Advertising space


  1. home interior pictures selling for cheap…looking for turquoise jewelry…looking for a living room rug…looking for brown country eggs…615-732-8099
  2. house for sale: 205 sunset rd, 3BR & bath and a half….large garage, back porch, living room with fireplace..kitchens redone.….441-1541
  3. 2 armouirs for sale, $150/each….fireplace screen $15….will clean gutters & do yard work….789-3905 …or…545-6519
  4. looking for a good bathtub, 28.5in x 5ft…white in color….446-4929
  5. registered TN walking mare…looking for a storm door, 80 x 32…..has a lot of tack & saddles for sale…740-9199
  6. 2011 Fiberglass camper top, $450 OBO…..lots of collectibles; mickey mouse pocket watches, 400 VHS Disney movies, M&M beds, etc……931-209-3644
  7. 5qt bottle of 20/50 weight oil, $10….set of iron bunk beds, $50…..Pontiac Montana Van, …815-8615
  8. Phillips brand new deep fryer, $40….baby gate, $10…..looking to buy 235(45)/70/15s tires…..429-5297
  9. firewood for sale, $75/rank…$100/delivery..615-975-2622
  10. 1986 Dodge pickup, long wheel base, 318, automatic $1500 OBO…931-264-2380
  11. Will clean out garages and buy your scrap metal call ask for Danny at 931 996 3753
  12. If you have a girl named Hannah I have a precious moments cross that says Jesus loves me FREE , I am looking for a small to med size dog ,Last chance on size 5 Tennis shoe boots 10 today go to good will tomorrow these are new call 615-266-8076
  13. will do tree work,…& haul off stuff…615-838-6269
  14. blue heeler & chihauhau puppies……looking for a deep freezer…7-8 month dog free….931-494-1161
  15. animal cage……St Johns Bay brown leather coat or jacket, like new, size XL……DOT approved motorcycle helmet $20…446-6421
  16. 2 beagles …..looking for 2-3 windows, 441-1227
  17. looking for a fixer-upper camper……for sale; full size conversion van for sale, Ford, E150, in excellent shape..$2000….545-5357
  18. 2 Honda elite, scooters,…make an offer…615-337-8264…1996 White Ford F250, 7.3 Powerstroke Diesel, 103k miles…$4000….or best offer…615-337-8264 ….Bowlin 12in Tiller, brand new, make an offer
  19. Garage / Estate Sale….7883 Crow Cut Rd., Fairview, TN…Friday 10/31/14 – 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM…Saturday 11/1/14 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM….Furniture, Dishes, Pots & Pans, Linens, Odds & Ends, Flower Arrangements and several free items.
  20. tunes pianos & pump organs…797-4312
  21. 4dr Chevy car, automatic, $1000 OBO….looking for ladies dresses size 20 or old costume jewelry…….306-3459
  22. 5 family yard sale, today through saturday…3067 TraceCreek Rd in White Bluff….lots of everything
  23. looking for a handy man to come bid on a shop full of tiles, plumbing, caulking, hardwood flooring etc….944-7085
  24. pile of cross ties, $3 – $7/each……..dirt bike, 1996 model, BR250 Suzuki, $500 or trade…615-533-3045
  25. Alumacraft boat, $1400 OBO…..looking for seasoned firewood…looking for concrete work & etc….490-2891
  26. whirlpool portable dishwasher and 3 sets of 14 and 15 inch beauty rings my phone number is 615-218-6416
  27. still looking for a house or mobile home for rent or lease-to-own…in Bon Aqua area……for sale; bird for sale, $400 w/ cage ..931-623-2688
  28. land off of YellowCreek Rd….on Pond Rd, 2 miles from city limits…off of H46…all level & utilities are there, unrestricted……for sale; oak flooring, prefinished, honey color…..a bunch of jugs to give away….446-3954
  29. 1978 Ford f150, needs a carburetor kit…$1400 …789-1068
  30. black & tan coondog, …hot water heater….looking for carpet…924-1615
  31. 1985 Ford F150, new battery, new water pump, etc etc…washer & dryer…615-881-2056
  32. looking for a good running heavy duty chainsaw, 615-306-0309
  33. looking for hickory corn or seasoned corn…615-512-8037
  34. looking for someone with a sewing machine for sale…looking for a 36in stove hood…615-612-9524
  35. looking for a small truck…S10 or Ranger…..for sale; 16ft Bass Boat, will sell or trade on a truck….931-996-8347
  36. square bale hay, $4.25/bale…446-2154
  37. 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.
  38. 2001 Mustang convertible…will trade for truck….441-3930
  39. looking for a fold out dolly…..looking for set of wheels for 4wd, 1979 or 1980…6lug, 15 x 10…615-927-3855
  40. 307 N. Main…inside yard sale….lots of cheap stuff
  41. looking for a set of 245(65) or (85)/75/16s…..615-881-2056
  42. will rake yards…202-1479
  43. Sony handheld video camera, w/ carrying case, battery charger, tripod….615-326-8389
  44. looking for young ameraucanas laying hens ph# 615 622 5704 no answer leave message.
  45. heavy duty husking chainsaw, 16in……16ft trailer…martin guitar……615-513-1982

