Four county basketball teams to play in substate games

By Crystal Burns Four county basketball teams will compete in substate games for their chance to participate in the TSSAA BlueCross Basketball State Championships. The Gibson County High School girls’ team and the Humboldt, Peabody and South Gibson County boys’ teams advanced to substate by finishing in the top two teams of their respective regions.…

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House fire claims life in Trenton

By Crystal Burns  A house fire on Hays Avenue in Trenton claimed one life Friday morning. Trenton Fire Chief Terrence Elam said that firefighters responding to 219 Hays Ave. found the occupant, Wallace Clark, deceased inside the front of the home. The fire is under investigation, and the Trenton Police Department and State Fire Marshal’s…

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GCHS principal touts fall sports success

By Lori Cathey & Crystal Burns Calling it one of the most successful fall seasons in Gibson County High School history, principal Jim Hughes proudly ticked off his teams’ achievements for school board members at Thursday’s Gibson County Special School District meeting. “This fall, Gibson County had one of the most, if not the most,…

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Peabody celebrates Night of (State) Champions

By Gary L. Smith Last week, Trenton celebrated a record setting 2018 season during the Peabody Football Night of Champions Banquet and Ring Ceremony. A capacity crowd filled the Trenton National Guard Armory to play tribute to the Golden Tide football team for perhaps the most successful season in the 97-year history of the program.…

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Daughter follows in Danish dad’s footsteps

By Crystal Burns Nearly 35 years ago, Ellen Bundgaard’s father Klaus took the trip of a lifetime through the American Inter-Cultural Student Exchange Program. Klaus spent his “senior” year of high school living with Frank and Sandra Gibson in Trenton and graduated from Peabody, although he had three more years of formal schooling awaiting him…

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Lady Pioneers earn top seed in district

By Lori Cathey The Gibson County Lady Pioneers played two exciting games last week to pick up two district wins to put them in first place to start the district tournament. Feb. 5, the Lady Pioneers defeated Trinity Christian Academy, and on Friday night, they won over the Peabody Lady Tide 55-41. Friday night, the…

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Library consultant’s final report shows need for more space

By Crystal Burns Members of the Gibson County Memorial Library Board, Friends of the Library, Library Foundation and other supporters met Friday to hear the results of an extensive report prepared by a internationally-recognized library consultant. The library board contracted with Anders Dahlgren of Library Planning Associates in Illinois for the comprehensive needs analysis, which…

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Peabody retires Woods No. 10 jersey

By Gary L. Smith Last week, Peabody High School officially retired standout pitcher William Woods’ uniform No. 10 baseball jersey during a ceremony held between Trenton vs. Gibson County basketball games. Peabody Baseball Head Coach Todd Lumley and Assistants Franky Hodges and Taylor Paterson presented Woods’ famed jersey during the retirement ceremony. During the presentation,…

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