Joshua B. Arntz

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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 →

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 →

Front Porch owner looking for buyer

Wants business to continue legacy By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published Jan. 7, 2015 Front Porch restaurant has earned the reputation as a go-to spot for business folks and visitors since opening in 2000, and owner Carol Heflin hopes... Continue Reading →

Bartlett convicted for Dickson woman’s death

By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published Jan. 2, 2015 A Gainsboro man was convicted last month for the death of a Dickson woman in summer 2013. Dustin Dwayne Bartlett, 27, pleaded guilty Dec. 16 to criminal negligent homicide in... Continue Reading →

White Bluff hires Peery to manage properties

By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published April 10, 2015 Local real estate agent Carrie Parker Peery will be the property manager for two White Bluff municipal rental properties. The White Bluff Council unanimously voted Tuesday evening to enter a... 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 →

White Bluff creates beer permit categories

Growlers now allowed at local businesses By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published July 22, 2015 The White Bluff Town Council recently established five classes of beer permits, including a provision that allows for growlers. The five types of permits... Continue Reading →

Historical society seeks local photos

Submission deadline for photographs is Monday By Josh Arntz The Dickson Herald Published April 10, 2013 The deadline to submit local photographs for a pictorial history of Dickson County is Monday. The Dickson County Historical and Genealogical Society is collecting... Continue Reading →

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