Tri-City Reporter – News

White Squirrel Festival kicks off Friday

The annual White Squirrel Festival in Kenton kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. with a tailgating event downtown. Five more days of fun are scheduled. Saturday, arts & crafts and food vendors will be set up in the Kenton City Gym from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a car, truck, bike and…

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State champs to lead Dyer Station parade

Dyer Station Celebration kicks off Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with opening ceremonies at the VFW. The weeklong Fourth of July celebration culminates with a day of activities July 4. This year, Gibson County High School state champions will serve as parade marshals at 9 a.m. on Independence Day. In November 2018, the GCHS Marching Pioneers…

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Gibson County ‘ripe’ for technical education center

By Crystal Burns  A coalition of industry, education and government leaders are working with state officials to create a technical education center in Gibson County. Vanessa Presson, Complex HR Manager at Tyson Foods in Humboldt, and Technical Education Liaison Rodney Ellis from Tyson’s corporate office in Springdale, Ark., updated the Trenton Special School District board…

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County school board recognizes students and staff

By Crystal Burns At a recent Gibson County Special School District meeting, the school board recognized several students and staff members. The board thanked retiring teachers Marcia Law, Penny Stacy, Jenny Yates and Mary Gay London, principal Steve Maloan and support staff Mary Russell and Dorothy Hanks for their years of service to the district.…

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Unaka ends Lady Pioneers’ season

By Lori Cathey It wasn’t the end they dreamed of, but the Gibson County High School Lady Pioneers still accomplished feats no other team in program history can match. GCHS fell 7-6 to Sale Creek and 5-3 to Unaka in the TSSAA Class A Tournament to end a remarkable postseason run that included district and…

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Dyer community honors fallen soldiers

By Crystal Burns With small American flags whipping in the wind next to the graves of military veterans, the Dyer community gathered Sunday afternoon at Oakland Cemetery to honor fallen soldiers. Johnny McIlwain and Judy Baker organized the Memorial Day service, with Chancellor George Ellis giving the keynote address. Ellis reminded the crowd of Memorial…

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GCHS awards diplomas to 108 graduates

By Crystal Burns Gibson County High School principal Jim Hughes awarded diplomas to 108 graduates Friday evening. The Class of 2019 was lauded for its myriad of individual and group accomplishments, with Hughes telling the graduates that successes, failures and hard work don’t end with their most recent achievement. “Your have started the race,” he…

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Dyer board begins work on new budget

By Cara Zarecor The Dyer Mayor and Board of Aldermen held a Finance, Administration and Personnel meeting Thursday evening. No order of business took place, as this meeting was held with the sole purpose of preparedness in going forward with a new budget as the city’s fiscal year begins on July 1. City Recorder Nathan…

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