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Clement Railroad Hotel Museum To Host Fourth Annual Legacy Awards

October 9, 2020

The late Tennessee Governor Frank G. Clement would have been one hundred years old this year. To honor his life and legacy during this centennial year, the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum in Dickson, Tenn., is celebrating this milestone with its fourth annual Legacy Awards Event. Due to COVID-19, the program will take place virtually and can be seen on the Clement Hotel Museum Facebook Page on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. CDT (

The Legacy Awards were created to recognize the integrity and leadership of dedicated Americans whose lives have made a difference. This year’s awards honor three distinguished Tennesseans—U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, Grand Ole Opry Ambassador/trailblazer Jeannie Seely, and Country Music artist, Craig Morgan. Each will be recognized for their contributions to Tennessee, the nation, and the world. Special guests are Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, U. S. Congressman Jim Cooper, State Representative Michael Curcio, State Representative Mary Littleton, Dickson County Mayor Bob Rial, and Dickson Mayor Don Weiss.

“My father served as governor for ten years. Despite his share of controversies and challenges during his tenure, many qualities defined his legacy—namely the courage to make tough political decisions and to reach across the aisle to reach compromise,” said former U.S. Congressman Bob Clement (D-TN). “Our honorees were chosen because they embody many of those same qualities and we are looking forward to recognizing them during this special virtual event.”

The 107-year-old Halbrook Hotel in Dickson was restored and reopened as the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum in 2009. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. The history and heritage of Dickson County and the State of Tennessee are displayed through exhibits and collections housed in the museum.

Educational opportunities for students and adults include learning about the birthplace of Governor Frank G. Clement and his accomplishments — providing free textbooks for children in public schools, establishing the first State Department of Mental Health, integrating public schools in Tennessee, and planning/implementing the Tennessee interstate highway system. Daily tours are available to see exhibits about the Civil War era and railroading, in addition to traveling exhibits of interest.

The Clement Railroad Hotel Museum, located at 100 Frank Clement Place, Dickson, Tenn., is supported by the Tennessee Historical Commission, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, private donations, and the many volunteers who work tirelessly to make the museum possible.

For more information about the award winners and the Legacy Event, call 615-446-0500 or email the museum at

Donations can be made through credit card/PayPal (, Venmo (, or mailing a check directly to the museum.

Drivers License Roadside Safety Checkpoints October 16

October 9, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a driver license checkpoint October 16th, 2020 on Highway 96 in DeKalb County.

Recognizing the danger presented to the public by drivers that are under the influence and unqualified drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers that violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found driver license checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing driver license laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

Blood Assurance Drive Set for October 22 at DeKalb Health Department

October 9, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

A DeKalb County Blood Assurance Drive will be Thursday, October 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the DeKalb County Health Department inside the Bloodmobile at the parking lot.

All donors will receive a $10 Wal-Mart gift card and a “Turn Over a New Leaf Mug”.

Donors may download “bloodassurancequicksreen” and answer the health questions the day of the drive prior to coming to the mobile unit to donate. This will save 10 minutes on the bus.

To schedule an appointment, go to or contact Ashby Woodward at 615-597-7599 or

Please remember to EAT A GOOD MEAL and drink additional water and bring a photo ID. Blood Assurance is the SOLE blood provider for our local hospitals.

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