YMCA swim lessons lead to safer summers

By Leslie C. Ferguson There is no doubt in our minds that summer is here!  It came in with a bang and has not let up.  The temps in and around Trenton have been as high a 100 degrees, and that was just June. With the lazy days of summer, comes the desire and necessity…

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Dyer and Kenton festivals kick off this week

Two popular, patriotic festivals kick off this week, and both include Independence Day parades. Dyer Station Celebration starts Wednesday in Dyer, and the White Squirrel Festival begins Saturday in Kenton. Dyer Station Celebration opening ceremonies are set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Dyer VFW. A community-wide church service follows at 7 at the Presbyterian…

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DAR presents Rutherford mayor with check for Davy Crockett Cabin

By Leslie C. Ferguson Wednesday proved to be a lucrative day for the Davy Crockett Cabin in Rutherford. Mayor Bob White and curator of the Chickasaw District Historic Site accepted a $782 check from Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) State Chairman Linda Lofton. The National Society DAR was established on October 11,…

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‘Sami Day’ raises $13,000 for scholarship fund

On November 5, 2012, Samantha Ann Howell, of Rutherford, was born to Scotty and Jill Howell, and brother Levi. On December 16, 2015, she tragically left this world after complications from the flu. The Trenton Elks Lodge and the Gibson County Fair Association began a memorial scholarship in memory of Sami. In order to help…

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Dyer resident honored as Mile Marker Miracle in Splash and Dash Run held Saturday

By Leslie C. Ferguson A very special girl named Cheyenne Needham of Dyer; TN. was diagnosed with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome at six weeks of age. (WHS) is a genetic disorder that affects many parts of the body.  The major features include characteristics facial appearance, delayed growth development, intellectual disabilities, low muscle tone and seizures. Doctors did…

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National Day of Prayer celebrated in Yorkville

By Leslie C. Ferguson Thursday, May 3 our nation celebrated National Day of Prayer. According to www.nationaldayofprayer.com, this day was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by…

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Tosh takes inspiring art to Rutherford School bathrooms

By Leslie C. Ferguson Rutherford School bathrooms got an inspirational facelift due to the thoughtful planning of local resident Christy Tosh. Tosh and several other concerned citizens got together a plan to make school bathrooms an encouraging place for students.  In light of recent tragedies around the community involving bullying, suicide, and students’ low self-esteem,…

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Local kitchen candle maker expands business

By Leslie C. Ferguson Marjie Sanderson, of Kenton, is not only a wife and fulltime art teacher for Dyer County Schools, she is also an emerging entrepreneur When husband Bill Sanderson opened White Squirrel Winery, Marjie decided they needed something else to compliment the down home feel of their business. So Marjie created the Tennessee…

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Rutherford Mayor addresses police chief’s tardiness

By J. D. Pinkerton The Rutherford Mayor and Board of Alderpersons were all in attendance for the regularly scheduled city council meeting October 16. Mayor Robert “Bob” White presented the board Police Chief Adam Branch’s timesheet, noting that of 221 days, Branch had been late to work 62 days. He also noted that Branch has…

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