Peabody graduates rack up $2.8M in scholarship offers

By Crystal Burns Peabody High School administrators presented 101 graduates with diplomas Friday night, celebrating a class that received $2.8M in scholarship offers. Shane Jacobs, Peabody assistant principal, said the estimated totaled is $2,890,978. Several students received local scholarships, including the $500 A.F. Bridges Memorial Scholarship – Courtlen Wade; $500 Andy Stott Memorial Scholarship –…

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Fire fatality reported in Trenton

By Crystal Burns Gibson County Fire Chief Bryan Cathey said the resident of a Trenton home died in a fire early Sunday morning. Cathey said the body has been sent to Memphis for an autopsy to determine the cause of death and provide a positive identification. Family and friends have identified the deceased as Doris…

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Unaka ends Lady Pioneers’ season

By Lori Cathey It wasn’t the end they dreamed of, but the Gibson County High School Lady Pioneers still accomplished feats no other team in program history can match. GCHS fell 7-6 to Sale Creek and 5-3 to Unaka in the TSSAA Class A Tournament to end a remarkable postseason run that included district and…

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Dyer community honors fallen soldiers

By Crystal Burns With small American flags whipping in the wind next to the graves of military veterans, the Dyer community gathered Sunday afternoon at Oakland Cemetery to honor fallen soldiers. Johnny McIlwain and Judy Baker organized the Memorial Day service, with Chancellor George Ellis giving the keynote address. Ellis reminded the crowd of Memorial…

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GCHS awards diplomas to 108 graduates

By Crystal Burns Gibson County High School principal Jim Hughes awarded diplomas to 108 graduates Friday evening. The Class of 2019 was lauded for its myriad of individual and group accomplishments, with Hughes telling the graduates that successes, failures and hard work don’t end with their most recent achievement. “Your have started the race,” he…

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Peabody hires Ramsey to lead baseball team

By Gary L. Smith, Sports Editor With the retirement of 26-year veteran baseball coach Todd Lumley, Peabody High School begins a new era in the sport. In an attempt to maintain the Golden Tide’s buoyancy as one of state’s top baseball programs, PHS has hired Jake Ramsey as head coach. Ramsey comes to Trenton from…

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Hobbs employees to get help from Rapid Response Team

By Steve Short Former employees of the Hobbs Bonded Fibers manufacturing plant in Trenton will receive help making the transition to new employment opportunities, Gibson County Commissioners were told May 13. Kingsley Brock, county director of Economic Development, gave an update to commissioners about the Hobbs plant and several other local industries. Hobbs plant –…

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Three GCHS teams qualify for region tournaments

Three Gibson County High School teams have qualified for region tournaments. The Lady Pioneers softball team won their second consecutive District 14-A title with a 7-5 win over Halls on May 14. Coach Chris Lownsdale received the district’s Coach of the Year Award, and Jaci White, Savannah Fletcher, Chloe Hopgood, Macey Neal, Zoey Neal and…

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Dyer board begins work on new budget

By Cara Zarecor The Dyer Mayor and Board of Aldermen held a Finance, Administration and Personnel meeting Thursday evening. No order of business took place, as this meeting was held with the sole purpose of preparedness in going forward with a new budget as the city’s fiscal year begins on July 1. City Recorder Nathan…

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