Trenton Gazette - News

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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Trenton mayor, aldermen take oaths

By Crystal Burns Trenton City Judge Jeff Mueller swore in seven city officials Jan. 8, confirming their leadership for the next four years. Mayor Ricky Jackson, who was unopposed in the November election, was sworn in for his second term as mayor. He previously served as an alderman for 19 years. The council read their…

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Poverty simulation proves eye-opening for Trenton teachers

By Crystal Burns Emily Epperson’s husband went to work one morning and never came home. He didn’t call or text his wife or their two children, 14-year-old Ed and 15-year-old Ellen, send them an email or leave them note. He took the family’s only income and never looked back. “Families” with similar stories huddled in…

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Concord family loses home in Dec. 23 fire

By Crystal Burns A Concord family lost their home and most of their possessions in a Dec. 23 fire. Two of the family’s four minor children were home with an adult friend when the fire started, and all three were able to exit the home safely, said Gibson County Assistant Fire Chief Zach Marbrey. The…

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Peabody retires Easley’s No. 24 jersey

By Gary Smith In recognition of success at the high school, college and career levels, Peabody High School officially retired standout basketball player Kevin Easley’s uniform number 24 during a ceremony held during last week’s game against Bradford. Retired head coach Harry Ferguson and former assistant coach and current principal Rickey Hooker presented Easley’s jersey…

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Peabody earns berth in state championship

By Gary Smith When members of the Peabody Golden Tide football team and fans were counting their blessings on Thanksgiving Day, the opportunity to host four state playoff games at home probably made the list. Last week’s 35-21 win over Waverly, in the semifinal round, completed a four game sweep of preliminary games and earned…

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Two new council members elected to Trenton board

By Crystal Burns Two new council members were elected to the Trenton Board of Aldermen Tuesday. CeCe Jones and former mayor Tony Burriss won two of six seats on the board. Jones led all candidates with 831 votes. Burriss garnered 654. Aldermen Bubba Abbott, Frank Gibson and Rickey Graves were re-elected, collecting 729, 544 and…

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