Memorial service Saturday for father, son killed in wreck

Mark and Christian Glasgow
Mark and Christian Glasgow

A memorial service will be held Saturday for a White Bluff father and son who were killed in a wreck in Texas. 42-year-old Mark Anthony Glasgow and 17-year-old Christian Lain Glasgow died in a single-vehicle accident Dec. 20 on Interstate 30 in northeastern Texas. A Nashville native, Mark Glasgow worked in the restaurant industry, most recently as a manager for the Captain D’s restaurant in Dickson. A Dickson native, Christian Glasgow attended school in Dickson County and had celebrated his 17th birthday just two days earlier. The Glasgows attended the Empowered Ministries Church in Dickson where both were active in Sunday school, worship, fund-raising and Mark Glasgow had served as leader of the Celebrate Recovery Worship Band. Visitation with the family will be 5 pm until the service Saturday at Taylor Funeral Home. A service to celebrate their lives will be at 7 pm Saturday at Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Jennette officiating. Mark Glasgow is survived by his wife, Kari Magnuson Glasgow; mother, Wanda Carney Glasgow; sisters, Tammy Hogan and Brittany Glasgow; brothers, Marvin Allen Glasgow Jr., Joey Glasgow and Allen Glasgow; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his mother, Christian Glasgow is survived by his grandparents, Judith Dressel Magnuson, Wanda Carney Glasgow and David Glen Magnuson; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his service dog Gizmo. For those desiring, a GoFundMe page has been established for donations to assist the family and memorials can be made at Taylor Funeral Home. The Glasgows were traveling to Texas when their 2002 Buick LeSabre veered into the median of the interstate, rolled over and struck a tree, killing both of them, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Arrangements for Mark and Christian Glasgow are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home.

Dickson and White Bluff restrict fireworks for New Year’s

The city of Dickson and town of White Bluff restrict the sale and use of fireworks for the New Year’s holiday. Inside the city of Dickson corporate limits, the sale and use of fireworks is limited to Dec. 21-Jan. 5. The discharge of fireworks is restricted to 10 am-10:30 pm within those dates except on New Year’s Eve when fireworks are allowed until 1 am Jan. 1. It is illegal to set off fireworks on public property or on private property without the owner’s permission. Fireworks cannot be discharged within 600 feet of any church, assisted living facility, nursing home, hospital, funeral home or public school. The town of White Bluff requires anyone planning to set off fireworks within the town limits to obtain a permit from the White Bluff Fire Department. While there is no time restriction on the use of fireworks, the sale and discharge of fireworks is limited to Dec. 26-Jan. 5. A violation of any ordinance regarding the use of fireworks is punishable by a fine of up to $50. The towns of Burns, Charlotte, Vanleer and Slayden do not have ordinances restricting fireworks.

Lady Cougars earn title rematch with Brentwood Academy

Dickson County’s Lady Cougars dominated Perry County for a 77-32 win to advance to today’s championship game of the Above the Rim Invitational at Hickman County High School for the third consecutive year. The Lady Cougars will face Brentwood Academy in a rematch of last year’s title game won by the Lady Eagles. Perry County could not compete with Dickson County’s inside game as post Kailey Rosenbaum led the way with 23 points and 8 rebounds. The Lady Cougars dominated points in the paint in Thursday’s semifinal 32-8 and a 26-11 advantage in rebounding led to a 16-0 margin in second-chance points. Dickson County exploded out of the gate to a 26-13 edge in the first period and led 47-20 at intermission. A 26-8 third period put the mercy rule into effect as reserves closed out the 45-point win. Behind Rosenbaum’s 23, Cierra Smith scored 14 and Emily Beard added 13 as Dickson County hit 10 of 20 three-pointers. The Lady Cougars will face Brentwood Academy at 7 pm Friday for the tournament championship in Centerville. Just prior to that game, the Dickson County Cougars will battle for third place against Franklin Classical. The Cougars fell to Loretto 60-47 in Thursday’s semifinal. After Dickson County held a 12-10 lead at the end of the first period, the Mustangs battled to a 28-25 lead at halftime. Loretto used a 36-25 advantage in rebounds and scored 20 points off turnovers as they steadily pulled away in the second half for the 13-point win. Trey Weidman led Dickson County with 17 points and freshman D.J. Stacey scored 10 while the Mustangs had four players in double figures. Dickson County and Franklin Classical will meet in the battle for third place at 5:30 in Centerville. Coverage on 101.5 The One FM, 1015theone.com and The One FM app begins at 5:15 with the A-1 Signs Pregame Show with the Lady Cougars battling Brentwood Academy for the championship immediately after. Dickson County resumes its regular season hosting Centennial in a District 11-AAA doubleheader Tuesday.

