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Dickson County moves a step closer to borrowing $6 million for school facilities improvement plan

The Dickson County Commission gave preliminary approval Monday night to a resolution to borrow $6 million to start a school facilities improvement program. Mayor Bob Rial again outlined for commissioners a plan he calls Project Cooperation that shows the county can borrow the money on a 20-year bond and likely be able to pay it… Read more »

Contract for late notices on sanitation fee gets preliminary approval from county commission

Under a proposed contract given preliminary approval Monday night, the Dickson County Solid Waste Board proposes to save money by hiring a company to handle past-due notices for the monthly sanitation fee. The contract with Pinnacle Data Systems of Birmingham was presented to the commission last month but a decision was deferred until more information… Read more »

Dickson County native Bo Mitchell holds off challenge to get second term in 50th District

While Dickson County voters were listening to election results Tuesday, a former Dickson County resident claimed victory in one of the state’s most hotly contested races for the Tennessee House of Representatives. Democrat Bo Mitchell of Bellevue was able to hold off Republican Troy Brewer by 430 votes to win a second two-year term in… Read more »

Dickson Co. man’s Civil War trial comes to life in TPAC production ‘Burden of Justice: 1863′ tonight

The story of the trial of a Dickson County man during the Civil War comes to life tonight in a one-man play in the Andrew Johnson Theater of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. “Burden of Justice: 1863” will be presented at 7 pm Thursday to conclude its tour of Middle Tennessee schools in TPAC Education’s… Read more »

Veterans Day parade is 2 pm Sunday in Dickson, free musical tribute 5 pm at First Baptist Church

Dickson County will celebrate Veterans Day with a parade and musical tribute on Sunday. Under the theme “Honoring Our Hometown Heroes,” the annual Veterans Day parade will be at 2 pm Sunday in downtown Dickson. The parade will follow its traditional route from Dickson County High School through downtown then ending at Dickson Middle School…. Read more »

Airplane rides, car show, food and fun part of 2nd Century of Aviation celebration Saturday at airport

The Dickson County Airport Authority is hosting its second annual Second Century of Aviation celebration Saturday with dozens of aircraft on display, airplane rides, a car show, food and more. The celebration will be 10 am-4 pm at the Dickson Municipal Airport-Pack Field at 2370 Sylvia Road. Admission is free and Boy Scout Troop 2011… Read more »

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 »