Organ recipients, donors promote ‘Donate Life’ initiative

By Crystal Burns For the fifth year, Gibson County Clerk Joyce Brown invited organ recipients and donors to encourage others to give life during the Donate Life Donor Awareness Reception at the Gibson Co. Courthouse on April 16. Brown began participating in the promotion after watching her neighbor, Kenneth Bolton, and his family go through…

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38th Trenton Teapot Festival starts Sunday

By Crystal Burns The 38th Annual Trenton Teapot Festival kicks off Sunday with opening ceremonies at 4 p.m. Enjoy music from the Peabody High School percussion ensemble before Mayor Ricky Jackson, Festival Committee Chairperson Betty Poteet, Miss Teapot Emelyn Bridges, and Parade Marshal Charles Lancaster light four nightlight teapots to signify the beginning of another…

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Peter Taylor House owners say ‘We tried’

By Crystal Burns The day before a backhoe stirred up the dust tearing down the Peter Taylor House on South High St., owners Bob Wilson and his son Bryan posted a sign over the gaping hole where the front door used to be. “We tried,” it said with two frowning faces drawn on each side…

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Construction on new wastewater treatment plant is underway

By Crystal Burns Despite a wet winter that included the rainiest February on record, construction of a $10 million Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) wastewater treatment plant is well underway on North College Street in Trenton. Scott Daniel, engineer and vice president of J.R. Wauford & Company, welcomed the city mayor and board members, Trenton Light…

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Sen. Corker: Every day’s a new day in D.C.

By Crystal Burns Retiring Republican Senator Bob Corker visited Gibson County last week with admittedly no agenda. “It’s recess, and this is my favorite thing to do – travel the state,” Corker said. The two-term veteran offered a candid look at President Trump’s White House and the staff turnover that has come to define it.…

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Three killed in head-on collision

By Crystal Burns A head-on collision on Hwy. 45 between Trenton and Dyer resulted in three fatalities Saturday afternoon. Anthony D. McMinn, 21, of Dyer, Thomas M. Aird, 62, of Cuba City, Wisc., and Mary Louise Aird, 60, also of Cuba City, were killed. According to the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Fatality Report, McMinn was driving…

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Dethloff announces candidacy for Register of Deeds

The following is approved and paid for by the Committee to Elect Pam Dethloff, LeAnne Smith, Treasurer. Pam Dethloff, of Bradford, is announcing her candidacy for the office of Gibson County Register of Deeds. Dethloff has been a resident of Gibson County since early childhood and has worked in the county for most of her…

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Council chooses Cusson as chief

By Crystal Burns Bill Cusson remembers the moment he knew his family had made the right choice. Cusson, his wife Joann, and their sons Wyatt and Will followed the couple’s daughter Tiffany Welch and her family to Trenton from Arizona about two years ago. Cusson said the scene at their new home, the former Crim…

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Flowers will seek re-election as Circuit Court Clerk

Circuit Court Clerk Cindy Flowers has announced that she is seeking re-election to her second term. Flowers has 28 years of experience in Gibson County Circuit and General Sessions courts in Trenton. During her nearly three decades, she has done every job in the office. Flowers served as chief deputy for two years before the…

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Davidson is running for Register of Deeds

Register of Deeds Barbara Davidson is announcing her candidacy for election. Davidson has served as the register of deeds since May 2017 when the County Commission appointed her to fill the unexpired term of the late Hilda Patterson. Prior to that, Davidson worked in the register’s office for 16 years. “I was taught by the…

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