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Lady Pioneers bring home third gold ball in program history

        By Lori Cathey  The Lady Pioneers seniors accomplished a 13-year dream by bring the TSSAA BlueCross State Championships Class A gold ball back to Gibson County High School by defeating the Loretto Lady Mustangs 50-42 Saturday night at MTSU in Murfreesboro. “In all my years of coaching, I have never had…

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GCHS principal touts fall sports success

By Lori Cathey & Crystal Burns Calling it one of the most successful fall seasons in Gibson County High School history, principal Jim Hughes proudly ticked off his teams’ achievements for school board members at Thursday’s Gibson County Special School District meeting. “This fall, Gibson County had one of the most, if not the most,…

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West TN Drug Task Force foils murder for hire conspiracy

Two men are in custody on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in a plot stretching from Humboldt to Murfreesboro that was foiled just three hours before the murder was to occur. Stephen Taylor, 43, of Murfreesboro, and Gregory Barnes, 22, of Humboldt, are in the custody of Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas. Barnes…

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Coach Mitch Wilkins recognized for 900th career win

By Lori Cathey  Gibson County Lady Pioneer basketball coach Mitch Wilkins made history by winning his 900th career game Dec. 20 at Bo Booth Gymnasium in Dyer. The Lady Pioneers defeated Sikeston, Mo. 65-34 in the first round of the GCHS Point Guard Christmas Tournament to give Wilkins the milestone win. After the game, senior Jaci White presented…

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Kenton’s Skinner honored for 31 years of service

By J.D. Pinkerton  The Kenton Mayor and Board of Aldermen honored Sarah Skinner her 31 years of service as a board member at the city’s Dec. 3 meeting. She elected to retire from her duty rather than seeking re-election. Mayor Danny Jowers had cake and punch to serve the board members and the audience. He…

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Rutherford mayor, board take oaths

By J.D. Pinkerton The Rutherford mayor and five board members were sworn in at the city’s Nov. 19 meeting. Attorney Mark Johnson administered the oaths of office to new mayor Sandy Simpson and Alderpersons James Roach, Broeck Horner, Annie Edwards, Danny Parker and Mike Hensley. Before the brief ceremony, the former mayor and board conducted…

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Rutherford gets new mayor

By Crystal Burns Former Rutherford Alderperson Sandra Simpson narrowly defeated incumbent Bob White last week. Simpson received 228 votes to White’s 204. Simpson previously served two, four-year terms on the board. “That’s where you get your experience,” she said. All five candidates for Board of Aldermen were elected. James Roach received 337 votes, Broeck Horner…

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Two in a row Marching Pioneers claim state championship

By Lori Cathey  The Gibson County Marching Pioneers added to their trophy case, capturing their second Division I state title in as many seasons Saturday night at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro. The band was also named the overall state champion band and state champion percussion for the fifth consecutive year. The drum majors placed…

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Movers and shakers: Dusty Emerson puts family first

By J.D. Pinkerton  Dusty Emerson is one of the most hard working and most respected individuals in Rutherford. Dusty is the son of Jeff and Robbie Greer Emerson, and his grandparents are Arland and Frances Emerson. Dusty was born in 1981 in Union City. His parents both attend church at Dyer First Baptist. Both Dusty…

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Yorkville man needs second heart transplant

By J. D. Pinkerton Michael and Lacey Gregory are nine year residents of Humboldt, but they were both raised in Yorkville. Michael had a heart transplant when he was 10 years old in 1994 as a patient at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Michael knew that as a transplant patient, he would eventually have to…

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