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  1. Suzuki 125 4wheeler, trade……Snapper lawn mower, trade…615-626-2464
  2. looking for small cheap car….812-8203
  3. entertainment center, holds a 50in TV…$200…..furniture, bed frames, etc…615-430-2602
  4. yard sale 112 Graham St, in White Bluff
  5. registered 14yr old TN walking mare, sorrow w/ white markings….6 saddles, 15-18inches, …lots of horse tack….antique cherry china cabinet & drop leaf table…740-9199
  6. natural gas heater, 5,000 BTU…$200….446-1760
  7. Titans picture, 8 x 10…$5….2 coffee tables $5/both….110 heater $5..615-438-5963  ….vhs movies $5, bread maker $5
  8. looking to clean yards and do yard work…789-3905 or 545-6519
  9. cameras & watches & radio……outside antenna, $30…..seasoned blackwood, $50/rank….708-4558
  10. 2011 Fiberglass truck top for sale, for 6.5ft bed….lots of collectibles, M&M beds, mickey mouse pocket watches etc…931-209-3644
  11. 3 family yard sale, 107 Fred Rd…today till 5pm..in Bon Aqua
  12. 3 blue heeler puppies…931-494-1161
  13. home interior pictures selling for cheap…looking for turquoise jewelry…looking for a living room rug….looking for brown country eggs,..615-732-8099
  14. kitchen table w/ 4 chairs…..looking for a good used car, automatic, 2006 or newer, ….looking for a metals detector…441-5266
  15. yard sale at 552 Joslin Branch Rd….late today…..dirt bike for sale, $550..615-533-3045
  16. grave lots in dickson cemetery….$400…937-254-7313 or 937-620-2311
  17. hot water heater, $200….2 lawn mower wheels & tires….black & tan coon dog….924-1615
  18. 1221 H48S, about 1 mile from Tices Spring store….yard sale until dark
  19. will chain bottom of chairs…for sale; ford motor, 300 6cyn, straight 6, will trade for a car.. or sell $400….ladies costumes & necklaces, …looking for 2 tires for little mitsubishi, 14in….931-380-5836
  20. 302 motor, completely rebuilt, 931-982-9367
  21. 1220 Yellow Creek Rd…yard sale today till 3pm….lots of baby stuff
  22. Singer Sewing machine, like new, $35….Rocker recliner $25…..Corrola Typewriter $20….615-337-8436
  23. Allis Chalmer tractor, antique, tricycle wheels……1965 Plymouth Valient car, 4dr, slant 6, standard shift….metal structure, 6in high beams….881-6814
  24. Whirlpool portable dishwasher and 3 new bags of r-13 insulation for sale my number is 615-218-6416
  25. yard sale 1170 West Grab Creek Rd….behind Roxy….price to sell
  26. looking for a carburetor for a 4 wheeler, Yamaha …681-5761
  27. english bulldog, missing on H48 in Charlotte…..426-2923
  28. 2 horse trailer…$750….3pt scalloped dist, $325……6 x 16 tandem trailer, $1000…..789-5352
  29. house for sale: 205 sunset rd, 3BR & bath and a half….large garage, back porch, living room with fireplace..kitchens redone.….441-1541
  30. looking for old lawn boy lawn mowers, with black cover on top of engine,..6.5HP….needs self propelled mowers..has 2 mowers, $100/piece or $175/both….441-4618
  31. 1984 Bayliner boat….$1500…brand new motorcycle battery…615-516-9536
  32. firewood $40/rank…714-3625
  33. will do misc jobs & tree service work….for sale, beauty rings, 15in $25/set …218-6416
  34. tunes pianos & pump organs..797-4312
  35. mows yards…308-1597
  36. looking for old men and women’s costume jewelry & old glassware & dishes….for sale, electric guitar….306-3459
  37. Kawasaki 1500 Motorcycle…..931-209-5289 or 931-670-4921
  38. Chevy 2001 Alumma…..1976 Ford Camper, ….both run $1600/each or trade….210-1130
  39. old piano will give away…615-957-4365
  1. home interior pictures selling for cheap…looking for turquoise jewelry…looking for a living room rug…615-732-8099
  2. 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage, 2dr, new tires, new brakes, low mileage…….16ft flat bottom John Boat, w/ trailer….615-441-5987
  3. roof & nail gun, $40…..wooden twin bed, white in color $30….chest of drawers, 5 drawers $25….615-927-4062
  4. 4 saddles,….lots of horse tack…..antique cherry china cabinet w/ drop leaf table etc……2 pine benches, 5ft & 4ft….740-9199
  5. seasoned blackwood, red & white oak $50/rank…..outside antenna, $30…….round top radio, small, antique looking, $25….708-4558
  6. missing cat…Primm Springs area…large black & white tuxedo cat..615-924-6713…name is Rebel
  7. house for sale: 205 sunset rd, 3BR & bath and a half….large garage, back porch, living room with fireplace..kitchens redone.….441-1541
  8. looking for a roller to pull behind lawn mower to level ground…615-789-4693
  9. 3 family yard sale…till 5pm today…7am-5pm tomorrow…antique furniture, clothes, etc….107 Fred Rd, Bon Aqua…off of Abeth Rd…615-289-0659
  10. 3 blue heeler puppies..931-494-1161
  11. yard sale at Choats storage in Burns..8am…..every saturday till mid november
  12. 5ft box blade for sale….turnip greens for sale….615-799-0976
  13. 1998 Cadillac Deville….trade or sell for small pickup….new edger, never used…..lots of riding mowers…210-0692
  14. yard sale @ 104 GreenHaven Cr,… off N. Charlotte St. & Old Pond Ln…… lots of stuff $1 or less….just today
  15. Wanted:
    Tractor, 4 wheel drive, around 35 HP, in good condition. Preferably compact type with front-loader, gear-driven transmission, and no cab. Call 615-763-6324.
  16. Will clean out garages and buy your scrap metal call ask for Danny at 931 996 3753
  17. 2 kittens 7 weeks liter trained ,bounce horse $25. , Monster high sheets for a full size bed and curtains all for $25. call 615-266-8076
  18. 1.) Will pay cash for old wooden baseball bats made in Dickson. These are typically stamped “Leathers” or “A.H. Leathers” Manufacturing, Dickson, TN, and, have a model name such as Dixie Swatter, Commodore, Volunteer, Indoor No. 31, Yankee Winner, Sneex, etc. 2.) If you have any of these bats, even if you don’t want to sell them, he is compiling a historical portfolio of these bats and would love to document and include yours. Please call or text (615) 943-4384.
  19. sweet potatoes for sale…931-582-4006 or 615-830-6982
  20. yard sale 552 Joslin Branch Rd….going on today & tomorrow
  21. yard sale, 110 May Circle….all christmas things
  22. black leather motorcycle jacket & vest….2 large animal  cages….couple of nice long sleeve button up mens shirts XL…446-6421
  23. 12ft utility trailer, w/ dove tail……kitchen table w/ 4 chairs…..several cages in different sizes…615-441-5266
  24. looking for a metal detector…..for sale, keyboard & guitars….615-686-8588
  25. 2 tires for sale…P205/65/R15s, like new & other little wear….$40….789-1068
  26. sony handheld video camera, with case/charger/tripod …….portable DVD player, blue in color, in box…615-326-8389
  27. small trolling motor….needs fan put on it…$20…..mens mountain bike $20…..ashley fireplace insert…931-623-1092
  28. walnut tree…whomever wants to come pick them up can have them….446-6813
  29. lots of pocket knives…..full size toolbox for full size pickup, $50 has keys …..old kenmore sewing machine $50….615-290-4656
  30. black & tan coondog…..2 lawn mower wheels & tires, $10….924-1615
  31. 1997 Honda Accord, 2dr sport, ….Grand Am, Pontiac, 4dr, …..Asphalt roller…615-788-2563
  32. 1988 Nissan Centra, 4dr, $850….looking for CDL drivers……615-613-1205
  33. 502 w college…615-714-8420
  34. bird for sale; velvet green, wings trimmed in blue…red underneath….paid over $2000 for bird., asking for $500 w/ cage..has papers…..also, salt water system for 24ft above ground pool…931-623-2688
  35. looking for a fridge….call 615-946-3975
  36. Allis Chalmer tractor, ……1965 Plymouth Valient, 4dr, solid body……metal structure with 6in high beams….881-6814
  37. set of metal french doors, $75/set…..615-480-9607
  38. tunes pianos and pump organs..797-4312
  39. mows yard…308-1597
  40. 4dr car for sale, automatic, $1000……looking for men & women’s old costume jewelry…old women’s dresses size 20….306-3459, call after noon
  41. 5qt bottle of 20/50 wt oil, $10…..Pontiac Montana van $1750…..table top stereo $50….815-8615
  42. for sale baby gate $10……will buy 235/70/15s tires…..for sale deep fryer $50…429-5297
  43. small camper top, white $50……2 sets of lamps, $30/piece….2 brand new trailer doors $40/piece..446-3164
  44. cross ties…a bunch of them..$5/piece….Suzuki dirt  bike, DR250, $500…or will trade….steal chainsaw, needs carburetor work.$50…615-533-3045
  45. diamond plate tool box for full size truck….ford & chevy wheels…..electric & acoustic guitar …..931-289-4727
  46. Alumacraft boat, 17ft, asking $1400 OBO…..looking for odd jobs, concrete work & etc…615-490-2891..looking for places to coon hunt
  47. cedar wardrobe …..odds & ends yard sale items….615-806-3335
  48. 2 plastic dog houses for sale…..$30..446-6542
  49. Like new twin size electric bed..headboard and footboard incline or decline…has a built in massager also…remote controlled…nice wood frame..150obo…..New proform XP treadmill..all digital controlled..has XP shocks…under 1hr of use..125 obo……Also a 1995 hydrasports bassboat…dual console..150hp Johnson..boat in excellent shape…5600 firm…….615/973/7197
  50. 22in push mower, John Deere, $400…931-582-6135

