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  1. looking for queen size bed…615-596-6168
  2. 2 baby strollers $10……615-375-7004
  3. matching set of couch & love seat..$150…in good condition….stretch couch cover, tan color, ….615-881-5750
  4. home interior pictures selling for cheap…looking for turquoise jewelry…looking for a living room rug (olive green color)…looking for brown country eggs…615-732-8099
  5. rank of firewood for sale $35…..pickup…347-0116
  6. lawn mower, 21in push mower, 5hp bridge & stratton engine., missing discharge cover $25….615-375-7015
  7. looking for a 5th wheel truck to move a camper trailer 15 miles….615-927-4062
  8. 110 heater $5….microwave, $10….Kenwood car stereo, 45wt, $20….615-438-5963
  9. bar table w/ 2 chairs…$65…..2002 Chevy S10, w/ brand new tires, automatic, …931-623-1092
  10. couple of registered horses….lots of saddles & bridles & other tack…..cherry china hutch & drop leaf table & set of china…..couple of rods & reels…740-9199
  11. looking for place to cut wood..789-3905 or 545-6519
  12. looking for 245/65/17 or 245/70/17 tires…two or more……for sale; Cobra brand walkie-talkie’s..$25…Pontiac Montana van $1750…429-5297
  13. deep fryer $30…..pack n play $20…..table top stereo $50…..815-8615
  14. black & tan hound, …..5ft box blade for sale….set of side boards for pickup $100….615-799-0976
  15. brown leather couch, …parts for a 1986 Chevy Caprice….girl clothes, etc…615-982-2716
  16. bass boat, 16ft Shadow, 90hp Johnson motor….looking for checkered plate bed rails & 235/75/15 tires…..for sale; spotter scope, 931-996-8347
  17. looking for scrap metal…for sale; fiberglass bed cover, short wheel base..931-622-3139
  18. 1994 F150, $2500….797-9194
  19. 4ft Christmas tree in box $10…1952 worldbook encyclopedias …441-1687
  20. wood  flooring, honey color, oak……holiday decorations….446-3954
  21. firewood for sale, $50/rick…931-996-4265
  22. will chain bottom of chairs, …ford motor, 306 cylinder, straight 6, will sell $300….931-380-5836
  23. amp for electric guitar….lawn mower wheels & tires…..924-1615
  24. lost cat, tricolored……looking for a treadmill….615-812-7594
  25. for sale, L – desk…….looking for christmas tree/decorations/unwanted toys etc..615-425-6579
  26. Will clean out garages and buy your scrap metal call ask for Danny at 931 996 3753
  27. large cage for 30 ,bounce horse 25 ,desk wood 25 call 615-266-8076
  28. keyboard on stand, Yamaha, $300…1978 F150 Ford truck…789-1068
  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 a 2 BR – 1 bath…$500/month…615-426-3959
  31. 50hp boat motor…will trade for smaller boat motor…..for sale; roosters ….446-0264
  32. 4 – 175/70/13 tires….5 rank of split white oak & hickory wood, $40…..207-7128
  33. floor model stereo for sale, $30….615-418-4054
  34. barn lumber, …pile of logs…metal high beams, 881-6814
  35. looking for a 36in or bigger stove hood ….looking for baby swing….615-612-9524
  36. new lift chair, excellent condition, $300…446-0734
  37. free puppies, to give away in few weeks…looking for porcelain dolls, …615-952-3117
  38. goat for sale…baby pigs for sale…call 615-598-6211
  39. gas water heaters $200/piece…handicap toilets…etc…763-0520
  40. christmas tree, 4.5ft …763-2758
  41. looking for hedge apples & corn cobs….763-6228
Robert Blue

Robert Blue

The funeral service for former Dickson City Councilman Robert I. Blue will be 2 pm Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in downtown Dickson. Visitation will be noon until the time of service Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the East Dickson Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Blue died Wednesday at the age of 84. He was the first African American elected to an office in Dickson County history and served a total of 36 years representing the 4th Ward under five different mayors. Mr. Blue was honored by the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum as a Civil Rights Trailblazer and served as one of three grand marshals for the 2014 Old Timers Day Parade, along with Richard Arnold and Ralph Sullivan as three people who served on the city council for at least 30 years. Mr. Blue retired after 39 years with the former Ford Glass Plant in Nashville, working as a shop steward for United Auto Workers Local 737.

Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe confirmed Friday that the administrator of the Dickson County Jail is on leave pending a criminal investigation. In a brief statement released today, Bledsoe said Capt. Donnie Young was placed on administrative leave on Oct. 8. The statement says the employment action was prompted by an allegation of a criminal act. The sheriff’s statement says the investigation is being conducted by the office of the District Attorney for the 23rd Judicial District. DA Ray Crouch will decide whether any evidence or testimony will be presented to a grand jury. Bledsoe declined to comment any further on the ongoing investigation.

  1. home interior pictures selling for cheap…looking for turquoise jewelry…looking for a living room rug (olive green color)…looking for brown country eggs…615-732-8099
  2. 1994 GMC 1500 Sierra, new tires/wheels, etc….615-557-5230
  3. house for sale: 205 sunset rd, 3BR & bath and a half….large garage, back porch, living room with fireplace..kitchens redone….441-1541
  4. black & tan  dog….5yrs old, not registered, $500…..5ft box blade, in great shape, ….looking for chickens or pullets…615-799-0976
  5. Ford F150, runs good….Aluminum checkered plate tool box, from Lowe’s ….Ford alternator, off a Lincoln…517-2562
  6. will do yard work, clean gutters etc…..for sale, seasoned firewood $40/rank pickup..$50/delivery…789-3905 or 545-6519
  7. couple of saddles; english saddle, $50…15in western saddle, buck stitch $150….half a dozen others.. cherry china hutch, ..cherry drop leaf table, & set of china…2 tier saddle rack….Dolly, 2 wheels, $40…740-9199
  8. Couch to give away…black vinyl, 6yrs old…8ft …..763-6107
  9. lawn mower wheels & tires, …coon dog, for sale or trade….924-1615
  10. Kerosene heater for sale, $25….3 chainsaws & weed eater, $40….tires $15….441-1753
  11. bar table w/ 2 chairs…$75…..22hp Craftsman LT 2000, lawn tractor, great condition, $450….Bayer compound bow $40…931-623-1092
  12. looking for a bedside commode or tub bench….615-516-9249
  13. dresser w/ 6 drawers & mirror….$50….931-624-3117
  14. have a desk for sale 25 ,…..bounce horse 25 or best offer …..island 25 ….call 615-266-8076
  15. pocket knifes….tires….931-289-4727
  16. does bush hog work, 763-6209
  17. cameras, …outside antenna $30…..seasoned firewood, …708-4558
  18. heater, 110 wt, $5…615-438-5963  call/text
  19. looking for a swing set…..for sale, pickup truck, 1990 Dodge $1200…..1998 Saturn $1200….739-3508
  20. firewood for sale, $50/rank….931-996-4265 leave a message
  21. looking to buy an old house, within 10 miles of dickson…$50k budget ..615-418-3760
  22. Harley Davidson motorcycle, 1986 Sportster 1000, $1900 OBO…615-218-6762
  23. deep fryer, brand new $30….coal oil lamp $15..pack n play..429-5297
  24. pontiac montana van $1750…looking for tires. 245/60/17s ..815-8615
  25. 1994 Jeep Wrangler w/ custom parts….1997 Firebird convertible, low miles…..looking for a hard cover for short bed 96 truck…446-6421
  26. 6yr old black TN walking horse…..couple of dogs…761-8144
  27. looking for a queen size mattress or box spring..446-6204
  28. works on pianos & pump organs, 797-4312
  29. looking for old dishes/glassware..ladies dresses size 20…looking for old costume jewelry/magazines…306-3459 after 12-noon
  30. 3 chainsaws, …$125/all…..home lights …looking for old lawn boy, 2 stroke mowers, 441-4618…looking for 49-50-51 dodge truck.
  31. looking for a golf cart….6 x 12 utility trailer…3 guitars for sale..441-5266
  32. puppies to give away..ready in 2 weeks…..615-952-3117
  33. pile of logs in front yard…..metal structure w/ 6in high beams……ford/chevy wheels….881-6814
  34. looking for some hedge apples & corn cobs….419-0552
  35. 3 – 4 ricks of good seasoned firewood, $40/rick… 615-556-9632
  36. grass hay, square bale $4.25/bale…446-2154
  37. looking for help with leaves…vaccuum yard……for sale; hard wood floor, oak, (honey color)….446-3954
  38. 16ft Bass boat, Shadow…90hp Johnson..hummingbird depth finder..24v trolling motor..GPS, etc..w/ trailer..sell or trade…..looking for a checkered plate aluminum tool box for Nissan king cab…& rails…931-996-8347
  39. 1998 Cadillac DeVille….good shape…will sell or trade….2002 Honda Rancher 4-wheeler…..several riding mowers ….210-0692
  40. 3200 BTU fireplace w/ full mantle $500…or trade….587-6276
  41. set of 175/70/R13s on rims……wood, 18in, all split, oak & hickory $40/rick…207-1728
  42. in need of 2 or 4 – 215/65/R16s….615-864-6791
  43. gas hot water heaters $200/each….electric stove vents, 30in … electric wall heaters…615-763-0520
  44. punch bowl set, $25…..candy dish…….small block chevy parts….446-1999
  45. 1994 Ford F150, $3500…797-9194
  46. looking for a 6 cylinder Ford engine, for a 1988 Ford truck….763-6206
  47. will chain bottom chairs…..for sale, Ford motor, straight 6….1995 Mitsubishi car, 140k miles, will trade for good truck or van….931-380-5836
  48. quilt scraps….446-6733
  49. 38in chains for chainsaws…all been sharpened….797-3914

