The Dickson County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Main Street Media of Tennessee, publishers of the Dickson Post, is very pleased to present the 2019 edition of their annual chamber magazine, Discovering Dickson County.
A couple of weeks ago protesters tried to tear down Andrew Jackson’s statue in Lafayette Square across from the White House. In these times, does Jackson still deserve a place of honor?
Middle Tennessee just had its ninth consecutive month of above-average rainfall which is a rare occurrence. We are now more than a foot above normal on rainfall for the year.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.” — Charles Dickens
In the United States, fireworks are commonly used to celebrate holidays and special events. The National Safety Council advises that the safest way to view fireworks is to attend a professional firework show.
It just happens that I am writing this column on Juneteenth. I have known about the Juneteenth celebration for a number of years, but apparently, it’s something new for most Americans who share my skin color.
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.” (Matthew 23:37-38)