Tri-City Reporter – News

Search underway for inmate that walked off work detail

Editor’s Note: Mr. Madding was taken back into custody Thursday morning. See related story for updated information. A search is underway for a Gibson County inmate that walked off a work detail in the Dyer area Wednesday afternoon. Gibson Co. Sheriff Paul Thomas confirmed that David Curtis Madding, a trustee described as a 6 ft.…

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YMCA swim lessons lead to safer summers

By Leslie C. Ferguson There is no doubt in our minds that summer is here!  It came in with a bang and has not let up.  The temps in and around Trenton have been as high a 100 degrees, and that was just June. With the lazy days of summer, comes the desire and necessity…

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Dyer and Kenton festivals kick off this week

Two popular, patriotic festivals kick off this week, and both include Independence Day parades. Dyer Station Celebration starts Wednesday in Dyer, and the White Squirrel Festival begins Saturday in Kenton. Dyer Station Celebration opening ceremonies are set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Dyer VFW. A community-wide church service follows at 7 at the Presbyterian…

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New program to combat recidivism introduced in Gibson Co. jail

By Crystal Burns Thanks to a $146,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, select state inmates serving time at the Gibson County jail have an opportunity to leave incarceration with industrial credentials and the skills needed to secure good-paying jobs. The Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board and Tennessee College of Applied Technology…

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DAR presents Rutherford mayor with check for Davy Crockett Cabin

By Leslie C. Ferguson Wednesday proved to be a lucrative day for the Davy Crockett Cabin in Rutherford. Mayor Bob White and curator of the Chickasaw District Historic Site accepted a $782 check from Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) State Chairman Linda Lofton. The National Society DAR was established on October 11,…

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Dyer resident honored as Mile Marker Miracle in Splash and Dash Run held Saturday

By Leslie C. Ferguson A very special girl named Cheyenne Needham of Dyer; TN. was diagnosed with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome at six weeks of age. (WHS) is a genetic disorder that affects many parts of the body.  The major features include characteristics facial appearance, delayed growth development, intellectual disabilities, low muscle tone and seizures. Doctors did…

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Honorary chairs named for Relay for Life

By Victor Parkins, The Mirror-Exchange Gibson County Relay for Life will be held Saturday, June 2 at Milan City Park. Opening ceremonies are set for 6 p.m. and a Fighting Back ceremony will conclude the event at 11 p.m. For the first time in the history of the American Cancer Society fundraiser, Milan, Humboldt, Medina,…

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Uncontested primaries draw little interest

By Crystal Burns A slate of uncontested primary races drew little interest from Gibson County voters on May 1. Only 849 of 28,821 registered voters cast ballots for a turnout of 2.95 percent. County Mayor Republican Tim Curry – 391 Democrat Keith Cunningham – 265 Will face incumbent Tom Witherspoon (I) Aug. 2. County Clerk…

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Chamber luncheon honors administrative professionals

By Crystal Burns The Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon to celebrate administrative professionals last week. Three guest speakers, Lyndsey Norman, Lindsey Heglar, and Tiffany Bowen tackled different elements of the theme, “Grow Where You Are Planted.” Norman is an agriculture teacher and FFA sponsor at Gibson County High School. She…

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Organ recipients, donors promote ‘Donate Life’ initiative

By Crystal Burns For the fifth year, Gibson County Clerk Joyce Brown invited organ recipients and donors to encourage others to give life during the Donate Life Donor Awareness Reception at the Gibson Co. Courthouse on April 16. Brown began participating in the promotion after watching her neighbor, Kenneth Bolton, and his family go through…

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