With $6 million in funding approved by the county commission, the Dickson County School Board has begun mapping out the stages for phases I and II of its facilities improvement plan. The Dickson County Commission gave final approval Monday night to a plan to borrow $6 million for the school system. Mayor Bob Rial said with a $1.6 million contribution from the school board, the county likely will be able to pay off the 20-year bond in as little as 10 years without needing any additional revenue from property taxes. Following that approval, school officials met with C&I Design Wednesday to begin planning the work to be done with the funds. Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks presented a tentative schedule for phases I and II to the school board Thursday night showing bids to be opened for the first phase on Jan. 6. The schedule presented to the board shows the first stage of safety and security upgrades to undergo a final drawing review around Dec. 15 with bids opened Jan. 6 and a contract presented at the board’s Jan. 22 meeting. With a projected cost of $735,000, the proposal will include constructing secure entrances at several campuses, installing video security systems and other steps that were recommended by a special committee that began reviewing school safety following the Dec. 14, 2012, school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. The second phase begins with a Jan. 15 drawing review for renovations to more than 35 bathrooms across the system, with a bid opening Feb. 3 and a contract presented to the board Feb. 26. That project is estimated to cost $607,000. That is followed by a drawing review for mechanical upgrades at various schools on Feb. 1, with a bid opening set for Feb. 17 and a contract also presented at the February board meeting. The plan allocates $2 million for the HVAC projects, but Weeks said he is concerned that a major system upgrade at Dickson County High School might turn out to be extensive and have to be delayed as a separate project. On March 1 will be a final drawing review for the replacement of doors and windows to improve energy efficiency at several buildings, with a bid opening on March 19 and a contract presented at the board’s March 27 meeting. That stage is estimated at $1,344,000. Two phases of roofing work at Dickson County High School and miscellaneous other projects remain to be scheduled. Weeks said the system is working with Jeff Corlew of C&I Design to plan the start of the various stages to hold down the impact on school operations. “We will be working with principals very carefully, and one thing we’ve stressed with Mr. Corlew is we know there will be some interruption of school and school days and things like that. But we’ve very clearly identified times that during testing times, during instructional time we don’t need interruptions, so trying to minimize those as much as we possibly can, while teachers continue to teach, while we go through the testing season of late April, early May. And so he has told us we should not have trouble working around those,” Weeks said. The director said he anticipates being able to complete the projects in phases I and II by fall break 2015, with the exception of the mechanical upgrade at DCHS, which could take longer depending on how extensive it turns out to be.

