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Suspended jail administrator pleads not guilty to sexual battery by authority figure count, trial May 19

Suspended Dickson County Jail Administrator Robert Donnie Young Jr. is scheduled to stand trial in May on a charge of sexual battery by an authority figure. The 50-year-old Young of Sunrise Lane in Dickson did not appear in Dickson County Circuit Court for his arraignment Monday. Defense attorney Olin Baker filed a waiver of appearance… Read more »

May 22 trials set for 3 women charged for making meth with 10-year-old child present in home

Three women charged with making and exposing a child to methamphetamine are scheduled to stand trial May 22. 30-year-old Candis Leigh Jackson and 23-year-old Cassidy Brooke Sowell appeared in Dickson County Circuit Court Monday by closed circuit television from the Dickson County Jail. 26-year-old Melissa Renea Forrest appeared in person as she is currently free… Read more »

Kerry Roberts sworn in as new state senator representing Dickson County, 25th District

Dickson County has a new state senator. Republican Kerry Roberts of Springfield took the oath of office along with other members of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly on Tuesday. The oath was administered by Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby during the legislature’s organizational session that concludes with Gov. Bill Haslam’s second inauguration on Saturday…. Read more »

Red Hawks complete sweep through District 11 with 31-point win over Montgomery Central

Creek Wood’s top-ranked Red Hawks stayed on course with their 10th straight District 11-AA win by beating Montgomery Central 87-56 Thursday night in Charlotte. After winning their first nine district games by an average margin of 30.8 points, the 19-0 Red Hawks handed the Indians their second district loss with a 31-point margin. The Lady… Read more »

Mendy Neal pleads not guilty to murder and arson charges for husband’s 2012 death, trial set Aug. 3

The attorney for Mendy Powell Neal entered not guilty pleas to charges of murder and arson during an arraignment in Dickson County Circuit Court. 34-year-old Neal of Firetower Road in Tennessee City did not appear during Monday’s arraignment as Judge David Wolfe scheduled her trial for Aug. 3. Powell was indicted last month for first-degree… Read more »

Judge wants update on competency of Burns man accused of beating elderly mother to death in 2011

A judge has asked for an updated status report on the competency of a Burns man charged with the 2011 beating death of his elderly mother. Assistant District Attorney Carey Thompson reported Monday in Dickson County Circuit Court that doctors at the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute are of the opinion that 55-year-old Jurgen Horst… Read more »

No. 1 Creek Wood Red Hawks in a tight battle with Montgomery Central, Waverly for top spot in district

Despite their undefeated record, number-one ranking and overwhelming dominance of district opponents, the Creek Wood Red Hawks are still embroiled in a tight battle for control and the top spot in District 11-AA. The 17-0 Red Hawks have won their nine district games by an average margin of 41.3 points but are still only one… Read more »