Trenton Gazette - News

March raises awareness for community needs in Trenton

Crystal Burns   A community event held Saturday, June 20 in Trenton served several purposes. Organizers Sam Doaks and Greg Barnes used the occasion to celebrate Juneteenth and Father’s Day Weekend, promote unity, and raise awareness of the lack of options young adults and elders have in Trenton. “If you give everybody an opportunity to…

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Chancery Court Clerk resigning Aug. 1

Chancellor George Robert Ellis of the 28th Judicial District of Tennessee is announcing with regret that Shonna Wilson Smith has tendered her resignation as Clerk & Master of the Chancery Court in Trenton effective Aug. 1. Smith has served as Clerk & Master for the past 11 years. Prior to the appointment, she served 14…

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Peabody creates Zero Period to make up for lost instruction

Peabody High School principal Rickey Hooker announced last week that the school has created a Zero Period to make up for lost instruction time in the spring 2020 semester. “The COVID-19 pandemic has created some inconveniences for all of us, but we should all do our best to see the positives which have been created,”…

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Songwriters show Trenton youth the power of a song

By Crystal Burns   Trenton native LeAnn Phelan virtually brought together two of her songwriting pals with children at the Trenton LEMAC program to show the youth the power of a song. Phelan, owner of LP Creative Management in Nashville, hosted Catt Gravitt and Jake Rose last week for songwriting workshops at the building that…

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Block grant provides new fire truck for Bradford

By Crystal Burns   There’s a shiny, new fire truck responding to calls in Bradford. The city’s 2020 Freightliner pumper/tanker has been in service for about a month, Chief Joe Alexander said. The city received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to purchase the new truck, which allowed the Fire Department to retire a 1985…

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Children return for LEMAC summer program

By Crystal Burns   Children sat quietly, masks on, writing in their journals Wednesday morning at the Robert Sidney Phelan Education Center in Trenton. But when two of their teachers led them outside for a game of kickball, the sounds of summer returned to the Lexington Street neighborhood as boys and girls giggled and yelled…

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Demonstrators peacefully protest in Trenton, Dyer & Rutherford

By Crystal Burns   A trio of young adults peacefully protested the officer-involved deaths of dozens of black men, women, and children that have occurred across the country Wednesday morning in Trenton. They spent the afternoon demonstrating in Dyer and Rutherford. Displaying signs with the names of 26 people killed by police in the last…

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Northwest Gibson County YMCA reopens

By Laurin Stroud   Two months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the Northwest Gibson County YMCA, eliminating its vital children’s programming as well as its fitness equipment and classes. Earlier this month, the Y reopened with restricted hours and strict guidelines. “We are maintaining social distancing, staff are using gloves and masks, screening people…

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