Tri-City Reporter – News

Rutherford gets new mayor

By Crystal Burns Former Rutherford Alderperson Sandra Simpson narrowly defeated incumbent Bob White last week. Simpson received 228 votes to White’s 204. Simpson previously served two, four-year terms on the board. “That’s where you get your experience,” she said. All five candidates for Board of Aldermen were elected. James Roach received 337 votes, Broeck Horner…

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Trenton Foundation raises $10,000 for north Gibson Co.

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Foundation raised $10,000 for north Gibson County during its annual Harvest of Hope Gala held Thursday in the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall in Trenton. The foundation is a chapter of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation. The Trenton Foundation keeps all the money it raises to promote health and wellness…

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Banquet honors chamber’s best

  By Crystal Burns The annual Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce membership appreciation banquet started with a bang and only got better. Before handing out awards for Educator, Young Professional, Person and Business of the Year, Chamber Executive Director Libby Wickersham turned the program over to Tom McCue and Vanessa Presson of Tyson…

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Yorkville man needs second heart transplant

By J. D. Pinkerton Michael and Lacey Gregory are nine year residents of Humboldt, but they were both raised in Yorkville. Michael had a heart transplant when he was 10 years old in 1994 as a patient at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Michael knew that as a transplant patient, he would eventually have to…

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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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TNReady Listening Tour stops in Gibson County

By Crystal Burns Governor Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen wrapped up their 6-stop TNReady Listening Tour in Gibson County last week. Dyer Junior High School hosted the roundtable discussion, the first phase of Haslam’s engagement process to improve the state assessment delivery. Wayne Miller, former school superintendent in Lenoir City and former…

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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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One city, three school board elections were held Thursday

By Crystal Burns One local city and three school board elections were included on Thursday’s county general and state primary ballot. In Trenton, City Court Clerk Wilma Champion received 591 complimentary votes. On the Bradford Special School District board, voters re-elected Ricky L. Bratton with 504 votes and chose Charles Cowen over John T. Dawson…

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