Posts By: Chris Norman

Council approves agreement to reimburse county for share of judicial commissioners’ salaries

Under a tentative agreement approved by the Dickson City Council, the five judicial commissioners currently paid by the city and county will become county employees with the city making an annual payment for its share of the cost. The agreement will be presented to the county commission for approval next month. City Administrator Rydell Wesson… Read more »

Loss to Brentwood knocks DCHS Lady Cougars to 7th in AP poll as Summit comes calling tonight

Friday’s seven-point loss to Brentwood knocked the Dickson County Lady Cougars from fourth to seventh in this week’s Associated Press poll for Class AAA. Dickson County slipped behind 18-4 Oakland, 21-2 Mt. Juliet and 18-5 Riverdale. Blackman (19-2), Ridgeway (17-0) and Dyer County (23-0) remain the top three. The loss left Dickson County and Brentwood… Read more »

Dragons top Richview 46-24, advance with Lady Dragons to area semifinals and midstate sectional

Dickson Middle School’s Dragons built a big lead early then put Richview away in the final quarter of a 46-24 quarterfinal game in the Class AAA Area 1 tournament in Clarksville Monday. The Dragons advance to today’s semifinal and also earn a berth in the Midstate Sectional tournament starting Saturday. Darian Burns scored seven and… Read more »

Jury convicts Benesch of child neglect, voluntary manslaughter for Somarah Smith’s 2013 death

A Dickson County jury convicted Edward Joseph Benesch II of aggravated child neglect and voluntary manslaughter for the 2013 death of 18-month-old Somarah Camilla Smith. After a four-day trial and almost eight hours of deliberation, the seven-man, five-woman jury announced its verdict at 11:32 pm Saturday in Dickson County Circuit Court. The jury acquitted the… Read more »

Sheriff’s office investigating discovery of woman’s body in vehicle at Montgomery Bell State Park

The Dickson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Friday’s discovery of a woman’s body at Montgomery Bell State Park. Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe said Sunday that investigators are “still waiting on the state medical examiner for positive identification and cause of death,” and could not release any further information at this time. According to sources with knowledge… Read more »

Downtown Dickson restaurant co-owner arrested twice last week for Sex Offender Registry violations

The owner of a downtown Dickson restaurant was arrested twice last week for violating restrictions of the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry. 44-year-old Carmen Anthony Leato is charged with employing juveniles, working within 1,000 feet of daycares or a public park and failing to have a sex offender designation on his driver’s license, according to arrest… Read more »

Red Hawks set school mark with 21st consecutive win by beating Harpeth; Lady Red Hawks rally

Creek Wood’s Red Hawks set a school record with their 21st consecutive win Saturday night against Harpeth. Coach Charles Taylor’s second-ranked Red Hawks pulled way in the second quarter on the way to an 82-63 win over the Indians in a non-district contest. Creek Wood remains undefeated at 21-0. Harpeth hung close for the first… Read more »