Posts By: Chris Norman

Year later Sonya McCaul custody battle headed back to Dickson County Juvenile Court hearing

After a year of legal battles across two states and emotions that have sparked national debate on adoption rights, the custody struggle over 10-year-old Sonya McCaul is right back where it started with a hearing scheduled in Dickson County Juvenile Court next month. Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Sonya being removed from the Dickson… Read more »

Lady Dragons win area tournament crown while Dragons let 10-point lead slip away in title game

Dickson Middle School’s Lady Dragons claimed the Area 1 Class AAA tournament championship by holding off Rossview 39-34 Thursday night while the Dragons let a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead slip away in a 34-31 title loss to Northeast. Both Dickson teams will play in a sectional play-in game Saturday. Coach Kelsey Hamilton Mullinicks led the Lady… Read more »

2 of 28 businesses targeted in weekend alcohol compliance sweep cited for underage beer sales

Only two of 28 Dickson County businesses that were visited during a weekend alcohol compliance sweep allegedly sold beer to an underage informant. The 23rd Judicial District Drug Task Force coordinated the latest compliance operation Saturday along with the Drug Free Dickson Coalition, Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, Burns Police Department and White Bluff Police Department…. Read more »

Lower ISO rating could mean reduced homeowner insurance premiums for some Charlotte residents

Some Charlotte residents could soon see a reduction in their homeowner’s insurance premiums. Charlotte Volunteer Fire Department Chief Patty Walsh informed the town council Tuesday night that the Insurance Services Office has announced it will be reducing the department’s ISO rating, which measures the department’s readiness and ability to respond to fires. Many private insurance… Read more »

Shelton and Neal’s prescription fraud trials reset to Aug. 3, same day as Neal’s murder and arson trial

The prescription fraud trials of January Paige Shelton and Mendy Powell Neal have been rescheduled for Aug. 3, the same day Neal is scheduled to stand trial for murder and arson in the 2012 death of her husband. 35-year-old Shelton of Charlotte was scheduled to stand trial last week in Dickson County Circuit Court on… Read more »

School board finalizes 2015-16 school calendar with graduations week later only change from draft

The Dickson County School Board approved the final version of the 2015-16 school year calendar last week. The only change made from the original proposal from Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks was moving the high school graduations back one week. Creek Wood’s Class of 2016 will graduate Thursday, May 19, 2016, while Dickson County’s… Read more »