Trenton Gazette - News

Trenton Foundation raises $10,000 for north Gibson Co.

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Foundation raised $10,000 for north Gibson County during its annual Harvest of Hope Gala held Thursday in the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall in Trenton. The foundation is a chapter of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation. The Trenton Foundation keeps all the money it raises to promote health and wellness…

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Banquet honors chamber’s best

  By Crystal Burns The annual Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce membership appreciation banquet started with a bang and only got better. Before handing out awards for Educator, Young Professional, Person and Business of the Year, Chamber Executive Director Libby Wickersham turned the program over to Tom McCue and Vanessa Presson of Tyson…

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Trenton man allegedly shoots, kills wife’s boyfriend

By Crystal Burns A Trenton man is in custody after an incident police are describing as a domestic dispute. Brad Johnson, 36, of Trenton has been charged with second-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm after police say he shot and killed Billy Smith, 43, also of Trenton around 5:20 p.m. Friday. Trenton Police…

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Red Cross needs local volunteers

By Crystal Burns The American Red Cross MidWest Tennessee chapter needs local volunteers to carry out its mission 14-county service area. David Hicks, chapter executive director, solicited help from the Trenton Exchange Club last week. “We are truly a volunteer-run organization,” he said. There are only two full-time paid staff members on the MidWest payroll.…

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Bradford Special School District earns Exemplary status

By Crystal Burns The Bradford Special School District is among the state’s best. The Tennessee Department of Education recently released its 2018 District and School Accountability lists, and Bradford ranked as one of 14 Exemplary districts. The state department website explains that several metrics were included in district accountability for the first time in 2018.…

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Trenton hosts TSBA Fall District Meeting

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Special School District (TSSD) hosted the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Fall District Meeting at Peabody High School last week. The training and networking event drew school board members from across West Tennessee for breakout sessions, dinner and awards. TSBA General Counselor and Director of Government Relations Ben Torress led…

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TNReady Listening Tour stops in Gibson County

By Crystal Burns Governor Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen wrapped up their 6-stop TNReady Listening Tour in Gibson County last week. Dyer Junior High School hosted the roundtable discussion, the first phase of Haslam’s engagement process to improve the state assessment delivery. Wayne Miller, former school superintendent in Lenoir City and former…

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Doodle Soup Days parade is Saturday

The Doodle Soup Days parade is Saturday at 10 a.m. in downtown Bradford, but there are plenty of activities scheduled throughout the week. The Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Trivia Night Tuesday at 6:30 in the Bradford Elementary School gym. A community church service is scheduled Wednesday at 7 p.m. at…

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Old Rosenwald School to be partially demolished

By Crystal Burns The old Trenton Rosenwald High School could be partially demolished next year. Dick Tracy, executive director of facilities development for the Tennessee Board of Regents, which operates the state’s colleges and universities, explained the process in a phone interview with The Gazette last week. The building, former home of Trenton Rosenwald High…

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