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TL&W looks at budgets as inflation rises

By Logan Watson   Less than two months after approving increases for water and electric rates, the Trenton Light & Water Board of Directors is once again grappling with the high cost of doing business. As inflation and high fuel costs continue to trickle down from business to customer, the Board faces a very tight…

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Rutherford increasing patrols around pool

By Logan Watson The Rutherford Police Department is going to be paying extra attention to the City Pool and surrounding areas for the rest of the summer. Mayor Sandy Simpson stated that increased patrols were needed after her family and friends smelled an odor resembling marijuana smoke during a pool party. “What’s going on at…

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Firefighters save church, crops from blazes

By Logan Watson Two recent fires could have been disastrous were it not for the quick action of local firefighters. On June 20, sparks from a combine ingited a field of uncut wheat on Gibson Road just outside of the Trenton City Limits shortly after noon. The owner of the field reported that 50 acres…

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Candidates sound off at forum in Trenton

by Logan Watson Candidates for offices representing Gibson County on both the local and state level had the opportunity to address voters last Tuesday night, taking part in a political forum hosted by the Gibson County Adult Leadership Alumni Association. This spring, candidates seeking the Republican nomination took part in a similar event, but last…

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Former teacher arrested for Statutory Rape

Former teacher arrested on charges of Statutory Rape   Former Peabody High School Chemistry teacher Brandon Doyle was arrested on Friday, June 17, and now faces charges of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure. According to a press release from the Trenton Police Department, the investigation into Doyle’s inappropriate relationships with students began after one…

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Grand Jury indicts Jackson in Dyer murder

Special Grand Jury indicts man in Dyer murder By Logan Watson Jamocus Jackson, the man taken into custody following an investigation into a “suspicious death” in Dyer on Sunday, was indicted by a special session of the Gibson County Grand Jury this morning on charges of First Degree Murder, Tampering with Evidence and Possession of…

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Sheppard named Lady Pioneers volleyball coach

Sheppard named Lady Pioneers volleyball coach By Lori Cathey Recently Gibson County administration named Todd Sheppard as the new Lady Pioneers volleyball coach. This past Thursday, June 2, a Meet and Greet for Coach Sheppard was held for parents and players in the B.O. Booth Gym. GCHS Principal Jim Hughes welcomd everyone, gave a brief…

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Jackson will not seek reelection

Trenton Mayor Jackson will not seek reelection   Mayor Ricky Jackson has announced that he will not seek reelection for mayor in the upcoming City of Trenton election in November. Jackson was first elected to the position in November 2014 and reelected in November 2018. He had served as a city councilman since September 1995…

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Curtis Halford looks back on time with legislature

Halford looks back on years with legislature By Logan Watson For almost 14 years, Curtis Halford has represented Gibson County and the rest of the 79th district in the Tennessee House of Representatives, but very soon he will be stepping away from the state legislature and returning to his role as a regular citizen. Before…

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Dyer Mayor arrested on Felony Theft charges

Dyer Mayor charged with Felony Theft   City of Dyer Mayor Chris Younger turned himself in to law enforcement officials today after being charged with Felony Theft over $2,500. According to a release issued by the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office, Younger stands accused of stealing money from an elderly Dyer citizen. District Attorney General Frederick…

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