UTM’s Jakeb Wylie enjoys volunteer work at Super Bowl

SUPER FUN – Amia McNeil, Jakeb Wylie, Colton Daughtery enjoyed volunteering for the Fan Experience at this year’s Super Bowl. They are UTM students and friends. Wylie is from Kenton. by J.D. Pinkerton Jakeb Wylie is an accounting major at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is a senior but since he has grown…

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Pullias basks in small town fellowship

by J.D. Pinkerton Historically, many Gibson Countians have Middle Tennessee roots, usually from a previous generation. But the Pulliases are a new crop of transplants. Ken and Terry Pullias came to the city of Dyer 22 years ago from Murfreesboro. From large city to small town, they have made Dyer and Gibson County their own…

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Yorkville event benefits cemetery

NO FISH YET –  Ian Zarecor was one of the young who made the journey to Yorkville for the fish fry January 28. The son of David and Candace Zarecor of Milan, Ian might have smelled the fish but it is doubtful he enjoyed any. He seems quite content with milk. by William G. McFarland Mention…

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County historian enjoys his memory lane

EARLY DAYS OF TEACHING -Young Fred Culp with a team from Wellsview that he coached in earlier days. by J.D. Pinkerton Gibson County Historian Frederick Malcolm Culp is a retired high school teacher from old Peabody; he taught Tennessee History. He is often asked to speak at high school reunions, other events and is very…

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30 Years later, their hearts remain in Rutherford

Arland and Frances Emerson EMERSON FUN – Arland and Frances Emerson may have moved from their beloved Rutherford proper but their love for their hometown and north Gibson County continues with them daily. In earlier days they took a bull ride at Billy Bob’s Ft. Worth, Texas, Stockyards. (submitted photo) by J.D. Pinkerton Arland and…

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Virginia Elizabeth Simmons

Graveside services for Mrs. Virginia Elizabeth Simmons, age 92, were held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 1 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery in Humboldt, Tenn. with Hoyt Wilson officiating. Mrs. Simmons, a retired teacher, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 at her home. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Annie Brake of Rutherford,…

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Spreading the word to the Roma

COUPLE MINISTERS TO ROMA –  Gayle and Bob Hill hand out Christmas presents in Romania as part of their ministry there. The couple has been working as missionaries the past 13 years. The presents are part of Samaritan’s Purse, a program operated nationwide by Franklin Graham to provide gifts to needy children throughout the world.…

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Dyer packing sheds, dime stores & WWII

Frances Powell grew up in the heart of Dyer in the 1930s-40s by J.D. Pinkerton In the Poplar Grove neighborhood resides a delightful 91-year-old lady by the name of Frances Mathis Powell. She is the daughter of Thoyce and Maple Cunningham Mathis. Both are buried at Oakwood in Dyer. Her grandparents were W.P. and Della…

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Baker bids Dyer board farewell

BAKER’S FAREWELL – Judy Baker bid farewell at Monday night’s Dyer City Board meeting. Baker (right) is shown with fellow board members (from left) Belinda Oliver and Tom Mikkelse. “After 17 years, I attended my last City of Dyer Board meeting. Yes it was bittersweet. I truly have enjoyed my time spent serving. Of course…

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Graves facing three charges

Alderman Don Graves A Humboldt alderman is once again in trouble with the law. Don Graves is facing three charges: disorderly conduct, assault and resisting arrest. On Monday, December 12, 2016 at approximately 3 p.m., Graves entered the lobby of the Humboldt Police Department to acquire an accident report, according to Humboldt police. Graves was…

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