the polls. The Red White and Food petition drive spurred by the Tennessee… Read more »

Dickson County’s unemployment rate for July jumps half a point to 7.1 percent

Dickson County’s unemployment rate jumped half a point from 6.6 percent in June to 7.1 percent in July. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports that 1,760 Dickson County residents were receiving unemployment benefits in the month of July. The rate is just below the 7.5 percent reported in July 2013. Dickson County… Read more »

Dan Smith reports all survivors are ‘healing well’ three weeks after fiery plane crash in Alabama

The Dickson residents injured in a plane crash in Alabama three weeks ago today are slowly recovering from their injuries and the pilot says they are all “blessed” to have survived the experience. Dan Smith, who was flying the single-engine plane from Panama City to Dickson when it lost power and crashed in Helena, Ala.,… Read more »

Grocers organization working to submit petition to get wine in grocery stores on Dickson ballot Nov. 4

A statewide organization of grocery stores hopes it has gathered enough signatures to place a referendum on selling wine in grocery stores before voters in the city of Dickson on Nov. 4. A non-profit group called Red White and Food, formed by the Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association, has organized petition drives across the… Read more »