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THP says alcohol use investigated in fire truck wreck

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The preliminary report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol says alcohol might have been involved in Saturday's wreck of a fire department tanker on its way to a house fire. Vanleer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scotty Ingham said he learned of the allegations Tuesday morning and two firefighters have been suspended. The preliminary report released by
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Authority to take lead role in water service assessment

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With the Sylvia-Tennessee City-Pond Utility District in management transition, the Water Authority of Dickson County has agreed to take the lead in a study to improve service that was requested by Mayor Bob Rial. In a letter sent to the boards of directors of both utilities Thursday, Rial said STCP Chairman Larry Overton informed him
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Holley says Dickson can’t change jurisdiction mid-term

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In his letter addressing security concerns with Dickson Municipal Court, Judge J. Reese Holley takes issue with city officials considering changing the jurisdiction of the court. Dickson Municipal Court currently holds general sessions jurisdiction, which means it can conduct preliminary hearings on felony charges and hold bench trials on misdemeanor violations of state statutes. If
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Dickson County’s average composite ACT score drops to 19.4

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After hitting a five-year high last year, the composite ACT scores for Dickson County students dropped to 19.4 for the class of 2016. According to data from the Tennessee Department of Education, the statewide average score for juniors who took the test last year is 19.4 out of a possible 36. The report says only
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Center holding job fairs for ConAgra today, Zaxby’s Sept. 8

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The Dickson County Career Center at Workforce Essentials is hosting job fairs for two local employers. There will be a job fair 8 am-3 pm today for ConAgra Foods. One of the nation's largest food producers under a variety of brand names, ConAgra Foods acquired the Odom's Tennessee Pride company in 2012 and operates a
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Firefighters injured in tanker wreck on way to fire

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Two firefighters were injured when the Vanleer Volunteer Fire Department's tanker overturned on the way to a house fire Saturday. All the residents managed to escape safely but the home on Highway 49 was a total loss due to a fire that might have been caused by lightning. Vanleer Fire Chief Scotty Ingham says the
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Dickson County unemployment drops slightly in July

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Dickson County's unemployment rate saw a slight decrease in July. According to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, there were 1,130 Dickson County residents receiving benefits last month for a rate of 4.5 percent. That is down one-tenth of a percentage point from June's rate of 4.6 percent and still
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DQ Transportation seeks 2 drivers at job fair 1-3 today

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The Goodwill Career Solutions Center in Dickson is hosting a job fair today for a company seeking to fill two driver positions. DQ Transportation is looking for two experienced CDL drivers at a job fair 1-3 pm Monday at the Dickson center. Starting pay depends on experience but is around $50,000 a year. Applicants must
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Murphree throws 6 TDs in 55-40 Cougar win at Columbia

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Jacob Murphree threw six touchdown passes as Dickson County won a 55-40 shootout at Columbia that was delayed until Saturday by weather. The Cougars bounced back from a season-opening loss to Creek Wood to give Randy Murphree his first win as the new coach. While lightning held up the scheduled start of the game on
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Fairview’s 320 yards rushing stings Creek Wood 38-13

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On a soggy field left from Friday night's storms, Fairview rushed for more than 300 yards in a 38-13 win at Creek Wood Saturday. The start of Friday night's home opener for the Red Hawks was delayed by lightning and eventually rescheduled for Saturday night. Both teams struck quickly for long touchdowns in the first
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