Six arrested in Rutherford drug bust

The West Tennessee Drug Task Force served a search warrant in Rutherford last week, resulting in the arrests of six people. Finis Hundley, 39, of Dyer; Rachel Morgan, 45, of Rutherford; Laura Burkhart, 40, of Greenfield; Joshua Montgomery, 36, of Bradford; Mathew Parish, 35, of Union City; and James “JR” Scott, 32, of McLemoresville; were…

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GCHS student builds outdoor classroom at Rutherford School

By Laurin Stroud   A Gibson County High School student has built an outdoor classroom at Rutherford School. Reese McVay has spent the last 11 years in Boy Scouts. To qualify for his Eagle Scout rank, he had to complete a community service project by his 18th birthday. “Reese knew he wanted to do something…

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Schools receive meal grants

By Laurin Stroud USDA has released COVID-19 flexibilities to allow all children 18 years and under to receive free breakfast and lunch through the school meal program. The new flexibility was effective Sept. 1 and will extend through Dec. 31. The grant was awarded to all schools nationwide. “So many people have struggled through this…

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Trenton team wins 5th place in hot wing championship

By Laurin Stroud Bourdreaux’s Wingos from Trenton, placed fifth out of 24 teams in the World Championship Hot Wing Contest and Festival which was held virtually this year. “They put us in brackets and had an hour to vote for each round.” Holly Rowan said, “You had to at least donate $200 to the Ronald…

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Plans for new library to be presented

By Steve Short “Good news” is coming to Gibson County Commissioners next week. Officials will hear about plans for a new, state-of-the-art, county library planned for Trenton. At the commission’s bimonthly meeting September 14 at 9 a.m., architectural drawings of the interior of a new Gibson County Memorial Library will be presented. Floor plans of…

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Trenton getting out of the city sticker business

By Crystal Burns   As of Jan. 1, 2021, the City of Trenton will be out of the city sticker business. The board of aldermen voted unanimously at the Aug. 25 City Council meeting to approve the first reading of an ordinance that allows the Gibson County Clerk’s Office to collect money for city stickers.…

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Colleagues call retiring DA ‘a true public servant’

By Crystal Burns   When Garry Brown, district attorney general of the 28th Judicial District, walked out of the Teapot Museum in Trenton on Friday afternoon, he did so with an armload of gifts. Several of Brown’s former employees presented him with a personalized Heirloom Henry .22LR rifle. Members of the Tennessee District Attorneys General…

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White seeks election as Rutherford mayor

The following announcement is paid for by the candidate.   Robert H. “Bob” White is announcing that he is seeking election as mayor of the Town of Rutherford. “I have been a citizen of Rutherford for 63 years and raised three sons here, David White of Collierville, Terry White of Springdale, Ark. and Barry White…

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Grand jury returns 66 true bills

By Crystal Burns   The Gibson County Grand Jury met last week in Trenton and returned 66 true bills, many of which deal with sexual crimes against minors and violent crimes. Indictments against Derek Harper appear to show a pattern of sexual abuse of a minor spanning from August 2011 to May 2019. Harper was…

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