A Hickman County woman facing drug charges was arrested this week after giving birth at Horizon Medical Center. 33-year-old Jamie Rachel Quillen of Bon Aqua was picked up on a warrant for a probation violation as she was leaving the hospital. Investigators say her new baby is being checked for signs of any health issues related to drug use, which could lead to additional charges against the mother. District Attorney Ray Crouch Jr. of the 23rd Judicial District said he is concerned that Quillen’s admitted addiction to methamphetamine could jeopardize the newborn’s life. Drug agents from the 21st Judicial District raided Quillen’s mobile home Sept. 28 and found evidence of manufacturing meth. She was charged with promotion of, manufacturing and possession of meth, but was released from the Hickman County Jail on a reduced bond of $2,500 two days later. Agents said Quillen admitted to having an addiction to meth but District Attorney Kim Helper of the 21st Judicial District said had never failed a drug screening during her pregnancy and her bond was reduced from $127,000 to $2,500 because of the potential financial strain having an inmate giving birth could cause the Hickman County Sheriff’s Office. Crouch obtained a warrant charging Quillen with violating the terms of her probation on drug charges in Dickson County and she was arrested as she left Horizon Medical Center after giving birth. Because of federal privacy laws, officials would not discuss the health of the baby. If the newborn is found to have any signs of problems that can be related to fetal drug use, Quillen could be charged with additional counts under new tougher laws in Tennessee.

