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State Route 840 officially changed to Interstate 840

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I840State Route 840 is officially being designated as Interstate 840. The 77-mile loop connects Interstate 40 in Dickson County with Interstates 24 and 65 south of Nashville and ends at I-40 in Wilson County. The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced last week it has received approval
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Cougars and Red Hawks open season Friday at DCHS

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The season-opening football game between Dickson County and Creek Wood high schools is 7:30 pm Friday in Dickson County Stadium. Tickets are $7 and available in advance at both schools or at the gate. The parking lots on the DCHS campus will open at 4 pm and gates open at 5:30. The school has designated
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Trial for ’98 murder delayed after judge separates cases

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[caption id="attachment_12928" align="alignleft" width="150"]Wallace W. Brasel Wallace W. Brasel[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9447" align="alignleft" width="150"]Thomas Lee Wortham Thomas Lee Wortham[/caption] The trial of two half-brothers for a 1998 murder was postponed Tuesday when the judge granted a last-second request to separate the cases.
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Commission approves 2016-17 budgets, $2.70 tax rate

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It turns out $485,000 is close enough. The Dickson County Commission approved the 2016-17 budgets and set the property tax rate without much discussion Monday night. The $117 million total budgets include the $64.8 million general purpose schools budget that had been the sticking point six weeks into the new fiscal year. At the Budget
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Jury selection begins today in trial for 1998 murder

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Jury selection is scheduled to begin today for the trial of half-brothers from Hickman County accused in a 1998 murder. More than 200 potential jurors have been summoned for the trial of Thomas Lee “Tommy” Wortham and Wallace Wade “Wally” Brasel for the murder of Eric Baxter. The jurors have been told to come prepared
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Amusement company gets new permit following inspection

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After its rides were checked out by a private inspector hired by the company, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Amusement Device Unit granted a new annual permit Friday for Family Attractions Amusement Company. The Georgia-based amusement company was the midway vendor at last week's Greene County Fair and is contracted to provide
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Trials for 1998 murder postponed due to attorney’s funeral

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[caption id="attachment_9447" align="alignleft" width="150"]Thomas Lee Wortham Thomas Lee Wortham[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12928" align="alignleft" width="150"]Wallace W. Brasel Wallace W. Brasel[/caption] The death of a well-known Nashville attorney has prompted the trials of half-brothers for an 18-year-old Dickson murder to be postponed for a
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Schools budget faces third vote by Budget Committee

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The Dickson County Commission will try again tonight to pass a 2016-17 budget and set the property tax rate. Votes are scheduled for Monday's regular session if the Budget Committee approves the latest revised school system budget. The committee rejected the school board's proposed budgets July 5 and Aug. 1, directing the board to cut
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