Tri-City Reporter – News

Wreck shuts down Dyer intersection

  A two-vehicle wreck involving an 18-wheeler shut down a Dyer intersection for about nine hours Monday, July 20. Around 7 a.m. Monday, emergency personnel responded to the State Route 185 and Keely Mill Road intersection out of Dyer. A 2019 Freightliner 18-wheeler was headed east on State Route 185 when the driver lost control…

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Gibson County Fair happening Aug. 31-Sept. 5

The Gibson County Fair Association announced last week that the 165th annual event will happen Aug. 31-Sept. 5 in Trenton with some modifications. “The association, board of directors, concessionaires, and midway provider have met and come up with a plan to host this year’s fair while also keeping in mind the health and wellbeing of…

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Donor pays off $14k in lunch debt

Donor pays $14k in school lunch debt By Logan Watson Thanks to an anonymous donor, an enormous burden is being lifted from the shoulders of thousands of parents in Gibson County. The donor has reportedly committed to paying off outstanding school lunch debts for students in all five school districts in Gibson County. The generous…

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FFA members “adopt” baby goats

Gibson County FFA has had an adventurous semester so far, by welcoming seven bottle baby goats into the program. Trey Baker, Joely Turner, Katie Wade, Phoebe Willett, Hunter Holden, and Branten Smith have all taken on a huge responsibility by caring and providing the necessities that these baby goats need. “My experience with helping raise…

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County roads, bridges get numerous repairs and upgrades

By: Steve Short Many roads and bridges in Gibson County have been undergoing major upgrades and reconstructions in the last two years, county Highway Superintendent Carl Stoppenhagen said. “The demands placed by the volume of traffic and repetitious, heavy loads are fast rendering Gibson County’s roads and bridges obsolete,” said Stoppenhagen. “Road improvements accomplish safety…

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Local student crowned Miss Memphis Iris Teen

A local student was recently crowned Miss Memphis Iris Teen Volunteer. Ryleigh Greene, 16, a junior at Gibson County High School earned the crown Nov. 30 at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School in Memphis. She was also selected for Fan Favorite and Evening Gown Award in the Iris Teen category. Greene will…

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Rutherford woman to celebrate 100th birthday Dec. 7

By Gwen McCaffrey McReynolds Dorothy Mildred Reed Loggins of Rutherford will celebrate her 100th birthday Saturday, Dec. 7. Dot was born to Barnett Tull and Sue Addie Richards Reed in 1919 in the Bells Chapel community of Gibson County. She was the granddaughter of James Madison and Alice Susannah Calhoun Reed and of Terrestus Herschel and…

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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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