Trenton Gazette - News

Grant provides for improvements at county airport

By Crystal Burns A two-phase grant is providing for significant improvements at the Gibson County Airport, located on the Milan-Trenton Hwy. in the Moores Chapel community. Art Hoppers, airport manager, gave a tour of the facility recently, showing how crews are repairing cracks in the runway and taxiways to extend the life of the asphalt.…

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Citizens voice concerns with unkempt properties

By Crystal Burns Citizens living on Second and Sixth streets in Trenton voiced concerns over unkempt properties in their neighborhoods during the June 11 City Council meeting. Marvin Thomas said he saw a snake slithering across the driveway of a house on Sixth St. where the yard is grown up, providing perfect cover for reptiles…

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Gibson County ‘ripe’ for technical education center

By Crystal Burns  A coalition of industry, education and government leaders are working with state officials to create a technical education center in Gibson County. Vanessa Presson, Complex HR Manager at Tyson Foods in Humboldt, and Technical Education Liaison Rodney Ellis from Tyson’s corporate office in Springdale, Ark., updated the Trenton Special School District board…

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Gibson, Martin are honorary chairs for Relay For Life

By Crystal Burns Mark Gibson and Glenda Martin will represent the Trenton community at Gibson County Relay For Life Saturday at Shady Acres Park in Trenton. The two were selected as honorary chairpersons for the countywide event. Gibson, owner of Gibson’s Grill, a restaurant and catering service that operates out of the Trenton Elks Lodge,…

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Trenton budget includes tax increase, pay raise & potential surplus

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the first reading of the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year budget last week, signing off a 2-cent property tax increase, a $350 raise for all city employees and a potential $40,000 surplus. Mayor Ricky Jackson presented the numbers to the board. Leaders estimate $3,796,121 in total revenues…

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Trenton gives parking lot for library expansion

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution last week to donate a city parking lot to the Gibson County Memorial Library. The .54-acre lot is located adjacent to the library on High Street, and the resolution stipulates that it is to be used for library expansion. Cost of the sale…

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Peabody graduates rack up $2.8M in scholarship offers

By Crystal Burns Peabody High School administrators presented 101 graduates with diplomas Friday night, celebrating a class that received $2.8M in scholarship offers. Shane Jacobs, Peabody assistant principal, said the estimated totaled is $2,890,978. Several students received local scholarships, including the $500 A.F. Bridges Memorial Scholarship – Courtlen Wade; $500 Andy Stott Memorial Scholarship –…

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Fire fatality reported in Trenton

By Crystal Burns Gibson County Fire Chief Bryan Cathey said the resident of a Trenton home died in a fire early Sunday morning. Cathey said the body has been sent to Memphis for an autopsy to determine the cause of death and provide a positive identification. Family and friends have identified the deceased as Doris…

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Peabody hires Ramsey to lead baseball team

By Gary L. Smith, Sports Editor With the retirement of 26-year veteran baseball coach Todd Lumley, Peabody High School begins a new era in the sport. In an attempt to maintain the Golden Tide’s buoyancy as one of state’s top baseball programs, PHS has hired Jake Ramsey as head coach. Ramsey comes to Trenton from…

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Hobbs employees to get help from Rapid Response Team

By Steve Short Former employees of the Hobbs Bonded Fibers manufacturing plant in Trenton will receive help making the transition to new employment opportunities, Gibson County Commissioners were told May 13. Kingsley Brock, county director of Economic Development, gave an update to commissioners about the Hobbs plant and several other local industries. Hobbs plant –…

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