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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 »

Postal service agrees to adjust Charlotte Post Office window hours to stay open during lunch

U.S. Postal Service officials have tentatively agreed to modify the new hours at the Charlotte Post Office to accommodate customers who visit during their lunch hours. After meeting with Charlotte Mayor Bill Davis and the town council last week, a representative said pending final approval the newly reduced hours will be changed to open later… Read more »

Commissioners starting process of borrowing $6 million for school facilities improvements tonight

The Dickson County Commission begins the process of borrowing $6 million for school system facility improvements at tonight’s work session. Mayor Bob Rial is scheduled to present information on how the county will obtain the funds and pay them back without requiring any additional property tax revenue. In what he calls Project Cooperation, Rial has… Read more »

Creek Wood’s Kilian finishes 16th, Edmondson is 48th at TSSAA state cross country meet Saturday

Creek Wood juniors Riley Kilian and Caroline Edmondson finished 16th and 48th, respectively, in Saturday’s TSSAA Class A/AA cross country championship at Percy Warner Park in Nashville Saturday. Creek Wood sophomore Caleb Allen was 75th in the boys’ title race. In her third trip to the state meet on The Steeplechase course, Kilian finished in… Read more »