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School officials prepare for TNReady transition to paper tests

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After Monday's failure of the statewide online system for the new TNReady math and reading tests, state Department of Education officials are working to develop a new schedule for pencil and paper tests. Students in grades 3-11 began taking the new mandated assessment tests Monday morning but the North Carolina-based Measurement Inc. Standardized Testing, or
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Health department offering free flu shots while supplies last

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Tennessee's county health department clinics are now offering flu vaccine to people of all ages at no cost to patients until supplies are depleted. Seasonal influenza is now circulating with cases increasing across the country, according to a statement from the Tennessee Department of Health, and officials are urging all Tennesseans who have not yet
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2 employers looking to fill immediate openings at Thursday job fair

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The Goodwill Career Solutions center in Dickson will host a multi-employer job fair with immediate positions available on Thursday. The job fair will be 10 am-2 pm with two employers on site to conduct interviews. R.E. West Transportation is an Ashland City-based interstate and intrastate truckload carrier handling freight throughout the United States and Canada.
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Deadline to apply for Cougar football coach job is noon Feb. 26

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The Dickson County school system posted the head football coaching vacancy at Dickson County High School on its website Tuesday. The job is coming open after Troy Williams submitted his resignation Monday following 21 years on the Cougar coaching staff, the last seven as head coach. The deadline to apply for the position is noon
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Snow closes schools, creates hazardous road conditions

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Dickson County schools are closed Tuesday as overnight snow showers have covered roads and created hazardous driving conditions. Extended care programs are open at Oakmont, Stuart-Burns and White Bluff elementary schools. Greater Things Christian Academy and its extended care are closed and United Christian Academy is closed. Road conditions were reported to be worsening as
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Early voting starts Wednesday for Presidential Preference Primary

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Early voting for the Tennessee Presidential Preference Primary begins Wednesday at locations in Dickson and Charlotte. Early voting continues through Feb. 23 and Tennessee will hold its primary March 1 along with 10 other states. In addition to the required early voting hours at the election office in Charlotte, the Dickson County Election Commission decided
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New TNReady testing shut down after statewide system failure

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After months of preparing to switch to the new online TNReady assessment tests, the Tennessee Department of Education reports the system experienced major platform failure at Monday's launch and all school systems will revert to paper tests for 2015-16. The replacement test for TCAP and PARCC testing was to start Monday but Tennessee Education Commissioner
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Williams resigns after 7 season as DCHS football head coach

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Troy Williams resigned Monday as head coach of the Dickson County High School football team. Williams, who turned 45 Thursday, will continue as an assistant principal at DCHS and says he will remain with the Cougars until a new coach is named. A 1989 graduate of Dickson County High School, Williams was a member of
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