Lady Red Hawks fall to Summertown in tournament

Christmas Classic hosts Summertown gave a rude welcome to Creek Wood’s Lady Red Hawks with a 60-46 victory in Lawrence County Thursday night. Creek Wood will try to close out 2016 with a win against Community High School tonight. The Lady Eagles overcame a slow start to take a three-point lead at intermission, then shut down Creek Wood’s outside game to build a 10-point lead by the end of the third and iced the 14-point win with free throws in the fourth. Elayna Gass had 8 points including a pair of three-pointers to push the Lady Red Hawks to a 19-14 lead in the first period. But Gass and Taylor Moore each hit a trey for all of Creek Wood’s points in the second period while Lauren Graves scored 10 in the first half as the Lady Eagles rallied to a 28-25 halftime advantage. Creek Wood’s outside shooting went cold in the second half, forcing the Lady Red Hawks to battle inside against the athletic Lady Eagles. Graves had her third 5-point quarter as Summertown pulled out to a 47-37 lead heading into the fourth. Creek Wood was forced to send the Lady Eagles to the foul line where they hit 7 free throws to account for more than half of their points in the fourth to hold on for the 14-point win. Graves led all scorers with 15. Lydia Edmondson and Gass led Creek Wood with 11 each while Raegan Hohl had 10 and Moore finished with 8. Creek Wood will face the Community Viqueens at 6:30 pm Friday in the eighth of nine games in Summertown. Coverage on WDKN, wdkn.com and the WDKN app begins with the A-1 Signs Pregame Show at 6:15. Creek Wood resumes its regular season schedule with a doubleheader at Hickman County Tuesday.

Montgomery Bell starts year with First Hike Sunday

Montgomery Bell State Park and other parks across Tennessee will celebrate the New Year with a hike on Sunday. Montgomery Bell’s First Hike will be at 9 am Sunday. Participants can join Ranger Tim Wheatley at the park office and visitors center for coffee and refreshments before kicking off the new year with an easy one-mile hike on the Jim Bailey Nature Trail. The trail is natural surface and participants should dress for the weather and comfort. Montgomery Bell State Park has almost 19 miles in hiking trails, ranging from .2 of a mile on the Campground Trail to 10.4 miles on the Overnight Trail. For more information on Montgomery Bell State Park, visit tnstateparks.com or the Montgomery Bell page on Facebook or call 615-797-9051.

DCHS opens Hickman Co. tourney with pair of wins

With a pair of wins over Scotts Hill Wednesday, the Dickson County High School Cougars and Lady Cougars advanced in the winners’ bracket of the Above the Rim Invitational at Hickman County High School. With a 64-38 win over the Lady Lions, the Lady Cougars will face Perry County at 4 pm Thursday. By rolling over the Lions 84-43, the Cougars play at 8:30 pm against the winner of Wednesday’s late game between Loretto and host Hickman County. The Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks will play their first game in the 4th annual Christmas Classic at Summertown High School at 5:30, making for a Thursday tripleheader on the RFC Sports Network. Emily Beard scored 23 points in the first half as the Lady Cougars took control early over Class A Scotts Hill. After leading 45-19 at halftime, the Lady Cougars went to the bench extensively in the second half to coast to the 26-point win. Nine Lady Cougars got into the scoring column as Beard led the way with 27 points. A 24-4 second quarter put the Cougars firmly in control of their game with the Lions. Leading comfortably 46-18 at halftime, the boys also went to the bench early and reserves played exclusively in the fourth period of the 41-point win. Darian Burns led Dickson County with 14 points while Noah Edmisson had 11 as every Cougar that played put points on the board. Creek Wood’s Lady Red Hawks will take on host Summertown at 5:30. Today’s schedule on WDKN, 101.5 The One FM, wdkn.com and the WDKN app has the Lady Cougars in a semifinal at 4 pm in Centerville, the Lady Red Hawks immediately after that at 5:30 in Summertown and the Cougars in a semifinal at 8:30 back in Centerville. Coverage begins with the A-1 Signs Pregame Show from Centerville at 3:45. Both tournaments conclude Friday.

TSWA names Murphree to Class 5A All-State Team

Dickson County quarterback Jacob Murphree was named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s All-State Team for football’s Class 5A. Murphree broke his own school records with over 3,200 yards passing and 28 touchdowns as the Cougars finished 3-7 and missed the playoffs. Joining Murphree on the All-State Team is Farragut quarterback Adam Fulton, who guided the Admirals to the Class 5A state championship. Farragut led the TSWA’s All-State Team with five players named. Also honored from Region 6-5A are Centennial offensive lineman Eli Katina, Brentwood kicker Tucker Day and Northeast running back Gus Antoine was named Class 5A Athlete of the Year.

