Tyson Donates Scoreboard in Bradford

Tyson Foods of Humboldt recently donated a scoreboard plus all of the materials and labor needed for installation to the Bradford High School baseball team for the Red Devils’ field at the city park. Pictured are (from left) Tyson Building Coordinator Joe Alexander, Tyson Breeder/Hatchery Manager Blaine Cultra, Tyson Plant Manager Tom Sanders, Tyson Complex HR…

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Horner sets sights on growth at GCUD

By Cara Zarecor   Allyson Thompson Horner has been a key figure at Gibson County Utility District for almost 21 years, becoming the chief financial officer (CFO) just one year into her tenure. Early in 2019 she was named assistant general manager and is now honored to have been chosen to take the helm as…

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MacLean puts seven Peabody students to work

By Crystal Burns   Through a unique partnership with Peabody High School, MacLean Power Systems in Trenton has put seven seniors to work. Annabell Barlow, Riley Connell, Hunter Scarbrough, Brett Wade, Colson Anglin, Walker Murry, and Janna Castleman comprise the first TOPS (Technical Options for Postsecondary Success) cohort. They spend the first part of their…

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House Fire in Yorkville

A Yorkville family lost their home to a fire last week. On Tuesday, Sept. 15 around 5:30 p.m., a passerby called Gibson County E-911 to report a fully involved structure fire at 344 Happy Hollow Road. Gibson County, Yorkville, and Dyer Fire departments responded to the scene. The first firefighters to arrive found the house…

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Birth Choice plans annual Walk for Life

Who do you walk for? Birth Choice, a local pro-life, non-profit pregnancy resource center, is holding its annual Walk for Life on Saturday, Oct. 3 at West Jackson Baptist Church. The walk will feature activities, food, free coffee, and will be fun for all ages to attend. With clinics in Trenton and Jackson, Birth Choice…

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53rd Davy Crockett Days Celebration kicks off Oct. 4

By Alan Abbott   The Davy Crockett Days Advisory Committee and volunteers want to encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the 53rd Davy Crockett Days Festival. The festival, held the first full week of October each year, gives us an opportunity to honor not only Colonel Crockett, but all those who came before us…

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County OK’s plan for new library

By Steve Short   Gibson County commissioners gave the green light to the building of a new county library Sept. 14, but officials did not discuss giving county funds for a facility projected to cost $5-$6 million. Library Director Lindsey Ingram spoke about the need for a new library during the regular meeting of the…

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Bruketta honored as Teacher of the Year finalist

By Crystal Burns   A Peabody High School teacher was honored statewide last week as a Tennessee Teacher of the Year finalist. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the Tennessee Department of Education held a virtual awards ceremony for the nine finalists, which included Katie Bruketta, English I, ACT preparation, and AP Human Geography…

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Trenton police update use of force policy

By Crystal Burns   The Trenton Police Department has joined law enforcement agencies across the state in reviewing two crucial policies, leading to revisions of its use of force policy and a new duty to intervene policy. Chief Bill Cusson highlighted the policies for the Trenton Mayor and Board of Aldermen at the Sept. 8…

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GCSSD director urgers parents to keep symptomatic children home

By Crystal Burns   Better to be safe than sorry. Eddie Pruett, director of the Gibson County Special School District (GCSSD), is urging parents to keep children showing signs of COVID-19 at home. “We’re seeing quite a few students that are coming to school that are symptomatic,” Pruett told the GCSSD board at its Sept.…

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