Tri-City Reporter – News

$8.5M approved for South Gibson County sports complex

By Crystal Burns At its Nov. 10 meeting, the Gibson County Special School District board approved a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $8,465,106 for the South Gibson County sports complex and authorized the issuance of school refunding and improvement bonds not to exceed $8.63M. Lashlee-Rich, Inc. is the district’s construction manager. Greer Lashlee and Billy…

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Dyer woman celebrates 100th birthday

By Caleb Revill Lifelong Dyer resident Ava Gates celebrated her milestone 100th birthday with family on Thursday, Nov. 12. Gates softly smiles while sitting in her large, cushioned chair. Her light blue eyes are slightly faded and she’s hard of hearing, but she’s attentive and sharp. Gates’ two sons, Jerry Gates and Robert Gates sit…

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Phillips honored with community broadband award

The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) recently awarded the Dr. Charles Kao Award for Community Broadband to Charles Phillips, Gibson Electric Membership Corporation VP of Technical Services and Gibson Connect VP of Operations. The award recognizes individuals, organizations, or companies that honor Dr. Kao’s innovation and connect communities with fiber optic technology.  In its communication, the…

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Dyer sets Christmas parade Dec. 5

By Cara Zarecor       On Nov. 9, Dyer officials met for their first board meeting since the general election, where Mayor Chris Younger was decidedly re-elected. With all alderpersons present, Younger opened the meeting by announcing some important upcoming dates. The city’s annual Christmas parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at…

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Rutherford mayor sets record straight

By Crystal Burns   Rutherford Mayor Sandy Simpson used time during her monthly report at the town’s Oct. 19 meeting to set the record straight on rumors she’s been hearing recently. “During this election time, things tend to get a little ugly,” she said. “I’m not going to be one of those people, but I…

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Younger seeks re-election as Dyer mayor

The following political announcement is paid for by the candidate. Mayor Chris Younger recently announced his candidacy for re-election as mayor of the City of Dyer. Younger was first elected in 2012 following two years as a member of the board of aldermen. He was re-elected to his second term in 2016. Younger said, “Being…

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Hesse announces candidacy for mayor of Dyer

The following political announcement is paid for by the candidate.   James (Jim) Hesse is announcing his candidacy for the office of mayor of Dyer. I have spent my entire adult life serving America and its citizens, first in the military and then in my career working for America’s manned spaceflight programs and our nation’s…

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Golf balls available for chamber giveaway

The Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce is selling golf balls for its annual Great Golf Ball Drop, held in conjunction with the annual Business & Industry Golf Outing on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Gibson County Golf Course in Dyer. Purchase one ball for $5 or five balls for $20. You do not…

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Halford, Stevens win primaries

By Crystal Burns   State Representative Curtis Halford and State Senator John Stevens won their respective Republican primaries Thursday. In Gibson County, Halford garnered 3,886 votes, while Christine Warrington received 759 votes. District 79 also includes a portion of Carroll County. Overall, Halford received 5,484 votes for 83.6%. Warrington received a total of 1,076 votes.…

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