Peabody caps 15-0 season with back-to-back state titles

Mission Accomplished! Peabody entered the season on a mission to play a 15-game schedule, which would give the Golden Tide the chance to compete for back-to-back state championships. So, when PHS trailed 16-7 at halftime to highly rated Meigs County in the Blue Cross Bowl Championship Game played Saturday at Cookeville, the Tide players never…

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Baugus is Peabody’s first Mr. Football

Peabody Golden Tide senior quarterback Cooper Baugus has experienced both ends of the football spectrum. During three seasons as Peabody’s starting quarterback, Baugus has endured the uncertainty of a career threatening injury during his junior season all the way to earning the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s Tennessee Titans Class 2A Mr. Football Award presented…

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Local student crowned Miss Memphis Iris Teen

A local student was recently crowned Miss Memphis Iris Teen Volunteer. Ryleigh Greene, 16, a junior at Gibson County High School earned the crown Nov. 30 at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School in Memphis. She was also selected for Fan Favorite and Evening Gown Award in the Iris Teen category. Greene will…

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Gibson County Leadership group visits County Commission

By Steve Short The Gibson County Adult Leadership Class for 2019-20 attended the Nov. 18 meeting of the Gibson County Commission during a day in which the group visited county government and public safety organizations. Leadership class members introduced themselves to commissioners, giving their names, hometowns and place of employment. Commissioners, in turn, introduced themselves…

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Lowery recognized for 100 career wins

By Lori Cathey  Gibson County High School leaders, players, and fans recognized boys’ basketball head coach Justin Lowery for his 100th career win Tuesday, Nov. 26. Lowery reached the century mark Dec. 7, 2018 against Halls. Lowery finished the season with 106 wins, surpassing Mickey Young as the winningest coach in Gibson County boys’ program…

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Rutherford woman to celebrate 100th birthday Dec. 7

By Gwen McCaffrey McReynolds Dorothy Mildred Reed Loggins of Rutherford will celebrate her 100th birthday Saturday, Dec. 7. Dot was born to Barnett Tull and Sue Addie Richards Reed in 1919 in the Bells Chapel community of Gibson County. She was the granddaughter of James Madison and Alice Susannah Calhoun Reed and of Terrestus Herschel and…

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South College’s Rosedale included on Tour of Homes

Rosedale, a home built in 1850, will be featured on the Tour of Homes, part of the Downtown Trenton Committee’s celebration of Hometown Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 8. Rosedale, currently owned by Jeff and Angela Mueller, is located at 403 South College Street. It was built for Rev. Matthew Martin Marshall, who moved there with his…

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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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