Category Archives: News

Schools confirm 18 bullying cases out of 137 complaints

No comments
The Dickson County school system confirmed 18 incidents of bullying out of 137 complaints during the 2015-16 school year, according to a mandatory annual report. Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks presented the annual Office of Civil Rights Bullying and Harassment Compliance report to the Dickson County School Board last week. While complaints of bullying
more

Commission rejects amendment to school budget revenue

No comments
In an unprecedented action, the Dickson County Commission refused to amend the school system's budget to reflect the revenue it actually received in the fiscal year ending today. At last week's meeting, the commission approved several amendments to the county's general fund and other budgets to reflect actual revenues and expenses to prepare for closing
more

Waverly man indicted for rape of child under 13 years old

No comments
[caption id="attachment_14429" align="alignleft" width="240"]George Dewayne Greenway George Dewayne Greenway[/caption] A Waverly man is in jail after being indicted by the Dickson County Grand Jury on charges of child rape. 44-year-old George Dewayne Greenway of Highway 13 South was indicted on two counts of rape of a child under
more

Charlotte officials discuss time limit on annex parking

No comments
Charlotte officials discussed the possibility of putting a time limit on parking in front of the Dickson County Courthouse Annex to encourage county employees to not use those spaces. At Tuesday night's Charlotte Town Council meeting, Mayor Bill Davis said parking on the historic Courthouse Square can be difficult on days when court is in
more

Charlotte’s new budget drops tax rate to 17.02 cents

No comments
The Charlotte Town Council approved a 2016-17 budget Tuesday night that will see a reduction in the property tax rate. The council passed on second and final reading an ordinance that sets the town's property tax rate at 17.02 cents per $100 of assessed value. After a countywide re-appraisal program showed an overall increase in
more

4 more incumbents start qualifying for municipal elections

No comments
Burns Mayor Landon Mathis, two incumbent Burns commissioners and an incumbent Slayden councilwoman have begun the process of qualifying for the Nov. 8 municipal elections in four Dickson County towns. Mathis is in his second two-year term as mayor of Burns and picked up a petition to get on the ballot June 15. Burns Commissioners
more

Charlotte could hold liquor by the drink vote Nov. 8

No comments
Even though the next scheduled municipal election is two years away, Charlotte voters could be headed to the polls this fall for another liquor referendum. Mayor Bill Davis reported at Tuesday night's Charlotte Town Council meeting that a petition to put a referendum for liquor by the drink on the Nov. 8 ballot in Charlotte
more

Board renews substitute contract with new 3-tier pay scale

No comments
The Dickson County School Board has renewed its contract with a local employment service to provide substitute teachers with a new tiered pay scale. The board approved a three-year contract with Express Employment Professionals to continue finding and screening substitute teachers. Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks said finding substitute teachers has been a problem
more