Trenton Gazette - News

County Health Departments offer COVID-19 Vaccinations

TDH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS OFFER COVID-19 VACCINATION BY APPOINTMENT Health Departments Scheduling by Phase as Vaccine Supplies Arrive NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee county health departments are now booking appointments for people in Phase 1 populations of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and those aged 75 and up who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Tennesseans can…

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Chamber Cash puts more than $10,000 in local businesses

By Crystal Burns   It was a banner month for the Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Cash program. In December 2020, the chamber sold $10,045 in Chamber Cash, benefitting participating member businesses across the county. The 2019 total during the same time frame was $6,400. “That’s $10,000 from this chamber alone,” said…

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Commissioners accept $347K restoration bid for courthouse clocktower

By Caleb Revill   Gibson County Commissioners voted to accept a $347,702 bid for restoration work on the Gibson County Courthouse’s clocktower at their bi-monthly meeting held via Zoom Monday morning, Jan. 11. Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon called the meeting to order, and Commissioner Steve Hemann gave the invocation. After roll call, the adoption…

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Though difficult, 2020 brought some good news

By Crystal Burns   Life came to a sudden halt on March 11 when news of the novel coronavirus, which originated in China, hit home. Many small businesses and schools were shuttered. Essential personnel were asked to risk their health and safety for the good of their communities, and the numbers of those contracting COVID-19…

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Trenton Health And Rehab begins vaccination process

By Crystal Burns   Through a federal partnership with CVS, Trenton Health And Rehabilitation has begun the COVID-19 vaccination process. Casey Elliott, director of nursing, said a CVS pharmacist began administering the shots to Trenton Health And Rehab staff members at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30. Early that afternoon, she said residents were scheduled to…

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Trenton native walks county to write book

By Crystal Burns   A Trenton native put his feet to the pavement to get new perspective on his home county. Steve Black, a 1987 graduate of Peabody High School, finished his 10-month journey on Halloween and has already begun writing a book about the natural history, local history, and his observations of Gibson County.…

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GCUD commissioners discuss CNG station, COVID-19 measures

By Crystal Burns   The Gibson County Utility District (GCUD) Board of Commissioners made the final meeting of the year a brief one, working through the agenda in about 30 minutes. Topics of discussion included the CNG (compressed natural gas) filling station, financing on central units, and COVID-19 precautions. General Manager Allyson Horner said she…

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County agencies work together to secure AEDs

By Lori Cathey    Through a combined effort between Gibson County EMS and Gibson County Fire Department, officials recently secured 39 automated external defibrillator (AED) machines for city and county first responder agencies. “Happy to provide the city and county agencies with new automated external defibrillator machines,” Dan Fowlkes, Gibson County EMS director. “Combined with…

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November unemployment drops in every Tennessee county

NASHVILLE – Each of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced decreased unemployment in November 2020, according to new data released Thursday by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Unemployment rates in 41 counties are now less than 5%. Fifty-four counties, including Gibson County, recorded rates of 5% or higher during the month. Gibson County’s rate for…

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Road commissioners announce Highway Dept. leadership change

For the first time in nearly three decades, Gibson County will have a new chief administrative officer in charge of the county’s 850-plus miles of roads and more than 215 county-owned bridges. Highway Superintendent Carl E. Stoppenhagen is retiring at the end of December, making way for Brian H. Coleman to take over the shop…

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