Students won’t have to make up missed day after commissioner grants waiver request

Dickson County students will not have to make up the 11th snow day they missed earlier this month. Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks announced at Thursday night’s school board meeting that Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen has granted Dickson County’s application to waive one day from the state-mandated 180-day school year. […]

Marshalls announces grand opening of store in Crossings at Dickson shopping center April 2

The second retailer in The Crossings at Dickson has announced its grand opening for next week. The new Marshalls store at 202 Thornton Drive has announced it will open Thursday, following Hobby Lobby in the new shopping center between Highway 46 and Beasley Drive. An announcement from The TJX Companies in Massachusetts says Marshalls will […]

TCAT-Dickson hosting open house Saturday for those eligible for Tennessee Reconnect grants

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology will host an open house Saturday at its Dickson and Clarksville campuses for adults interested in a new program that allows Tennesseans to attend a technical college tuition-free. Gov. Bill Haslam announced the Tennessee Reconnect program as an initiative to provide grants for eligible adults to have the opportunity […]

Vanleer seeking to fill vacancy on Board of Aldermen following Raymond Fletcher’s resignation Monday

Already operating without a mayor, the town of Vanleer is now short an alderman as well. Raymond Fletcher resigned at Monday night’s meeting of the five-member Board of Aldermen. The remaining four aldermen are now seeking a replacement to appoint for the rest of Fletcher’s two-year term until November 2016. Fletcher cited a family obligation […]

School board set to resume discussions about contracting cafeteria services at tonight’s meeting

The Dickson County School Board is slated to resume discussion tonight on whether it wants to continue looking at contracting for its nutrition and cafeteria services. At the board’s January work session, Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks presented the idea of seeking proposals from private companies that operate school cafeterias “from a restaurant-style perspective.” […]

Helmet law change bill fails despite Sen. Roberts’ argument that we have ‘sacred right’ to be stupid

The latest attempt to change Tennessee’s mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists failed in committee Wednesday despite senators’ arguments that a funeral is cheaper than long-term treatment for a head injury and that all citizens have the “sacred right” to be stupid. Sponsored by Republican Sen. Kerry Roberts, whose 25th District includes Dickson County, the bill […]