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  50. 2 grave plots in Woodland cemetery…545-6802
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After further review, the Dickson City Council voted to stick with its original decision on a discounted building permit for the new Dal-Tile plant, even after learning the discount is bigger than originally thought. At an adjourned session Monday night, the council voted to reconsider the reduced construction cost it had accepted at its Jan. 5 meeting. Planning and Zoning Director Jason Pilkinton told the council based on current building code calculations, the projected cost of the building permit for Dal-Tile’s 1.8 million-square-foot ceramic tile facility would be $329,000, more than $60,000 higher than what he originally told the council earlier this month. Pilkinton explained that the city is currently using the 2006 building code to calculate the cost of the permit, which uses a range of $68.99 to $129 per square foot depending on the type of construction and use of the space among other factors. Based on the plan submitted by Dal-Tile, Pilkinton had calculated a building permit fee of $268,000. But attorney Jerry Smith said the city’s ordinance requires the most current version of the standard building code be used in calculating permit fees. Pilkinton said that version uses a range of $85 to $158 per square foot and the re-calculated permit fee for the Dal-Tile plant would be $329,000. At the council’s Jan. 5 meeting, engineer Darrell James, representing Dal-Tile, asked the city to use the company’s projected cost of $35 per square foot to determine the permit fee. James said Dal-Tile bases that cost estimate on its previous construction history with similar projects. Using Dal-Tile’s projected cost, Pilkinton said the permit fee will be $132,390, which is $196,610 less than the latest projection based on current building codes. With three members absent Monday night, the council voted 4-1 to reconsider its earlier vote to reduce the building permit based on Dal-Tile’s estimate and require the company to make up any difference if the actual cost turns out to be higher. There was discussion by Councilman Dwight Haynes about the city possibly setting a precedent that other projects might come in asking their cost estimates to be used in calculating permits. “Whatever factors are taken into account should apply across the board,” Smith told the council. “If we use one chart for one applicant and a different chart for another, that’s the quickest way to get in trouble.” Councilman Horace Perkins III made a motion to again approve the same permit fee structure the council had previously approved based on Dal-Tile’s calculation of $35 per square foot. The council voted 3-2 to approve the motion, with Haynes and Michael Outlaw in opposition and Scott England, Joey Turbeville and Mike Legg absent. In addition to the lost revenue from the building permit, the decision also reduces the city’s plan review fee, which is calculated at 50 percent of the cost of the building permit. Based on the current permit calculations, the plan review fee would be $164,500. Using Dal-Tile’s projected cost to set the building permit reduces the plan review fee to $66,195, a reduction of $98,305. Combined with the difference in the building permit, the council is potentially passing up $294,915 for its newest corporate citizen. James said earlier this month contractor D.F. Chase Inc. is ready to begin erecting steel at the site in the William D. Field-Dickson County Industrial Park and construction is expected to take about a year.

Under a tentative agreement approved by the Dickson City Council, the five judicial commissioners currently paid by the city and county will become county employees with the city making an annual payment for its share of the cost. The agreement will be presented to the county commission for approval next month. City Administrator Rydell Wesson said the agreement will simplify the bookkeeping for paying commissioners, who currently receive checks from the city and county. Under the current arrangement, the city and county share the cost of the salaries of five commissioners, who issue arrest warrants, set bonds and sign search warrants outside of normal business hours. General Sessions Court Deputy Clerk Leslie Shelton serves as a judicial commissioner, or magistrate, during weekday business hours and the five remaining commissioners handle those duties on a rotating basis around the clock. Wesson said Monday night the city and county have reached an agreement in which the county will be responsible for paying the full salaries of the commissioners. Mayor Don Weiss Jr. said the city will reimburse the county for its share of the salaries annually, which Wesson said is $39,975 based on the current cost-share agreement. The county’s current share of the commissioners’ salaries is $30,795, which sets the total annual cost of salaries at $70,770. Doyle Wall, Royce Hafner, Michael Adams, Ronnie Morgan and Harold Sutton were appointed to the two-year terms as the five at-large commissioners in December. Shelton serves as magistrate as part of her duties as deputy clerk and the town of White Bluff pays Carol Harmon and Jeff Martin to serve as judicial commissioners in White Bluff. The memorandum of understanding between the county and city will be presented to the county commission for review at its Feb. 2 work session.

Joseph Robert 'Pop' Curcio Sr.

