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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Music On The Square in Saturday

Looking for family-friendly entertainment? Music On The Square has live music and great vendors on tap Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Trenton Downtown Pedestrian Park. Will Burton, Derek Fields and Elam McKnight Band will perform. There will be face painting, bouncy houses, cornhole and other activities for children. Food vendors include Gibson County…

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Pioneers get third shutout with 44-0 win over Sheffield

By Lori Cathey   With the Gibson County High School student body celebrating Homecoming activities throughout the week, the Pioneers kept the celebration going with a 44-0 shutout of Sheffield Friday night. It’s the Pioneers (3-1, 1-0) third shutout of the season. The stingy Pioneer defense forced four Sheffield turnovers, and the team converted all of…

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Leaders review test scores for GCSSD board

By Crystal Burns Leaders, including the director of schools, supervisors of instruction and the principals from each of the Gibson County Special School District’s (GCSSD) nine schools reviewed their 2018-19 testing data at Thursday’s school board meeting. GCSSD is designated as Exemplary, the highest achievement the state Department of Education gives under its accountability system.…

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Dyer toddler waits for heart transplant

By Cara Zarecor Lincoln Hopper, who will be two years old in November, went to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 7 when he began to swell with fluid. Once there, doctors told his parents that he was showing signs of heart failure and would not get to come home until he receives a heart…

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Pioneers shut out Halls for first region win

By Lori Cathey Gibson County picked up its first region win and improved to 2-1 on the season with a 39-0 shutout at Halls last week. The Pioneers totaled 266 yards of offense with a balanced attack of 122 rushing yards and 144 passing yards with 20 first downs. Running back Hayden McGuire was named…

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Teams attempt to shorten 42-0 game

By Gary Smith In the Peabody vs. McKenzie region match-up played last week, the two teams took different approaches in attempts to shorten a 42-0 game. Peabody successfully executed its offensive and defensive game plans to build a 35-0 lead at halftime and evoke the ‘Mercy Rule’ and a continuously running clock for the entire…

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Trenton school board looking at multipurpose facility

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Special School District board approved the building committee’s recommendation to solicit Requests for Proposals (RFP) for a multipurpose facility. Board members voted unanimously Sept. 3 to move forward. Director of Schools Tim Haney said the building committee began meeting in February to consider the project. “I’ve had two conversations with…

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