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Standley pleads not guilty to credit card fraud charges

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[caption id="attachment_15565" align="alignleft" width="230"]Melissa Lee Standley Melissa Lee Standley[/caption] The former president of the Humane Society of Dickson County pleaded not guilty to four counts of credit card fraud and faces a trial early next year. 49-year-old Melissa Lee Standley of Walnut Street in Dickson remains in the
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Feb. 13 trial set for man charged in woman’s beating death

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[caption id="attachment_14206" align="alignleft" width="189"]Keianthony Mignon Garrett Keianthony Mignon Garrett[/caption] The felony murder trial of Keianthony Mignon Garrett was scheduled for next year during his arraignment in Dickson County Circuit Court Monday. Appearing by closed-circuit television from the Dickson County Jail, 21-year-old Garrett said he cannot afford to hire
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Attorney appointed for woman charged with child abuse

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[caption id="attachment_14943" align="alignleft" width="240"]Nicole Kathleen Berglan Nicole Kathleen Berglan[/caption] A Dickson County woman charged with aggravated child abuse after giving birth to a baby with methamphetamine in her system says she has been unable to hire an attorney “due to the severity” of the charge against her. Nicole
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Trial set for man charged with shooting at deputy

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[caption id="attachment_8355" align="alignleft" width="250"]Nelson Ochoa-Puentes Nelson Ochoa-Puentes[/caption] A Honduran man charged with shooting at a Cheatham County deputy is now scheduled to stand trial early next year. 34-year-old Nelson Yojeni Ochoa-Puentes was scheduled to stand trial on a charge of attempted first-degree murder in July, but at a
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Funeral Wednesday for former Commissioner Bill Lankford

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[caption id="attachment_16091" align="alignleft" width="106"]Bill Lankford Bill Lankford[/caption] A funeral will be Wednesday for former Dickson County Commissioner William E. “Bill” Lankford. Mr. Lankford died Sunday at the age of 81 after a battle with cancer. A Burns native, Mr. Lankford served 32 years on the quarterly court and
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Ex-White Bluff councilman charged with child pornography

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[caption id="attachment_16086" align="alignleft" width="194"]Brandon Shay Gossett Brandon Shay Gossett[/caption] The White Bluff councilman who resigned last month has been arrested on child pornography charges. 27-year-old Brandon Shay Gossett was arrested Friday night on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor for possession of child pornography and aggravated sexual
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Council approves contracts to finish STP paving projects

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The Dickson City Council approved a contract to complete one paving project and additional funds for an environmental study to complete another paving project. At its meeting last week, the council approved a $185,829 contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation for Surface Transportation Program funds to finish the paving of North Charlotte Street. Project
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Emancipation exhibit open in Promise Land through Oct. 10

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The Promise Land Historic Site is hosting a national traveling exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. “Emancipation and Its Legacies” opens at the site at 707 Promise Land Road today and will be on display through Oct. 10. Developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with the National
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Raiders’ ground game overcomes Murphree’s 5 TD passes

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Dickson County and Spring Hill combined for 1,039 yards of offense and 102 points on 13 touchdowns but it was the visiting Raiders who held on for the 56-46 win Friday night. The Cougars drop to 1-3 with the non-region loss while Spring Hill is 3-1. The fireworks ignited on the first play from scrimmage
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