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 […]

Women’s Health Fair offers free screenings, checks and door prizes 7-10 am Saturday at DMA Crestview

Free screenings, health checks, massages and door prizes are featured at the Women’s Health Fair at Dickson Medical Associates in Crestview Park Saturday morning. The health fair is free to women 18 and older and will be 7-10 am Saturday at DMA Crestview on Highway 46. With the theme “Spring Into Better Health,” the fair […]

Get ready for weather, other disasters at Saturday’s Emergency Preparedness Fair at DC Fairgrounds

Dozens of vendors and local emergency response agencies will be featured at the annual Community Emergency Preparedness Fair this weekend at the Dickson County Fairgrounds. The event will be 10 am-2 pm Saturday and admission is free. Presented by the Dickson County Emergency Management Agency and the Local Emergency Planning Committee, the fair offers informational […]

Ben Powlas homers second game in a row as DCHS Cougars take series from Independence with 4-2 win

Dickson County’s Cougars took their second District 11-AAA series by beating Independence 4-2 at home Wednesday. The Cougars won the series 2-1 after sweeping three games from Summit and splitting a pair with Brentwood and remain in the early race for first place. Ben Powlas homered for the second straight game and knocked in the […]

General Assembly debating today on Sen. Roberts’ bill to loosen helmet law for motorcyclists over 21

Legislators in both houses of the Tennessee General Assembly will be debating a bill to loosen the state’s motorcycle helmet law today. The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Kerry Roberts, whose 25th District includes Dickson County, and Republican Rep. Jay Reedy of Erin, is scheduled for debate Wednesday in the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee […]

Charlotte Town Council hoping for better weather and turnout by delaying annual Festival to Sept. 19

The town of Charlotte is hoping to get better weather and its biggest turnout ever by moving the annual Charlotte Festival to the fall. Traditionally held on the fourth Saturday in August on the historic Courthouse Square, the festival has been plagued with hot weather that has reduced participation and attendance. During a recent work […]