Joseph Robert ‘Pop’ Curcio Sr.

A funeral service for the Pop of Pop’s Car Wash in Dickson will be held Wednesday at Taylor Funeral Home. Joseph Robert “Pop” Curcio Sr. of Dickson died Monday at the age of 96. Mr. Curcio was the patriarch of the Curcio family that has operated the car wash on Henslee Drive for several years, founded and operated Ace Diner, is developing a multi-use project in downtown and includes grandson Michael Curcio, who narrowly lost last year’s election for state representative. The son of Italian immigrants growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Curcio was serving in the U.S. Army at what was known as Camp Campbell in Kentucky during World War II when he met and married Minnie Susan Hasley of Dickson. After a career in the restaurant business in Staten Island, the Curcios returned to Dickson in retirement. Son Joe Curcio Jr. opened the car wash in a former drive-through grocery store and named it Pop’s Car Wash in honor of his father. Grandson Michael Curcio opened Ace Diner on Main Street and lost the race for the 69th District seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives to seven-term incumbent David Shepard by 15 votes in November, pledging another run in 2016. Grandson Athony Curcio is developing the retail and residential mixed-use facility currently under construction on Main Street. Visitation for Mr. Curcio will be 4-8 pm Tuesday and 2 pm until the service on Wednesday. The funeral service will be at 3 pm Wednesday from the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Baggett officiating. Burial will be in Dickson County Memorial Gardens. Mr. Curcio is survived by two sons, Joe Curcio Jr. and James Curcio; two daughters, Betty Maloney and Carolyn Pape; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. For those desiring, memorials can be made to the Lakeshore Heartland healthcare facility in Nashville.

Creek Wood High School takes on a pair of Montgomery Central teams that have been struggling tonight. After heading into the Christmas break tied with the Red Hawks for first place in District 11-AA, the Indians have lost four of their last six district games to slide to fourth at 8-4. Despite being unbeaten and setting a school record with their 21st consecutive win Saturday, Creek Wood remains in second place in the latest Associated Press poll for Class AA and actually got fewer first-place votes this week. CPA remains number one at 20-4 and this week received 12 first-place votes and 133 total points. After getting eight first-place votes last week, the Red Hawks got only two in the new poll and trail CPA by eight points, compared to just two last week. Haywood County remains in third as the top six remained unchanged from last week. Creek Wood currently has a two-game lead over Waverly in the District 11-AA standings with both of the 10-2 Tigers’ losses coming to the Red Hawks. Camden is tied with Montgomery Central at 8-4, a game ahead of 7-5 Hickman County. In the girls’ standings, Creek Wood and Camden are tied for first place at 11-1, but the Lady Red Hawks hold the edge with a win over the Lady Lions in their one meeting so far. Lewis County, which owns the only victory over Creek Wood, is third at 9-4. Montgomery Central is currently on the bottom of the standings at 0-12 in the district and 1-19 overall. After tonight’s doubleheader at Montgomery Central, Creek Wood closes out the regular season at Camden, at Lewis County and hosting Hickman County. Coverage of tonight’s games starts with the A-1 Signs Pregame Show at 5:45 on rfcsports.com.

Friday’s seven-point loss to Brentwood knocked the Dickson County Lady Cougars from fourth to seventh in this week’s Associated Press poll for Class AAA. Dickson County slipped behind 18-4 Oakland, 21-2 Mt. Juliet and 18-5 Riverdale. Blackman (19-2), Ridgeway (17-0) and Dyer County (23-0) remain the top three. The loss left Dickson County and Brentwood tied for first place in District 11-AAA at 8-1 and with a split in the season series. Tonight, Dickson County hosts fifth-place Summit at 3-5 and Brentwood hosts sixth-place Independence at 1-7. Dickson County took a 15-point win in their first meeting with the Lady Spartans. By scheduling coincidence, Dickson County and Brentwood close out the regular season with the same three district opponents: Summit, Independence and Ravenwood. The Lady Raptors are in third place at 6-2 with a loss to both Dickson County and Brentwood, but pose the biggest threat to upset either team in their chase for the top seed. The Lady Cougars go to Ravenwood while Brentwood gets them at home. The Lady Bruins beat Ravenwood by only four just four days before Dickson County clobbered the Lady Raptors by 31. The 2-7 Cougars fell to Summit by 31 the first time. The Spartans stand fifth in the district at 3-5 as Brentwood remains on top at 8-1. The Bruins stayed in eighth in the new AP poll, which saw 23-1 Bearden jump into first place. Dickson County and Summit starts with the A-1 Signs Pregame Show at 5:45 on the RFC Sports Network.

