TSSAA agrees to reduced Peabody football sanctions

By Crystal Burns TSSAA Director Bernard Childress met with Peabody football coach Shane Jacobs last week and agreed to reduced self-imposed sanctions for the Tide team. Jacobs met with Childress Feb. 14 to get clarity on the TSSAA recruiting rule Jacobs inadvertently violated when he invited eighth graders from Trenton Rosenwald Middle School and their…

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Sixty candidates qualify for county offices

By Crystal Burns Sixty candidates have qualified for county offices pending final approval from Gibson County Election Commissioners. Administrator of Elections Julieanne Hart distributed the candidate list Thursday after the noon qualifying deadline. Candidates now have until noon Feb. 22 to withdraw. Democrat and Republican primaries will be held May 1, and the county general…

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Trenton alderman resigns at emotional meeting

By Crystal Burns Alderman George Wade resigned from his seat on the Trenton City Council last week, ending a career that included more than 30 years of public service. In his resignation letter, Wade said it had been an honor to serve the citizens of Trenton. “I will forever be humbled by the confidence that…

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Qualifying deadline for county elections is Thursday

By Crystal Burns The qualifying deadline for the May 1 county primaries and Aug. 2 general election is Thursday at noon. The following is a list of interested candidates that have picked up petitions. Those that have not filed/returned them had not done so as of Friday at 4 p.m. Candidates with potential opposition are:…

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Trenton police seek info on Saturday shooting

By Crystal Burns Trenton police are looking for information about a Saturday morning shooting. According to Lt. Jimmy Wilson, the department’s investigator, a lone gunman used a .223 rifle to fire shots into an apartment in Booker Homes on Poteet Drive in Trenton Saturday around 11 a.m. According to witnesses who have spoken with police,…

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Shooting suspects captured in Illinois

By Crystal Burns Two men accused of shooting and critically wounding a Trenton man on January 31 were captured in Springfield, Ill. Thursday around 5 p.m. According to Trenton police, the U.S. Marshal’s Service arrested Deandre Banks, 19, and Cameron Banks, 21, both of Trenton, at a residence in Springfield. They are currently being held…

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Trenton police search for shooting suspects

By Crystal Burns Trenton police are searching for two suspects they believe shot and critically wounded a Trenton man Wednesday night. Lt. Jimmy Wilson, investigator with the Trenton Police Dept., said officers talked to several witnesses and developed information to charge Trenton brothers Deandre Banks, 19, and Cameron Banks, 21, with attempted first degree murder.…

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Bradford school board reviews 2017 Report Card

By Crystal Burns Bradford Special School District Director of Schools Dan Black reviewed the district’s 2017 state report card, released January 10, with the local board of trustees last week. To see how the district measures up locally and statewide, Black took the district’s On Track or Mastered percentages in high school End of Course…

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Whodunit raises $3300 for Peabody 21 Plus Club

By Crystal Burns Ten Peabody students failed to solve the mystery of why an eccentric millionaire would invite them all to a secluded island for a weekend, but they succeeded in delivering laughs in the murder mystery spoof “And Then There Was One.” The satirical play was the highlight of Thursday’s dinner theater fundraiser that…

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