Early voting in Dickson County appears to be picking up some steam as it heads into the final week. Interim Administrator of Elections Roxanne Hagewood reports 661 early votes were cast at the three locations during extended hours on Wednesday with another 157 just at the election office in Charlotte on Thursday. “We had a good day Wednesday, finally,” Hagewood said. Through the first eight days of the 14-day early voting period, 1,944 votes have been cast. The 818 ballots cast over the last two days account for 42 percent of the total turnout so far. In an effort to make early voting more convenient with the hope of increasing turnout, the Dickson County Election Commission added the satellite location in White Bluff this year. While early voting is required by statute at the election office in Charlotte all 14 days, the election commission added a limited schedule of early voting hours in Dickson and White Bluff despite seeing its overall budget cut. Through Thursday, the election office in Charlotte has been open for early voting for 66 hours and seen 831 ballots for an average of 12.6 voters per hour. The Dickson satellite at Restoration Church has been open 34 hours and received 849 ballots for an average of 25 voters per hour. Election officials had hoped offering early voting in White Bluff would be attractive to commuters and residents of the east side of the county. There have been 264 ballots cast in White Bluff during 26 hours of early voting for an average of 10.2 voters per hour. The final cycle of early voting begins today with polls open until 4 pm in Charlotte and Dickson. The last opportunity to vote on Saturday will see the polls open 8 am-noon tomorrow in Charlotte, Dickson and White Bluff Town Hall. Next Wednesday will be the last chance to vote early at the satellite locations in Dickson and White Bluff and also the last day for extended hours with polls open 8 am-7 pm. Early voting will be in Charlotte only Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, which is the last day. Polls will be open 7 am-7 pm in 17 precincts across the county for election day on Nov. 4.