A judge denied a motion to reconsider his previous rejection of the latest petition to terminate the parental rights of Sonya McCaul’s biological father, saying there was nothing new to argue. At a hearing in Dickson County Chancery Court last week, retired Chancellor Robert Burch said all of the claims in a motion to amend or alter his previous ruling against the petition by Kim and David Hodgin have already been litigated. Attorneys for the former foster parents filed a motion asking Burch to reconsider his denial based on elements they claimed had not been considered in his previous ruling. Despite having retired Sept. 1, Burch still has several dates to return to the bench to rule on issues regarding cases over which he has presided. In a very brief hearing last Thursday in Charlotte, Burch said he is not going to continue hearing arguments over the same points and denied the petition to amend his previous ruling dismissing the Hodgins’ request to terminate John McCaul’s parental rights based on his original prison sentence and to allow the Dickson County couple to again adopt the 10-year-old girl who lived in their home for eight years. As of Wednesday, the Hodgins have not filed a notice of appeal of Burch’s latest ruling. Sonya remains in Nebraska with her father where a McCaul family attorney told an Omaha television station she is “excelling as a student and is socially well adjusted.” A Douglas County juvenile judge has delayed a hearing on a petition by the Hodgins seeking standing in the Nebraska courts until the Tennessee Court of Appeals rules on an appeal regarding Judge Andy Jackson’s August decision to transfer custody of Sonya from Tennessee to Nebraska.

Dickson County saw its busiest day of early voting Wednesday as 1,133 ballots were cast on the final day of extended hours and voting at satellite locations in Dickson and White Bluff. Early voting ends today with polls open 8 am-4 pm at the Dickson County Election Office in Charlotte. The 1,133 ballots cast Wednesday push Dickson County’s total early voting turnout to 3,992 heading into the final day. The previous high-turnout mark for the 14-day early voting period was 661 last Wednesday. With polls open late at all three locations, Restoration Church in Dickson saw 663 voters, the election office in Charlotte had 242 voters and 228 voters went to White Bluff Town Hall. After the conclusion of early voting today, voters will have to wait until election day on Tuesday when polls will be open 7 am-7 pm at 17 precincts across the county. Dickson County voters will be making choices in the races for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S House of Representatives for the 5th District, Tennessee Senate for the 25th District, Tennessee House of Representatives for the 69th and 78th districts and voting on four Constitutional amendments regarding abortion rights, the selection system for Supreme Court justices and appellate judges, banning a state income tax and allowing non-profit veterans groups to conduct lotteries as fund-raisers. Voters in White Bluff will choose three town council members from a field of seven candidates. Voters in Burns have two candidates for mayor, five candidates on the ballot and two write-in candidates for four seats on the board of commissioners and referendums on allowing liquor by the drink and wine sales in grocery stores. The ballot in Vanleer includes no candidate for mayor and only the five incumbents seeking election to the board of aldermen. Slayden voters will find only the incumbent mayor and three town council members on their ballots. WDKN and The One FM will have live election night coverage beginning when the polls close at 7 pm Tuesday.

