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All Gibson County schools closing March 17-April 3

At the urging of Governor Bill Lee, all Gibson County schools are closing due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Bradford, Gibson County, Milan, and Trenton special school districts and Humboldt City Schools will not be in session March 17-April 3. All school events are suspended effective March 17, and district leaders will reassess…

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Tornado rocks Skullbone

By Victor Parkins, The Mirror-Exchange   The community of Skullbone was hit hard March 2 when a F-1 tornado touched down and destroyed homes, barns, grain bins and hundreds of trees. The National Weather Service has confirmed that seven tornadoes ripped through different parts of Tennessee late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Although no one was seriously injured in Gibson County, the storm left…

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Sex trafficking happens in small towns too

By Crystal Burns   Sex trafficking isn’t just a big-city problem. It’s happening in small towns across West Tennessee. Julanne Stone, executive director of Scarlet Rope Project in Jackson, shared how the Jackson non-profit is working to educate the public about commercial sexual exploitation while providing a safe place of healing and restoration for survivors…

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County totals less than 1,000 ballots in early voting

Less than 1,000 Gibson County voters have cast their ballots during the early voting period, according to figures released by Administrator of Elections Julieanne Hart Monday morning. Early voting ends Tuesday. Hart said that 622 Republicans and 309 Democrats have voted for a grand total of 931 votes cast. Most – 463 – have cast…

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Donor pays off $14k in lunch debt

Donor pays $14k in school lunch debt By Logan Watson Thanks to an anonymous donor, an enormous burden is being lifted from the shoulders of thousands of parents in Gibson County. The donor has reportedly committed to paying off outstanding school lunch debts for students in all five school districts in Gibson County. The generous…

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Family opens up about Cades shooting victim

Family opens up about Cades shooting victim By Logan Watson Information about the fatal shooting at a home on Oak Grove Road in Cades last week is still very limited, but the family of Chad Oden, the man killed in the incident, is speaking out in defense of their loved one. Rodney Poole, Oden’s brother-in-law,…

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Body found outside Milan

Body found outside Milan By Logan Watson Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas confirmed this morning that a dead body was found in the area of Hope Hill Cemetery Road between Milan and Medina sometime last night. Sheriff Thomas stated that the body has been sent to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy. The preliminary…

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Carl Perkins Center gala to be held Feb. 8

By Danny Wade, Humboldt Chronicle If there were an organization that helps over 800 children and families each year, would you support it? That’s exactly what the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse does for Gibson County. You can support their cause by attending their annual dinner and auction. This…

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County finance director resigns from position

By Steve Short   Greg Pillow, Gibson County director of finance since January 2015, is leaving the governmental position, according to Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon. The county was advertising the job opening and accepting applications to fill the position. In a statement Jan. 2, Witherspoon announced, “It is with great sadness that I report…

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Carl Diffee, Jr. named new Bulldogs coach

Carl Diffee Jr., named new Bulldog coach By Victor Parkins It didn’t take the Bulldogs long to name a new head football coach. Carl Diffee Jr. was introduced to his Bulldog team Monday afternoon, just two weeks after former coach Craig ‘Teddy’ Pettigrew was forced out of the position. A Jackson Tennessee native, Diffee, 30,…

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