Davy Crockett Days begin Oct. 7 in Rutherford

By Alan Abbott The Davy Crockett Days Advisory Committee and volunteers want to encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the 51st Davy Crockett Days Festival. The festival, held the first full week of October each year, gives us an opportunity to honor not only Colonel Crockett, but all those who came before us to…

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District principals review achievement, growth scores for Gibson Co. school district board

By Crystal Burns Eight of the nine Gibson County Special School District principals reviewed their schools’ TNReady achievement and TVAAS growth scores at Thursday’s school board meeting. Overall, district students placed in the Top 10 in the state in three achievement categories: eighth in 5-8 Science with 79.9 percent of students testing On Track or…

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Turner wins school district slogan contest

By Leslie Ferguson Thursday, Sept 6 at Yorkville School was a very special day for fifth grader Paxton Turner. Turner was the district winner for a slogan contest held for all schools in the Gibson Co. Special School District. Director of Schools Eddie Pruett formed a Risk Awareness Committee to make school life easier for…

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Four local farms recognized as Tennessee Century Farms

Four Gibson County farms were recognized during opening ceremonies of the Gibson Co. Fair in Trenton last week. Representatives from the Dowland Hall Farm, E.H.M. Farm, Harris Family Farm and Flowers Farm received plaques recognizing their farms as Tennessee Century Farms. The Tennessee Century Farms Program was created in 1975 by the Tennessee Department of…

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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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