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County finance director resigns from position

By Steve Short   Greg Pillow, Gibson County director of finance since January 2015, is leaving the governmental position, according to Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon. The county was advertising the job opening and accepting applications to fill the position. In a statement Jan. 2, Witherspoon announced, “It is with great sadness that I report…

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GCHS band director asks Dyer for donation

By Cara Zarecor   The Dyer Mayor and Board of Aldermen sat down for the last regular meeting of 2019 on Monday, Dec. 9. The quorum present passed a motion that the previously-scheduled Dec. 23 meeting would be canceled due to several who’d be unable to attend due to Christmas obligations. Alderpersons absent were Tom…

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Gibson County school district boasts another clean audit

By Crystal Burns The Gibson County Special School District can once again boast of a clean audit thanks to the oversight of the district’s financial director and the work of administrative staff and bookkeepers at all schools. Director of Finance and Operations Terry Cunningham said the district has had clean audits each year of his…

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Gibson County Leadership group visits County Commission

By Steve Short The Gibson County Adult Leadership Class for 2019-20 attended the Nov. 18 meeting of the Gibson County Commission during a day in which the group visited county government and public safety organizations. Leadership class members introduced themselves to commissioners, giving their names, hometowns and place of employment. Commissioners, in turn, introduced themselves…

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Lowery recognized for 100 career wins

By Lori Cathey  Gibson County High School leaders, players, and fans recognized boys’ basketball head coach Justin Lowery for his 100th career win Tuesday, Nov. 26. Lowery reached the century mark Dec. 7, 2018 against Halls. Lowery finished the season with 106 wins, surpassing Mickey Young as the winningest coach in Gibson County boys’ program…

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Riley receives Lifetime Achievement Award

ATLANTA – Pat Riley, general manager of the Gibson County Utility District, was among the 11 organizations and individuals honored Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmercia) 2019 Industry Summit and Annual Meeting. Riley received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual awards are given to nominees from all stakeholder segments, including…

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County hires new EMS director

By Steve Short Gibson County has a new director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Dan Fowlkes, 42, was introduced to the County Commission Monday morning, Nov. 18 in Trenton. He succeeds Starr Austin who served in the position nine years. A Dyersburg resident with 20 years in emergency services, Fowlkes will begin Dec. 2. He…

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Night of Hope raises $7800 for Christian Women’s Job Corps

By Laurin Stroud Tuesday, Nov. 5 was truly a Night of Hope. Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) held its 7th annual fundraiser at Salem Baptist Church in Trenton. The event included a silent auction of close to 200 items, a catered meal, music and entertainment by Jay Griggs of Endless Highway, two speakers, and a…

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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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