Nearly 2,500 Gibson Countians voted early

By Crystal Burns   Nearly 2,500 Gibson Countians voted early in the State Primary and County General Elections. Administrator of Elections Julieanne Hart reported a grand total of 2,439 votes cast during the early voting period, which ended Saturday, Aug. 1. Only 32 voters cast ballots in the general election, while 1,903 voted in the…

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Dyer native reenlists in Navy

By Cara Zarecor   Casey Ivie, a 28-year-old Dyer native, has made his parents, his community and his country proud by recently reenlisting in the US Navy. Ivie is the son of Fred and Lois Ivie of Dyer and the younger brother of Heather Ivie Myles, who now makes her home in Jackson. He grew…

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Confidential company eyes Dyer Industrial Park

By Cara Zarecor   Dyer Industrial Park could soon be home to a company that would bring approximately 40 new jobs to the area, according to Kingsley Brock, Economic Development director for Gibson County, who was a visiting speaker at the Dyer Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting on July 27. “I’m not going to…

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Nearly 2,500 Gibson Countians voted early

Nearly 2,500 Gibson Countians voted early in the State Primary and County General Elections. Administrator of Elections Julieanne Hart reported a grand total of 2,439 votes cast during the early voting period, which ended Saturday, Aug. 1. Only 32 voters cast ballots in the general election, while 1,903 voted in the Republican Primary and 504…

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Trenton school board approves $15M budget

By Crystal Burns   A $15M budget for the Trenton Special School District’s 2020-21 Fiscal Year includes funds for an indoor practice facility to be constructed on the Peabody High School campus. TSSD Finance Director Tammy Smith presented the budget to the school board at its July 28 meeting, which was held online via Zoom.…

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Trenton police implement COVID Directive

By Crystal Burns   Trenton City Council members learned at the July 28 meeting that two Trenton Police Department employees have tested positive for COVID-19, spurring the department to implement a COVID Directive until further notice. All employees and visitors must wear face masks while inside the police department building. Mandatory temperature checks for all…

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GCUD board picks Horner to be next GM

By Cara Zarecor   Allyson Horner, the current CFO and assistant general manager of Gibson County Utility District, could be the utility department’s next general manager. The Gibson County Utility District Board of Commissioners held its monthly meeting Wednesday, July 22 at the main office in Trenton. Board Chairman Paul Spain Jr. said that the…

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Early voting totals 1,226 so far

By Crystal Burns   Early voting in Gibson County totaled 1,226 as of Saturday, July 25. Gibson County Administrator of Elections Julieanne Hart reported that 976 early voters have cast their ballots in the State Republican Primary, while 233 have voted in the State Democratic Primary. Seventeen early voters have cast ballots in the County…

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Trenton teachers go back to school

By Crystal Burns   Trenton Special School District teachers went back to school last week to participate in professional development. The district hosted a picnic for all employees on July 22 at Shady Acres Park. Principals introduced new members of their respective staffs before Michele Elliott, supervisor of Teaching & Learning, handed the program off…

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