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Painting a picture of 2020 in 12 stories

By Crystal Burns   Staff at the Tri-City Reporter chose one story from every month to paint a picture of 2020 in our local communities. While the COVID-19 pandemic caused unimaginable heartache across the country, 2020 still brought some good news of volunteers helping others, a happy ending for a Dyer toddler in need of…

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Town Hall set Sunday at GCHS

By Crystal Burns   The Gibson County Special School District Board of Trustees will hold a Town Hall in the Gibson County High School theater Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to allow parents to discuss and ask questions about a proposal to consolidate junior high basketball teams from…

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COVID-19 vaccination timeline: When and how can you get a vaccine?

By Caleb Revill, The Mirror-Exchange   The Tennessee Health Department’s Facebook page released information on a COVID-19 vaccine phases rollout timeline on Wednesday, Dec. 30. “COVID-19 vaccines remain limited at this time, and Tennessee’s allocation plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey in a…

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Though difficult, 2020 brought some good news

By Crystal Burns   Life came to a sudden halt on March 11 when news of the novel coronavirus, which originated in China, hit home. Many small businesses and schools were shuttered. Essential personnel were asked to risk their health and safety for the good of their communities, and the numbers of those contracting COVID-19…

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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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Trenton Health And Rehab begins vaccination process

By Crystal Burns   Through a federal partnership with CVS, Trenton Health And Rehabilitation has begun the COVID-19 vaccination process. Casey Elliott, director of nursing, said a CVS pharmacist began administering the shots to Trenton Health And Rehab staff members at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30. Early that afternoon, she said residents were scheduled to…

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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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