Chase, spike strips nab Charlotte man wanted for knife attack in alleged fake drug deal robbery

A Charlotte man was arrested on felony charges after leading multiple police units on a chase across half the county Saturday. 26-year-old Sherrick Markey Vaughn of Collier Bend Road led a growing police pursuit from Tennessee City through downtown Dickson before finally surrendering after having all four tires of his car flattened by spike strips […]

Report puts Tenn. at bottom in 2014 voter turnout; Littleton bill would let voters use cell phones at polls

On the heels of a report showing Tennessee had one of the nation’s lowest voter turnouts last year, Rep. Mary Littleton of Dickson is sponsoring a bill that would allow voters to use their cell phones in the voting booth and a group of college students is challenging Tennessee’s voter ID statute. In its “America […]

Extended hunting seasons could raise $4.5M for VFDs, but state might lose $26M in federal funds

While Dickson County institutes a plan that could increase funding for local volunteer fire departments, the Tennessee General Assembly is considering a proposal to allow extended hunting and fishing seasons with proceeds to benefit volunteer departments across the state. The plan could produce up to $4.5 million a year for volunteer fire departments but might […]

RTA’s Dickson to Nashville bus service averages 74 passenger trips per day during January startup

The first month of the two daily bus routes from Dickson to Nashville saw an average of 74 passenger trips each day, according to figures released by the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee. The two daily buses funded by the city of Dickson, Dickson County, Davidson County and the Tennessee Department of Transportation recorded […]

Weeks among 114 directors asking legislators to delay changes to standards for review process

Dickson County Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks is one of 114 Tennessee school system superintendents to sign a letter asking Tennessee legislators to hold off on making any changes to the state’s academic standards until Gov. Bill Haslam’s review process is completed. Weeks was one of a handful of school system directors who joined […]

Auditions Saturday for youth production of ‘Behind the Mirror: A Tale of Snow White and Rose Red’

The Renaissance Players community theatre group will hold auditions Saturday for its young actors series production of “Behind the Mirror: A Tale of Snow White and Rose Red.” The Young Entertainers on Stage series presents theatrical productions written for and cast entirely with actors in kindergarten through 12th grade. Auditions will be 9 am-noon Saturday […]