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County library to remain closed Monday and Tuesday

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The Dickson County Library and Life-long Learning Center remains closed Monday and Tuesday after a section of wall fell last week. The library and affiliated offices were closed for safety reasons while structural engineers examined the building on Henslee Drive to assess its safety. A concrete section of the exterior wall on the southeast corner
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Dickson County’s unemployment rate drops to 4.4%

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Dickson County's unemployment dropped to 4.4 percent in October. According to statistics released last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, there were 1,100 Dickson County residents receiving unemployment benefits last month. That is 40 fewer than in September, when the county's rate was 4.6 percent. In the same period a year
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Man pleads to stealing from task force agent, 2 others

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A White Bluff man was sentenced to five years on community corrections for three thefts, including stealing from a drug task force agent. 23-year-old Joshua Dale McFarlin of Nosegay Road pleaded guilty to three counts of theft while charges of burglary of an automobile and conspiracy to commit theft were dismissed in a plea agreement.
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Clarksville man gets probation for attempted pawn shop theft

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One of two Clarksville men arrested after a deputy interrupted a burglary at a Dickson County pawn shop has been placed on probation for two years. 39-year-old George Akins III pleaded no contest to burglary, attempted theft and evading arrest in Dickson County Circuit Court Nov. 18. Akins of Swift Drive and 33-year-old Quentavus LaDale
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Tourney sees mixed results for DCHS and CWHS girls

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Creek Wood's Lady Red Hawks and Dickson County's Lady Cougars came away with mixed results from last week's Thanksgiving Classic in Chapel Hill, Tenn. Creek Wood split a pair of games Wednesday while Dickson County went 1-2 with a runaway win and two tight losses. In their opener, the Lady Red Hawks fell to Marshall
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Jury convicts Marty Jarman of voluntary manslaughter

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[caption id="attachment_10584" align="alignleft" width="187"]Steve Marty Jarman Steve Marty Jarman[/caption] A jury convicted Marty Jarman of voluntary manslaughter for the 2015 shooting death of Shelley Heath. After a two-day trial in Dickson County Circuit Court, the eight-man, four-woman jury deliberated four and a half hours before returning its verdict
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Woman killed after turning the wrong way on I-40

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The Dickson Police Department is investigating a wreck on Interstate 40 in which a woman was killed in a head-on collision while attempting to drive in the wrong direction. As of Tuesday night, the 38-year-old West Tennessee woman's identity had not been released while authorities were attempting to locate and notify her next of kin.
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Franklin teen killed in Monday wreck off Maple Valley

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The Dickson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a wreck off Maple Valley Road that killed a Franklin teenager. According to a sheriff's office statement, 18-year-old James Edward “Jim” Cheek of Franklin was found dead at the scene of a one-vehicle wreck Monday night. The statement says deputies were called to an accident in the 1000
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DA opposes plan for constables to have emergency lights

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[caption id="attachment_6798" align="alignleft" width="180"]District Attorney General Ray Crouch Jr. District Attorney General Ray Crouch Jr.[/caption] The Dickson County Commission put off a vote on a resolution to give constables the authority to use emergency lights on their vehicles after receiving a letter of opposition from the district attorney.
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