The additions of truck climbing lanes on Interstate 40 in Dickson and Hickman counties are among almost $400 million in projects that the Tennessee Department of Transportation has delayed because of a lack of federal funding. In an Oct. 24 letter to members of the Tennessee General Assembly, TDOT Commissioner John Schroer says instability in the Highway Trust Fund has caused him to reschedule 12 construction projects and 21 right-of-way acquisition projects until fiscal year 2016, which begins next September. “Federal funding for transportation projects continues to flow sluggishly,” Schroer says in his letter. Because Congress has only addressed the funding with a temporary injection of funds, Schroer says he has decided to “scale back on future contracts” and “re-prioritize” the department’s project schedule through next May. Included in the delayed projects is the addition of a truck climbing lane in the eastbound lanes of I-40 in Dickson and Williamson counties near mile marker 180. The project is estimated to cost $26.7 million. Also delayed is a proposed addition of a truck climbing lane on the westbound lanes of I-40 near mile marker 161 just inside Hickman County. That project has a pricetag of $14.9 million. In his letter, Schroer asks Tennessee legislators to lobby the state’s Washington delegation for a more permanent solution to road project funding that will not require as much state funding. Sen. Bob Corker has introduced a bill to raise the federal gas tax by 12 cents over the next two years with corresponding cuts in other taxes and future increases tied to inflation. The federal fuel tax of 18.4 cents a gallon has not been increased since 1993. Not on the list of projects being delayed is the Traffic System Management plan for Highway 46. At last week’s meeting, attorney Jack Garton told the school board that TDOT has “put the hammer down” on the first two projects of redesigning the intersection of Highway 46 and Oakmont Drive and adding a turning lane on East College Street in front of Dickson Middle School. The school board already has accepted cash offers for property TDOT needs for the projects and last week granted an easement to the Water Authority of Dickson County to relocate water and sewer lines for the East College Street project that will see the addition of a westbound lane from Mathis Drive to Academy Street. Oakmont Drive is being widened to add a left-turn lane at what is proposed to be a new intersection with a relocated Marshall Stuart Drive. Garton said TDOT plans to let bids for those two projects by mid-December.

Tomorrow is Halloween and trick or treaters have several alternatives to going door to door to get their treats. For those who dare, The Devil’s Study presents an opportunity for some Halloween scares.

  • The Dickson Parks and Recreation Department’s 10th annual Spooks in the Park will be 6-9 pm Friday in the upper parking lot at J. Dan Buckner Park. Various businesses and groups will have booths handing out treats and there will be live music and inflatable fun.
  • First United Methodist Church on Main Street in downtown Dickson will hold its annual Trunk or Treat 6-8 pm.
  • Sensing Brothers Post 4641 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Marshall Stuart Drive will be hosting a children’s Halloween party starting at 4 pm and also has an indoor haunted house.
  • White Bluff Church of Christ on Highway 70 is hosting a Trunk or Treat starting at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church on Highway 48 between Dickson and Charlotte is holding a Trunk or Treat 6-8 pm.
  • Liberty Baptist Church on White Bluff Road is hosting a Trunk or Treat 6-8 pm.
  • The Claylick Volunteer Fire Department on Claylick Road will be handing out treats starting at 6 pm.
  • White Bluff United Methodist Church on Highway 70 will host its Wild West Halloween 6-8 pm.
  • The Sold on a Cure Relay for Life Team has opened The Devil’s Study haunted house in the former Dickson County Public Library building at 305 East Hunt Street behind Dickson Middle School. The haunted house opens for tours at 6 pm Friday and Saturday and tickets are $10 with proceeds to benefit Relay for Life.

After going 2-3 in the first half of the season, Creek Wood High School’s Red Hawks are on a four-game winning streak heading into tonight’s regular-season finale against Camden. The 7-2 Lions come into Charlotte having lost two of their last four, including a 34-31 decision that put Waverly in the driver’s seat in District 11-AA. It is Senior Night at Creek Wood as Red Hawks Kyle Klotz, Mathis Duncan, Ian Spence, Dalton Pentecost, Blake Bellamy, Kevin Osborne, Austin Newsom and Tyler Balthrop will be honored before the game. Senior Nigh recognitions start at 7 pm in Red Hawk Stadium with kickoff set for 7:30. Creek Wood and Camden are fighting for second place in the final district standings and the automatic playoff berth that comes with it, more than likely meaning a home game to open the playoffs next week. No. 1 Waverly faces Fairview needing either a win or a Camden loss to lock up first place. Coverage of Creek Wood and Camden starts with the A-1 Signs Pregame Show at 7 pm on all channels of the RFC Sports Network.

