Posts By: Chris Norman

School board to review security upgrade bids to start phase I, vote on 2015-16 calendar tonight

The Dickson County School Board is scheduled to consider bids for the first phase of its facilities improvement plan and finalize the school calender for 2015-16 when it meets tonight. The bids for the first phase, which includes safety and security upgrades at all campuses, were opened Tuesday. The project includes construction of secure entrances… Read more »

Election commission removes ‘interim,’ makes Roxanne Hagewood administrator of elections

The Dickson County Election Commission removed “interim” and named Roxanne Hagewood as the county’s permanent administrator of elections Tuesday. Hagewood has been serving in the position since the commission terminated Linda Medley in September. After an emotional and sharply divided vote to end Medley’s tenure, the five-member commission voted unanimously to name Hagewood the new… Read more »

Funeral scheduled for 2 pm Wednesday for former White Bluff Councilman, Mayor Lawrence Brown

A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday for former White Bluff Mayor Lawrence Brown. A Burns resident, Mr. Brown died Monday at the age of 80. Authorities believe he might have suffered a medical complication while driving, which led to a single-car accident. Mr. Brown served on the White Bluff Town Council before being elected… Read more »

Cougars stun Franklin 55-43 for second straight District 11-AAA win, Lady Cougars need OT for win

After struggling to a 2-17 record and losing their first six District 11-AAA contests, the Dickson County Cougars have revamped their offense resulting in back-to-back district victories. Coach Jason Tigert’s Cougars stunned Franklin 55-43 on the road Tuesday night, knocking the Rebels into a second-place tie with Ravenwood at 5-3. The Cougars used ball movement… Read more »

Start of Benesch murder trial delayed until Wednesday due to problem locating a witness

A problem locating a witness forced a one-day delay in the start of Edward Joseph Benesch II’s trial in Charlotte Tuesday. With a jury pool waiting in the Dickson County Circuit Court, Judge Larry Wallace announced that “through issues beyond the court’s control,” the trial will be delayed until Wednesday morning. 28-year-old Benesch is scheduled… Read more »

Final commission votes tonight on paying off loans, moving Dickson County Election Office

The Dickson County Commission is scheduled for final votes tonight on using surplus funds to pay off some loans and moving the Dickson County Election Office. At its work session earlier this month, the commission gave preliminary approval to using about $1.4 million of unbudgeted surplus funds to pay off three small loans immediately, and… Read more »