Tri-City Reporter – Lifestyles

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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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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Washer pitchin’ kicks off Friday in Yorkville

By Lori Cathey The 25th Annual International Washer Pitchin’ Contest will be held at the Yorkville City Park on Saturday, but the fun starts Friday night. The Yorkville Fire Department is hosting a fish fry Friday beginning at 5 p.m. at the Yorkville Community Center. Plates include fish, fries, homemade hush puppies and onion rings,…

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Chandler credits parents for instilling love of community

By Crystal Burns Jennifer Chandler is the quintessential hometown girl. The 26-year teaching veteran has spent her entire career in Gibson County. She is married to her high school sweetheart, lives within “hollering distance” of her mother, and loves her communities. Chandler was honored as grand marshal of the White Squirrel Festival Parade on July…

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Kenton honors veterans at annual breakfast

By. J. D. Pinkerton Last  year during the White Squirrel Festival week I covered the breakfast and noticed with sadness we had lost a good many of our WWII veterans. There are only two left and I had the good fortune to speak with them. I met V. L. Williamson of the Seabees and Joe…

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Dyer and Kenton festivals kick off this week

Two popular, patriotic festivals kick off this week, and both include Independence Day parades. Dyer Station Celebration starts Wednesday in Dyer, and the White Squirrel Festival begins Saturday in Kenton. Dyer Station Celebration opening ceremonies are set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Dyer VFW. A community-wide church service follows at 7 at the Presbyterian…

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Grey chosen as Dyer Station Parade Marshal

Dyer Station Celebration’s 2018 Parade Marshal is Vanessa Grey. She was born in Trenton to Norman and Rosell Shanklin. She attended school at Dyer and graduated Dyer High School in 1971. She started to work right away after she finished beauty school in 1970.  She has been a beautician for 48 years and 34 of…

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‘Sami Day’ raises $13,000 for scholarship fund

On November 5, 2012, Samantha Ann Howell, of Rutherford, was born to Scotty and Jill Howell, and brother Levi. On December 16, 2015, she tragically left this world after complications from the flu. The Trenton Elks Lodge and the Gibson County Fair Association began a memorial scholarship in memory of Sami. In order to help…

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