GCHS crowns Turner homecoming queen

By Lori Cathey    Gibson County High School students and teachers showed off their school spirit with a full week of activities and festivities marking homecoming. The week-long celebration ended with a pep rally Friday afternoon for the Pioneers football team. Prior to the start of the game, GCHS football cheerleaders and the homecoming court…

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Heartbreaker: Pioneers fall to Lake Co. 36-28 in OT

By Lori Cathey    Gibson County High School lost a heart breaker to the Lake County Falcons at Bill Wray Memorial Field in Tiptonville on Friday night. Gibson Co. football fans got to see a nail-biting, edge-of-their-seats thriller, played with a lot emotion in a 36-28 overtime loss. Lake Co. got on the board first…

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Second wreck in five days brings attention to SR 5 intersection

By Lori Cathey  For the second time in five days, emergency personnel responded to the State Route 5 and Broad Street intersection in Dyer to a multiple vehicle collision. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and shut down State Route 5 southbound lanes for about an hour and a half. According to the Dyer…

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Big crowd ‘meets the players’

By Lori Cathey One of the biggest crowds turned out to support the Pioneer Quarterback Club’s Meet the Players Saturday night at Gibson County High School’s Yates Field. Player introductions started with the 2018 Gibson County youth tackle and flag football teams followed by introduction of the Yorkville/Spring Hill Middle School Pioneer football cheerleaders and…

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Pioneers get win over Greenfield in jamboree

By Lori Cathey  Great football weather Friday night saw the Gibson County Pioneers defeat Greenfield 6-0 in the SportsPlus Jamboree in Newbern. Participating teams scrimmaged over two quarters with a 12-minute running clock. In the last two minutes, the clock stopped for all game simulations. Each team had one time out per quarter. The Pioneers…

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Erica DuRall dives in at Kenton

By Lori Cathey  Aug. 1 wasn’t only the first day of school for students. It was also Erica DuRall;s first day as principal of Kenton School. DuRall replaced Kevin Turner who was re-assigned to Dyer School as principal after servring the past three years at Kenton. DuRall started her teaching career with the Gibson County…

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Washer pitchin’ kicks off Friday in Yorkville

By Lori Cathey The 25th Annual International Washer Pitchin’ Contest will be held at the Yorkville City Park on Saturday, but the fun starts Friday night. The Yorkville Fire Department is hosting a fish fry Friday beginning at 5 p.m. at the Yorkville Community Center. Plates include fish, fries, homemade hush puppies and onion rings,…

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Maddie Neal named to All-State softball team

By Lori Cathey  Gibson County Lady Pioneers catcher Maddie Neal has been named to the 2018 All-State High School Class A Softball Team, as selected by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. “I am very proud of Maddie for being recognized by the Sports Writers Association. She has been a great part of our program during her…

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Rutherford man sustains minor burns in structure fire

By Lori Cathey    A Rutherford man sustained minor burns Saturday, trying to extinguish a fire at his property. David Tidwell told Rutherford firefighters he was out front of his building, located at the intersection of North Kay and E. Main in Rutherford, repairing a swing for his mother-in-law when he heard a popping and…

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