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Rutherford breaks ground on air ambulance helipad

By Lori Cathey    The Rutherford Fire Department and Gibson County Fire & Rescue Station No. 9 recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new air ambulance helipad. Around 40 people were present on Saturday morning, March 7 for the event. The new helipad will be located on the south side of the Gibson County…

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All Gibson County schools closing March 17-April 3

At the urging of Governor Bill Lee, all Gibson County schools are closing due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Bradford, Gibson County, Milan, and Trenton special school districts and Humboldt City Schools will not be in session March 17-April 3. All school events are suspended effective March 17, and district leaders will reassess…

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Dyer child still waiting on heart transplant

By Cara Zarecor     A Dyer child who has been in LeBonheur Children’s Hospital for more than 180 days, is still waiting on a heart transplant. Little Lincoln Hopper hardly needs an introduction nowadays, but he is the 2-year-old son of Dyer couple Zach Hopper and Chelsey Cunningham. Out of the 188 days that…

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Tornado rocks Skullbone

By Victor Parkins, The Mirror-Exchange   The community of Skullbone was hit hard March 2 when a F-1 tornado touched down and destroyed homes, barns, grain bins and hundreds of trees. The National Weather Service has confirmed that seven tornadoes ripped through different parts of Tennessee late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Although no one was seriously injured in Gibson County, the storm left…

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Sex trafficking happens in small towns too

By Crystal Burns   Sex trafficking isn’t just a big-city problem. It’s happening in small towns across West Tennessee. Julanne Stone, executive director of Scarlet Rope Project in Jackson, shared how the Jackson non-profit is working to educate the public about commercial sexual exploitation while providing a safe place of healing and restoration for survivors…

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‘Annie’ opens 6-show run Friday

Nite Lite Theatre of Gibson County will present the musical “Annie” beginning Friday night at the Peabody High School little theatre. “Annie” features a cast of 38 children and adults from across Gibson County and neighboring towns. Trenton’s Kathi Burriss is directing the beloved musical, with Marilyn Howe, also of Trenton, producing. The cast features…

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Lady Pioneers heading back to the ‘Boro

The Gibson County High School Lady Pioneers are heading back to the ‘Boro for the second straight year after defeating Memphis Business Academy 63-48 Saturday night in the sectionals. GCHS (26-8) will open the TSSAA Class A Tournament against Pickett County (29-4) Thursday at 6 p.m. at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. “One of…

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Local officials encourage citizens to be counted

Officials across Gibson County are encouraging citizens to be counted in the 2020 Census. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. The results also determine how many seats in Congress each state gets, and the census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. “For small…

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Kenton woman celebrates 105th birthday

By Cara Zarecor   A huge happy birthday to Martha Akin of Kenton, celebrating her 105th birthday today (March 3). I caught up to Mrs. Akin through her youngest daughter, Carol Bowlin, also a Kenton resident, who stops by to see her mother every single day. The three of us recently gathered in Mrs. Akin’s…

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