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TSSAA updates basketball game restrictions

TSSAA updates game restrictions to allow grandparents, school faculty amid extension of executive order By Caleb Revill The TSSAA announced via press release updated restrictions for athletic contests amid the extension of Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 70 through Feb. 27. The order was originally set to expire on Jan. 19 at 11:59 p.m.,…

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County Health Departments offer COVID-19 Vaccinations

TDH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS OFFER COVID-19 VACCINATION BY APPOINTMENT Health Departments Scheduling by Phase as Vaccine Supplies Arrive NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee county health departments are now booking appointments for people in Phase 1 populations of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and those aged 75 and up who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Tennesseans can…

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Commissioners accept $347K restoration bid for courthouse clocktower

By Caleb Revill   Gibson County Commissioners voted to accept a $347,702 bid for restoration work on the Gibson County Courthouse’s clocktower at their bi-monthly meeting held via Zoom Monday morning, Jan. 11. Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon called the meeting to order, and Commissioner Steve Hemann gave the invocation. After roll call, the adoption…

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Fire destroys old funeral home

By Lori Cathey   A Sunday night fire decimated the former Karnes & Son Funeral Home in Rutherford. The Rutherford Fire Department was dispatched to 113 South Trenton Street in Rutherford around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. Upon arrival, firefighters found a working two-story residential structure on fire with heavy smoke coming out of the…

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Painting a picture of 2020 in 12 stories

By Crystal Burns   Staff at the Tri-City Reporter chose one story from every month to paint a picture of 2020 in our local communities. While the COVID-19 pandemic caused unimaginable heartache across the country, 2020 still brought some good news of volunteers helping others, a happy ending for a Dyer toddler in need of…

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Town Hall set Sunday at GCHS

By Crystal Burns   The Gibson County Special School District Board of Trustees will hold a Town Hall in the Gibson County High School theater Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to allow parents to discuss and ask questions about a proposal to consolidate junior high basketball teams from…

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COVID-19 vaccination timeline: When and how can you get a vaccine?

By Caleb Revill, The Mirror-Exchange   The Tennessee Health Department’s Facebook page released information on a COVID-19 vaccine phases rollout timeline on Wednesday, Dec. 30. “COVID-19 vaccines remain limited at this time, and Tennessee’s allocation plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey in a…

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Hart joins 1,000-point club

By Lori Cathey   The Gibson County High School Lady Pioneers 1,000-point club added a new member Monday, Dec. 21 as junior standout Madison Hart scored the 1,000th point of her high school career. Hart entered the game just 27 points away from the 1,000-point mark. The two-year starter scored her 1,000th point with 5:41…

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County agencies work together to secure AEDs

By Lori Cathey    Through a combined effort between Gibson County EMS and Gibson County Fire Department, officials recently secured 39 automated external defibrillator (AED) machines for city and county first responder agencies. “Happy to provide the city and county agencies with new automated external defibrillator machines,” Dan Fowlkes, Gibson County EMS director. “Combined with…

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