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Trenton police officers, sheriff’s deputy receive commendations

By Crystal Burns   Trenton Police Chief Bill Cusson presented commendations to two Trenton officers and a Gibson County Sheriff’s deputy and his canine partner at the Jan. 14 City Council meeting. Cusson and Lt. Jimmy Wilson lauded Sgt. Xavier Keys, Ptlm. Logan Farley, Lt. Ryan Pope and Astor for their heroic actions in responding…

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‘God is the dream maker’

By Crystal Burns Rev. Julian Knowles, pastor of The Lord’s Healing & Deliverance Church in Humboldt, was born and raised in the Bahamas. He recalled his father having conversations with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when King would visit the islands. “Martin Luther King was the dream keeper,” Knowles said. “God is the dream maker.”…

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Best of the Best voting opens January 7

The Gazette officially launched its 4th Annual Best of the Best reader poll today. “You’ll notice changes to this year’s ballot,” said Editor Crystal Burns. “We’ve listened to reader feedback to eliminate categories that drew little interest and add categories as requested. The ballot is shorter and better reflects the goods and services available, particularly…

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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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Trenton mayor asks citizens to be patient

Trenton Mayor Ricky Jackson is asking for the public’s patience as the city’s new leaf machine makes its rounds in town. Jackson said since the company finally delivered the machine to the city about two weeks ago, the leaf machine is still on its first round. He expects the initial round to take about three…

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County roads, bridges get numerous repairs and upgrades

By: Steve Short Many roads and bridges in Gibson County have been undergoing major upgrades and reconstructions in the last two years, county Highway Superintendent Carl Stoppenhagen said. “The demands placed by the volume of traffic and repetitious, heavy loads are fast rendering Gibson County’s roads and bridges obsolete,” said Stoppenhagen. “Road improvements accomplish safety…

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Peabody caps 15-0 season with back-to-back state titles

Mission Accomplished! Peabody entered the season on a mission to play a 15-game schedule, which would give the Golden Tide the chance to compete for back-to-back state championships. So, when PHS trailed 16-7 at halftime to highly rated Meigs County in the Blue Cross Bowl Championship Game played Saturday at Cookeville, the Tide players never…

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Baugus is Peabody’s first Mr. Football

Peabody Golden Tide senior quarterback Cooper Baugus has experienced both ends of the football spectrum. During three seasons as Peabody’s starting quarterback, Baugus has endured the uncertainty of a career threatening injury during his junior season all the way to earning the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s Tennessee Titans Class 2A Mr. Football Award presented…

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Gibson County Leadership group visits County Commission

By Steve Short The Gibson County Adult Leadership Class for 2019-20 attended the Nov. 18 meeting of the Gibson County Commission during a day in which the group visited county government and public safety organizations. Leadership class members introduced themselves to commissioners, giving their names, hometowns and place of employment. Commissioners, in turn, introduced themselves…

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South College’s Rosedale included on Tour of Homes

Rosedale, a home built in 1850, will be featured on the Tour of Homes, part of the Downtown Trenton Committee’s celebration of Hometown Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 8. Rosedale, currently owned by Jeff and Angela Mueller, is located at 403 South College Street. It was built for Rev. Matthew Martin Marshall, who moved there with his…

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