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County to give part of fee to CASA, direct chamber funds use

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Dickson County will begin funneling some of its court fees to a program designed to advocate for abused and neglected children in the judicial system and will place additional restrictions on the money it gives to the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce under proposals given preliminary approval Monday night. Under a resolution presented at Monday's
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Caring Hearts, Magic Wheels hosting special needs skate night

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A local organization and Magic Wheels Skating Center are teaming up for a night of skating designed specifically for children with special needs. Dickson County Caring Hearts is an online support group for families with children who have special needs ranging from physical and mental delays and disabilities to autism. In a special event organized
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Burch appointed to preside over remaining Pop Smoke cases

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Retired Judge Robert E. Burch will be sworn in today as a special judge specifically to preside over the remaining cases from Operation Pop Smoke. Burch did not seek re-election and retired Sept. 1, 2014, after 34 years on the bench in the 23rd Judicial District. The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts agreed to
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Trial for double murder delayed after attorney suspended

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[caption id="attachment_7965" align="alignleft" width="131"]Kenneth Ray Niles Kenneth Ray Niles[/caption] The trial of a man accused of murdering a young couple and setting a fire to cover it up has been postponed because his attorney has been suspended from the practice of law. 38-year-old Kenneth Ray Niles of Reeves
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Parks department hosting 2 day camps for ages 6-12

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The Dickson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two day camps for children ages 6-12. The camps will be June 20-24 and July 18-22. Campers will report to the Tennsco Community Center each day at 8 am. The campers will participate in several activities and take a field trip somewhere different each day. Activities will
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Today marks 5th anniversary of shooting of Deputy Bellar

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[caption id="attachment_3250" align="alignleft" width="300"]Keith Bellar Keith Bellar[/caption] Today marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic shooting of Dickson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Keith Bellar, while Tuesday will be the anniversary of his passing. The 28-year-old deputy was shot June 6, 2011, while still in his patrol car after
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Funeral Wednesday for former DHS Director Marilyn Field

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[caption id="attachment_13961" align="alignleft" width="190"]Marilyn Field Marilyn Field[/caption] A funeral service will be held Wednesday for Marilyn Lightfoot Field, the former director of the Tennessee Department of Human Services office in Dickson and widow of former Dickson County Executive William D. “Bill” Field. Mrs. Field died Saturday at the
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