Unemployment rate declines in 94 of 95 Tennessee counties from August to September

Dickson County was one of 94 counties in the state of Tennessee that saw its unemployment rate decline from August to September. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports that 1,380 Dickson County residents were receiving unemployment benefits in September, which is down from 1,570 the month before. Dickson County’s rate dropped from […]

Transportation officials emphasize stopping for buses during National School Bus Safety Week

With Dickson County schools back in session this week following the two-week fall break, the system’s Transportation Department reminds everyone of the importance of stopping when school buses stop. This week is National School Bus Safety Week and Dickson County Transportation Director Gary Kimmons said this year’s focus is on preventing illegal passing of school […]

CMT/ABATE’s 27th annual Toy Run/Food Drive runs from Charlotte to Waverly courthouses on Saturday

The Dickson/Humphreys/Hickman Chapter of Concerned Motorcyclists of Tennessee/American Bikers Active Towards Education will hold its 27th annual Toy Run and Food Drive Saturday from Charlotte to Waverly. To participate riders must donate a new toy and/or non-perishable food item. The ride will begin at the historic Dickson County Courthouse in Charlotte and conclude at the […]

Pastor and former substitute teacher Aaron Duke gets 2 years in prison on child pornography plea

A minister and former substitute teacher from Burns was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to possessing child pornography. 34-year-old Aaron K. Duke pleaded guilty in Dickson County Circuit Court to one count of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of soliciting the sexual exploitation of a minor. Judge […]

School system presents informational session on Tennessee Promise 6:00 tonight at Dickson Middle

The Dickson County school system is hosting an informational session tonight for high school seniors and their parents to learn about the new Tennessee Promise scholarships. Dr. Jared Bigham, director of college and career readiness for the Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education, or SCORE, will provide information on applying for the scholarships 6-8 pm […]