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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Long Island couple seeks Trenton treasure

By Crystal Burns Sixteen years ago, Bud and Carol Tobin left the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville headed for Arkansas. Bud wanted to avoid Memphis, so he found a route that took the couple through Trenton where he spied something unusual. Most visitors and newcomers notice Trenton’s unique 31-mph speed limit signs, but 31 loomed…

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County fitness team promotes Healthy Parks Healthy Person

New signage encourages Shady Acres Park users to participate in the statewide Healthy Parks Healthy Person program. Healthy Parks Healthy Person is a free tool that lets users earn rewards at local parks while improving their health. The Gibson County Community Health Center’s Park Fitness Primary Prevention Initiative (PPI) is promoting the program, which allows…

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Cool gear up for grabs at Harvest of Hope Gala

The Trenton Foundation is hosting its annual Harvest of Hope Gala Thursday, Oct. 19, at the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall at 6 p.m. The evening includes entertainment from local favorite Ken Jones sponsored by the Trenton Gazette and Tri-City Reporter, silent and live auctions, and a meal catered by Northside Market. The Foundation will…

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Building relationships through retail

By Crystal Burns When a teenager comes into Westwin looking for the latest pair of Nike, Ronald Gentry seizes the opportunity. Gentry knows how to talk to athletes and hip hop connoisseurs and kids from the streets. But the Trenton native isn’t in it for the shoe sales alone. He’s building relationships through retail. “Every…

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Bradford director briefs board on test scores

By Crystal Burns Bradford Special School District Director of Schools Dan Black briefed the board on 2017 End of Course test scores at the system’s September 25 meeting. “We’re very proud of what our high school students did,” Black said. Bradford students again topped the state in Algebra I and II in terms of the…

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Peabody completes Phase 1 of playoff plan

By Gary Smith With last week’s 35-0 win over Gibson County in a Region 7-2A matchup, the Peabody Golden Tide successfully completed Phase One in a three-step plan for the state playoffs. “We broke this season down into three phases. In the First Phase were games one through seven and we just finished that with…

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Peabody snaps Dresden’s 20-game win streak

By Gary Smith In a match up of state-ranked teams, Peabody dominated Dresden 38-18 en route to breaking the Lions’ 20-game winning streak. Over the last several years, the two programs have developed the reputation for playing spoiler for each other in the regular season and playoffs. Before Friday night, Dresden’s last loss (35-14) was…

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