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Burns pays $12K 911 dispatch fee for entire fiscal year

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Despite not including it in the 2016-17 budget, the town of Burns today paid its entire annual fee for emergency dispatching services. Dickson County 911 Director Paul McCallister confirmed Friday that he has received a check for $11,901.14 from the town after the Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to reverse its vote to end
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New school budget takes more money from fund balance

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Despite Mayor Bob Rial's preference that the school system should not take more money from its fund balance, the Dickson County School Board is proposing to do just that. The revised budget approved by the board Thursday night lists the revenue projections approved by the Dickson County Commission's Budget Committee earlier this month, which is
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Defendants not expected to testify in trial for 1998 murder

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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] Lawyers for two half-brothers accused of the 1998 murder of Eric Baxter said they don't expect their clients to testify when they stand
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Unemployment rates up in all 95 counties during June

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With the closing of schools and other seasonal employment changes, all 95 counties in Tennessee saw their unemployment rates go up in June. According to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Dickson County's unemployment rate jumped a point from a 15-year low of 3.6 percent in May to 4.6 percent
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Court clerks, Walmart hosting Alzheimer’s 500 pit stop Saturday

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The Walmart in Dickson will be a pit stop Saturday for a virtual race across Tennessee to promote Alzheimer's awareness and raise funds for research. Walmart and Court Clerks across the state are promoting Alzheimer's awareness today with a Statewide Purple Out Day, wearing and selling purple t-shirts to raise funds for Alzheimer's Tennessee. On
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Cougars face McGavock at booster BBQ scrimmage tonight

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Dickson County High School's Cougars and new head coach Randy Murphree get their first preseason test tonight in a scrimmage against McGavock. The Dickson County Athletic Booster Club will be hosting its annual barbecue fund-raiser as part of tonight's festivities in Dickson County Stadium. Admission to the scrimmages is free. Dickson Middle School's Dragons and
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Melissa Standley gets year in jail for not reporting arrest

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[caption id="attachment_2877" align="alignleft" width="300"]Melissa Lee Standley Melissa Lee Standley[/caption] The former president of the Humane Society of Dickson County will spend a year in jail for failing to report her recent arrest to her probation officer. Placed on probation for eight years in 2013 after pleading guilty to
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Judge denies Chandler’s request to withdraw rape plea

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[caption id="attachment_14693" align="alignleft" width="236"]Justin Cory Chandler Justin Cory Chandler[/caption] A judge denied a request by a Hickman County man to take back his plea to rape for assaulting a disabled woman in the Dickson Wal-Mart store. 27-year-old Justin Cory Chandler of Centerville claimed his lawyer lied to him
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