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Joshua B. Arntz

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White Bluff to set election date, consider budget

Regular municipal meeting and public hearings begin at 7 p.m. at Town Hall By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published May 2, 2012 The White Bluff Town Council will open public hearings at 7 p.m. for making Jordan Street a... Continue Reading →

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 →

Entire Burns police force wearing vests, church helped

By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published May 9, 2012 Burns police officers are wearing new, custom-fit bullet-resistant vests courtesy of a local church and grant funding. The Covenant Church Assembly of God congregation donated a GH Armor Systems vest... Continue Reading →

Crouch: No more civil forfeiture

Editor's note: This is the second story in a two-part series By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published Nov. 28, 2014 If you've ever carried cash in an old coffee can on the way to buy a used car you... Continue Reading →

Crouch, Beasley respond to Hankins’ report

Editor's note: This is the first story in a two-part series By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published Nov. 26, 2014 The local district attorney general and drug task force director defended their agents' and drug canine's actions during a... Continue Reading →

Burns unsure how to finish park

Commissioners adjourn special meeting without plan By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published June 15, 2012 The grass is knee−high at the new Burns ball complex site and town officials agree they have to do something about it before the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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