Tri-City Reporter – News

Employees find no easy answers with hemp

By Crystal Burns Tennesseans using hemp or hemp products for medicinal purposes should beware, especially if their employers require drug tests. The Gibson County Workforce Development Board hosted a Lunch and Learn called H.E.M.P. – Helping Employers Make Policy last week at the Ed Jones Agri-Plex in Trenton. Leaders said the session boasted the largest…

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Leaders review test scores for GCSSD board

By Crystal Burns Leaders, including the director of schools, supervisors of instruction and the principals from each of the Gibson County Special School District’s (GCSSD) nine schools reviewed their 2018-19 testing data at Thursday’s school board meeting. GCSSD is designated as Exemplary, the highest achievement the state Department of Education gives under its accountability system.…

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Dyer toddler waits for heart transplant

By Cara Zarecor Lincoln Hopper, who will be two years old in November, went to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 7 when he began to swell with fluid. Once there, doctors told his parents that he was showing signs of heart failure and would not get to come home until he receives a heart…

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Gibson County students come together to help friend in need

By Cara Zarecor Tristan Johnson, a 17-year-old student at Gibson County High School, member of Yorkville Cumberland Presbyterian Church and avid member of the FFA has friends and not just a few. Johnson is currently at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago undergoing treatment for a second intracranial hemorrhage that occurred on June 11.…

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School directors react to state designations

By Crystal Burns Directors of Schools for all five county school districts have shared their initial reactions to the Tennessee Department of Education’s designations, released recently along with TNReady (third-eighth grade assessments) and End of Course (high school) test results. The Gibson County Special School District (GCSSD) received the state’s highest designation, earning Exemplary status.…

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Former Navy Seal to speak at God & Country Rally

A former Navy Seal will be the featured speaker at the God & Country Rally to be held Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6:31 p.m. at the Gibson County Courthouse in Trenton. Michael H. Imhof is an evangelist with a unique background. The retired Navy commander and former Navy Seal has lived and worked all over…

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Republic Services, Rutherford PD come through for Davy Days vendors

By Crystal Burns Republic Services and the Rutherford Police Department Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) fund have donated $1,000 each to cover vendors’ insurance at Davy Crockett Days in October. At the Aug. 19 Rutherford city board meeting, Mayor Sandy Simpson and Davy Days volunteers Lynn Greene and Barbara Hunt said requiring vendors to have…

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Jerry & Rosa Hollis named Washer Pitchin’ grand marshals

By Lori Cathey With the sun shining brightly in Yorkville, organizers of the 26th Annual International Washer Pitchin’ Contest honored Jerry and Rosa Hollis as the grand marshals and welcomed a host of competitors for a day of friendly games, good food and lots of fellowship. Before the opening ceremony, juniors competed with Cason Reynolds…

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County Fire Chief questions dispatcher training

By Crystal Burns “When you call 911 for help and you don’t get help, what do you do?” Gibson County Fire Chief Bryan Cathey posed the question after learning that a Bells man called 911 around 10 p.m. Sunday, July 21 but didn’t get the assistance he needed. Thomas Smith was on Hwy. 70/79 in…

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