Trenton Gazette - News

Employees find no easy answers with hemp

By Crystal Burns Tennesseans using hemp or hemp products for medicinal purposes should beware, especially if their employers require drug tests. The Gibson County Workforce Development Board hosted a Lunch and Learn called H.E.M.P. – Helping Employers Make Policy last week at the Ed Jones Agri-Plex in Trenton. Leaders said the session boasted the largest…

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Music On The Square in Saturday

Looking for family-friendly entertainment? Music On The Square has live music and great vendors on tap Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Trenton Downtown Pedestrian Park. Will Burton, Derek Fields and Elam McKnight Band will perform. There will be face painting, bouncy houses, cornhole and other activities for children. Food vendors include Gibson County…

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Leaders review test scores for GCSSD board

By Crystal Burns Leaders, including the director of schools, supervisors of instruction and the principals from each of the Gibson County Special School District’s (GCSSD) nine schools reviewed their 2018-19 testing data at Thursday’s school board meeting. GCSSD is designated as Exemplary, the highest achievement the state Department of Education gives under its accountability system.…

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Trenton school board looking at multipurpose facility

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Special School District board approved the building committee’s recommendation to solicit Requests for Proposals (RFP) for a multipurpose facility. Board members voted unanimously Sept. 3 to move forward. Director of Schools Tim Haney said the building committee began meeting in February to consider the project. “I’ve had two conversations with…

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Trenton hires consultant for Street Department

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Board of Alderman unanimously voted to hire a consulting company out of Nashville to help the city get in compliance with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). At the Aug. 27 City Council meeting, Major Ricky Jackson recommended hiring K.S. Ware and Associates, a privately held engineering firm…

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School directors react to state designations

By Crystal Burns Directors of Schools for all five county school districts have shared their initial reactions to the Tennessee Department of Education’s designations, released recently along with TNReady (third-eighth grade assessments) and End of Course (high school) test results. The Gibson County Special School District (GCSSD) received the state’s highest designation, earning Exemplary status.…

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Former historic church demolished in Trenton

By Crystal Burns  Members of Trenton’s first African-American church recently made the difficult decision to tear down their former home. First Baptist Church, now located on Gibson Street, met for decades in the 1898-constructed building on North High Street. The church had sat empty since First Baptist relocated in 1999. After 10 to 15 years…

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Former Navy Seal to speak at God & Country Rally

A former Navy Seal will be the featured speaker at the God & Country Rally to be held Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6:31 p.m. at the Gibson County Courthouse in Trenton. Michael H. Imhof is an evangelist with a unique background. The retired Navy commander and former Navy Seal has lived and worked all over…

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