Tri-City Reporter – News

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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THIRD IN STATE

The Gibson County High School Marching Pioneers finished third place out of 24 bands at the State Division I Championship held Saturday at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro. Due to heavy rainfall Friday and Saturday, the Riverdale High School directors opted to move the competition indoors and forego finals. The top 10 bands in preliminaries,…

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Morgan crowned Miss Jackson Outstanding Teen

A Dyer student was crowned Miss Jackson Outstanding Teen on Saturday, Oct. 26. Jolee Morgan, 14, will now compete in Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen to be held in Gallatin March 20-21. The competition includes a private interview, active/fitness wear, on-stage question, talent, and evening gown. Morgan is active in her school and community. She has…

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Rutherford board grapples with budget issues

With five applications for street supervisor to review, the Rutherford Mayor and Board of Aldermen are looking for the money to offer a reasonable salary. The board met Monday, Oct. 21 and discussed starting pay for the new position, with Mayor Sandy Simpson suggesting $15 an hour. City Recorder Dawn Smith said there is no…

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E-911 names interim director

By Cara Zarecor, Tri-City Reporter Max Milam, a life-long native of Humboldt, has been named interim director of the Gibson County E-911 Center. A week after the termination of former director Johanna Harrell, Milam was approved by the board to fill the vacant position.      Milam brings with him a wealth of experience in…

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County mass band to march in 2021 Rose parade

By Crystal Burns For the past week, leaders of Gibson County’s five high school marching bands kept a big secret from their students and communities. To reveal it, they employed a helicopter, roses and he public address system at the Gibson County High School annual marching festival held Saturday in Dyer. Members of the Air…

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