Tri - City Reporter Breaking News

Commission passes $18.4M ‘mirror’ budget similar to last year

By Steve Short   In recessed session Monday, June 29, Gibson County commissioners passed a new $18.4 million General Fund budget that “mirrors” most of last year’s finances. There are increased expenditures due to state mandated 3.5% pay raises for elected officials and an increase in health care insurance. The budget has a deficit of…

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Chancery Court Clerk resigning Aug. 1

Chancellor George Robert Ellis of the 28th Judicial District of Tennessee is announcing with regret that Shonna Wilson Smith has tendered her resignation as Clerk & Master of the Chancery Court in Trenton effective Aug. 1. Smith has served as Clerk & Master for the past 11 years. Prior to the appointment, she served 14…

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Rutherford pool sees record attendance

By Crystal Burns   The Rutherford City Pool is the place to be this summer. Lisa Dotson and Jayna Wakins, who manage the pool for the city, told the Mayor and Board of Aldermen last week that they’re seeing record numbers of swimmers since several other public pools are closed. Dotson said that on opening…

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Dyer, Kenton will host Fourth of July festivals

Dyer and Kenton will host annual Fourth of July festivals, but all participants are strongly encouraged to observe all federal, state, local, and CDC guidelines as the country continues to battle COVID-19. This marks the 36th consecutive year for the Dyer Station Celebration. The committee modified the festival, with events tentatively scheduled July 2-5. The…

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Arson suspected in Dyer fire

By Lori Cathey    Fire investigators believe arson is to blame for a June 10 fire. The Gibson County and Dyer Fire departments, along with the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department and Gibson County EMS, were dispatched to 23 Old Dyersburg Road just after 10:30 p.m. when a passerby called in a fully involved fire at…

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Rutherford residents want answers for flooding woes

By Crystal Burns   A group of Rutherford residents want answers for an increase in flooding woes in their McKnight Street neighborhood. Judy Liebeno contacted the Tri-City Reporter after an article, “Rutherford mayor hopeful county can help with flooding issue,” addressing a dramatic flooding May 17 that washed out a culvert and flooded South Trenton…

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Demonstrators peacefully protest in Trenton, Dyer & Rutherford

By Crystal Burns   A trio of young adults peacefully protested the officer-involved deaths of dozens of black men, women, and children that have occurred across the country Wednesday morning in Trenton. They spent the afternoon demonstrating in Dyer and Rutherford. Displaying signs with the names of 26 people killed by police in the last…

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Northwest Gibson County YMCA reopens

By Laurin Stroud   Two months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the Northwest Gibson County YMCA, eliminating its vital children’s programming as well as its fitness equipment and classes. Earlier this month, the Y reopened with restricted hours and strict guidelines. “We are maintaining social distancing, staff are using gloves and masks, screening people…

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Extension leaders hand out 50 bags of food

By Crystal Burns   With face masks and gloves on, Gibson County UT Extension leaders handed out 50 bags of food to residents from all over the county Thursday afternoon in Trenton. Barbara Berry, county director, and LaQuita Clark, program assistant, quickly gave away the free food to people who have taken the Tennessee Nutritional…

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