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March raises awareness for community needs in Trenton

Crystal Burns   A community event held Saturday, June 20 in Trenton served several purposes. Organizers Sam Doaks and Greg Barnes used the occasion to celebrate Juneteenth and Father’s Day Weekend, promote unity, and raise awareness of the lack of options young adults and elders have in Trenton. “If you give everybody an opportunity to…

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Commission passes $18.4M ‘mirror’ budget similar to last year

By Steve Short   In recessed session Monday, June 29, Gibson County commissioners passed a new $18.4 million General Fund budget that “mirrors” most of last year’s finances. There are increased expenditures due to state mandated 3.5% pay raises for elected officials and an increase in health care insurance. The budget has a deficit of…

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Chancery Court Clerk resigning Aug. 1

Chancellor George Robert Ellis of the 28th Judicial District of Tennessee is announcing with regret that Shonna Wilson Smith has tendered her resignation as Clerk & Master of the Chancery Court in Trenton effective Aug. 1. Smith has served as Clerk & Master for the past 11 years. Prior to the appointment, she served 14…

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Commissioner Schwinn makes statement about Executive Order No. 50

Gov. Bill Lee’s recent extension of the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic left parents and teachers across the state with more questions than answers, especially with the beginning of the 2020-21 school year just weeks away. Tennessee Commissioner of Education Dr. Penny Schwinn sent out a volley of emails to school Superintendents…

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Plaza 3 theater reopens but with limits

No new movies coming out of Hollywood, Plaza showing classics at classic prices by Danny Wade COVID-19 has played havoc on businesses. Some were forced to close their doors. Others were open but not allowing the public inside. One local business among those hit the hardest was Humboldt Plaza 3. Owners Jason Tubbs and Michael…

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Three Way City Hall open for business

Board to hold first meeting in new city hall July 6 After months of construction, a local town has a new city hall. The Three Way City Hall was open for business June 2. Three Way Mayor Larry Sanders, along with Alderlady Mary Ann Tremblay and Alderman Danny Wade are proud of their new facility.…

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Peabody creates Zero Period to make up for lost instruction

Peabody High School principal Rickey Hooker announced last week that the school has created a Zero Period to make up for lost instruction time in the spring 2020 semester. “The COVID-19 pandemic has created some inconveniences for all of us, but we should all do our best to see the positives which have been created,”…

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