Dyer toddler waits for heart transplant

By Cara Zarecor Lincoln Hopper, who will be two years old in November, went to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 7 when he began to swell with fluid. Once there, doctors told his parents that he was showing signs of heart failure and would not get to come home until he receives a heart…

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Pioneers shut out Halls for first region win

By Lori Cathey Gibson County picked up its first region win and improved to 2-1 on the season with a 39-0 shutout at Halls last week. The Pioneers totaled 266 yards of offense with a balanced attack of 122 rushing yards and 144 passing yards with 20 first downs. Running back Hayden McGuire was named…

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Teams attempt to shorten 42-0 game

By Gary Smith In the Peabody vs. McKenzie region match-up played last week, the two teams took different approaches in attempts to shorten a 42-0 game. Peabody successfully executed its offensive and defensive game plans to build a 35-0 lead at halftime and evoke the ‘Mercy Rule’ and a continuously running clock for the entire…

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Trenton school board looking at multipurpose facility

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Special School District board approved the building committee’s recommendation to solicit Requests for Proposals (RFP) for a multipurpose facility. Board members voted unanimously Sept. 3 to move forward. Director of Schools Tim Haney said the building committee began meeting in February to consider the project. “I’ve had two conversations with…

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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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