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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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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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Grand Jury indicts Jackson in Dyer murder

Special Grand Jury indicts man in Dyer murder By Logan Watson Jamocus Jackson, the man taken into custody following an investigation into a “suspicious death” in Dyer on Sunday, was indicted by a special session of the Gibson County Grand Jury this morning on charges of First Degree Murder, Tampering with Evidence and Possession of…

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Jackson will not seek reelection

Trenton Mayor Jackson will not seek reelection   Mayor Ricky Jackson has announced that he will not seek reelection for mayor in the upcoming City of Trenton election in November. Jackson was first elected to the position in November 2014 and reelected in November 2018. He had served as a city councilman since September 1995…

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Curtis Halford looks back on time with legislature

Halford looks back on years with legislature By Logan Watson For almost 14 years, Curtis Halford has represented Gibson County and the rest of the 79th district in the Tennessee House of Representatives, but very soon he will be stepping away from the state legislature and returning to his role as a regular citizen. Before…

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Gibson County Election Commission votes to close precincts

Election Commission votes to close precincts Town Hall set for Nov. 30   By Logan Watson The Gibson County Election Commission voted to close a number of superfluous voting precincts throughout the county and open a third Early Voting location in Rutherford to help increase voter turnout in the upcoming elections. Matthew Gill, a representative…

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Vets speak at Traveling Wall ceremonies

‘Healing Wall’ eases pain for veterans By Logan Watson   Even though the Vietnam War ended almost fifty years ago, last week’s ceremonies at the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in Trenton proved that the pain and honor born from those 20 years of conflict is still felt today. In the short time the Wall stood…

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Vietnam vets, families to be honored at Traveling Wall ceremony

Veterans, families to be honored at Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall ceremony By Logan Watson Local veterans who lost their lives in the Vietnam War will be honored at ceremonies this week during the display of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in Trenton. The memorial, a 3/5 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington,…

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Communication Board helps TES students bridge gaps

Communication Board helps TES students bridge gaps By Logan Watson A partnership between Trenton Elementary School and Words for Life Speech & Language Center provided students and teachers with an innovative tool to help students better communicate. Kids that are non-verbal or have developmental delays have a hard time expressing themselves to their peers, but…

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Trenton native oversees police reform in Albuquerque

Sylvester Stanley left Trenton as a teenager to serve his country and has since become one of the most well-respected names in law enforcement in New Mexico. So much so that he was recently appointed to one of the top leadership positions in the state’s capital. In March, Stanley was chosen for the newly-created position…

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