Gibson County schools to host Veterans Day programs

Several Gibson County Special School District schools will host community Veterans Day programs Monday, Nov. 11. Gibson County High School will host a program in the gym at 9 a.m. Spring High School will also honor veterans at 9 a.m. The Dyer school program will begin at 9:15 a.m. Students at Rutherford School will host…

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Annual Veterans Day lunch set for Nov. 11

All Gibson County veterans are invited to a free barbecue lunch and program Monday, Nov. 11 beginning at 11 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Trenton. The annual event is sponsored but the Oakland Cemetery Committee in Trenton and includes a brief service at the cemetery at 10:30 a.m. This year’s keynote speaker will…

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Volunteer of the Year

Vickie Sorrells, a Foundation committee member, presented the Volunteer of the Year Award to Betty Poteet of Trenton, a woman described in a nomination letter as a person who loves her community. “Betty has selflessly worked hard and volunteered for the betterment of the citizens of Trenton and Gibson County most of her life,” the…

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Vietnam veteran to keynote Veterans Day program

A Vietnam veteran who recently moved to Trenton will be the keynote speaker at the annual Veterans Day program sponsored by the Oakland Cemetery Committee. Col. James Lee will speak at the National Guard armory in Trenton on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. All veterans are invited to the program, which includes a free…

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FIFTH IN STATE

The Peabody High School Band of Gold placed fifth out of 24 bands at the State Division I Contest held Saturday at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro. Due to the large amount of rainfall Friday and Saturday, the Riverdale High School directors opted to move the preliminary competition indoors and forego finals. However, the 10…

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THIRD IN STATE

The Gibson County High School Marching Pioneers finished third place out of 24 bands at the State Division I Championship held Saturday at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro. Due to heavy rainfall Friday and Saturday, the Riverdale High School directors opted to move the competition indoors and forego finals. The top 10 bands in preliminaries,…

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Morgan crowned Miss Jackson Outstanding Teen

A Dyer student was crowned Miss Jackson Outstanding Teen on Saturday, Oct. 26. Jolee Morgan, 14, will now compete in Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen to be held in Gallatin March 20-21. The competition includes a private interview, active/fitness wear, on-stage question, talent, and evening gown. Morgan is active in her school and community. She has…

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Rutherford board grapples with budget issues

With five applications for street supervisor to review, the Rutherford Mayor and Board of Aldermen are looking for the money to offer a reasonable salary. The board met Monday, Oct. 21 and discussed starting pay for the new position, with Mayor Sandy Simpson suggesting $15 an hour. City Recorder Dawn Smith said there is no…

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E-911 names interim director

By Cara Zarecor, Tri-City Reporter Max Milam, a life-long native of Humboldt, has been named interim director of the Gibson County E-911 Center. A week after the termination of former director Johanna Harrell, Milam was approved by the board to fill the vacant position.      Milam brings with him a wealth of experience in…

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