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Chief says changes needed to improve court security

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Dickson Police Department Chief Ricky Chandler says the city of Dickson will run the risk of incidents similar to last week when three inmates managed to get alcohol into a holding cell as long as it continues to hold court in its current facility or until it stops bringing prisoners to court. Dickson Municipal Court
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Docket includes 10 to be tried for homicide over 8 months

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In what is believed to be unprecedented for Dickson County courts, 10 people are scheduled to stand trial on homicide charges in the next eight months, including two first-degree murder trials scheduled to start the same day. That doesn't include two more murder trials that have yet to be scheduled or the trial that ended
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Red Hawks beat Cougars 30-26 for 2nd series win

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Quinton Poole rushed for over 200 yards and three first-half touchdowns and Dickson County turned the ball over four times as Creek Wood opened the season with a 30-26 victory over the Cougars Friday night. The Red Hawks pick up their second win in the eight-game series. Returning as interim coach after a year off
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Ballots set for White Bluff, Burns, Vanleer and Slayden

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The towns of Burns and Slayden ended up without enough candidates for the Nov. 8 ballot and at least two towns will be getting new mayors after the qualifying deadline passed Thursday. The Dickson County Election Commission certified candidate petitions Thursday night to set the ballots for the municipal elections in White Bluff, Burns, Vanleer
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Standley indicted for credit card fraud to pay restitution

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[caption id="attachment_15565" align="alignleft" width="230"]Melissa Lee Standley Melissa Lee Standley[/caption] Former Humane Society of Dickson County President Melissa Lee Standley has been indicted for fraudulent use of a credit card to make a payment on her restitution for stealing $60,000 from the organization. The Dickson County Grand Jury indicted
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Investigation under way after inmates get liquor into cell

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An internal investigation is under way to determine how inmates waiting to make court appearances were able to get alcohol, syringes and a pocket knife into a holding cell. Dickson Police Department Chief Ricky Chandler said the investigation is focusing on possible violations of departmental policy and the results will be turned over to the
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Bledsoe is new assistant principal at Charlotte Elementary

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[caption id="attachment_15560" align="alignleft" width="191"]Andrea Bledsoe Andrea Bledsoe[/caption] Dickson County Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks has named Andrea Bledsoe as the new assistant principal at Charlotte Elementary School. She begins her new duties Aug. 25. Bledsoe has been an educator in the Cheatham County school system for nine
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113th Charlotte Picnic features food, music and fellowship

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The smoke and smell from hundreds of chickens, pounds of pork and slabs of ribs cooking hung over the picnic grounds Thursday as preparations were under way for the 113th annual Charlotte Picnic. Hosted annually by the Free and Accepted Masons of Prince Hall Lone Star Lodge 15 and the White Lily Chapter 42 of
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9-11 Survivor is featured speaker at 3rd Summer Expo

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[caption id="attachment_15555" align="alignleft" width="180"]Will Jimeno Will Jimeno[/caption] A former port authority officer who was trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center following the 2001 terrorist attacks will be the featured speaker at the third annual Summer Expo hosted by Dickson First Baptist Church on Saturday. The
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