Bradford graduates tally $1.9M in scholarships

By Crystal Burns   A small but accomplished Bradford High School graduating class racked up $1.9M in scholarship offers. Sunday afternoon, 30 graduates received their diplomas in a ceremony that kept seniors spaced six feet apart at all times and encouraged guests to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing. When the ceremony ended, the newly-minted…

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Peabody grads earn record-breaking $3.5M in offers

By Crystal Burns   The Peabody High School Class of 2020 added to its list of history making achievements Friday night, earning an estimated $3.5M in scholarship offers. Peabody graduates usually receive between $1M and $2M in scholarships. The Class of 2020 made history in other ways some may wish they could forget. The seniors’…

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Local churches adapt to COVID-19 restrictions

By Laurin Stroud   Since gathering in groups has been restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local churches have found other ways to worship and spend time together. Several churches, such as Kenton First Baptist and Dyer Cumberland Presbyterian, have gone to online services. Others like Rutherford Church of Christ hav taken a few weeks…

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Hays purchases Cash Saver in Humboldt

By Danny Wade, Humboldt Chronicle   A Humboldt business that previously had ownership out of state now has a new owner that is local. Gibson Countian Joey Hays has purchased Cash Saver grocery store located in the Humboldt Plaza Shopping Center. Hays has been in the retail grocery business for decades and said he is…

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Rutherford mayor hopeful county can help with flooding issue

By Crystal Burns   Rutherford Mayor Sandy Simpson is hopeful the town will get relief from flooding soon. Sections of town endured dramatic flooding Sunday, May 17 when rain washed out a culvert and flooded South Trenton Street. Cost to repair the culvert and street is estimated at $10,000. While Simpson and the Board of…

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Historic Oakland Cemetery gazebo in need of repairs

By Crystal Burns   Its foundation is solid, but the historic gazebo at Oakland Cemetery is need of major repairs. The Oakland Cemetery Committee met with a local contractor, who asked not be named in this story, Wednesday morning, May 13 to get a sense of what would be required to renovate the gazebo. The…

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131 GCHS graduates receive diplomas

By Crystal Burns Graduation ceremonies at Gibson County High School looked much different than previous years, but the end result was the same. More than 100 graduates left the stadium clutching their diplomas Friday night. Seniors marched into the stadium wearing masks, but once they took their seats – carefully placed six feet apart –…

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253 days later, Dyer toddler receives heart transplant

By Cara Zarecor   Chelsea Cunningham and her fiance Zach Hopper had a prayer answered late this past Saturday night. Their two-and-a-half-year-old son, Lincoln, after a long 253-day stay at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, would finally get a new heart. Cunningham posted the good news on Facebook Sunday morning which reads, “Please say a…

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Peabody receives designation as STEM School

By Crystal Burns   Peabody High School has joined an elite group of 48 schools across the state, receiving designation May 4 as a Tennessee STEM School. The honor recognizes schools for their commitment to promoting and integrating STEM and/or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning for all students that ultimately prepares them…

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County Commission holds historic virtual session

By Steve Short   Gibson County Commissioners and Mayor Tom Witherspoon made history May 11 with the first virtual online meeting for a regular bimonthly session of the county legislative body. The meeting was conducted electronically due to isolating measures underway because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nineteen of the 25 commissioners were “present” through Zoom…

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