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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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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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