Arson suspected at vacant Trenton home

By Crystal Burns Investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation believe arson is to blame for a house fire at 76 Lowery Road in Trenton. The TBI tweeted from its @TBInvestigation account last week that the fire was possibly set intentionally to cover up a burglary during which multiple items were taken including some unique…

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Bradford students will return to school Aug. 31

By Crystal Burns Barring any setbacks, Bradford Special School District students will return to school Monday, Aug. 31. The district has been operating at Level 1 since Aug. 19, with all students attending virtually. Director of Schools Dan Black discussed the decision with the school board at the district’s Aug. 24 meeting, saying there were…

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County school board opts for virtual Fridays for nine weeks

By Crystal Burns In a special called meeting Tuesday, Aug. 18, the Gibson County Special School District unanimously voted to start virtual Fridays for all students on Aug. 28. Students will attend school virtually for nine weeks to give teachers additional time to plan and upload lessons into Schoology, the district’s Digital Learning Academy platform.…

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Bradford, Gibson County, Trenton postpone school start dates

By Crystal Burns In meetings held July 27 and 28, three local school district boards agreed to push back the start dates of their respective school years. The Bradford Special School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved changes to the 2020-21 school calendar at its July 27 meeting. Instead of returning to school on Friday,…

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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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