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Election ballot set
Election ballot set

April 3 brought the end of ballot qualifying period for the Hickman County General Election on August 7. Four are seeking the vacant General Sessions Judge slot, four are running for sheriff, three are seeking the Mayor's position, and two wish to be elected as Register of Deeds. Clerk Casey Dorton, Circuit Court Clerk Dana D. Nicholson, Highway Supt Ronald Coates and Trustee Cheryl Chessor are unopposed. Nineteen of the 21 incumbent Legislative Body members are seeking new terms; 16 challengers also have filed.

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DES GM seeking development
DARRELL GILLESPIE
DES GM seeking development

Dickson Electric Service serves nearly 4,000 Hickman County customers in what most folks would say is the prime area for development here. That’s pretty much why Darrell Gillespie, general manager of the five-county utility, has agreed to join the Vision Hickman board of directors.

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3 joining economic board

The director of Dickson Electric Service is among at least three new members of the Leadership Hickman board, chairman Rob Mitchell announced at the panel’s recent meeting.

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Free care, at Armory: Medical Mission is Saturday

If interest in dental care is an indicator, the third Saint Thomas Medical Mission event on April 12 will draw 300 or more folks in need of a variety of medical care, from basic check-ups to vision screenings and pharmacy services.

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Pinwheel reminders
Members of the Hickman County Health Council spread out on the Old Courthouse lawn on April 2, planting pinwheels to emphasis that April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.
Pinwheel reminders
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opinion

From the porch: A fiber optic future

The two men most responsible for keeping the lights on in Hickman County provided significant illumination about our broadband weaknesses during interviews with me last week.

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lifestyle

Hickman County's health deteriorates, report says

The health of Hickman Countians shows a deterioration, when compared to other Tennessee counties, in the 2014 edition of County Health Rankings, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

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