Trenton Gazette - News

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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Peabody Band of Gold wraps year with awards banquet

By Crystal Burns Peabody High School Band of Gold leaders, members and supporters celebrated the 2018-19 with an awards banquet Friday night at First Presbyterian Church in Trenton. Steven Westbrook, who has completed his 10th year as director, presented awards to students and band boosters. He started by recognizing a small but mighty senior class.…

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St. John’s Community Services acquires Harlan Morris in Trenton

Representatives from St. John’s Community Services were in Trenton May 1 to sign the agreement to acquire Harlan Morris Retirement Home in Trenton. The agreement was made at the invitation and in partnership with the existing Harlan Morris board. “St. John’s is committed to ensuring the continued existence of this important resources for the Trenton…

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Chamber honors Administrative Professional of the Year

By Crystal Burns The Greater Gibson County Chamber of Commerce honored the Administrative Professional of the Year at its annual Administrative Professionals Luncheon last week in Trenton. Megan Flowers, a native of Gibson County, is the administrative assistant at Tyson Foods in Humboldt. Her coworkers described her as organized, friendly and willing to do whatever…

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Bradford boasts best tasting water

The Bradford Water System has been named the winner of the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD) Region 8 Best Tasting Water Competition. The event took place April 11 at Rogers Hydrant Service. Drinking water samples were judged on quality of taste, clarity and bouquet. In addition to Bradford Water System, competitors included Camden Water…

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