Dickson County was one of 94 counties in the state of Tennessee that saw its unemployment rate decline from August to September. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports that 1,380 Dickson County residents were receiving unemployment benefits in September, which is down from 1,570 the month before. Dickson County’s rate dropped from 6.4 percent to 5.6 percent in September, which is more than a full point below the 6.8 percent for the same period in 2013. Only Fayette County saw its unemployment rate increase last month as it rose slightly from 8 percent to 8.1 percent. Overall, Tennessee’s unemployment rate dipped from 7.4 to 7.3 percent in September while the national rate declined from 6.1 to 5.9 percent. Lincoln County continues to have the state’s lowest rate at 4.6 while Scott County is the highest at 12.3, one of three counties to have double-digit unemployment. Nine of the counties with the 10 lowest rates in the state are in Middle Tennessee.

With Dickson County schools back in session this week following the two-week fall break, the system’s Transportation Department reminds everyone of the importance of stopping when school buses stop. This week is National School Bus Safety Week and Dickson County Transportation Director Gary Kimmons said this year’s focus is on preventing illegal passing of school buses. This year’s theme is #atmystopustop as the National Association of Pupil Transportation elevates discussion on the dangers of cars illegally passing a stopped school bus. Kimmons reminds motorists that school buses are equipped with radios that allow drivers to notify dispatch about drivers who fail to stop when students are boarding or getting off school buses and that information can be passed along to local law enforcement. The NAPT reminds drivers that when they encounter a stopped school bus with lights flashing, even in an opposite lane of travel, the motorists must come to a full and complete stop to allow students to cross the street safely and cannot resume travel until the bus turns off its flashing lights and retracts its stop sign. A survey by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services found nearly 100,000 school bus drivers reported more than 88,000 vehicles passed their school buses illegally on a single day last year. During the 2012-13 school year, there were nine child fatalities in the school bus danger zone with six of those deaths caused by drivers illegally passing a stopped school bus. Passing a stopped school bus with its lights flashing, even in the opposite lane of travel, is illegal in all 50 states and can carry a substantial fine.

Donna Ragan Siegel

Donna Ragan Siegel

Funeral services will be held Saturday for Donna Ragan Siegel, a long-time performer at Opryland and actress, comedienne and singer who appeared in roles in several movies and television shows. Mrs. Siegel died Saturday at her home in Nashville at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer. The daughter of the late Henry and Nancy Ragan and a 1965 graduate of Dickson High School, Mrs. Siegel was a teacher, performer, talent agent, producer and businesswoman who worked in several fields. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Theater at David Lipscomb University and taught speech and theater in the Dickson County school system and at Hillsboro High School in Nashville. She was a graduate of The Groundlings improvisational comedy school in Los Angeles, which launched the careers of Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow, Jon Lovitz and produced the first shows starring Pee-Wee Herman. Mrs. Siegel spent 25 years with Opryland Entertainment, performing in the theme park, including as a member of the group Three of a Kind, which also backed up country legend Roy Clark. She appeared in numerous national and regional television commercials and had small parts in movies such as “Martin” and George A. Romero’s 1978 zombie flick “Dawn of the Dead,” TV movies “My Body, My Child” starring Vanessa Redgrave and HBO’s “All Night Radio” while appearing in television shows such as “General Hospital,” “Nashville Palace,” “I-40 Paradise” and others. She performed in community and dinner theater productions across Middle Tennessee and appeared in and produced the Radio City Rockettes Christmas show at the Grand Ole Opry. In addition to performing, Mrs. Siegel started Teletunes, a singing telegram business in Nashville, became a talent agent and show producer, an administrator at Vanderbilt University and worked in the meeting planning industry before retiring in 2007. Visitation with the family of Donna Ragan Siegel will be 4-8 pm Friday and noon until service time Friday at the Taylor Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 1 pm Saturday in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Randy Paterson, Judge Michael Meise, Dale Ragan and Brian Ragan officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Robert Perry Siegel, brother Dale Ragan, nephews Brian, Todd and Alan Ragan, nieces Rhonda Helms and Jennifer Spann and 13 great nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

