Trenton Gazette - News

Tyson Donates Scoreboard in Bradford

Tyson Foods of Humboldt recently donated a scoreboard plus all of the materials and labor needed for installation to the Bradford High School baseball team for the Red Devils’ field at the city park. Pictured are (from left) Tyson Building Coordinator Joe Alexander, Tyson Breeder/Hatchery Manager Blaine Cultra, Tyson Plant Manager Tom Sanders, Tyson Complex HR…

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Horner sets sights on growth at GCUD

By Cara Zarecor   Allyson Thompson Horner has been a key figure at Gibson County Utility District for almost 21 years, becoming the chief financial officer (CFO) just one year into her tenure. Early in 2019 she was named assistant general manager and is now honored to have been chosen to take the helm as…

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MacLean puts seven Peabody students to work

By Crystal Burns   Through a unique partnership with Peabody High School, MacLean Power Systems in Trenton has put seven seniors to work. Annabell Barlow, Riley Connell, Hunter Scarbrough, Brett Wade, Colson Anglin, Walker Murry, and Janna Castleman comprise the first TOPS (Technical Options for Postsecondary Success) cohort. They spend the first part of their…

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Arson suspected at vacant Trenton home

By Crystal Burns Investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation believe arson is to blame for a house fire at 76 Lowery Road in Trenton. The TBI tweeted from its @TBInvestigation account last week that the fire was possibly set intentionally to cover up a burglary during which multiple items were taken including some unique…

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County OK’s plan for new library

By Steve Short   Gibson County commissioners gave the green light to the building of a new county library Sept. 14, but officials did not discuss giving county funds for a facility projected to cost $5-$6 million. Library Director Lindsey Ingram spoke about the need for a new library during the regular meeting of the…

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Bruketta honored as Teacher of the Year finalist

By Crystal Burns   A Peabody High School teacher was honored statewide last week as a Tennessee Teacher of the Year finalist. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the Tennessee Department of Education held a virtual awards ceremony for the nine finalists, which included Katie Bruketta, English I, ACT preparation, and AP Human Geography…

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Trenton police update use of force policy

By Crystal Burns   The Trenton Police Department has joined law enforcement agencies across the state in reviewing two crucial policies, leading to revisions of its use of force policy and a new duty to intervene policy. Chief Bill Cusson highlighted the policies for the Trenton Mayor and Board of Aldermen at the Sept. 8…

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Schools receive meal grants

By Laurin Stroud USDA has released COVID-19 flexibilities to allow all children 18 years and under to receive free breakfast and lunch through the school meal program. The new flexibility was effective Sept. 1 and will extend through Dec. 31. The grant was awarded to all schools nationwide. “So many people have struggled through this…

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Trenton team wins 5th place in hot wing championship

By Laurin Stroud Bourdreaux’s Wingos from Trenton, placed fifth out of 24 teams in the World Championship Hot Wing Contest and Festival which was held virtually this year. “They put us in brackets and had an hour to vote for each round.” Holly Rowan said, “You had to at least donate $200 to the Ronald…

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