Tri-City Reporter – Lifestyles

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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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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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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