  1. looking for bunk beds, just frames…..looking for kerosene heater…615-854-3634
  2. self propelled john deere push mower, 22in cut…$400….931-582-6135
  3. does yard work, gutter cleaning, etc….2 lawn mowers for sale…789-3905 or 545-6519
  4. lab mix, Isabella, she is like a big puppy…good dog…615-920-3688
  5. house for sale: 205 sunset rd, 3BR & bath and a half….large garage, back porch, living room with fireplace..kitchens redone.….441-1541
  6. chainsaw, huskavana, 18in bar…$250/firm…446-4833
  7. will do tree work…615-838-6269
  8. cherry china cabinet, $200 set of china, $100 ….lots of saddles…..740-9199
  9. animal cage for sale, ….2 leather jackets for sale,….leather vest….446-6421
  10. black & tan coondog, ….hot water heater….looking for carpet…924-1615
  11. Will clean out garages and buy your scrap metal call ask for Danny at 931 996 3753
  12. 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.
  13. home interior pictures selling for cheap…looking for turquoise jewelry…looking for a living room rug…615-732-8099
  14. 2 beagle hounds, males, for sale….looking for plywood, with grooves, 9 sheets….441-1227
  15. 5qt bottle of 20/50 weight motor oil $10….Pontiac Montana van $1750…deep fryer, brand new, $50….815-8615
  16. baby gate $10….looking for a couple of  235(45)/70/15 tires…..for sale, table top stereo $50…429-5297
  17. firewood for sale, 615-390-1584
  18. sectional couch & a recliner & wooden barrel & pedestal sink & bar stools & etc…441-0018
  19. puppies $20….2 males & 1 female…615-426-5979
  20. looking for metal t-posts… basenette for sale $20…446-8828
  21. pop-up camper, sleeps 6…$600 OBO…..will trade for junk cars…..couple of trucks for sale….209-4851
  22. wood needs to be cut….615-763-6206
  23. 1985 chevy pickup, 4wd…no motor…830-0312
  24. 97 ford ranger pickup, good tires….615-797-6161
  25. tunes pianos & pump organs…797-4312
  26. mows yard…308-1597
  27. car, $1000 OBO…..looking ladies dress size 20….looking for men & women’s costume jewelry..306-3459
  28. blue heeler/Chihuahua puppies..931-494-1161
  29. 3.5 ft playskool triceratops dinosaur….615-934-4991
  30. 93 diesel, F250, 4wd, runs & drives great…$2500….needs a set of tires….looking for a freezer…931-623-0113
  31. trailers….60in chainsaw, Pullin, like new $50…..looking for some help cleaning firewood up & tops…615-740-1786
  32. looking for a clothes dryer….931-206-9235
  33. bales of hay, $4.25/bale…..446-2154
  34. $40 TV converter, 615-864-6939
  35. TV, 27in, ….needs to be carried off for her…..446-6767 or 332-4283
  36. dorm fridge….952-9906
  37. black & decker electric hedge trimmer…2 torro leaf blowers….weed eater brand trimmers…chainsaw…615-210-3211
  38. looking to buy a 6 string steel guitar…789-5337
  39. sony handheld video camera…..615-326-8389
  40. small block chevy heads…crank shafts for small blocks…..350 & 327…..aluminum intakes….446-1999
  41. will chain bottom of chairs, …..300 cylinder, straight 6 motor……1996 model Mitsubishi car…..931-380-5836
  42. large collection of pocket knifes….lots of collectibles….615-290-4656
  43. car doors for a 1973 Chevy Nova, passenger side, $40/piece….drop ceiling lights…$25/one….curtain rods, wooden, 351-3435
  44. 2 horse trailer, has new floor $750……2 lots for sale……7 acre land, in Houston county..$24k…..789-5352
  45. 3 beagle dogs for sale or trade….310-2283
  46. 2000 Honda Recon for sale….front racks…$1700……3 propane heaters……2 torpedo propane heaters….615-799-1975
  47. looking for a dresser……313-912-7131 or 615-815-5282

