Trenton Gazette - News

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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Churches promote unity with prayer

By Crystal Burns Several Trenton churches hosted a community march Saturday morning to promote unity. “It’s about the whole community of Trenton,” said Rev. Jerry Moore, pastor of New Springhill Baptist Church. “We’re trying to make our [city] leaders’ job easier.” The Trenton Police Department provided vehicle escorts to insure marchers’ safety as a small…

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Keys returns to full duty after strokes

By Crystal Burns Grit. Trenton Police Chief Bill Cusson said it’s the only word to describe Ptlm. Xavier Keys. On May 5, Keys suffered a mini stroke and a heart attack. That night, a more serious stroke knocked Keys out for seven days, but after months of intense physical, occupational and speech therapy, Keys returned…

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Bradford notches 5’s in state growth measures

By Crystal Burns Bradford Elementary School and the Bradford Special School District scored 5’s in the overall growth composite for the 2017-18 school year. The Tennessee Department of Education recently released the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) scores, which measure student growth year over year, regardless of whether the student is proficient on the state…

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District celebrates middle school’s Level 5 status

By Crystal Burns High five’s are in order for students, faculty and staff at Trenton Rosenwald Middle School. Trenton Special School District leaders are celebrating TRMS’ status as a Level 5 school. The Tennessee Department of Education measures student growth using the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVASS), which ranks progress from 1-5 with 5 being…

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Trenton, Bradford mayors unopposed in Nov. election

By Crystal Burns Trenton Mayor Ricky Jackson and Bradford Mayor Ray Arnold are unopposed in their re-election campaigns in the Nov. 6 election. The deadline to qualify for several city races was Thursday. Trenton voters will have nine candidates to consider for six seats on the city’s board of aldermen. Incumbents Bubba Abbott, Frank Gibson,…

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Local historian and author praises Trenton

By Crystal Burns Madison County Historian and author Harbert Alexander holds Trenton in high regards. In his latest book, “Echoes and Footprints,” Alexander said that some towns have history while others do not. Worse are those towns that do have history but don’t know it. Of Trenton, Alexander wrote, “Trenton, Tennessee has historical events and…

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Master Pilot ceremony held at Gibson Co. Airport

By Crystal Burns With the odds against in the early 1940s, Eugene May wouldn’t take no for an answer. His persistence paid off with a flying career that spanned seven decades and landed him the prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, which he received during a special ceremony held Aug. 4 at the Gibson Co.…

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