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Dyer Mayor arrested on Felony Theft charges

Dyer Mayor charged with Felony Theft   City of Dyer Mayor Chris Younger turned himself in to law enforcement officials today after being charged with Felony Theft over $2,500. According to a release issued by the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office, Younger stands accused of stealing money from an elderly Dyer citizen. District Attorney General Frederick…

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Trenton church feeding bellies and souls with food giveaway

Trenton church feeding bellies and souls with giveaway 1,200 food boxes available Wednesday By Logan Watson   Trenton’s First Baptist Church North is taking a leap of faith this week. According to Reverend Ferdnando Bailey, his church is preparing to give away over 1,200 boxes of food, no matter the need, every Wednesday morning. “It’s…

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Greene named Presidential Scholars candidate

Greene named Presidential Scholars candidate By Logan Watson Ryleigh Greene, a senior at Gibson County High School, received a high honor last week, being selected as a candidate for the 2021 United States Presidential Scholars program. Only 4,500 students across the country received the prestigious honor, which are chosen based on either an outstanding performance…

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Boost in COVID-19 vaccines expected this month

Boost in COVID-19 vaccines expected this month Health Department urges community to help seniors get vaccinated By Logan Watson An increase in COVID-19 vaccines later this month could mean a new phase designation on the horizon for Gibson County. According to Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey, a Trenton native and Milan resident,…

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Burns resigns as Gazette editor, Watson takes new position

By Victor Parkins The Trenton Gazette and the Mirror-Exchange have both made personnel changes, effective Monday, January 25. Gazette and Tri-City Reporter Editor Crystal Burns resigned from her position on Friday, Jan. 9.  She has accepted a job at Tyson Foods in Humboldt in the Human Resources Department. Mirror-Exchange Associate Editor Logan Watson will take…

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Rutherford looks to interims to fill gaps at City Hall

By Crystal Burns   The Rutherford Board of Aldermen approved hiring two interim employees to help fill gaps at City Hall during the town’s Jan. 19 meeting. Gibson County Trustee Melissa Workman has been hired as interim city recorder while City Recorder Dawn Smith is recovering from an illness. Workman previously served as city recorder…

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County EMS uses grant to update equipment

By Lori Cathey   Gibson County EMS Director Dan Fowlkes recently announced Gibson County was awarded a Stimulus Care Fund grant for new, updated advanced life support equipment for each of the county ambulances. The Zoll X Series cardiac monitor and Zoll AutoPulse automated CPR device are used to immunize first responders’ exposure when treating…

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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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