Atlanta Braves draft Peabody alum

By Gary L. Smith Trenton native William Woods will have the opportunity to showcase his pitching talent on the professional level as he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 23rd round of the Major League Baseball Draft held last week. Woods was scouted by several major league teams (Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals,…

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Pastors call for peace after latest gun tragedy

Trenton pastors rallied the community to comfort the family of Marlon Anderson and called for peace after the latest gun tragedy. Anderson, 21, of Trenton, was shot and killed late Sunday, May 28 on Lexington Street near 2nd St. An unknown person took Anderson to the emergency room at Milan General Hospital where Anderson died.…

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Sunday night shooting results in fatality

By Crystal Burns  A Trenton man was killed Sunday night when he was fatally shot in the abdomen. Marlon Anderson, 21, died at Milan General Hospital. According to Trenton Police Chief Bill Cusson, emergency room officials contacted the Trenton department after someone brought Anderson into the ER late Sunday night/early Monday morning and informed them…

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Peabody grads earn $1.6M in scholarships

By Crystal Burns The Peabody High School Class of 2018 celebrated a banner year Friday night. The graduates earned $1,672,594 in scholarships, a history-making 19 Peabody Scholars were named, and two students set record highs for college credit hours earned. Bethany McKenzie, a Peabody Scholar graduating Summa cum Laude, earned 33 college credits, and Leah…

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Peabody doubles team heads to state tennis tournament

By Gary Smith Peabody’s number one doubles tennis team of Sterling Burch and Robert Clark will carry a 12-1 record into the Small Class State Tournament to be played in Murfreesboro this week. The senior team is scheduled to play a quarterfinal match at 9 a.m. Thursday at Adams Tennis complex against Joseph Rodriguez and…

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Peabody names 18 scholars in the Class of 2018

Peabody High School has named 18 scholars in the Class of 2018. To receive scholar status, a student must score 1,694 or more points. Points are figured by multiplying the student’s ACT composite score by 27.777 and multiplying his/her GPA by 250 then adding the two scores. There are 1,000 possible points in each category.…

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Trenton board transfers Freed House to city judge

By Crystal Burns City Judge Jeff Mueller and his wife Angela, both attorneys, are the new owners of the historic Freed House in Trenton. The Trenton Board of Aldermen voted unanimously May 8 to transfer the deed from the city to the couple. “Mr. Mueller has met the stipulations that we put forth to him,”…

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‘Like putting lipstick on a pig’ Humboldt mayor cries foul on court consolidation plan

By Crystal Burns The Gibson County Commission voted Monday morning to table a resolution concerning the possible consolidation of the Humboldt and Trenton court systems. Commissioners voted 13-10 to table after hearing from Humboldt Mayor and Commissioner Marvin Sikes, Com. and Legislative Committee Chairman Stephen Hughes, Humboldt Clerk and Master Amy Brown, Gibson Co. Circuit…

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Uncontested primaries draw little interest

By Crystal Burns A slate of uncontested primary races drew little interest from Gibson County voters on May 1. Only 849 of 28,821 registered voters cast ballots for a turnout of 2.95 percent. County Mayor Republican Tim Curry – 391 Democrat Keith Cunningham – 265 Will face incumbent Tom Witherspoon (I) Aug. 2. County Clerk…

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