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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Hart joins 1,000-point club

By Lori Cathey   The Gibson County High School Lady Pioneers 1,000-point club added a new member Monday, Dec. 21 as junior standout Madison Hart scored the 1,000th point of her high school career. Hart entered the game just 27 points away from the 1,000-point mark. The two-year starter scored her 1,000th point with 5:41…

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GCUD commissioners discuss CNG station, COVID-19 measures

By Crystal Burns   The Gibson County Utility District (GCUD) Board of Commissioners made the final meeting of the year a brief one, working through the agenda in about 30 minutes. Topics of discussion included the CNG (compressed natural gas) filling station, financing on central units, and COVID-19 precautions. General Manager Allyson Horner said she…

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County agencies work together to secure AEDs

By Lori Cathey    Through a combined effort between Gibson County EMS and Gibson County Fire Department, officials recently secured 39 automated external defibrillator (AED) machines for city and county first responder agencies. “Happy to provide the city and county agencies with new automated external defibrillator machines,” Dan Fowlkes, Gibson County EMS director. “Combined with…

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November unemployment drops in every Tennessee county

NASHVILLE – Each of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced decreased unemployment in November 2020, according to new data released Thursday by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Unemployment rates in 41 counties are now less than 5%. Fifty-four counties, including Gibson County, recorded rates of 5% or higher during the month. Gibson County’s rate for…

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Unemployment across Tennessee drops

NASHVILLE – Unemployment across Tennessee decreased significantly in November 2020 according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Tennessee’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November is 5.3%, a 2-percentage point drop from October’s revised rate of 7.3%. The new statistic is just two percentage points higher than the state’s…

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Yorkville School honored as bronze level model

The Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) at Vanderbilt University (funded by the Tennessee Department of Education) is proud to announce that Yorkville School has been selected as a 2020-2021 bronze level RTI2-B Model of Demonstration School. There are over 1,800 schools across the state of Tennessee and each year a small percentage of schools meet…

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Road commissioners announce Highway Dept. leadership change

For the first time in nearly three decades, Gibson County will have a new chief administrative officer in charge of the county’s 850-plus miles of roads and more than 215 county-owned bridges. Highway Superintendent Carl E. Stoppenhagen is retiring at the end of December, making way for Brian H. Coleman to take over the shop…

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Meet Bradford Police Department’s newest patrolwoman

By Caleb Revill   Addy Rushing never really knew that she wanted to be a police officer when growing up in Paris. Now, she’s Bradford’s newest patrolwoman. Rushing wasn’t sure about college, but a different opportunity presented itself when an officer she met in Paris reached out to her and asked if she would be…

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