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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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Cheatham County powers past Creek Wood 30-28

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Penalties and turnovers helped Creek Wood stay in the game but the Red Hawks missed a potential tying two-point conversion in the closing minutes of a 30-28 loss to Cheatham County in Charlotte Friday night. The Red Hawks drop to 1-3 with the non-region loss while Cheatham County improved to 3-1. It was Creek Wood's
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Perella to be write-in candidate for Burns commission

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After initially deciding not to seek re-election, Jerry Perella has filed to run a write-in campaign after there were not enough candidates for the Burns Board of Commissioners on the Nov. 8 ballot. Dickson County Administrator of Elections Roxanna Hagewood reports Perella completed a certificate of write-in candidacy and votes for him will be counted.
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Report says officers negligent in inmate liquor incident

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The report from an internal investigation into an incident in which inmates took liquor from a locker in the Dickson Municipal Building says officers were negligent in leaving the locker unsecured and another officer failed to properly supervise inmates awaiting a court appearance. Dickson Police Department Chief Rick Chandler has not said what disciplinary actions
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