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 […]

Lady Cougars need win to keep pace with Bruins on Senior Night; Lady Red Hawks seek revenge

It’s Senior Night at Dickson County High School. It’s also the last regular-season home game for Lady Cougar coaches Eve and Henry Hamilton. It’s also must-win for the Lady Cougars to stay tied with Brentwood for first place in District 11-AAA. Dickson County hosts Independence in the final home game of the regular season tonight […]

Williams chooses Shelbyville HS assistant Palmer to become Creek Wood’s new head football coach

Creek Wood High School has named Justin Palmer as its new head football coach. Principal Dr. Andrew Williams made the announcement Friday afternoon after a search that drew interest from more than 50 applicants. Palmer succeeds Chuck Daniel, who resigned in November after 11 seasons leading the Red Hawks. Palmer has spent the last four […]

Hobby Lobby taking applications for temporary setup jobs at Dickson store 9 am-6 pm this week

The Hobby Lobby store in Dickson begins accepting applications for temporary setup help today with opportunities for full- and part-time positions. The new store is under construction in The Crossings of Dickson between Highway 46 and Beasley Drive with a tentative opening date of Feb. 27, according to the company’s website. Hobby Lobby will accept […]

Bump in unemployment knocks Dickson County out of top 10 lowest rates in state for December

After hitting its lowest point in seven years, Dickson County’s unemployment rate saw a bump in December that knocked it out of the top 10 lowest rates in the state. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports that 1,390 Dickson County residents were receiving unemployment benefits in December, which is 110 more than […]

Dickson Middle teams advance to sectional at West Wilson with play-in victories on Saturday

Dickson Middle School’s Dragons and Lady Dragons advanced to the Class AAA Midstate Sectional Tournament with play-in victories at home Saturday. The Lady Dragons pounded Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek from Hendersonville 31-13 after getting off to a slow start. The Dragons escaped Mt. Juliet 43-34 after a controversial moment in the fourth […]