Trenton Gazette - News

Library consultant’s final report shows need for more space

By Crystal Burns Members of the Gibson County Memorial Library Board, Friends of the Library, Library Foundation and other supporters met Friday to hear the results of an extensive report prepared by a internationally-recognized library consultant. The library board contracted with Anders Dahlgren of Library Planning Associates in Illinois for the comprehensive needs analysis, which…

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Peabody retires Woods No. 10 jersey

By Gary L. Smith Last week, Peabody High School officially retired standout pitcher William Woods’ uniform No. 10 baseball jersey during a ceremony held between Trenton vs. Gibson County basketball games. Peabody Baseball Head Coach Todd Lumley and Assistants Franky Hodges and Taylor Paterson presented Woods’ famed jersey during the retirement ceremony. During the presentation,…

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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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Wong relishes ‘simple life’ in Trenton

By Crystal Burns J.K. Wong was living in Montreal when Trenton came calling 40 years ago. Already a successful businessman and prominent member of the Chinese community in Quebec, Canada, Wong was sought out by a Col. Miller and Ken Smith. Smith had created a hook prosthetic for people without hands, and the men were…

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Bradford schools to start earlier than ever

By Crystal Burns The 2019-20 school calendar for the Bradford Special School District will see teachers and students begin the fall semester earlier than ever. Director of Schools Dan Black told the school board at its Jan. 29 meeting that most teachers are in favor of the calendar, which includes nearly a three-week Christmas break.…

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Public meeting for housing grant set Feb. 14 at Trenton City Hall

By Crystal Burns It won’t be the most romantic setting for Valentine’s Day, but homeowners in Trenton should make plans to attend a public meeting at City Hall Thursday, Feb. 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Officials will be available to provide information on the Home Program Housing Rehabilitation Project, which is designed to assist low-income…

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Trenton to enforce ‘nuisance’ ordinances

By Crystal Burns When Carolyn Shackleford addressed the Trenton Mayor and Board of Aldermen in December, she struck a chord with city leaders and fellow citizens. Shackelford addressed nuisance behavior – pet owners who fail to pick up after their pets and drivers who park on the wrong side of the street. Shackelford, however, noted…

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MLK Day program promotes hope

By Crystal Burns From the welcome at the Gibson County Courthouse to the benediction at First Baptist Church on Gibson Road in Trenton, Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration promoted hope. At the courthouse, Maria Doaks reminded those gathered of this year’s theme, “There Is Still Hope,” and invoked one of King’s most famous…

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Piercey named commissioner of state Dept. of Health

Governor Bill Lee has announced the appointment of Dr. Lisa Piercey of Milan to his cabinet as commissioner for the Department of Health. Piercey, a Trenton native, currently serves as the executive vice president of West Tennessee Healthcare, where she oversees a roster of hospitals with emphasis on rural hospitals in Bolivar, Camden, Milan, Dyersburg…

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