Sheriff’s Office Responds to Aggravated Kidnapping turn Suicide

On 1-16- 2017, Dickson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Slaydenwood Road, Slayden in reference to an Aggravated Kidnapping . The suspect fled into the woods prior to law enforcement’s arrival. Contact was made with the female victim. Later contact was made with the suspect, John Christopher Tummins, in the woods behind the residence.  Mr. Tummins was armed with two hand guns and threatening suicide. Negotiators were called to the scene and attempted to peacefully resolve the incident. Approximately two hours later, Mr. Tummins took his own life.

Dickson County announces SAFE Campaign Participation

The Dickson County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign. This statewide initiative is designed to increase seatbelt usage and child passenger safety restraint usage through the implementation of occupant-protection programs, public events, and checkpoints throughout local communities across Tennessee.The SAFE campaign begins February 1, 2017, and concludes on August 1, 2017.

“As guardians of our county, it is our responsibility to know the facts and use the information at hand to improve the safety of our roadways. We know seatbelts and child restraints prevent injuries and save lives. Many people still violate the law and ignore this information, knowing it may have deadly consequences. When family and friends care and depend on you, why be selfish and risk ending your life? Join your Dickson County Sheriff’s Office and help us make our roadways the safest in the state for 2017,” said Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe.

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Community Foundation Welcomes New Members

The Community Foundation for Dickson County welcomed new members (l-r) Jason Epley, LeeAnn Polk, Andrea Luplow, Brett Reynolds and Laura Newberry (not pictured) at their January meeting.

The Community Foundation for Dickson County promotes the quality of life in Dickson County and provides a way for citizens to make lasting gifts for the improvement and benefit of future generations. The Foundation serves as an endowment that will benefit the community in perpetuity. When a group of local citizens and the Leadership Dickson County Alumni Association gathered to determine ways to meet the changing needs and opportunities in the community, the idea of an  endowment fund developed. In 1999, this dream was realized through an affiliation with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which provides the stability, investment expertise and legal work necessary for the endowment to succeed. Continue reading “Community Foundation Welcomes New Members”

Memorial service Saturday for father, son killed in wreck

Mark and Christian Glasgow
Mark and Christian Glasgow

A memorial service will be held Saturday for a White Bluff father and son who were killed in a wreck in Texas. 42-year-old Mark Anthony Glasgow and 17-year-old Christian Lain Glasgow died in a single-vehicle accident Dec. 20 on Interstate 30 in northeastern Texas. A Nashville native, Mark Glasgow worked in the restaurant industry, most recently as a manager for the Captain D’s restaurant in Dickson. A Dickson native, Christian Glasgow attended school in Dickson County and had celebrated his 17th birthday just two days earlier. The Glasgows attended the Empowered Ministries Church in Dickson where both were active in Sunday school, worship, fund-raising and Mark Glasgow had served as leader of the Celebrate Recovery Worship Band. Visitation with the family will be 5 pm until the service Saturday at Taylor Funeral Home. A service to celebrate their lives will be at 7 pm Saturday at Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Jennette officiating. Mark Glasgow is survived by his wife, Kari Magnuson Glasgow; mother, Wanda Carney Glasgow; sisters, Tammy Hogan and Brittany Glasgow; brothers, Marvin Allen Glasgow Jr., Joey Glasgow and Allen Glasgow; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his mother, Christian Glasgow is survived by his grandparents, Judith Dressel Magnuson, Wanda Carney Glasgow and David Glen Magnuson; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his service dog Gizmo. For those desiring, a GoFundMe page has been established for donations to assist the family and memorials can be made at Taylor Funeral Home. The Glasgows were traveling to Texas when their 2002 Buick LeSabre veered into the median of the interstate, rolled over and struck a tree, killing both of them, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Arrangements for Mark and Christian Glasgow are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home.

Dickson and White Bluff restrict fireworks for New Year’s

The city of Dickson and town of White Bluff restrict the sale and use of fireworks for the New Year’s holiday. Inside the city of Dickson corporate limits, the sale and use of fireworks is limited to Dec. 21-Jan. 5. The discharge of fireworks is restricted to 10 am-10:30 pm within those dates except on New Year’s Eve when fireworks are allowed until 1 am Jan. 1. It is illegal to set off fireworks on public property or on private property without the owner’s permission. Fireworks cannot be discharged within 600 feet of any church, assisted living facility, nursing home, hospital, funeral home or public school. The town of White Bluff requires anyone planning to set off fireworks within the town limits to obtain a permit from the White Bluff Fire Department. While there is no time restriction on the use of fireworks, the sale and discharge of fireworks is limited to Dec. 26-Jan. 5. A violation of any ordinance regarding the use of fireworks is punishable by a fine of up to $50. The towns of Burns, Charlotte, Vanleer and Slayden do not have ordinances restricting fireworks.