Trenton Gazette - News

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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Bradford board promotes city clerk to recorder

By Crystal Burns With City Recorder Melissa Workman tendering her resignation to take on her new role as County Trustee, the Bradford Board of Aldermen opted to promote from within city ranks to fill Workman’s position. City Clerk Valorie Rinks got the board’s vote of confidence at its Aug. 6 meeting. Workman gave Rinks her…

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One city, three school board elections were held Thursday

By Crystal Burns One local city and three school board elections were included on Thursday’s county general and state primary ballot. In Trenton, City Court Clerk Wilma Champion received 591 complimentary votes. On the Bradford Special School District board, voters re-elected Ricky L. Bratton with 504 votes and chose Charles Cowen over John T. Dawson…

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Sheriff’s 80-percent margin could be biggest ever

By Crystal Burns Sheriff Paul Thomas cruised to his second term Thursday, capturing 80 percent of the 9,975 votes cast for what could be the biggest margin of victory in a sheriff’s race in county history. “It was a good ending to a long campaign,” Thomas said. “That margin speaks a lot for our administration…

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Thomas, Witherspoon win big in county election

For more local election coverage, including photos and comments from candidates, pick up a copy of the Trenton Gazette, Mirror-Exchange, Humboldt Chronicle or Tri-City Reporter Tuesday, Aug. 7. By Crystal Burns Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas and Mayor Tom Witherspoon won handily in their respective three-man races during Thursday’s county general election. Thomas, an Independent,…

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Bradford Elementary tops state in Student Growth Portfolio

By Crystal Burns Kelly Knott had a trick up her sleeve Thursday. The Bradford Elementary School principal found out that morning that her Pre-K, kindergarten and first grade had been named No. 1 in the state in the Student Growth Portfolio. Knott secretly ordered a cake and balloons and invited the BES and Bradford High…

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