Chamber Cash puts more than $10,000 in local businesses

By Crystal Burns   It was a banner month for the Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Cash program. In December 2020, the chamber sold $10,045 in Chamber Cash, benefitting participating member businesses across the county. The 2019 total during the same time frame was $6,400. “That’s $10,000 from this chamber alone,” said…

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Commissioners accept $347K restoration bid for courthouse clocktower

By Caleb Revill   Gibson County Commissioners voted to accept a $347,702 bid for restoration work on the Gibson County Courthouse’s clocktower at their bi-monthly meeting held via Zoom Monday morning, Jan. 11. Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon called the meeting to order, and Commissioner Steve Hemann gave the invocation. After roll call, the adoption…

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Town Hall covers junior high basketball options

By Crystal Burns   The Gibson County Special School District board hosted a Town Hall to discuss options for consolidating the junior high basketball programs on the north end of the district Sunday, Jan. 10 at Gibson County High School. The board has discussed consolidation in years past and most recently at the district’s December…

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Yorkville School seeks recipes for cookbook

Yorkville School leaders are reaching out to students’ parents and families as well as community friends to collect recipes for a cookbook. All sales of the cookbook will benefit the school. “When families gather, you seem to find most of the people in the kitchen because that is where the food is!” principal Sharon Sewell…

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Fire destroys old funeral home

By Lori Cathey   A Sunday night fire decimated the former Karnes & Son Funeral Home in Rutherford. The Rutherford Fire Department was dispatched to 113 South Trenton Street in Rutherford around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. Upon arrival, firefighters found a working two-story residential structure on fire with heavy smoke coming out of the…

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Painting a picture of 2020 in 12 stories

By Crystal Burns   Staff at the Tri-City Reporter chose one story from every month to paint a picture of 2020 in our local communities. While the COVID-19 pandemic caused unimaginable heartache across the country, 2020 still brought some good news of volunteers helping others, a happy ending for a Dyer toddler in need of…

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Town Hall set Sunday at GCHS

By Crystal Burns   The Gibson County Special School District Board of Trustees will hold a Town Hall in the Gibson County High School theater Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to allow parents to discuss and ask questions about a proposal to consolidate junior high basketball teams from…

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COVID-19 vaccination timeline: When and how can you get a vaccine?

By Caleb Revill, The Mirror-Exchange   The Tennessee Health Department’s Facebook page released information on a COVID-19 vaccine phases rollout timeline on Wednesday, Dec. 30. “COVID-19 vaccines remain limited at this time, and Tennessee’s allocation plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey in a…

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Though difficult, 2020 brought some good news

By Crystal Burns   Life came to a sudden halt on March 11 when news of the novel coronavirus, which originated in China, hit home. Many small businesses and schools were shuttered. Essential personnel were asked to risk their health and safety for the good of their communities, and the numbers of those contracting COVID-19…

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Trenton native walks county to write book

By Crystal Burns   A Trenton native put his feet to the pavement to get new perspective on his home county. Steve Black, a 1987 graduate of Peabody High School, finished his 10-month journey on Halloween and has already begun writing a book about the natural history, local history, and his observations of Gibson County.…

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