Burns resigns as Gazette editor, Watson takes new position

By Victor Parkins The Trenton Gazette and the Mirror-Exchange have both made personnel changes, effective Monday, January 25. Gazette and Tri-City Reporter Editor Crystal Burns resigned from her position on Friday, Jan. 9.  She has accepted a job at Tyson Foods in Humboldt in the Human Resources Department. Mirror-Exchange Associate Editor Logan Watson will take…

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Trenton aldermen share COVID-19 experiences

By Crystal Burns   Trenton Aldermen Tony Burriss and Rickey Graves had similar experiences with COVID-19 in December. Tony and wife Kathi and Rickey and wife Susan are grateful to be fully recovered or on the mend after suffering with the virus that affects people in drastically different ways. Tony and Kathi Burriss both tested…

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Rutherford looks to interims to fill gaps at City Hall

By Crystal Burns   The Rutherford Board of Aldermen approved hiring two interim employees to help fill gaps at City Hall during the town’s Jan. 19 meeting. Gibson County Trustee Melissa Workman has been hired as interim city recorder while City Recorder Dawn Smith is recovering from an illness. Workman previously served as city recorder…

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County EMS uses grant to update equipment

By Lori Cathey   Gibson County EMS Director Dan Fowlkes recently announced Gibson County was awarded a Stimulus Care Fund grant for new, updated advanced life support equipment for each of the county ambulances. The Zoll X Series cardiac monitor and Zoll AutoPulse automated CPR device are used to immunize first responders’ exposure when treating…

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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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