Dickson Middle School’s Dragons built a big lead early then put Richview away in the final quarter of a 46-24 quarterfinal game in the Class AAA Area 1 tournament in Clarksville Monday. The Dragons advance to today’s semifinal and also earn a berth in the Midstate Sectional tournament starting Saturday. Darian Burns scored seven and Kody Pardue added six as the Dragons raced out to an 18-4 lead over the Cowboys in the first-round game at Kenwood High School. Dickson’s shooting cooled off and Richview managed to trim the deficit to 12 at halftime, 23-11, and sliced another point off in the third to trail 31-20 heading into the fourth, despite six points from D.J. Stacy, including a three-pointer at the buzzer. The Dragons got their offense back on track in the last period and quickly built a comfortable lead before both teams went to their benches in the closing minutes of the 18-point Dickson win. Burns led the Dragons with 14, Pardue had 13 and Stacy finished with 10. The Dragons will play the winner of last night’s Rossview-Sycamore game in a semifinal matchup at 7:15 today. After winning their first-round game on Thursday, the top-seeded Lady Dragons will face Sycamore in a 3:30 semifinal today. Winners play for the championships and losers are in the consolation games on Thursday. With the first-round wins, the Dragons and Lady Dragons have earned spots in the Class AAA Midstate Sectional tournament that starts Saturday at West Wilson.

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  2. seasoned firewood for sale…..789-3905 or 545-6519
  3. 3 ranks of wood….House of Style hair salon — in Dickson
  4. table w/ chairs $15…..baby bath tub, $10….2004 Pontiac Montana van…429-5297
  5. coal oil lamps, ……t-ball helmet, pink color, $15…..t-ball gloves & etc……5gl trash cans, rubber, $20….815-8615
  6. 5-piece sectional w/ recliner…$500….797-6335
  7. black & tan hound, 6yrs old….set of sideboards, …parts of an army jeep motor, 1953 model…615-799-0976
  8. lawn mower wheels & tires, …TV…looking for a microwave,….712-3326
  9. hamilton beach crock pot…$30….w/ dent…new…..looking for a Dell Pro3x docking station…looking for some kitchen captain chairs…615-812-7594
  10. looking for yard sale items…..looking for good used car or truck….looking for a computer…615-425-6579
  11. looking for 18-20ft pontoon…615-878-5067….
  12. for sale 1994 Lincoln Towncar…615-712-4966
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  16. hospital bed…couch w/ recliner on end…..punch bowl set….446-1999
  17. stove, electric …w/ logs etc…310-2283
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  20. looking for a carburetor for 140 international tractor…789-5337
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  50. half keg, wood….$30….441-4833
Edward Joseph Benesch II