The chairman of the Dickson County School Board called out Gov. Bill Haslam for a “lack of leadership” in establishing higher academic standards in the state while Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks said the Tennessee Department of Education is working “backwards” by selecting tests before it settles on a curriculum. As Common Core has become more of a political debate around the country, Weeks said at last week’s school board meeting that Tennessee appears to be moving away from the “idea and concept of Common Core itself” in reviewing the state’s academic standards. The Tennessee Board of Education will be holding a public comment period on academic standards and Haslam has established two committees of educators and citizens that will review standards for language arts and math. Each committee will have three advisory teams divided by K-5th grades, 6th-8th grades and 9th-12th grades. The state also will set up a website for public comments through the spring and Haslam expects the committees to make recommendations by the end of 2015, after the next session of the General Assembly. While Weeks said he is glad the state is at least continuing the discussion on higher standards, the state also has issued a request for proposals for testing to assess student progress next year, with a decision expected before the end of 2014. “So on one hand, we don’t know exactly what we’re going to be teaching. On the other hand, we’re fixing to approve a new test that our students will be given next year. That’s just backwards. It’s confusing to me as a director of schools. I know it’s confusing to our teachers, it’s confusing to our administrative staff here,” Weeks said. The director said the potential “misalignment” of deciding testing before deciding curriculum is not good for teacher morale and confusing to students and parents. Weeks said school systems also are faced with making decisions in the ongoing cycle of textbooks, with Dickson County potentially spending $1 million on new books without knowing what standards the schools will be teaching. Board Chairman Tim Potter said he believes the problem starts with the governor not standing by earlier decisions to go with Common Core. “It’s a lack of leadership by Gov. Haslam, in my opinion. He’s the governor of the state, he’s got political capital, he’s probably going to win by a landslide in the next election. He ought to tell the people what he’s for instead of passing the buck to a committee of people,” Potter said. While Dickson County has already begun to implement Common Core, Weeks said whatever they are called after the upcoming review, the county will continue to teach higher academic standards that encourage thinking and application. “I expect the state board to revise the standards and not call them Common Core. But they’ll probably call them Tennessee state standards,” Weeks said. Potter said the term “Common Core” has become politically “toxic,” leading states like Indiana to adopt a set of standards almost identical to Common Core but call them something else and the debate ends.

Today is the last day of extended voting hours and the last opportunity to vote early in Dickson and White Bluff prior to the Nov. 4 election. Early voting ends tomorrow. With two days of early voting remaining, only 2,859 Dickson County voters have cast ballots in person. That is less than a third of the total turnout seen before the November 2012 presidential election and less than 60 percent of the November 2010 early voter turnout when the ballot featured the same state and federal offices. Despite the presence of four Constitutional amendments and municipal elections in White Bluff, Burns, Vanleer and Slayden on the ballot, early voter turnout is just past half of what it was prior to the August primary and county general elections. State election officials report early voting across Tennessee is down more than 20 percent from four years ago. Election officials had expected the four proposed Constitutional amendments to bring out voters who are not excited about non-competitive races for governor, U.S. Senate and most U.S. House of Representatives seats. While minor technical glitches have been reported during the two-week early voting period, the Tennessee executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union has sent a letter to the state’s election coordinator expressing concern over partisan materials about the Constitutional amendments reportedly being placed at polling places across the state. Hedy Weinberg’s letter says a purported “voting guide” created as political advertisement by the offices of Republican state representatives that has been widely circulated on social media is being printed by some election officials and placed at polling places. While Weinberg’s letter specifically addresses an incident in Monroe County, the same “voting guide” was present at polling places in Dickson County last week. State Election Coordinator Mark Goins said his office sent a letter to all 95 county election offices reminding them that the distribution or display of any materials regarding the ballot that are not generated by the state election office is prohibited just like any candidate campaign materials. The amendment “voting guide” was printed off the Internet and placed on voter registration tables at all three Dickson County voting locations until a voter called the election office to inquire about the materials last Wednesday. Early voting concludes today at the satellite locations in Dickson and White Bluff with polls open extended hours until 7 pm. Early voting ends tomorrow with polls open 8 am-4 pm at the election office in Charlotte only. Election day is Tuesday.

Recent Dickson County Early Voting Totals

August 2010: 5,163

November 2010: 4,949

August 2012: 1,757

November 2012: 8,711

August 2014: 5,314

November 2014: 2,859 (through Tuesday)

Friday is the deadline to reserve tickets for this year’s Farm-City Banquet. The annual banquet sponsored by the Dickson County Soil Conservation District and the Agriculture Committee of the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce will be 6:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Tennsco Community Center. Tickets are $10 per person and include the dinner, awards program and entry for door prizes. The annual banquet acknowledges individuals, families and businesses for their contributions to the economy and quality of life in Dickson County as well as recognizing outstanding efforts in soil and water conservation in farming practices. The banquet also will recognize the winners of the elementary school poster contest and the high school photo contest. To reserve tickets, call Amy Clifton at the Soil Conservation District office at 615-446-2449 extension 3 by 4 pm Friday. Tickets can be mailed or picked up at the door.