The Dickson/Humphreys/Hickman Chapter of Concerned Motorcyclists of Tennessee/American Bikers Active Towards Education will hold its 27th annual Toy Run and Food Drive Saturday from Charlotte to Waverly. To participate riders must donate a new toy and/or non-perishable food item. The ride will begin at the historic Dickson County Courthouse in Charlotte and conclude at the Humphreys County Courthouse in Waverly with the toy and food donation collection. Lineup in Charlotte begins at noon Saturday and kickstands go up at 1:00. CMT/ABATE Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission to protect and preserve freedom and safety for all Tennesseans who enjoy riding motorcycles. The organization works to modify existing laws that are detrimental to motorcycle safety and promotes legislation in support of motorcyclists. The group recently organized a “Look Twice Save a Life” campaign to make motorists more aware of motorcyclists on the roads with the placement of signs on high-traffic roads in the county. For more information on CMT/ABATE’s Toy Run and Food Drive, call 615-477-0171.

Dickson Moto X returns to the Dickson County Fairgrounds Saturday with high-flying motocross excitement. Tickets are $5, children 4 and under are free and parking is free. Gates at the fairgrounds open at 3 pm, practice starts at 5:00 and the racing is set to begin at 6:30. Dickson Moto X will feature non-point competition in all standard race classes for bikes and quads, plus a Farm Boy class and a Pit Bike Class. There will be holeshot awards and other prizes plus a Dash For Cash. Sponsors include Barber Cycles, America’s Motor Sports, Ronnie’s Q, Dotson Construction, England Septic, S&S Pools, Subway and WDKN and The One FM. For more information on Saturday’s Dickson Moto X, call 615-566-1902.

Dickson County High School closes out the 2014 football season with Senior Night and a Pink Out at tonight’s game hosting Centennial. With only a 24-0 loss to Ravenwood in Week 6, the Centennial Cougars stand tied with Franklin for second place in the District 11-AAA standings. Franklin and Centennial meet in the regular-season finale next week in what is likely to be a battle for a home playoff game. At 2-7 overall and 1-4 in the district, Dickson County is looking to end the season on a high note and begin building some momentum for next season. Senior Night activities will begin in Dickson County Stadium at 6:15 as the senior members of the football team, cheerleaders and band are introduced. The Cougars also will recognize the players and staff from the Dickson Middle School Dragons, which is the feeder school for DCHS. Tonight’s game also will be a Pink Out game for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee has provided pink jerseys, socks and more for tonight’s game and inside the stadium will be a tent with a silent auction for the jerseys. Cougars coach Troy Williams said there are jerseys for numbers 1-88 that will be sold to the highest bidders at the end of the game with all funds going to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. Dickson County Farm Bureau will be selling special pink Farm Bureau hats and the DCHS Health Occupations Students of America and Future Farmers of America also will be selling pink t-shirts. The Dickson County Athletic Booster Club will be selling pink pompoms, megaphones and bracelets. Kickoff between Dickson County and Centennial is 7:00 with coverage on the RFC Sports Network starting at 6:30 with the A-1 Signs Pregame Show. With three straight District 11-AA wins and a couple of upsets last week, Creek Wood has found itself right in the thick of the playoff picture. The Red Hawks head to Hohenwald tonight to face the Lewis County Panthers and find themselves just a game out of first place. Waverly beat Camden last week to leave both teams at 5-1 in the district while Creek Wood is tied with Hickman County at 4-2 and Fairview is just behind at 4-3. The 2-4 Panthers found themselves upset victims last week with a loss to Stewart County. Waverly and Hickman County play tonight, which will give one of them another loss and open the door for Creek Wood to battle for a home playoff game if the Red Hawks get past Lewis County and then beat Camden in the season finale next week in Charlotte. Kickoff at Lewis County is 7:30 with the A-1 Signs Pregame Show at 7 pm on rfcsports.com.