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County’s unemployment rate unchanged in August

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Dickson County's unemployment rate was unchanged from July to August. According to statistics released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, there were 1,120 Dickson County residents receiving unemployment benefits in August for a rate of 4.5 percent, the same as in July. The rate is still a full point below the
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Montgomery Bell celebrates Public Lands Day with bike rides

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To celebrate National Public Lands Day and Bike Your Park Day, Montgomery Bell State Park will host two bike rides on Saturday. Ranger Eric Runkle will lead a 3-mile off-road ride on Montgomery Bell's Mountain Bike Trail at 11 am. Bikers must have a mountain bike, helmet and water. Participants will meet at the Mountain
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Driver appointed to complete term on election commission

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Patricia “Sissy” Driver will become the newest member of the Dickson County Election Commission. The State Election Commission appointed Driver to complete the term of Allen Johnson. Johnson submitted his letter of resignation from the five-member commission in June and attended his last meeting Tuesday. A retired attorney, 72-year-old Johnson was appointed to the election
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Commission adds 2 judicial commissioners for White Bluff

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The town of White Bluff will have two more judicial commissioners to issue arrest warrants, set bonds and sign search warrants for officers of the town's police department. At its meeting Monday, the Dickson County Commission approved an amendment that increases the number of judicial commissioners, also known as magistrates, for White Bluff from two
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Slayden short a council candidate as deadline passes

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Slayden voters did not end up with enough candidates to fill positions and Jerry Perella remains the only write-in candidate for the Burns Board of Commissioners after the passing of Monday's deadline. Dickson County Administrator of Elections Roxanna Hagewood reports nobody else filed to be a write-in candidate in any of the Nov. 8 municipal
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Donegan gets new lawyer due to conflict on drug charges

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[caption id="attachment_7966" align="alignleft" width="176"]Jamey Earl Donegan Jamey Earl Donegan[/caption] The man charged with fabricating evidence in a double-murder investigation now has the same attorney to defend him on drug charges. The 23rd Judicial District Public Defender's Office was forced to withdraw from representing 45-year-old Jamey Earl Donegan on
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Commission approves new EMA truck, transport van

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The Dickson County Commission approved borrowing up to $425,000 for a custom-built truck to carry equipment for the Dickson County Emergency Management Agency. Mayor Bob Rial said the truck will provide space for most of the agency's emergency response and hazardous materials response equipment, replacing multiple vehicles and trailers that are currently used. The county
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THSO presents Director’s Award to DPD’s David Cole

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[caption id="attachment_16262" align="alignnone" width="816"]Crime Prevention Officer David Cole promotes seatbelt safety. Crime Prevention Officer David Cole promotes seatbelt safety.[/caption] Dickson Police Department Crime Prevention Officer J. David Cole received one of 10 Director's Awards during the Tennessee Highway Safety Office's 2016 Lifesavers Conference. Cole was recognized for his
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New Burns school could open with grades 6-10 in 2019

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The preliminary plan for the new Burns middle/high school is to open in fall of 2019 with grades 6-10, add a junior class in 2020 and then seniors the next year with the first graduation to be in 2022. At Thursday night's Dickson County School Board work session, Ron Bargatze of project managers Hewlett Spencer
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