Tennessee Attorney General files suit against Trenton company

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has filed a civil enforcement complaint under the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) against The Rustic Flag Company (RFC) and its owner, Justin Scott, for engaging in deceptive and unfair trade practices. The state’s complaint alleges that defendants received payments from thousands of customers for products…

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Heavy rains wash out Narrow Gauge Road in Trenton

By Crystal Burns Heavy rains Monday night washed out a section of Narrow Gauge Road in Trenton, closing it until the city street department can make the necessary repairs. “It just gave way,” said Trenton Mayor Ricky Jackson, who lives nearby. “It was pretty rough. When you get two-and-half inches of rain in 30 minutes,…

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Homeowner shoots intruder on Oak Grove Road

A homeowner shot an intruder attempting to gain entry to his house on 73 Oak Grove Road in Milan on Thursday night. Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas released brief information Friday morning, stating in a news release that the 31-year-old homeowner shot a 43-year-old male, who was later pronounced dead at the Milan Emergency Room.…

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Pioneers finish sixth at state golf tournament

By Lori Cathey The Gibson County High School boys’ golf team spent most of fall break competing in the TSSAA Division I Small Class State Golf Tournament at WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester. The team finished in sixth place in their first ever appearance at the state tournament in program history. Senior Ethan Goad led…

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6-2 vote ousts county E-911 director

By Cara Zarecor During a turn of events at last Thursday night’s Gibson County E-911 District Board Meeting, Director Johanna Harrell was ousted after a 6-2 majority vote of all-present board members in favor of her termination. The meeting, presided over by Chairman James Fountain, began as any other standard, parliamentary procedure meeting. Financials were…

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Music On The Square wraps season Saturday night

By Crystal Burns Music On The Square, Trenton’s three-night, family-friendly series, wraps up for the season Saturday night with two local favorites Chloe Lawson and Relic featuring Tony Burriss and Hinson Hill taking the stage at the Downtown Pedestrian Park. The music starts at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. Dozens of food and…

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Library receives technology grant

The Gibson County Memorial Library has received a $1,082 technology grant from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. State Sen. John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) and State Rep. Curtis Halford (R-Dyer) made the announcement recently, and Halford accompanied Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett to deliver the check Thursday. “Access to technology is something many of us…

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Bradford school board agrees to purchase former sale barn

By Crystal Burns Bradford High School agriculture students and FFA members have a lengthy to-do list after the Bradford Special School District board agreed Sept 23 to purchase a former sale barn with pasture for $17,500. The barn, located on Alexander Street, needs some tender loving care, but Kyle Gehring, FFA sponsor and agriculture teacher,…

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Friday the 13th unlucky for South Side

By Gary Smith During a full moon on Friday the 13th, strange things are known to happen. This was the case last week in Peabody’s 30-7 win at Jackson South Side. In a rarity, the Golden Tide offense gave up more points than the defense. South Side’s only score of the game occurred early in…

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Employees find no easy answers with hemp

By Crystal Burns Tennesseans using hemp or hemp products for medicinal purposes should beware, especially if their employers require drug tests. The Gibson County Workforce Development Board hosted a Lunch and Learn called H.E.M.P. – Helping Employers Make Policy last week at the Ed Jones Agri-Plex in Trenton. Leaders said the session boasted the largest…

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