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Rutherford gets new mayor

By Crystal Burns Former Rutherford Alderperson Sandra Simpson narrowly defeated incumbent Bob White last week. Simpson received 228 votes to White’s 204. Simpson previously served two, four-year terms on the board. “That’s where you get your experience,” she said. All five candidates for Board of Aldermen were elected. James Roach received 337 votes, Broeck Horner…

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Two in a row Marching Pioneers claim state championship

By Lori Cathey  The Gibson County Marching Pioneers added to their trophy case, capturing their second Division I state title in as many seasons Saturday night at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro. The band was also named the overall state champion band and state champion percussion for the fifth consecutive year. The drum majors placed…

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Movers and shakers: Dusty Emerson puts family first

By J.D. Pinkerton  Dusty Emerson is one of the most hard working and most respected individuals in Rutherford. Dusty is the son of Jeff and Robbie Greer Emerson, and his grandparents are Arland and Frances Emerson. Dusty was born in 1981 in Union City. His parents both attend church at Dyer First Baptist. Both Dusty…

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Yorkville man needs second heart transplant

By J. D. Pinkerton Michael and Lacey Gregory are nine year residents of Humboldt, but they were both raised in Yorkville. Michael had a heart transplant when he was 10 years old in 1994 as a patient at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Michael knew that as a transplant patient, he would eventually have to…

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Pruett gets 4-year contract

By Crystal Burns The Gibson County Special School District Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to a new, four-year contract for Director of Schools Eddie Pruett during the board’s monthly meeting held Thursday at South Gibson County Elementary School in Medina. “This is just a wonderful place to work,” Pruett said. Pruett is currently in his…

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Union City upsets Pioneers

By Lori Cathey  With a packed house on Friday, the No. 6 ranked Gibson County Pioneers missed opportunities to stay atop the region, losing 30-22 to Union City at Yates Field. Gibson Co. started its opening drive with back-to-back runs by running back Ozzy Rico for a first down, moving the ball to the 38-yard…

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Rutherford’s 51st Annual Davy Days is underway

By Leslie Ferguson Despite temperatures in the 90s, Davy Days kicked off its week of events with opening ceremonies Sunday at the cabin. Committee member Alan Abbott welcomed all residents and visitors, and Jimmy Hopper led the crowd in prayer. Abbott thanked everyone for their hard work and dedication to Davy Days and introduced Victoria…

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Dyer Fire Dept. looks for grants

By J. D. Pinkerton The Dyer Mayor and Board of Aldermen met Sept. 24 and discussed Fire Department grants, consumption of alcohol in the park, and drainage on Madison Street. Vice Mayor Ray Carroll conducted the meeting in Mayor Chris Younger’s absence. Police received a final bid of $6,475 for the 2011 Dodge Charger that…

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Pioneers upset Peabody 14-10 with last-second, goal-line stand

By Lori Cathey  With standing room only at Walter Kilzer Stadium in Trenton, Gibson County High School upset the third-ranked Class AA Peabody Golden Tide 14-10 Friday night. On fourth-and-goal with four second on the clock, the Pioneers refused to let Peabody running back Jarel Dickson break the plane and put him on the ground…

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