Memphis snaps streak with 75-59 win over Vandy

Rachel Bell (3) drives against Louisville. (photo courtesy Vanderbilt)
Rachel Bell (3) drives against Louisville. (photo courtesy Vanderbilt)
LeaLea Carter (30) fires against Louisville. (photo courtesy Vanderbilt)
LeaLea Carter (30) fires against Louisville. (photo courtesy Vanderbilt)

Vanderbilt wrapped up its last non-conference game of the season with its worst performance in a 75-59 loss at Memphis Wednesday. Hampered by cold shooting and foul trouble, the Commodores fell behind early, trailed 43-27 at halftime and never cut the margin to less than double digits in the second half. Four Commodores fouled out and Vandy shot only 35 percent from the floor, including hitting just 4 of 13 three-pointers. Getting the second start of her career, former Lady Cougar LeaLea Carter had 6 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists but committed a team-high 6 turnovers. Junior Rachel Bell from Creek Wood finished with 9 points and 4 rebounds. Erin Whalen was the only Commodore in double figures with 14 while Cheyenne Creighton led four Tigers in double digits with 26 points and 13 rebounds, both career highs. Despite missing 20 free throws, Memphis snapped an eight-game losing streak to Vandy. The 10-3 Commodores will open their 16-game SEC schedule Monday at Texas A&M in a 6 pm game on the SEC Network and host Tennessee Jan. 5.

Study: Heart disease leading cause of death in Dickson Co.

A new report lists heart disease and cancer as the leading causes of death in Dickson County. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a report Tuesday that lists the top 10 causes of death for each county in the United States. Researchers used the death records from the National Center for Health Statistics to categorize the causes of more than 80 million deaths that occurred in the United States 1980-2014. Deaths are assigned to the county of residence at the time of death and the study does not include the deaths of Americans that occurred outside the United States. Researchers say the study provides the most comprehensive look at trends in causes of death based on geographic regions. For each county, the study ranks the causes of death based on the number per 100,000 residents. For Dickson County, the study shows cardiovascular diseases as the leading cause of death with 340 per 100,000 residents per year in that 35-year period. Heart disease was identified as the leading cause of death in most counties across the southeastern United States and is the most common cause of death for the country. Tumors, including all cancers, were the second leading cause of death in Dickson County with 230 per 100,000 residents. The top two causes accounted for 61 percent of annual deaths in Dickson County. The remaining eight causes of death were all less than 100 per 100,000 residents. Neurological disorders were third at 94, followed by chronic respiratory diseases at 67 and diarrhea, lower respiratory and other common infectious diseases completing the top five at 56 per 100,000. Diabetes, urogenital, blood and endocrine system diseases were sixth highest at 54. Transport injuries, which includes all deaths in motor vehicle accidents, came in seventh in Dickson County at 28 per 100,000 residents, followed closely by self-harm and interpersonal violence, which includes suicides and murders, at 25. Cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases were ninth at 23 and mental and substance abuse disorders rounded out the top 10 causes at 18. The results for Dickson County were not much different from the overall trends across the country. The report does show geographic pockets where certain causes of death are higher than in other parts of the country, some based on economic factors and others believed attributed to environmental factors such as pollution. The study showed the percentage of deaths due to heart problems to be highest along the southern half of the Mississippi River, while violent deaths are more common in western counties and deaths from mental and substance abuse disorders are more common in counties in Kentucky and West Virginia. Other risk factors include unequal access to healthcare and ethnic populations in regions. The county-by-county breakdown is available on the journal’s website, jamanetwork.com.

DCHS opens tournament against Scotts Hill today

Dickson County opens tournament action today in the 2016 Above the Rim Invitational at Hickman County High School. The Cougars and Lady Cougars both will be taking on Scotts Hill from Reagan, Tenn., in Henderson County. With an enrollment of less than 500, Scotts Hill plays in District 15 of Class A. The Lady Lions enter today’s game against Class AAA Dickson County with a 7-5 record, having split two games in a pre-Christmas classic at McNairy Central including a 43-point loss to Whitehaven. They have district wins over Adamsville and Jackson Christian. The Lions are 3-9 with a pair of losses at a tournament in Hardin County before Christmas. The Cougars are coming off back-to-back losses at a tournament in Columbia. Today’s games mark the first-ever meetings between Dickson County and Scotts Hill. The Lady Cougars and Lady Lions are scheduled to begin at 1 pm in Centerville. The Cougars and Lions are scheduled for 5:30. Both games will be live on WDKN, 101.5 The One FM, wdkn.com and the WDKN app. The winner of the girls’ game will play the Waverly-Perry County winner at 4 pm Thursday while the losers meet at 10 am. The winner of the boys’ game will meet the Hickman County-Loretto winner at 8:30 pm Thursday while the losers play at 2:30. The tournament concludes Friday. Creek Wood’s Lady Red Hawks will play in a holiday classic in Summertown Thursday and Friday. The Red Hawks are off until the regular season resumes Tuesday.