A May trial date has been set for a Hickman County man accused of raping a disabled woman in an aisle at the Dickson Walmart over two years ago. 26-year-old Justin Cory Chandler of Centerville had to hire a new lawyer after David Wolfe was elected judge in the 23rd Judicial District and had to pass off his cases. In Dickson County Circuit Court last week, Nashville attorney Mike Flanagan notified the court he has replaced Wolfe as Chandler’s counsel. Chandler is charged with one count of rape for an alleged sexual assault of a woman with cerebral palsy in broad daylight July 31, 2012, while she shopped at Walmart with her young daughter. The woman told store employees about the assault after the man left and police were able to identify Chandler as a suspect by matching images from surveillance video to pictures on his Facebook page. Chandler’s trial has been delayed several times for a mental evaluation and to hire a new attorney but is now scheduled for May 12. Chandler has been held in the Hickman County Jail since January after being arrested on a probation violation warrant. In May 2013, it was discovered Chandler had placed an ad on Craigslist seeking a female roommate to move in with him in an apartment in Columbia. Judge Robert Burch ordered Chandler to stay off the internet and to get the court’s permission before moving or changing jobs. Burch retired Sept. 1 and was replaced on the bench by Wolfe, who ran unopposed in the August election.

A Dickson mother and daughter were placed on probation after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the sale of prescription pills to an informant working for the TBI. 28-year-old Lindsey Taphorn of West Grab Creek Road was placed on Community Corrections for five years after pleading guilty last week to the sale of Xanax in what Assistant District Attorney Billy Miller called a “controlled buy with a criminal informant with the TBI” on Sept. 12, 2013. “I sold somebody some pills,” Taphorn replied when asked what she did by Judge Suzanne Lockert-Mash. In a plea bargain agreement, Taphorn pleaded guilty in Dickson County Circuit Court Friday to one count of sale of a schedule IV drug, a separate count of shoplifting and admitted to a violation of her probation. Lockert-Mash reinstated Taphorn’s probation and placed her on Community Corrections for five years, ordered her to pay over $300 in restitution and fined her $2,000 plus court costs. She also was ordered to complete the Hope Center program in which she is currently enrolled. Her mother, 56-year-old Rebecca Taphorn of the same West Grab Creek Road address, entered a conditional guilty plea to a single count of facilitation of the sale of a Schedule IV drug. Defense attorney Mike Flanagan called it a “best-interest plea,” in which Taphorn could be able to have her record expunged. Miller said Rebecca Taphorn is visible in a surveillance video of the sale of the Xanax to the informant and he believes the state would have been able to prove she was aware of what was happening. Under her conditional plea, Rebecca Taphorn was placed on probation for one year, fined $2,000 and ordered to pay court costs. One count of the sale of a Schedule IV drug was dismissed as part of the plea bargain. After completing the terms of her probation, Taphorn can petition the court to remove the Class E felony conviction from her record.

Dickson County Help Center Executive Director Renee Boehm (left) accepts a donation from Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks and school board Chairman Tim Potter (right).

Dickson County Help Center Executive Director Renee Boehm (left) accepts a donation from Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks and school board Chairman Tim Potter (right).

