One killed in Hwy. 104 wreck

By Crystal Burns   A two-vehicle wreck on Hwy. 104 in Trenton resulted in one fatality Wednesday morning, Oct. 14 around 11 a.m. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol crash report, Jonathan Watford, 39, of Newbern was killed. His wife, Stacy Watford, 40, was injured. Air Evac airlifted her to the trauma center at the…

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School board salutes Teachers of the Year

By Crystal Burns   The Trenton Special School District Board of Trustees saluted the 2019-20 Teachers of the Year at the district’s Oct. 13 meeting. Holly Knott, P.E. teacher at Trenton Elementary School, Kim Laughlin, sixth grade math teacher at Trenton Rosenwald Middle School, and Katie Bruketta, English I, ACT prep, and AP human geography…

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More than 5,200 voted early in first four days

By Crystal Burns   More than 5,200 registered Gibson County voters cast their ballots during the first four days of the early voting period, which opened Wednesday, Oct. 14. Gibson County Administrator of Elections Julieanne Hart reported a grand total of 5,242 votes. Hart noted that election officials signed in 599 voters in just three…

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Speaker of the House visits local officials

By Crystal Burns   Tennessee Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton, a Republican from Crossville, made his first visit to the northwest Tennessee area last week, beginning his tour at Dyer Foods’ headquarters in Dyer. Rep. Curtis Halford and Joey Hays hosted the speaker, inviting local officials to meet with Sexton. In a casual question-and-answer…

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Bogle celebrates 103rd birthday

A Milan native who raised her family in Atwood and now resides at Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center celebrated her 103rd birthday Saturday, Oct. 17. Edith Bogle was born October 17, 1917 in Milan. She was one of seven siblings. Her father was a farmer and minister, and her mother was a homemaker. “We lived…

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Pruett welcomes new SROs to district

By Crystal Burns   Gibson County Special School District (GCSSD) Director of Schools Eddie Pruett hosted the district’s five School Resource Officers (SRO) Monday morning, Oct. 12 to welcome three new officers to the district. Through partnerships with local municipalities and the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department, the district recently hired Deputy Antonio Bufford for South…

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Early voting starts Wednesday

By Crystal Burns   Early voting for the Nov. 5 election starts Wednesday and ends Oct. 29. Registered Gibson County voters may cast their ballots at the Ed Jones Agri-Plex in Trenton or the Medina Municipal Complex from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The ballot includes…

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‘No other place like’ Scott’s Pizza

By Crystal Burns   After six months of renovations, Scott Rabb has opened Scott’s Pizza & Kitchen in a familiar haunt on Court Square in Trenton. “There’s no other place like it in Gibson County,” Rabb said proudly. Scott’s Pizza opened its doors in the former O’Brien’s on Sept. 2 and has been slammed in…

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Arnold seeks re-election as Bradford mayor

The following political announcement is paid for by the candidate.   Mayor Ray Arnold is seeking his third consecutive term as mayor of Bradford in the Nov. 3 election. “It has been my great honor to serve as mayor of the fine city of Bradford,” Arnold said. “I love this town and all the citizens…

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Chamber banquet heads outdoors

By Crystal Burns   The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis presented planning challenges for the Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, but leaders believe they’ve found the solution. This year’s banquet will be held outdoors at the Downtown Pedestrian Park in Trenton on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. “This gives us a…

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