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Trenton native has school named in her honor

By Al Jordon   Dr. Beverly S. Greene-Mathis, a Trenton native and exemplary influential woman, has a Nevada elementary school named in her honor. For Women’s History Month, under the theme “Let’s all just be equal – each for equal,” the writer includes Mathis who has given tirelessly of herself so that others may be…

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All Gibson County schools closing March 17-April 3

At the urging of Governor Bill Lee, all Gibson County schools are closing due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Bradford, Gibson County, Milan, and Trenton special school districts and Humboldt City Schools will not be in session March 17-April 3. All school events are suspended effective March 17, and district leaders will reassess…

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Tornado rocks Skullbone

By Victor Parkins, The Mirror-Exchange   The community of Skullbone was hit hard March 2 when a F-1 tornado touched down and destroyed homes, barns, grain bins and hundreds of trees. The National Weather Service has confirmed that seven tornadoes ripped through different parts of Tennessee late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Although no one was seriously injured in Gibson County, the storm left…

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Sex trafficking happens in small towns too

By Crystal Burns   Sex trafficking isn’t just a big-city problem. It’s happening in small towns across West Tennessee. Julanne Stone, executive director of Scarlet Rope Project in Jackson, shared how the Jackson non-profit is working to educate the public about commercial sexual exploitation while providing a safe place of healing and restoration for survivors…

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‘Annie’ opens 6-show run Friday

Nite Lite Theatre of Gibson County will present the musical “Annie” beginning Friday night at the Peabody High School little theatre. “Annie” features a cast of 38 children and adults from across Gibson County and neighboring towns. Trenton’s Kathi Burriss is directing the beloved musical, with Marilyn Howe, also of Trenton, producing. The cast features…

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Trenton Light & Water GM announces change

By Crystal Burns   Trenton Light & Water General Manager Joe Wamble announced a policy change at the Feb. 25 City Council meeting. Wamble said all new construction in the Trenton Light & Water service area is required to have sewer backflow prevention devices installed on the customer’s sewer service line by the customer’s plumber…

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Jack’s Family Restaurant coming to Trenton

By Crystal Burns   The Trenton Planning Commission met Thursday and approved the site plans for Jack’s Family Restaurant, which will be built at 2059 Hwy. 45 Bypass South in Trenton. St. John & Associates, Inc. out of Cullman, Ala. submitted the plans, which call for a 4,139 sq. ft. building that is 20 ft.…

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County totals less than 1,000 ballots in early voting

Less than 1,000 Gibson County voters have cast their ballots during the early voting period, according to figures released by Administrator of Elections Julieanne Hart Monday morning. Early voting ends Tuesday. Hart said that 622 Republicans and 309 Democrats have voted for a grand total of 931 votes cast. Most – 463 – have cast…

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Trenton elementary, middle schools receive PBIS recognition

By Crystal Burns   Trenton Elementary and Trenton Rosenwald Middle school leaders are celebrating their respective Bronze and Gold distinctions as model/demonstration schools for Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS). According to pbis.org, PBIS is an evidence-based, three-tiered framework for improving and integrating all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day.…

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Donor pays off $14k in lunch debt

Donor pays $14k in school lunch debt By Logan Watson Thanks to an anonymous donor, an enormous burden is being lifted from the shoulders of thousands of parents in Gibson County. The donor has reportedly committed to paying off outstanding school lunch debts for students in all five school districts in Gibson County. The generous…

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