Tri-City Reporter – News

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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Sheriff’s 80-percent margin could be biggest ever

By Crystal Burns Sheriff Paul Thomas cruised to his second term Thursday, capturing 80 percent of the 9,975 votes cast for what could be the biggest margin of victory in a sheriff’s race in county history. “It was a good ending to a long campaign,” Thomas said. “That margin speaks a lot for our administration…

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Thomas, Witherspoon win big in county election

For more local election coverage, including photos and comments from candidates, pick up a copy of the Trenton Gazette, Mirror-Exchange, Humboldt Chronicle or Tri-City Reporter Tuesday, Aug. 7. By Crystal Burns Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas and Mayor Tom Witherspoon won handily in their respective three-man races during Thursday’s county general election. Thomas, an Independent,…

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Dyer board considers buying roller to save on street repairs

By J.D. Pinkerton   The Dyer city board met July 9 with all members present except Robert Johnson and Ray Carroll. The board discussed city improvements, purchasing a roller, and Fire Department resignations. The board reviewed bids for asphalt repair. City Recorder Nathan Reed said the infrared asphalt repairs have a lifetime guarantee. The city…

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Kenton mayor, board pleased with White Squirrel Festival

By J. D. Pinkerton The Kenton City Council convened on July 10 and discussed Fourth of July Weekend, the mosquito fogger, and clothing allowances. Mayor Danny Jowers said that as long as the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department covered the insurance on the trustees working in Kenton, everything would be fine but the city would not…

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