TN Supreme Court to hear arguments on state request to dismiss inmates’ challenge to electrocution

In addition to deciding whether the identities of people involved in the lethal injection process should be revealed to death row inmates, the Tennessee Supreme Court has now agreed to hear arguments whether condemned prisoners can challenge the use of the electric chair for an execution. In an order issued Friday, the state’s highest court […]

Tonight’s county commission meeting to be adjourned until Monday due to road conditions

Tonight’s scheduled Dickson County Commission meeting will be adjourned to next week due to the hazardous road conditions. Mayor Bob Rial sent out a notice about 10 am Tuesday that conditions did not appear to be improving enough to make it safe to conduct the meeting. “Due to unfortunate weather conditions, it appears it would […]

Hazardous road conditions lead to closing of schools, government offices and other businesses

Hazardous driving conditions continue across Middle Tennessee as an ice storm warning remains in effect until 9 am Tuesday. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has declared a state of emergency and activated its emergency response plan after as much as an inch of ice coated areas of the midstate. Major backups were reported overnight on […]

TSSAA pushes region tourneys to next week to allow more time for districts to finish

With some districts now facing problems finishing their tournaments because of the winter storm, the TSSAA has revised its basketball postseason calendar by pushing the region tournaments back to next week. The TSSAA announced Monday that it will now give schools the remainder of this week to finish their district basketball tournaments. Several districts had […]

Director Weeks announces that Dickson County schools will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday

With temperatures not expected to rise above freezing before Saturday and more freezing rain and snow possible Monday, Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks has already decided to close Dickson County schools Tuesday and Wednesday. Schools were closed Monday for the Presidents Day holiday as a winter storm dumped ice across Middle Tennessee starting in […]