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2011

Son kills mother at local nursing home

Shooter turned gun on himself By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published Nov. 9, 2011 A man shot and killed his mother, then turned the gun on himself Monday afternoon at a local nursing home. Dickson Police Detective Chad Fussell... Continue Reading →

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SWAT school sets standard for district

By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published Oct. 15, 2011 The Dickson police and county sheriff's office Special Weapons and Tactics teams merged in 2000. Eleven years later their combined efforts have resulted in one of the most extensive SWAT... Continue Reading →

Faith inspires local to start shelter

Debbie Mitchell turned tragedy into special calling By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published Nov. 19, 2011 God spoke to a local resident and moved her to create a homeless shelter for Dickson County families. Debbie Mitchell lost her husband... Continue Reading →

Pearl Harbor attack survivors tour local WWII exhibit

Brother and sister relive memories from Dec. 7, 1941 attack By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published Dec. 8, 2011 BeeBee Lewis remembers wearing her dreaded gas mask Dec. 7, 1941. Her brother Tom McCreary recalls grabbing his father's revolver... Continue Reading →

Hall Springs resident debunks werewolf myth

Frances Allen and family grew up near spring By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published Dec. 28, 2011 Charlotte resident Frances Allen remembers the refreshingly cold and clear water that bubbled from Hall Springs in her youth. She remembers the... Continue Reading →

The half-wolf, half-man of Werewolf Springs

One of Dickson County's oldest and tallest tales By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published Oct. 28, 2011 If you've lived in Dickson County for a while, you've probably heard some mention of Werewolf Springs. Local teacher Sam Brown heard... Continue Reading →

Charlotte revitalization part of national discussion

By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published Nov. 23, 2011 The city of Charlotte recently applied for a federally funded transportation enhancement grant to renovate the old jailer's house and jail on the courthouse square. Charlotte and the city's proposal... Continue Reading →

Snapshots from Dickson County: Part 2

February is time to cook maple syrup in Dickson

By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published Feb. 16, 2011 February is the perfect time of year to make maple syrup, according to Bill Littleton and his friend Curtis Petty. The good buddies have been making maple syrup at Littleton's... Continue Reading →

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