Tri - City Reporter Breaking News

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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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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