2022-08-01 E-Edition

Commission votes 14-5 for Lick Creek project halt

Unclear what Water Authority of Dickson County, state officials will do

Two-thirds of the Legislative Body agreed last Monday that work on the sewage treatment plant project at Lick Creek must stop until terms of an 18-year-old agreement between the county government and the Dickson wastewater utility are met. Voting 14-5, the resolution asked that the Water Authority of Dickson County “cease work” on the project. WADC Executive Director Michael Adams […]

Polls open Aug. 4th

As many as 15,047 Hickman County citizens could cast ballots by the time the August 4 General Election and Primary come to a close on Thursday at 7 p.m. Given that the turnout for the major county government election during the four-year cycle was about 5,200, or 42 percent, in 2018, that may not happen. But it’s the reason that […]

3.4% jobless rate: 8th in TN

Hickman County’s unemployment rate rose to 3.4 percent in June, but it qualified for seventh place among the 95 counties, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The county was 10th in the state in May with a 2.5 percent jobless rate. All 95 counties saw increased numbers of unemployed persons. In Tennessee, the June rate was […]

County: “No” to Leatherwood VFD

After extended discussion, county commissioners declined to authorize the establishment of the Leatherwood Volunteer Fire Department, voting 7-12 to turn down the resolution. At the July 25th Legislative Body meeting, the arguments were pretty clear, with victims of residential blazes seeing the issue differently — and a separate discussion among citizens about “redundancy.” Vange Johnson told of a fire that […]

Tracking local contributions to campaigns

Full-time office seekers

Following here are financial disclosure reports filed by the nine candidates for contested full-time elected offices in Hickman County between January 1 to late July, as reported to the Hickman County Election Commission. Candidates who do not receive or spend more than $1,000 during a quarter must report only totals. Candidates for part-time offices must file only if they have […]

Census report

EHVFD raising funds for Five Points station

The East Hickman Volunteer Fire Department held the first of what likely will be several fundraisers last Wednesday to help build a second fire station in the Five Points area. The event took place at Country Quik Stop, on Highway 100 in Bon Aqua, featuring a breakfast from Dunkin’ Donuts, then an evening meal as well. EHVFD Chief Thomas Yates […]

DARE officer

Centerville Police Officer Ben Green (right) was certified as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer on July 22, having completed training. He said he will work at Hickman Middle this fall, then likely East Hickman Middle in the spring. Centervile Chief Shanon Irwin is with him. The program was last presented here in 2006.

Editor elected to board

Hickman County Times Editor Bradley A. Martin has been elected to a threeyear term on the board of directors of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. The six-member board, two officers and the executive director oversee programs and policies of the organization, which seeks to strengthen and support editorial writing among weekly newspaper editors in this and other countries […]