The Dickson County Help Center is within sight of reaching its goal following Thursday’s 2nd annual Hope-A-Thon on WDKN and The One FM. The eight-hour broadcast seeking donations to support the assistance program ended with just over $17,000 pledged, according to Executive Director Renee Boehm. The help center is hoping to collect $20,000 in pledges by the end of the month, which will then be matched by an anonymous donor. For the second year, a local family has pledged to match dollar for dollar up to $20,000 what is raised by the community this month. At Thursday night’s school board meeting, Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks and Chairman Tim Potter presented Boehm with a check for $350 to show the school system’s appreciation for the help center’s assistance with the recent Tennessee School Boards Association district meeting hosted by Dickson County. In addition to that donation, Weeks said the central office is hosting its monthly Casual for a Cause on Friday in which staff members get to dress casual for work in exchange for making a donation to a selected non-profit agency. Today’s Casual for a Cause will benefit the Dickson County Help Center. Boehm said the school system donation and today’s Casual for a Cause should get the help center very close to $18,000, leaving just over $2,000 to be raised by the end of the month to acquire the full match from the local supporter. Anyone interested in making a pledge can call the help center at 615-441-0076 or send a donation to 103 West College St. On Monday at 9 am, the help center will begin handing out about 400 turkeys and fixings for Thanksgiving meals to families in need.

Creek Wood High School jumps into District 11-AA competition tonight when it hosts Stewart County. The Red Hawks are 2-0 as they go up against the Rebels while the Lady Red Hawks are 2-1, having played in a Hall of Fame Classic against Father Ryan. Tonight’s doubleheader will be the last before the Thanksgiving break for Creek Wood. Next week the Lady Red Hawks head to a holiday classic at Forrest High School in Chapel Hill where they will face Summit on Wednesday, Cascade on Friday and Huntsville on Saturday. Tonight’s visit from Stewart County starts at 6 pm with coverage on starting at 5:45 with the A-1 Signs Pregame Show. Dickson County High School is home tonight for a non-district visit from the Beech Buccaneers. The Lady Cougars are 2-0 while the Cougars have split their first two contests. Dickson County’s first District 11-AAA action is not scheduled until a Dec. 9 trip to Summit. DCHS and Beech starts at 6 pm with coverage on WDKN, The One FM, and at 5:45. Before breaking for the holiday, Dickson County will travel to Harpeth Monday to face the same squads that were swept by Creek Wood Tuesday night.

JeQuan Lewis drives to the basket in an exhibition game against California (Pa.). (Photo courtesy Scott Brown Photography/VCU)

JeQuan Lewis drives to the basket in an exhibition game against California (Pa.). (Photo courtesy Scott Brown Photography/VCU)

Dickson County High School graduate JeQuan Lewis returned to action Thursday night for Virginia Commonwealth University after missing one game with a concussion. In 15th-ranked VCU’s 106-66 rout of Maryland-Eastern Shore last night, Lewis came off the bench to score eight points in 19 minutes of action. Lewis suffered a concussion when he hit his head on the floor in VCU’s season-opening win over Tennessee. He was not in the lineup for the Rams’ 87-78 win over Toledo Tuesday to open the Veterans Classic but was cleared to play Thursday morning. After starting the opener, sophomore Lewis was not in the starting five Thursday after senior point guard Briante Weber’s suspension ended. Tuesday’s game marked the first one Lewis has missed at VCU. The Rams jumped out to an 18-0 start against the Hawks Thursday. Lewis finished two for seven from the floor and two for six on three pointers while hitting both his free throws for eight points. He added one rebound, two assists and three steals in his return. VCU plays 12th-ranked Villanova Monday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as the Legends Classic continues, then will face either No. 24 Michigan or Oregon Tuesday.

Rachel Bell fires a pass in Vandy's win over Belmont. (Photo courtesy Bosley Jarrett/Vanderbilt)

Rachel Bell fires a pass in Vandy’s exhibition win over Coker. (Photo courtesy Bosley Jarrett/Vanderbilt)

After starting her first game as a freshman, Creek Wood High School graduate Rachel Bell has come off the bench in the last two games for Vanderbilt. Bell did not score and had one rebound in nine minutes of action in the Commodores’ 68-64 overtime win against Green Bay Monday in Nashville. Vanderbilt played its first road game last night at Wisconsin, rallying from a 17-point deficit for a 67-58 win. Bell again came off the bench to play nine minutes, hitting a three pointer late in the first half for her only points. She finished one for five from the floor and one for three in treys. She had two rebounds, one assist and one steal. Vanderbilt hosts St. Louis at 11:30 am Monday on the SEC Network.