Gibson County’s goal line stand preserves upset

By Gary L. Smith Judging from Gibson County’s 14-10 upset win over Trenton Peabody, last week, Coach Cody Finley has put the fight back into the Pioneers. Entering his third season as mentor, Cody’s primary objective was to reestablish toughness and fight in his team. Improving every week, the Pioneers battled Peabody for the entire…

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Red Cross needs local volunteers

By Crystal Burns The American Red Cross MidWest Tennessee chapter needs local volunteers to carry out its mission 14-county service area. David Hicks, chapter executive director, solicited help from the Trenton Exchange Club last week. “We are truly a volunteer-run organization,” he said. There are only two full-time paid staff members on the MidWest payroll.…

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Bradford Special School District earns Exemplary status

By Crystal Burns The Bradford Special School District is among the state’s best. The Tennessee Department of Education recently released its 2018 District and School Accountability lists, and Bradford ranked as one of 14 Exemplary districts. The state department website explains that several metrics were included in district accountability for the first time in 2018.…

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Peabody hosts inhospitable guest By Gary L. Smith After last week’s 48-0 shutout against Dresden, for a fourth win of a five game home stand, the Peabody Golden Tide may not have been perceived as a good host. Last week, the challenge was to win a non-region football game against a less than hospitable guest.…

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Trenton hosts TSBA Fall District Meeting

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Special School District (TSSD) hosted the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Fall District Meeting at Peabody High School last week. The training and networking event drew school board members from across West Tennessee for breakout sessions, dinner and awards. TSBA General Counselor and Director of Government Relations Ben Torress led…

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TNReady Listening Tour stops in Gibson County

By Crystal Burns Governor Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen wrapped up their 6-stop TNReady Listening Tour in Gibson County last week. Dyer Junior High School hosted the roundtable discussion, the first phase of Haslam’s engagement process to improve the state assessment delivery. Wayne Miller, former school superintendent in Lenoir City and former…

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Tide ‘cleans up’ against Halls

By Gary Smith The average football fan won’t believe the area of the game with which Peabody Head Coach Shane Jacobs found fault, following a 72-0 shutout win over rival Humboldt during a Week 4 non-region match-up. The fact that the Golden Tide was penalized twice for 30 yards presented Coach Jacobs a teaching opportunity…

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Doodle Soup Days parade is Saturday

The Doodle Soup Days parade is Saturday at 10 a.m. in downtown Bradford, but there are plenty of activities scheduled throughout the week. The Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Trivia Night Tuesday at 6:30 in the Bradford Elementary School gym. A community church service is scheduled Wednesday at 7 p.m. at…

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Old Rosenwald School to be partially demolished

By Crystal Burns The old Trenton Rosenwald High School could be partially demolished next year. Dick Tracy, executive director of facilities development for the Tennessee Board of Regents, which operates the state’s colleges and universities, explained the process in a phone interview with The Gazette last week. The building, former home of Trenton Rosenwald High…

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