Gibson County man wins Independent Music award

Gibson County’s Jeremy McEwen received top honors in the Spoken Word Album of the Year category at the 17th annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs), the influential program for independent artists and releases. McEwen’s latest album, Barnyard Dream Poems, was honored at the annual awards ceremony held in New York City on June 22. Winning projects…

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Gibson County school board member appointed to Tennessee Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Crystal Burns Governor Bill Lee has appointed a Gibson County Special School District (GCSSD) board member to the Tennessee Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder as a representative of West Tennessee. Treva Maitland, a mitigation specialist with the Public Defender’s Office in Trenton, received confirmation of her appointment on June 20. She was sworn in…

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Trenton Night set July 25 at Jackson Generals game

By Crystal Burns The Jackson Generals will recognize the City of Trenton at the ballpark Thursday, July 25. The Generals will take on the Mississippi Braves at 6:05 p.m. on Dollar Night. Tickets, popcorn, hot dogs and soda will be available for $1. Trenton fans interested in attending the game should call City Hall at…

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Veterans honored at White Squirrel Festival

By Cara Zarecor The Kenton White Squirrel Festival held its yearly Veterans Program on the evening of July 2 in the Kenton City Gym. Normally, local veterans are invited to a breakfast in the Kenton Youth Center, but this year the White Squirrel Committee elected to hold the event at night and include dinner for…

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YMCA teaches lifesaving water safety skills

By Crystal Burns Splashing in the pool in summer is a great way to beat the heat, but it can also be dangerous for young swimmers. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages one to four and is the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages five to 19.…

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Bradford board wants more information on budget

By Crystal Burns The Bradford Board of Aldermen moved July 1 to table the first reading of the city’s 2019-2020 fiscal year budget, with Alderman Frank Lockard asking for meetings to discuss the numbers. “We don’t nothing about this thing,” Lockard said. “We need to have some meetings.” Lockard said the board finance committee should…

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White Squirrel Festival kicks off Friday

The annual White Squirrel Festival in Kenton kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. with a tailgating event downtown. Five more days of fun are scheduled. Saturday, arts & crafts and food vendors will be set up in the Kenton City Gym from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a car, truck, bike and…

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State champs to lead Dyer Station parade

Dyer Station Celebration kicks off Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with opening ceremonies at the VFW. The weeklong Fourth of July celebration culminates with a day of activities July 4. This year, Gibson County High School state champions will serve as parade marshals at 9 a.m. on Independence Day. In November 2018, the GCHS Marching Pioneers…

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Grant provides for improvements at county airport

By Crystal Burns A two-phase grant is providing for significant improvements at the Gibson County Airport, located on the Milan-Trenton Hwy. in the Moores Chapel community. Art Hoppers, airport manager, gave a tour of the facility recently, showing how crews are repairing cracks in the runway and taxiways to extend the life of the asphalt.…

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