Trenton police officers, sheriff’s deputy receive commendations

By Crystal Burns   Trenton Police Chief Bill Cusson presented commendations to two Trenton officers and a Gibson County Sheriff’s deputy and his canine partner at the Jan. 14 City Council meeting. Cusson and Lt. Jimmy Wilson lauded Sgt. Xavier Keys, Ptlm. Logan Farley, Lt. Ryan Pope and Astor for their heroic actions in responding…

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‘God is the dream maker’

By Crystal Burns Rev. Julian Knowles, pastor of The Lord’s Healing & Deliverance Church in Humboldt, was born and raised in the Bahamas. He recalled his father having conversations with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when King would visit the islands. “Martin Luther King was the dream keeper,” Knowles said. “God is the dream maker.”…

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GCSSD ranks 7th statewide in overall success rate

By Crystal Burns Gibson County Special School District students put up enviable numbers on the recently released 2019 Report Card issued by the Tennessee Department of Education. The district ranks seventh statewide in overall success rate, which measures the percentage of students performing at or above grade level. “That is very impressive,” Director of Schools…

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Best of the Best voting opens January 7

The Gazette officially launched its 4th Annual Best of the Best reader poll today. “You’ll notice changes to this year’s ballot,” said Editor Crystal Burns. “We’ve listened to reader feedback to eliminate categories that drew little interest and add categories as requested. The ballot is shorter and better reflects the goods and services available, particularly…

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County finance director resigns from position

By Steve Short   Greg Pillow, Gibson County director of finance since January 2015, is leaving the governmental position, according to Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon. The county was advertising the job opening and accepting applications to fill the position. In a statement Jan. 2, Witherspoon announced, “It is with great sadness that I report…

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Trenton mayor asks citizens to be patient

Trenton Mayor Ricky Jackson is asking for the public’s patience as the city’s new leaf machine makes its rounds in town. Jackson said since the company finally delivered the machine to the city about two weeks ago, the leaf machine is still on its first round. He expects the initial round to take about three…

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County roads, bridges get numerous repairs and upgrades

By: Steve Short Many roads and bridges in Gibson County have been undergoing major upgrades and reconstructions in the last two years, county Highway Superintendent Carl Stoppenhagen said. “The demands placed by the volume of traffic and repetitious, heavy loads are fast rendering Gibson County’s roads and bridges obsolete,” said Stoppenhagen. “Road improvements accomplish safety…

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GCHS band director asks Dyer for donation

By Cara Zarecor   The Dyer Mayor and Board of Aldermen sat down for the last regular meeting of 2019 on Monday, Dec. 9. The quorum present passed a motion that the previously-scheduled Dec. 23 meeting would be canceled due to several who’d be unable to attend due to Christmas obligations. Alderpersons absent were Tom…

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Gibson County school district boasts another clean audit

By Crystal Burns The Gibson County Special School District can once again boast of a clean audit thanks to the oversight of the district’s financial director and the work of administrative staff and bookkeepers at all schools. Director of Finance and Operations Terry Cunningham said the district has had clean audits each year of his…

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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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