Davy Days names grand marshalls

by Mindy East Nearly every year since 1987 a grand marshal has been selected for the Davy Crockett Days celebration honoring some of Rutherford’s finest citizens. This year in old town tradition the Rutherford Davy Crockett Celebration Committee has chosen the original founders of the annual Davy Crockett Days, the Jaycees, to be the Grand…

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Lady Pioneers softball team 2-2 in pool play

by Lori Cathey Gibson County Lady Pioneers hosted Union City Tuesday night at Gibson County. Union City took a 1 -0 lead over the Lady Pioneers in the first inning. Neither team scored in the second inning giving Union City a 1 to 0 lead. In the bottom of the third inning Macie Tucker walked…

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Active shooter Drill at high school

On Friday, September 1 Gibson County Sheriff’s Department and Gibson County High School teamed up together for an active shooter drill. This was a joint effort by the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office and the Gibson County School District.  Since the beginning of last school year deputies have been meeting with faculty and students and putting…

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Davy Crockett celebrates 50 years

  DAVY DAYS 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS – The town of Rutherford is celebrating their 50th Davy Crockett Days this year. The committee has 50th anniversary t-shirts for sale to the public. Locations in Rutherford you can purchase a shirt are the David Crockett Cabin, Hester Drug Store and Centennial Bank. Costs for the shirts are youth – adult…

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Little tyke gives treats for unsung heroes

Many people would say that their favorite day is a birthday, Christmas, Thanksgiving or maybe even an anniversary. But for a little three-year-old boy in Bradford, his favorite day is, “Garbage Truck Men Day.” Cooper Thompson looks forward to Friday every week in his small hometown of Bradford.  His fascination with the garbage truck started…

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Rutherford Methodist auctioned

For more than a century the United Methodist Church held services at the corner of Church and Knox Streets in Rutherford. On June 22, 2017 it was sold to the highest bidder during an auction. The church was in operation of 138 years before the doors closed on March 26, 2017, due to low attendance. …

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Local celebrities serve dinner

by Mindy East The annual Relay for Life event was held Saturday, June 10, 2017 for the North-Gibson end of the county in the auxiliary gym at Gibson County High School. The event was a huge success. They had fourteen public faces being the waiters and waitresses. Over 200 people purchased tickets to embarked on…

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DOROTHY DEBOW MCCLURE

Nashville – Dorothy DeBow McClure, daughter of Samuel Caruthers and Emma Spiller DeBow, passed away December 13, 2016 at the age of 98 years. After attending schools in Union City, TN and UT Martin Junior College, she graduated from UT Knoxville. She worked for the Gibson County Extension Service for 3 years before marrying Ewell…

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PATRICIA LYNN HALL

Rutherford – Mrs. Patricia Lynn Hall, 49 of Rutherford, Tennessee, passed away from this life on January 1, 2017, at Jackson Madison County Hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Hall were conducted on Friday, January 6, 2017, in the Chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home in Rutherford with Bro. Randy Crews officiating.  Interment followed in…

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BILLY RAY JONES

Dyer – Mr. Billy Ray Jones, 83 of Dyer, passed away from this life on Friday, December 23, 2016, at his home. Funeral services for Mr. Jones were conducted on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, in the chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home in Dyer, with Bro. Anthony Williams, Bro. Stephen Powell, Bro. Tony Smith,…

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