Tri-City Reporter – News

Donor pays off $14k in lunch debt

Donor pays $14k in school lunch debt By Logan Watson Thanks to an anonymous donor, an enormous burden is being lifted from the shoulders of thousands of parents in Gibson County. The donor has reportedly committed to paying off outstanding school lunch debts for students in all five school districts in Gibson County. The generous…

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FFA members “adopt” baby goats

Gibson County FFA has had an adventurous semester so far, by welcoming seven bottle baby goats into the program. Trey Baker, Joely Turner, Katie Wade, Phoebe Willett, Hunter Holden, and Branten Smith have all taken on a huge responsibility by caring and providing the necessities that these baby goats need. “My experience with helping raise…

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County roads, bridges get numerous repairs and upgrades

By: Steve Short Many roads and bridges in Gibson County have been undergoing major upgrades and reconstructions in the last two years, county Highway Superintendent Carl Stoppenhagen said. “The demands placed by the volume of traffic and repetitious, heavy loads are fast rendering Gibson County’s roads and bridges obsolete,” said Stoppenhagen. “Road improvements accomplish safety…

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Local student crowned Miss Memphis Iris Teen

A local student was recently crowned Miss Memphis Iris Teen Volunteer. Ryleigh Greene, 16, a junior at Gibson County High School earned the crown Nov. 30 at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School in Memphis. She was also selected for Fan Favorite and Evening Gown Award in the Iris Teen category. Greene will…

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Rutherford woman to celebrate 100th birthday Dec. 7

By Gwen McCaffrey McReynolds Dorothy Mildred Reed Loggins of Rutherford will celebrate her 100th birthday Saturday, Dec. 7. Dot was born to Barnett Tull and Sue Addie Richards Reed in 1919 in the Bells Chapel community of Gibson County. She was the granddaughter of James Madison and Alice Susannah Calhoun Reed and of Terrestus Herschel and…

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Goad named Supervisor of the Year

A Gibson County supervisor and a Hamilton County high school principal have been honored for their work in Tennessee education during the annual banquet held Nov. 5. Dr. Michelle Goad, instructional supervisor for grades 5-8 and testing coordinator in Gibson County Special School District, was named Tennessee’s 2019-20 Supervisor of the Year. Goad has served…

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Chamber members receive top honors

By Crystal Burns The Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce bestowed its top awards on four members during the annual banquet held Nov. 5 in Trenton. Kevin Painter received the Educator of the Year Award; Kayley Tyner the Young Professional of the Year Award; Dr. Jim Williams the Person of the Year Award; and…

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Hill pleads not guilty to rape & murder charges in McDaniel case

By Steve Short Dressed in a khaki colored prison uniform, with short cropped hair and black, horn-rimmed glasses, Finis “Pete” Hill slumped in his chair in a Trenton courtroom Monday afternoon, Nov. 4 and turned his head to avoid being photographed. He was alone in the courtroom, except for a journalist with a camera and…

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Gibson County schools to host Veterans Day programs

Several Gibson County Special School District schools will host community Veterans Day programs Monday, Nov. 11. Gibson County High School will host a program in the gym at 9 a.m. Spring High School will also honor veterans at 9 a.m. The Dyer school program will begin at 9:15 a.m. Students at Rutherford School will host…

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