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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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Recreation area holds ribbon cutting

by Danny Wade One of the areas newest and largest recreation sites held a ribbon cutting Tuesday, June 21, officially marking its opening. Then on Saturday, June 25, a grand opening was held. The Middle Fork Bottoms Recreational Area is now officially open to the public even though people have been visiting it for months.…

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Steve Wilder named new softball coach at Peabody

On Monday, Peabody hired a new softball coach, and he has a state championship on his resume. The Peabody administration has hired Steve Wilder to lead the program going forward. Peabody is coming off an appearance in the Class 1A state tournament this past season with a 10-20 record. Wilder comes to Peabody after serving…

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Hardiman bound over to grand jury

Hardiman facing first degree murder charges  from November school shooting by Danny Wade A preliminary hearing regarding the shooting at a Humboldt High School basketball game was held Monday morning, June 20 in Gibson County General Sessions Court in Trenton, Tenn. The defendant and alleged shooter, Jadon Hardiman, was bound over to the grand jury…

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City board votes down budget

by Danny Wade With the deadline of July 30, 2022 quickly approaching, cities across the state are approving their fiscal year budgets for 2022-23. Budgets must be in place by July 1, 2022 and filed with the Tennessee Comptroller’s office. Cities that have not approved their budget are scrambling to get them finalized and adopt…

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Juneteenth celebrated, two-day festival draws crowds

   The 6th annual African American Heritage and Music Festival celebrating the national holiday, Juneteenth, was held last weekend on Saturday, June 18 to Sunday, June 19. The Juneteenth celebration had a successful turn out at Viking Park where the attendees played games, shopped and ate food at several black owned and operated business vendors.…

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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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