Block grant provides new fire truck for Bradford

By Crystal Burns   There’s a shiny, new fire truck responding to calls in Bradford. The city’s 2020 Freightliner pumper/tanker has been in service for about a month, Chief Joe Alexander said. The city received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to purchase the new truck, which allowed the Fire Department to retire a 1985…

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Arson suspected in Dyer fire

By Lori Cathey    Fire investigators believe arson is to blame for a June 10 fire. The Gibson County and Dyer Fire departments, along with the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department and Gibson County EMS, were dispatched to 23 Old Dyersburg Road just after 10:30 p.m. when a passerby called in a fully involved fire at…

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Rutherford residents want answers for flooding woes

By Crystal Burns   A group of Rutherford residents want answers for an increase in flooding woes in their McKnight Street neighborhood. Judy Liebeno contacted the Tri-City Reporter after an article, “Rutherford mayor hopeful county can help with flooding issue,” addressing a dramatic flooding May 17 that washed out a culvert and flooded South Trenton…

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Children return for LEMAC summer program

By Crystal Burns   Children sat quietly, masks on, writing in their journals Wednesday morning at the Robert Sidney Phelan Education Center in Trenton. But when two of their teachers led them outside for a game of kickball, the sounds of summer returned to the Lexington Street neighborhood as boys and girls giggled and yelled…

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Demonstrators peacefully protest in Trenton, Dyer & Rutherford

By Crystal Burns   A trio of young adults peacefully protested the officer-involved deaths of dozens of black men, women, and children that have occurred across the country Wednesday morning in Trenton. They spent the afternoon demonstrating in Dyer and Rutherford. Displaying signs with the names of 26 people killed by police in the last…

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Northwest Gibson County YMCA reopens

By Laurin Stroud   Two months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the Northwest Gibson County YMCA, eliminating its vital children’s programming as well as its fitness equipment and classes. Earlier this month, the Y reopened with restricted hours and strict guidelines. “We are maintaining social distancing, staff are using gloves and masks, screening people…

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Extension leaders hand out 50 bags of food

By Crystal Burns   With face masks and gloves on, Gibson County UT Extension leaders handed out 50 bags of food to residents from all over the county Thursday afternoon in Trenton. Barbara Berry, county director, and LaQuita Clark, program assistant, quickly gave away the free food to people who have taken the Tennessee Nutritional…

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GCUD narrows list of GM candidates to six

he Gibson County Utility District (GCUD) has narrowed its list of candidates to replace retiring General Manager Pat Riley. The GCUD Board of Commissioners met May 26 at the district office in Trenton and selected six finalists from 13 applicants. Finalists are Allyson Horner, Bryan Patterson, Laura Coleman, Bob Moore, Douglas Childs, and Robert Mullins.…

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Bradford graduates tally $1.9M in scholarships

By Crystal Burns   A small but accomplished Bradford High School graduating class racked up $1.9M in scholarship offers. Sunday afternoon, 30 graduates received their diplomas in a ceremony that kept seniors spaced six feet apart at all times and encouraged guests to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing. When the ceremony ended, the newly-minted…

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