Trenton Special School District honors Teachers of the Year

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Special School District honored its Teachers of the Year during the Nov. 7 school board meeting. Angelica Voigt was chosen by her peers as the Peabody High School Teacher of the Year, Kristy Shelton as the Trenton Rosenwald Middle School Teacher of the Year, and Sheronda Rivers as the Trenton…

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Santa Claus is coming to Trenton

By Crystal Burns Tell all the children to watch out, don’t cry, and don’t pout. Santa Claus is coming to Trenton on Saturday, Nov. 30. The Trenton Downtown Committee is reviving the Christmas Parade for the first time in 50 or so years. Line-up will begin at 5 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church…

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Riley receives Lifetime Achievement Award

ATLANTA – Pat Riley, general manager of the Gibson County Utility District, was among the 11 organizations and individuals honored Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmercia) 2019 Industry Summit and Annual Meeting. Riley received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual awards are given to nominees from all stakeholder segments, including…

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County hires new EMS director

By Steve Short Gibson County has a new director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Dan Fowlkes, 42, was introduced to the County Commission Monday morning, Nov. 18 in Trenton. He succeeds Starr Austin who served in the position nine years. A Dyersburg resident with 20 years in emergency services, Fowlkes will begin Dec. 2. He…

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Night of Hope raises $7800 for Christian Women’s Job Corps

By Laurin Stroud Tuesday, Nov. 5 was truly a Night of Hope. Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) held its 7th annual fundraiser at Salem Baptist Church in Trenton. The event included a silent auction of close to 200 items, a catered meal, music and entertainment by Jay Griggs of Endless Highway, two speakers, and a…

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Goad named Supervisor of the Year

A Gibson County supervisor and a Hamilton County high school principal have been honored for their work in Tennessee education during the annual banquet held Nov. 5. Dr. Michelle Goad, instructional supervisor for grades 5-8 and testing coordinator in Gibson County Special School District, was named Tennessee’s 2019-20 Supervisor of the Year. Goad has served…

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Chamber members receive top honors

By Crystal Burns The Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce bestowed its top awards on four members during the annual banquet held Nov. 5 in Trenton. Kevin Painter received the Educator of the Year Award; Kayley Tyner the Young Professional of the Year Award; Dr. Jim Williams the Person of the Year Award; and…

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Victorian house included in Tour of Homes

A great surviving example of Victorian architecture will be included in the Tour of Homes, part of the Downtown Trenton Committee’s celebration of Hometown Christmas. Wally and Katey Vernon currently own the historic home at 600 South High Street in Trenton. They purchased it in 2009 and were lucky enough to buy some of the…

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Hill pleads not guilty to rape & murder charges in McDaniel case

By Steve Short Dressed in a khaki colored prison uniform, with short cropped hair and black, horn-rimmed glasses, Finis “Pete” Hill slumped in his chair in a Trenton courtroom Monday afternoon, Nov. 4 and turned his head to avoid being photographed. He was alone in the courtroom, except for a journalist with a camera and…

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