Peabody speed perpetuates running clock

By Gary Smith In last week’s 47-0 shutout win against Memphis Sheffield, the only thing faster than Peabody’s skill players was a running clock. Six different Tide players scored points in the first quarter to perpetuate a continuously running clock for the final three periods. The third and fourth frames were shortened to six minutes…

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Trenton hires consultant for Street Department

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Board of Alderman unanimously voted to hire a consulting company out of Nashville to help the city get in compliance with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). At the Aug. 27 City Council meeting, Major Ricky Jackson recommended hiring K.S. Ware and Associates, a privately held engineering firm…

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Westview dominates Pioneers 45-7

By Lori Cathey  From the first snap of the ball, Westview proved to be the quicker team on the turf field. Westview jumped out to an early 14-0 lead after scoring on two of its first three possessions en route to a 45-7 win over Gibson County (1-1). The Pioneers offense had trouble moving the…

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Gibson County students come together to help friend in need

By Cara Zarecor Tristan Johnson, a 17-year-old student at Gibson County High School, member of Yorkville Cumberland Presbyterian Church and avid member of the FFA has friends and not just a few. Johnson is currently at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago undergoing treatment for a second intracranial hemorrhage that occurred on June 11.…

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Peabody executes early lead game plan

By Gary Smith Playing the season opener before an overflow crowd, Peabody successfully accomplished its game plan, which resulted in a dominant 34-14 win over rival Milan. The Golden Tide exploded for 35 first half points to establish an insurmountable lead at intermission. The game served as an opportunity for Peabody to develop team depth…

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School directors react to state designations

By Crystal Burns Directors of Schools for all five county school districts have shared their initial reactions to the Tennessee Department of Education’s designations, released recently along with TNReady (third-eighth grade assessments) and End of Course (high school) test results. The Gibson County Special School District (GCSSD) received the state’s highest designation, earning Exemplary status.…

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Former historic church demolished in Trenton

By Crystal Burns  Members of Trenton’s first African-American church recently made the difficult decision to tear down their former home. First Baptist Church, now located on Gibson Street, met for decades in the 1898-constructed building on North High Street. The church had sat empty since First Baptist relocated in 1999. After 10 to 15 years…

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Pioneers win defensive showdown against Obion Co.

By Lori Cathey Gibson County High School football fans packed Yates Field Friday night for the Pioneers’ season opener against Obion County. The Gibson County defense held Obion County scoreless for the entire game, with GCHS running back Austin Fletcher scoring the only touchdown of the night for a 7-0 Pioneer win. Obion County received…

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Former Navy Seal to speak at God & Country Rally

A former Navy Seal will be the featured speaker at the God & Country Rally to be held Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6:31 p.m. at the Gibson County Courthouse in Trenton. Michael H. Imhof is an evangelist with a unique background. The retired Navy commander and former Navy Seal has lived and worked all over…

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