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Davy Crockett Days begin Oct. 7 in Rutherford

By Alan Abbott The Davy Crockett Days Advisory Committee and volunteers want to encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the 51st Davy Crockett Days Festival. The festival, held the first full week of October each year, gives us an opportunity to honor not only Colonel Crockett, but all those who came before us to…

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District principals review achievement, growth scores for Gibson Co. school district board

By Crystal Burns Eight of the nine Gibson County Special School District principals reviewed their schools’ TNReady achievement and TVAAS growth scores at Thursday’s school board meeting. Overall, district students placed in the Top 10 in the state in three achievement categories: eighth in 5-8 Science with 79.9 percent of students testing On Track or…

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Movers and shakers

This is the first in a series of articles devoted to people that are in some way making a positive impact in some area of endeavor. For this article, I selected Fire Chief Ryan Shanklin and firefighters Brandon Rudd and Jessica Rudd. Jessica Lynn Rudd is a fully certified firefighter on the Dyer Fire Department.…

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Turner wins school district slogan contest

By Leslie Ferguson Thursday, Sept 6 at Yorkville School was a very special day for fifth grader Paxton Turner. Turner was the district winner for a slogan contest held for all schools in the Gibson Co. Special School District. Director of Schools Eddie Pruett formed a Risk Awareness Committee to make school life easier for…

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GCHS crowns Turner homecoming queen

By Lori Cathey    Gibson County High School students and teachers showed off their school spirit with a full week of activities and festivities marking homecoming. The week-long celebration ended with a pep rally Friday afternoon for the Pioneers football team. Prior to the start of the game, GCHS football cheerleaders and the homecoming court…

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Four local farms recognized as Tennessee Century Farms

Four Gibson County farms were recognized during opening ceremonies of the Gibson Co. Fair in Trenton last week. Representatives from the Dowland Hall Farm, E.H.M. Farm, Harris Family Farm and Flowers Farm received plaques recognizing their farms as Tennessee Century Farms. The Tennessee Century Farms Program was created in 1975 by the Tennessee Department of…

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Heartbreaker: Pioneers fall to Lake Co. 36-28 in OT

By Lori Cathey    Gibson County High School lost a heart breaker to the Lake County Falcons at Bill Wray Memorial Field in Tiptonville on Friday night. Gibson Co. football fans got to see a nail-biting, edge-of-their-seats thriller, played with a lot emotion in a 36-28 overtime loss. Lake Co. got on the board first…

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Bees halt demolition of crop storage building

By J.D. Pinkerton A swarm of bees halted the demolition of a crop elevator at West Front and Knox streets in Rutherford. Steve McCartney of Bradford won the bid to tear it down. A fan belt on the track hoe broke and bees overtook workers, causing the delay. For the last 71 years, the building…

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Second wreck in five days brings attention to SR 5 intersection

By Lori Cathey  For the second time in five days, emergency personnel responded to the State Route 5 and Broad Street intersection in Dyer to a multiple vehicle collision. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and shut down State Route 5 southbound lanes for about an hour and a half. According to the Dyer…

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