Peabody hosts inhospitable guest By Gary L. Smith After last week’s 48-0 shutout against Dresden, for a fourth win of a five game home stand, the Peabody Golden Tide may not have been perceived as a good host. Last week, the challenge was to win a non-region football game against a less than hospitable guest.…

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Trenton hosts TSBA Fall District Meeting

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Special School District (TSSD) hosted the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Fall District Meeting at Peabody High School last week. The training and networking event drew school board members from across West Tennessee for breakout sessions, dinner and awards. TSBA General Counselor and Director of Government Relations Ben Torress led…

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TNReady Listening Tour stops in Gibson County

By Crystal Burns Governor Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen wrapped up their 6-stop TNReady Listening Tour in Gibson County last week. Dyer Junior High School hosted the roundtable discussion, the first phase of Haslam’s engagement process to improve the state assessment delivery. Wayne Miller, former school superintendent in Lenoir City and former…

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Tide ‘cleans up’ against Halls

By Gary Smith The average football fan won’t believe the area of the game with which Peabody Head Coach Shane Jacobs found fault, following a 72-0 shutout win over rival Humboldt during a Week 4 non-region match-up. The fact that the Golden Tide was penalized twice for 30 yards presented Coach Jacobs a teaching opportunity…

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Doodle Soup Days parade is Saturday

The Doodle Soup Days parade is Saturday at 10 a.m. in downtown Bradford, but there are plenty of activities scheduled throughout the week. The Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Trivia Night Tuesday at 6:30 in the Bradford Elementary School gym. A community church service is scheduled Wednesday at 7 p.m. at…

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Old Rosenwald School to be partially demolished

By Crystal Burns The old Trenton Rosenwald High School could be partially demolished next year. Dick Tracy, executive director of facilities development for the Tennessee Board of Regents, which operates the state’s colleges and universities, explained the process in a phone interview with The Gazette last week. The building, former home of Trenton Rosenwald High…

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Tide shipwrecks Vikings 72-0

By Gary Smith The Humboldt Vikings’ game plan to surprise the Peabody defense with a “Muddle Huddle” offensive set in last week’s non-region game can best be described as a shipwreck. The Tide defense grounded the Vikings for only seven yards of total offense. The 72-0 shutout win is believed to be the largest margin…

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Churches promote unity with prayer

By Crystal Burns Several Trenton churches hosted a community march Saturday morning to promote unity. “It’s about the whole community of Trenton,” said Rev. Jerry Moore, pastor of New Springhill Baptist Church. “We’re trying to make our [city] leaders’ job easier.” The Trenton Police Department provided vehicle escorts to insure marchers’ safety as a small…

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Keys returns to full duty after strokes

By Crystal Burns Grit. Trenton Police Chief Bill Cusson said it’s the only word to describe Ptlm. Xavier Keys. On May 5, Keys suffered a mini stroke and a heart attack. That night, a more serious stroke knocked Keys out for seven days, but after months of intense physical, occupational and speech therapy, Keys returned…

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Peabody’s win over Union City like Christmas

By Gary Smith Peabody’s 56-14 win over Union City last week was like Christmas. The Region 7-2A win was a nice present for Golden Tide fans, but involved a long wait for PHS Coach Shane Jacobs and his team. “We have been so disappointed in ourselves for 10 months. In last year’s playoff game against…

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