Commission passes agreement to begin paying all of magistrates’ salaries with city contributions

The Dickson County Commission has tentatively approved an agreement to assume responsibility for handling the payroll for five of the county’s judicial commissioners. Under a memorandum of understanding presented at Monday night’s work session, the county will issue the paychecks for the commissioners, also known as magistrates, while the city of Dickson will begin reimbursing […]

Ex-Cougar JeQuan Lewis to become starting point guard after VCU loses Weber to knee injury

With senior Briante Weber suffering a season-ending knee injury Saturday, Dickson County High School graduate JeQuan Lewis will be stepping in as the starting point guard for Virginia Commonwealth University’s 18th-ranked Rams tonight against George Mason. Sophomore Lewis has started only one game in his two years at VCU, this year’s season-opening win against Tennessee. […]

Surplus highway department reserves could fund additional 8.5 miles of paving in current budget

With the county using surplus funds to pay off debt, the Dickson County Highway Department plans to use excess money to do more paving than originally planned this year. Mayor Bob Rial told the county commission’s work session Monday night that the highway department can use $625,000 of its reserves to pave an additional 8.5 […]

Mayor Rial proposes using county funds to provide part-time assistance to state Veterans Affairs office

Dickson County is proposing to use economic and community development funds to pay for a part-time position to assist the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs at its Dickson field office. Mayor Bob Rial proposed at Monday night’s county commission work session allocating $23,000 to create a new position to supplement the current assistance offered by […]