Dyer child still waiting on heart transplant

By Cara Zarecor     A Dyer child who has been in LeBonheur Children’s Hospital for more than 180 days, is still waiting on a heart transplant. Little Lincoln Hopper hardly needs an introduction nowadays, but he is the 2-year-old son of Dyer couple Zach Hopper and Chelsey Cunningham. Out of the 188 days that…

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Tornado rocks Skullbone

By Victor Parkins, The Mirror-Exchange   The community of Skullbone was hit hard March 2 when a F-1 tornado touched down and destroyed homes, barns, grain bins and hundreds of trees. The National Weather Service has confirmed that seven tornadoes ripped through different parts of Tennessee late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Although no one was seriously injured in Gibson County, the storm left…

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Sex trafficking happens in small towns too

By Crystal Burns   Sex trafficking isn’t just a big-city problem. It’s happening in small towns across West Tennessee. Julanne Stone, executive director of Scarlet Rope Project in Jackson, shared how the Jackson non-profit is working to educate the public about commercial sexual exploitation while providing a safe place of healing and restoration for survivors…

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‘Annie’ opens 6-show run Friday

Nite Lite Theatre of Gibson County will present the musical “Annie” beginning Friday night at the Peabody High School little theatre. “Annie” features a cast of 38 children and adults from across Gibson County and neighboring towns. Trenton’s Kathi Burriss is directing the beloved musical, with Marilyn Howe, also of Trenton, producing. The cast features…

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Lady Pioneers heading back to the ‘Boro

The Gibson County High School Lady Pioneers are heading back to the ‘Boro for the second straight year after defeating Memphis Business Academy 63-48 Saturday night in the sectionals. GCHS (26-8) will open the TSSAA Class A Tournament against Pickett County (29-4) Thursday at 6 p.m. at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. “One of…

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Trenton Light & Water GM announces change

By Crystal Burns   Trenton Light & Water General Manager Joe Wamble announced a policy change at the Feb. 25 City Council meeting. Wamble said all new construction in the Trenton Light & Water service area is required to have sewer backflow prevention devices installed on the customer’s sewer service line by the customer’s plumber…

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Jack’s Family Restaurant coming to Trenton

By Crystal Burns   The Trenton Planning Commission met Thursday and approved the site plans for Jack’s Family Restaurant, which will be built at 2059 Hwy. 45 Bypass South in Trenton. St. John & Associates, Inc. out of Cullman, Ala. submitted the plans, which call for a 4,139 sq. ft. building that is 20 ft.…

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Local officials encourage citizens to be counted

Officials across Gibson County are encouraging citizens to be counted in the 2020 Census. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. The results also determine how many seats in Congress each state gets, and the census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. “For small…

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Kenton woman celebrates 105th birthday

By Cara Zarecor   A huge happy birthday to Martha Akin of Kenton, celebrating her 105th birthday today (March 3). I caught up to Mrs. Akin through her youngest daughter, Carol Bowlin, also a Kenton resident, who stops by to see her mother every single day. The three of us recently gathered in Mrs. Akin’s…

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County totals less than 1,000 ballots in early voting

Less than 1,000 Gibson County voters have cast their ballots during the early voting period, according to figures released by Administrator of Elections Julieanne Hart Monday morning. Early voting ends Tuesday. Hart said that 622 Republicans and 309 Democrats have voted for a grand total of 931 votes cast. Most – 463 – have cast…

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