Defense lifts Tide to second state title

By Gary Smith With a 17-9 win over Trousdale County in the Blue Cross Bowl Class 2A State Championship Game played Thursday at Cookeville, the Peabody Golden Tide (14-1) proved legendary coach Bear Bryant’s quote that “offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships.” In a quest to win the program’s second state championship, Peabody entered…

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Bradford wins Good Sports School Challenge

When the first plastic cup was tossed into a recycling container in 1993, a Tennessee tradition was born. The Good Sports program recently celebrated 25 years at the University of Tennessee (UT) with the recognition of 10 Tennessee schools doing their part to make their communities a better place to live. This year’s Good Sports…

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Peabody earns berth in state championship

By Gary Smith When members of the Peabody Golden Tide football team and fans were counting their blessings on Thanksgiving Day, the opportunity to host four state playoff games at home probably made the list. Last week’s 35-21 win over Waverly, in the semifinal round, completed a four game sweep of preliminary games and earned…

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Scruggs now faces charges in Crockett Co.

Crockett County Sheriff Troye Klyce issued a press release Friday afternoon detailing charges against John Scruggs, former Milan High School band director, who is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. The release states that the Crockett County Sheriff’s Office has been involved in a multi-jurisdictional investigation of Scruggs that focused on the…

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Two new council members elected to Trenton board

By Crystal Burns Two new council members were elected to the Trenton Board of Aldermen Tuesday. CeCe Jones and former mayor Tony Burriss won two of six seats on the board. Jones led all candidates with 831 votes. Burriss garnered 654. Aldermen Bubba Abbott, Frank Gibson and Rickey Graves were re-elected, collecting 729, 544 and…

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Gibson County Election Results

Gibson County Election Results   Total votes: 16,486 (55.7 percent of registered voters) Votes are unofficial. *Denotes winners in races where multiple seats were on the ballot   Governor Bill Lee (R) – 11,400 Karl Dean (D) – 4,471 The 27 Independent candidates combined for 218 total votes.   U.S. Senate Marsha Blackburn (R) –…

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Trenton Foundation raises $10,000 for north Gibson Co.

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Foundation raised $10,000 for north Gibson County during its annual Harvest of Hope Gala held Thursday in the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall in Trenton. The foundation is a chapter of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation. The Trenton Foundation keeps all the money it raises to promote health and wellness…

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Banquet honors chamber’s best

  By Crystal Burns The annual Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce membership appreciation banquet started with a bang and only got better. Before handing out awards for Educator, Young Professional, Person and Business of the Year, Chamber Executive Director Libby Wickersham turned the program over to Tom McCue and Vanessa Presson of Tyson…

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Trenton man allegedly shoots, kills wife’s boyfriend

By Crystal Burns A Trenton man is in custody after an incident police are describing as a domestic dispute. Brad Johnson, 36, of Trenton has been charged with second-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm after police say he shot and killed Billy Smith, 43, also of Trenton around 5:20 p.m. Friday. Trenton Police…

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