Bradford schools to start earlier than ever

By Crystal Burns The 2019-20 school calendar for the Bradford Special School District will see teachers and students begin the fall semester earlier than ever. Director of Schools Dan Black told the school board at its Jan. 29 meeting that most teachers are in favor of the calendar, which includes nearly a three-week Christmas break.…

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Public meeting for housing grant set Feb. 14 at Trenton City Hall

By Crystal Burns It won’t be the most romantic setting for Valentine’s Day, but homeowners in Trenton should make plans to attend a public meeting at City Hall Thursday, Feb. 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Officials will be available to provide information on the Home Program Housing Rehabilitation Project, which is designed to assist low-income…

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Trenton to enforce ‘nuisance’ ordinances

By Crystal Burns When Carolyn Shackleford addressed the Trenton Mayor and Board of Aldermen in December, she struck a chord with city leaders and fellow citizens. Shackelford addressed nuisance behavior – pet owners who fail to pick up after their pets and drivers who park on the wrong side of the street. Shackelford, however, noted…

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Rutherford girls finish second in Blue Suede Invitational

By Lori Cathey Saturday afternoon the Rutherford Lady Pirates and McKenzie battled it out for the Blue Suede Invitational Girls A Championship, but the Lady Pirates fell 43-35 to the Lady Rebels. Rutherford defeated Bethel Springs 31-16 in the opening round of the tournament and won Jan. 21 in overtime against Savannah Christian 31-26 in…

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MLK Day program promotes hope

By Crystal Burns From the welcome at the Gibson County Courthouse to the benediction at First Baptist Church on Gibson Road in Trenton, Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration promoted hope. At the courthouse, Maria Doaks reminded those gathered of this year’s theme, “There Is Still Hope,” and invoked one of King’s most famous…

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Piercey named commissioner of state Dept. of Health

Governor Bill Lee has announced the appointment of Dr. Lisa Piercey of Milan to his cabinet as commissioner for the Department of Health. Piercey, a Trenton native, currently serves as the executive vice president of West Tennessee Healthcare, where she oversees a roster of hospitals with emphasis on rural hospitals in Bolivar, Camden, Milan, Dyersburg…

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Kenton native raises money for Chicago-area community center

By Justin Breen, BrEpic Communications Corey Brooks believes that if Americans can back fundraisers to build a border wall and other fundraisers for ladders to climb over that wall, then certainly Americans will back a fundraiser created to save other American lives. Brooks, a Kenton native, is the founder and executive director of Chicago-based nonprofit…

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Dyer Industrial Park could earn state certification by May

By Steve Short The City of Dyer could take a big step toward landing an industrial prospect after May of this year. The city’s Industrial Park is undergoing the process of being designated as a Select Tennessee Certified Site, an attractive enticement for industry or business looking for a location. Kingsley Brock, the Gibson County…

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Leitherland Family Care Clinic welcomes new nurse practitioner

Leitherland Family Care Clinic in Dyer would like to introduce its new Family Nurse Practitioner, Kalie Foust, FNP-C. Foust is originally from Dyersburg and is a graduate of the University of Memphis. She is married to Brock Foust with one child, Avery, 2. She and her family reside in Bells. She came about the position…

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