Joshua B. Arntz

Writings, photos and art from a longtime journalist



Rial proposes $500K for turn lane, schools still unsure

By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published April 4, 2014 Funding for the construction of a Highway 96 turning lane into the Burns ballpark complex remains in limbo, despite the county mayor proposing $500,000 toward the effort in his "Cooperation... Continue Reading →

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 →

Returning to normal at the mouth of the Harpeth River

By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald/The Ashland City Times Published July 27, 2010 On a sweltering July morning, Michele Dozier applies a fresh coat of heirloom-red paint to her kitchen walls, with the help of her 16-year-old son, sister-in-law and... 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 →

New Help Center opens today

By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published Feb. 15, 2012 The Dickson County Help Center permanently opens for business today at its new downtown location. Help Center staff and volunteers have worked to transition the center's functions to the former... Continue Reading →

2015 Dunk Duchenne’s celebrity game

Snapshots from Dickson County: Part 5

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 →

Lonesome Pioneer Park opens in Burns

Austin family helps dedicate the historic site By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published June 24, 2015 The Lonesome Pioneer Park officially opened last weekend in Burns. The park centers around an early 1800s log cabin and surrounding property donated... Continue Reading →

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