Tide ends outstanding 10-3 season in quarterfinals

By Gary Smith Peabody was perplexed by Union City’s flex-bone offense in a 28-21 loss in the TSSAA Class 2A quarterfinal round of the state football playoffs last week. With the loss, Peabody concludes an outstanding 10-3 season and due to the win, Union City (11-2) advances to the semifinal round, where the Tornadoes are…

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Veterans enrich their communities

By Crystal Burns Retired Colonel Chuck Harrison spent his formative years surrounded by veterans and saw the impact they made on his community. Harrison, a Dyer native and Peabody High School alumnus, called several of the men who influenced his own military career by name during a personal keynote address at Oakland Cemetery Committee’s annual…

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Chamber awards individuals, business of year

By Crystal Burns Gibson County’s finest were recognized last week at the Greater Gibson County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. Kyle Gehring, Dr. Heather Martin, Bradley and Alicia Owens, and Parham Heating, Cooling & Plumbing took home awards for Educator, Young Professional, Persons, and Business of the Year respectively. A committee of chamber directors from…

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Tide defense is ‘momentum stopper’ against Mitchell

By Gary Smith Peabody’s 30-0 shutout win over Memphis Mitchell in the first round of the TSSAA Class 2A State Playoffs played last week at Trenton was a game of momentum. The Peabody defense dominated the game and held the Tigers’ offense in check until the Tide offense recovered from three turnovers in the first…

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Harvest of Hope Gala raises $10,000 for local communities

By Crystal Burns Despite washing dishes in their ties and heels, the men and women of the Trenton Foundation Committee wore big smiles following the annual Harvest of Hope Gala. Board Chairman Tom Lannom came into the kitchen of the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall to announce the total profits from the night – $10,700…

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Tide remains in contention for playoffs with 61-21 win over TCA

By Gary Smith Faced with a must-win situation to qualify for the state playoffs, Peabody followed a formula that has kept the Golden Tide in the state ranking for the entire season. Failure to momentarily deviate from the formula cost Peabody a 22-20 upset loss at dangerous McKenzie the previous week. Posed with the possibility…

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Peabody soccer finishes as district runners-up

By Gary Smith Last week, the Peabody Lady Tide soccer team became the first girls’ squad in school history to play for a District Tournament championship. After falling behind early, the Trenton girls rallied in the second half but, fell short 3-2 at the end of the match. PHS ended its regular season in a…

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Friday 13th proves unlucky for Peabody

By Gary Smith Friday 13th proved unlucky for Peabody as the Golden Tide was upset 22-20 in a Region 7-2A match-up last week at McKenzie. The Tide’s loss to the Rebels scrambled the Region 7-2A playoff picture as five teams remain in contention for the league’s four post-season berths. Last week’s game at McKenzie was…

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Trenton school district to absorb employees’ insurance hike

By Crystal Burns With employees facing steep increases to their health insurance plans for the coming year, the Trenton Special School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved spending $185,500 from reserves to absorb the hike. January 1 begins the second of a two-year commitment to a private insurance plan that employees voted to enter last…

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