Trenton Gazette - News

Bradford boasts best tasting water

The Bradford Water System has been named the winner of the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD) Region 8 Best Tasting Water Competition. The event took place April 11 at Rogers Hydrant Service. Drinking water samples were judged on quality of taste, clarity and bouquet. In addition to Bradford Water System, competitors included Camden Water…

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39th Annual Trenton Teapot Festival kicks off Sunday

By Crystal Burns It’s festival time in Trenton! The 39th Annual Trenton Teapot Festival kicks off Sunday afternoon with opening ceremonies at the Downtown Pedestrian Park. Billy Woods, a Trenton resident and devoted community volunteer since 1983, will be honored as this year’s parade marshal. Woods is a retired bank president who was instrumental in…

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Trenton Light & Water receives perfect score on water survey

By Crystal Burns Trenton Light & Water employees are celebrating the perfect sanitary survey score the water system received in March. Daniel Pillow, environmental consultant in the Tennessee Division of Water Resources Jackson Environmental Field Office, sent the findings to Trenton Mayor Ricky Jackson March 13. Pillow said the Trenton water system earned 599 points…

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Students share impact of Dyersburg State Gibson County Center

By Crystal Burns Laci Keel, a 2013 graduate of South Gibson County High School, fought back tears as she described her experience at Dyersburg State Community College Gibson County Center. “I love these people,” she said. Keel was one of two Gibson County students to address scholarship donors and recipients at a luncheon held Friday…

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High winds make fire fight difficult

By Crystal Burns   Wind gusts up to 40 mph made extinguishing a house fire on Dyersburg Highway difficult for firefighters Thursday afternoon. The Gibson County Fire Department responded to the call at 262 Dyersburg Hwy. at 1 p.m. Thursday. Upon arrival, firefighters saw heavy smoke and flames running from east to west in the…

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House fire claims life in Trenton

By Crystal Burns  A house fire on Hays Avenue in Trenton claimed one life Friday morning. Trenton Fire Chief Terrence Elam said that firefighters responding to 219 Hays Ave. found the occupant, Wallace Clark, deceased inside the front of the home. The fire is under investigation, and the Trenton Police Department and State Fire Marshal’s…

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Peabody celebrates Night of (State) Champions

By Gary L. Smith Last week, Trenton celebrated a record setting 2018 season during the Peabody Football Night of Champions Banquet and Ring Ceremony. A capacity crowd filled the Trenton National Guard Armory to play tribute to the Golden Tide football team for perhaps the most successful season in the 97-year history of the program.…

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Daughter follows in Danish dad’s footsteps

By Crystal Burns Nearly 35 years ago, Ellen Bundgaard’s father Klaus took the trip of a lifetime through the American Inter-Cultural Student Exchange Program. Klaus spent his “senior” year of high school living with Frank and Sandra Gibson in Trenton and graduated from Peabody, although he had three more years of formal schooling awaiting him…

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West TN Drug Task Force foils murder for hire conspiracy

Two men are in custody on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in a plot stretching from Humboldt to Murfreesboro that was foiled just three hours before the murder was to occur. Stephen Taylor, 43, of Murfreesboro, and Gregory Barnes, 22, of Humboldt, are in the custody of Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas. Barnes…

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