Rutherford leaders confront budget concerns

By Crystal Burns   The Rutherford Mayor and Board of Aldermen developed a plan to confront budget concerns at the town’s Nov. 16 meeting. Mayor Sandy Simpson provided the board with estimates and options for paving Trenton Street (old Highway 45). The numbers were for information only, as the project must be put out for…

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Phillips honored with community broadband award

The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) recently awarded the Dr. Charles Kao Award for Community Broadband to Charles Phillips, Gibson Electric Membership Corporation VP of Technical Services and Gibson Connect VP of Operations. The award recognizes individuals, organizations, or companies that honor Dr. Kao’s innovation and connect communities with fiber optic technology.  In its communication, the…

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Dyer sets Christmas parade Dec. 5

By Cara Zarecor       On Nov. 9, Dyer officials met for their first board meeting since the general election, where Mayor Chris Younger was decidedly re-elected. With all alderpersons present, Younger opened the meeting by announcing some important upcoming dates. The city’s annual Christmas parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at…

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Trenton honors veterans

With COVID-19 cases rising daily, the Oakland Cemetery Association Committee had to adjust its annual Veterans Day program, but the group still found a way to honor American heroes. Traditionally, a brief ceremony is held at Oakland Cemetery with veterans placing a wreath at the veterans’ memorial near the gazebo. All Gibson County veterans and…

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VFW celebrates 75th anniversary

By Crystal Burns   Members of the Hicks Phelan Taylor Post 4798 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) gathered Saturday afternoon in Trenton to celebrate the vital institution’s 75th anniversary. Hannah Blurton, quartermaster of the local post, gave a brief overview of the VFW, which traces its roots to 1899 when veterans of the…

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Piercey receives Public Health Hero Award

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP has been honored with the William Schaffner, MD, Public Health Hero Award for 2020. This award is given every two years by the Tennessee Medical Association in partnership with the Tennessee Public Health Association. “Dr. Piercey is the easy choice for this award because she has met uncertain…

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Peabody’s new indoor complex to be named for Haney

By Crystal Burns   The Trenton Special School District board pulled a fast one on Director of Schools Tim Haney at their Nov. 3 meeting. The board provided Haney with a phony agenda so he wouldn’t see the item titled “Approval of Recognition Program Nomination Form.” As Clint Hickerson addressed his fellow board members, Katie…

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Imagination Library celebrates 15 years in Gibson County

By Logan Watson, The Mirror-Exchange   For the last 15 years, the Gibson County Imagination Library has been working to foster a love of learning in the next generation, and those efforts do not stop due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gibson County group launched its annual letter-writing campaign Nov. 1, seeking donations from the…

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