Tri-City Reporter – News

GCHS senior named Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalist

Lydia Todd, a student at Gibson County High School, has been named a semifinalist for the 2019 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has awarded 6,150 Coke Scholars nationwide totaling more than $70 million in scholarships across 31 years. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, a joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers across America…

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Lady Pioneers bring home third gold ball in program history

        By Lori Cathey  The Lady Pioneers seniors accomplished a 13-year dream by bring the TSSAA BlueCross State Championships Class A gold ball back to Gibson County High School by defeating the Loretto Lady Mustangs 50-42 Saturday night at MTSU in Murfreesboro. “In all my years of coaching, I have never had…

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Students share impact of Dyersburg State Gibson County Center

By Crystal Burns Laci Keel, a 2013 graduate of South Gibson County High School, fought back tears as she described her experience at Dyersburg State Community College Gibson County Center. “I love these people,” she said. Keel was one of two Gibson County students to address scholarship donors and recipients at a luncheon held Friday…

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GCHS principal touts fall sports success

By Lori Cathey & Crystal Burns Calling it one of the most successful fall seasons in Gibson County High School history, principal Jim Hughes proudly ticked off his teams’ achievements for school board members at Thursday’s Gibson County Special School District meeting. “This fall, Gibson County had one of the most, if not the most,…

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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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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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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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