Tri-City Reporter – News

Lady Pioneers earn top seed in district

By Lori Cathey The Gibson County Lady Pioneers played two exciting games last week to pick up two district wins to put them in first place to start the district tournament. Feb. 5, the Lady Pioneers defeated Trinity Christian Academy, and on Friday night, they won over the Peabody Lady Tide 55-41. Friday night, the…

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Library consultant’s final report shows need for more space

By Crystal Burns Members of the Gibson County Memorial Library Board, Friends of the Library, Library Foundation and other supporters met Friday to hear the results of an extensive report prepared by a internationally-recognized library consultant. The library board contracted with Anders Dahlgren of Library Planning Associates in Illinois for the comprehensive needs analysis, which…

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West TN Drug Task Force foils murder for hire conspiracy

Two men are in custody on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in a plot stretching from Humboldt to Murfreesboro that was foiled just three hours before the murder was to occur. Stephen Taylor, 43, of Murfreesboro, and Gregory Barnes, 22, of Humboldt, are in the custody of Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas. Barnes…

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Kenton native raises money for Chicago-area community center

By Justin Breen, BrEpic Communications Corey Brooks believes that if Americans can back fundraisers to build a border wall and other fundraisers for ladders to climb over that wall, then certainly Americans will back a fundraiser created to save other American lives. Brooks, a Kenton native, is the founder and executive director of Chicago-based nonprofit…

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Dyer Industrial Park could earn state certification by May

By Steve Short The City of Dyer could take a big step toward landing an industrial prospect after May of this year. The city’s Industrial Park is undergoing the process of being designated as a Select Tennessee Certified Site, an attractive enticement for industry or business looking for a location. Kingsley Brock, the Gibson County…

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Leitherland Family Care Clinic welcomes new nurse practitioner

Leitherland Family Care Clinic in Dyer would like to introduce its new Family Nurse Practitioner, Kalie Foust, FNP-C. Foust is originally from Dyersburg and is a graduate of the University of Memphis. She is married to Brock Foust with one child, Avery, 2. She and her family reside in Bells. She came about the position…

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Two arrests made in suspected arson

Two arrests have been made in a Dyer fire that investigators believe is a case of arson. According to a press release issued by Dyer Fire Chief Ryan Shanklin, Christopher G. Johnson, 28, of Greenfield and Bernardo Perez, 32, of Bells are charged with arson and prohibited weapons related to a Nov. 18 fire. The…

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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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