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3 local schools make state’s Reward Schools list, 1 on Focus School list for students with disabilities

Three Dickson County elementary schools have been designated as Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education. Reward schools are the top 5 percent of schools in the state for performance and top 5 percent for progress. Performance is measured by overall student achievement levels by the number of students determined to be proficient or… Read more »

Sheriff’s office joins other agencies for DUI Sobriety Checkpoint during Labor Day weekend

The Dickson County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with other agencies to conduct a DUI Sobriety Checkpoint Operation over the Labor Day weekend. In an effort to identify and deter motorists from driving under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances, the sheriff’s office will conduct the checkpoint on Highway 48 starting at 10 pm… Read more »

Dickson County Election Commission makes results of Aug. 7 general election, primaries official

The Dickson County Election Commission made the results of this month’s election official last week. During a 90-minute certification meeting Thursday, the five-member commission reviewed the voting machine printouts for each of the county’s 17 polling places on election day, the totals for absentee and early votes and the provisional ballots that were officially counted… Read more »

TDOT announces grants to clear air, reduce traffic that include bus service from Dickson to Nashville

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced $27 million in grants Friday that are designed to reduce traffic on the state’s roads and help clean the air. Included in the 31 grants to 11 communities is a previously announced grant to fund daily commuter bus service from Dickson to Nashville. Schroer’s announcement on Friday… Read more »

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 »