Edward Joseph Benesch II

A Dickson County jury convicted Edward Joseph Benesch II of aggravated child neglect and voluntary manslaughter for the 2013 death of 18-month-old Somarah Camilla Smith. After a four-day trial and almost eight hours of deliberation, the seven-man, five-woman jury announced its verdict at 11:32 pm Saturday in Dickson County Circuit Court. The jury acquitted the 28-year-old Benesch on a charge of aggravated child abuse and felony murder by child abuse. Judge Larry Wallace scheduled a sentencing hearing for April 8. Aggravated child neglect is a Class A felony with a sentence range of 15-25 years. Voluntary manslaughter is a Class C felony with a sentence range of 3-6 years. Had he been convicted of either count of felony murder, Benesch would have received an automatic life sentence after prosecutors withdrew their intent to seek life without parole on Friday. Assistant District Attorney Carey Thompson said he likely will seek a sentence in the upper range of each count due to the age of the victim and Benesch’s previous felony convictions. Defense attorney Olin Baker said he is “disappointed” with the jury’s verdict and will wait to see what happens at the sentencing hearing before making a decision whether to appeal. Although Benesch did not take the stand during the trial, the jury apparently believed his claim to police that Somarah’s injuries were the result of a fall while he was carrying her down the steps of the porch at the Rocky Drive mobile home where he was living with his sister. One prosecution witness testified he saw Benesch snort cocaine and punch Somarah in the ribs after getting mad that she had lost a sock the night of March 6, 2013. But in a brief defense presented Friday evening, two men identified by John Rayburn as having been at the home that night both denied being present. Shannon Edmondson said he was at his mother’s house that night and also denied telling then-TBI Agent Mike Breedlove that he would side with Benesch no matter what the evidence shows and even if he knew something would not tell the police because Benesch was like a brother to him. Jonathan Lane also denied being at the home that night, telling Breedlove that Benesch was like a brother to him. Edmondson and Lane both testified the last time they were with Benesch at the Rocky Drive mobile home was the night of the college football national championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame, which was Jan. 7, 2013. They said Benesch was there with Somarah and Havyn, the two children of Jill Smith that were left in Benesch’s care. But Smith testified that she was not arrested until Feb. 14, 2013, and never left her children with Benesch prior to that and she and her children were not at the mobile home the night of the football game. In closing arguments Saturday, Thompson held up a multi-colored child’s sock that was found in the mobile home and told the jury, “It’s a sock. It’s a little baby’s sock. It’s not worth very much. You can probably get a pack of them at the Dollar Store for a buck. But actually it’s priceless because it’s a little baby’s sock.” Baker said Somarah Smith died as a result of a “tragic accident” and that the morning following the fall, Benesch had a “freak-out moment” when he realized the child was seriously injured and dropped her off at her aunt’s house on Brookside Drive. Baker placed part of the blame for the child’s death on the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, which left the children in Benesch’s care at Smith’s direction when she was arrested, and the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, which he said “never intervened” when the children’s father contacted the state from jail with concerns about their safety. Baker said Benesch’s emotional statement in an interview with police that “A little girl’s dead, man. It’s my fault. All my fault,” was his client blaming himself for the accident. In his closing statement, District Attorney Ray Crouch called Baker’s claims that law enforcement and the medical examiner’s office are all agents of the government and conspired to present evidence against Benesch “offensive” and “disgusting.” Crouch placed a six-pack of beer and a pack of cigarettes on the rail in front of the jury and pulled a receipt out of his wallet saying Benesch valued Somarah’s life at $12.42 when he went to the store that night instead of seeking medical help for the child. Just before 8:30 Saturday night, the jury asked to see the video of Benesch’s statement to police again and three hours later announced the verdict. They found him not guilty on one count of felony murder by child abuse and all the included lesser charges and not guilty of aggravated child abuse. He was found guilty of the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter on an original charge of felony murder by child neglect and guilty on one charge of aggravated child neglect, which the prosecution argued was warranted by Benesch’s own admission that he did not take the child to the hospital because he was “too drunk,” but still went to the store for beer and cigarettes. Benesch remains in custody pending his sentencing hearing April 8.

The Dickson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Friday’s discovery of a woman’s body at Montgomery Bell State Park. Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe said Sunday that investigators are “still waiting on the state medical examiner for positive identification and cause of death,” and could not release any further information at this time. According to sources with knowledge of the investigation, the body was discovered inside a vehicle parked in the area of the inn and conference center at the state park. Those sources said the body was in an advanced state of decomposition, leading investigators to look into the possibility that the body might have been there for several months. Two independent sources have said the vehicle had a Shelby County registration and the name of the registered owner matches the name of a woman who was a guest at the park in October. Testifying in an unrelated murder trial in Charlotte Friday, Dr. Tom Deering of the state medical examiner’s office explained an autopsy is to make two determinations: a manner of death and a cause of death. The manner of death is normally one of five options: natural, accidental, suicide, homicide or undetermined. Evidence from the body is also used when possible to determine a cause of death, but that is not always possible within medical certainty. While the sheriff’s office is not releasing any further details pending the medical examiner’s ruling, sources at the scene have said the body was discovered inside an SUV parked in a roadside area near the inn around 1 pm Friday. The sources say the park’s rangers had been aware of the vehicle but believed it belonged to a woman who had lost her keys while staying at the park and had said she would return to get the vehicle. The SUV reportedly had tinted windows making it difficult to see inside without walking up to the vehicle. One source reports the woman listed as the registered owner is believed to have been heading to a drug treatment facility in a neighboring county. Bledsoe said he could not confirm any of those circumstances and would not comment any further until a positive identification is made by the medical examiner. He said the investigation will proceed based on the medical examiner’s findings. The sheriff did not say when he expects the autopsy results to be completed.