Boost in COVID-19 vaccines expected this month

Boost in COVID-19 vaccines expected this month Health Department urges community to help seniors get vaccinated By Logan Watson An increase in COVID-19 vaccines later this month could mean a new phase designation on the horizon for Gibson County. According to Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey, a Trenton native and Milan resident,…

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Missing signs can be returned with no questions asked

By Crystal Burns In the spirit of the season, City of Trenton and Trenton Special School District officials are offering the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of two Peabody signs the opportunity to return them without risk of prosecution. On Oct. 12, the Trenton Police Department received a report that two Peabody High…

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Trenton Christmas parade is set for Nov. 30

By Crystal Burns For the second consecutive year, the Trenton Downtown Committee is ushering in the Christmas season with a Christmas parade. Festivities kick off at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30 with The Missing Fifth performing at the Downtown Pedestrian Park. Parade lineup begins at 5 p.m. at Shelton Funeral Home on South College Street,…

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$8.5M approved for South Gibson County sports complex

By Crystal Burns At its Nov. 10 meeting, the Gibson County Special School District board approved a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $8,465,106 for the South Gibson County sports complex and authorized the issuance of school refunding and improvement bonds not to exceed $8.63M. Lashlee-Rich, Inc. is the district’s construction manager. Greer Lashlee and Billy…

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Dyer woman celebrates 100th birthday

By Caleb Revill Lifelong Dyer resident Ava Gates celebrated her milestone 100th birthday with family on Thursday, Nov. 12. Gates softly smiles while sitting in her large, cushioned chair. Her light blue eyes are slightly faded and she’s hard of hearing, but she’s attentive and sharp. Gates’ two sons, Jerry Gates and Robert Gates sit…

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Local Municipal Election Results

The Gibson County Election Commission reported 30 provisional ballots. Results are unofficial until certified. Contested Races Mayor – Bradford Dwayne Reynolds – 245 Ray Arnold – 201 Mayor – Dyer Chris Younger – 669 Jim Hesse – 259 Alderman – Dyer (Vote for 4) Michael Barron – 658 Jennifer E. Hughey – 591 Craig Blackburn…

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Investigators trying to ‘make sense’ of triple tragedy

By Crystal Burns Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas said Monday morning that investigators are trying to make sense of a triple tragedy that occurred Friday night in the Spring Hill community outside of Trenton. A couple in their 70s was shot and killed in their home on Henry Dickey Road, and the suspect later shot…

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Arson suspected at vacant Trenton home

By Crystal Burns Investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation believe arson is to blame for a house fire at 76 Lowery Road in Trenton. The TBI tweeted from its @TBInvestigation account last week that the fire was possibly set intentionally to cover up a burglary during which multiple items were taken including some unique…

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Bradford students will return to school Aug. 31

By Crystal Burns Barring any setbacks, Bradford Special School District students will return to school Monday, Aug. 31. The district has been operating at Level 1 since Aug. 19, with all students attending virtually. Director of Schools Dan Black discussed the decision with the school board at the district’s Aug. 24 meeting, saying there were…

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