Free trees available March 23

Trenton residents are invited to beautify their properties and their communities by planting trees on Tree Day, Saturday, March 23. Trees will be available at the Trenton Farm Market while supplies last. The event is organized by the Tennessee Environmental Council in its effort to maintain a healthy tree canopy in communities across the state. Tree species…

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Lady Pioneers bring home third gold ball in program history

        By Lori Cathey  The Lady Pioneers seniors accomplished a 13-year dream by bring the TSSAA BlueCross State Championships Class A gold ball back to Gibson County High School by defeating the Loretto Lady Mustangs 50-42 Saturday night at MTSU in Murfreesboro. “In all my years of coaching, I have never had…

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Students share impact of Dyersburg State Gibson County Center

By Crystal Burns Laci Keel, a 2013 graduate of South Gibson County High School, fought back tears as she described her experience at Dyersburg State Community College Gibson County Center. “I love these people,” she said. Keel was one of two Gibson County students to address scholarship donors and recipients at a luncheon held Friday…

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High winds make fire fight difficult

By Crystal Burns   Wind gusts up to 40 mph made extinguishing a house fire on Dyersburg Highway difficult for firefighters Thursday afternoon. The Gibson County Fire Department responded to the call at 262 Dyersburg Hwy. at 1 p.m. Thursday. Upon arrival, firefighters saw heavy smoke and flames running from east to west in the…

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Four county basketball teams to play in substate games

By Crystal Burns Four county basketball teams will compete in substate games for their chance to participate in the TSSAA BlueCross Basketball State Championships. The Gibson County High School girls’ team and the Humboldt, Peabody and South Gibson County boys’ teams advanced to substate by finishing in the top two teams of their respective regions.…

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House fire claims life in Trenton

By Crystal Burns  A house fire on Hays Avenue in Trenton claimed one life Friday morning. Trenton Fire Chief Terrence Elam said that firefighters responding to 219 Hays Ave. found the occupant, Wallace Clark, deceased inside the front of the home. The fire is under investigation, and the Trenton Police Department and State Fire Marshal’s…

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GCHS principal touts fall sports success

By Lori Cathey & Crystal Burns Calling it one of the most successful fall seasons in Gibson County High School history, principal Jim Hughes proudly ticked off his teams’ achievements for school board members at Thursday’s Gibson County Special School District meeting. “This fall, Gibson County had one of the most, if not the most,…

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Peabody celebrates Night of (State) Champions

By Gary L. Smith Last week, Trenton celebrated a record setting 2018 season during the Peabody Football Night of Champions Banquet and Ring Ceremony. A capacity crowd filled the Trenton National Guard Armory to play tribute to the Golden Tide football team for perhaps the most successful season in the 97-year history of the program.…

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Daughter follows in Danish dad’s footsteps

By Crystal Burns Nearly 35 years ago, Ellen Bundgaard’s father Klaus took the trip of a lifetime through the American Inter-Cultural Student Exchange Program. Klaus spent his “senior” year of high school living with Frank and Sandra Gibson in Trenton and graduated from Peabody, although he had three more years of formal schooling awaiting him…

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