Tri-City Reporter – News

Sheriff’s 80-percent margin could be biggest ever

By Crystal Burns Sheriff Paul Thomas cruised to his second term Thursday, capturing 80 percent of the 9,975 votes cast for what could be the biggest margin of victory in a sheriff’s race in county history. “It was a good ending to a long campaign,” Thomas said. “That margin speaks a lot for our administration…

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Thomas, Witherspoon win big in county election

For more local election coverage, including photos and comments from candidates, pick up a copy of the Trenton Gazette, Mirror-Exchange, Humboldt Chronicle or Tri-City Reporter Tuesday, Aug. 7. By Crystal Burns Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas and Mayor Tom Witherspoon won handily in their respective three-man races during Thursday’s county general election. Thomas, an Independent,…

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Dyer board considers buying roller to save on street repairs

By J.D. Pinkerton   The Dyer city board met July 9 with all members present except Robert Johnson and Ray Carroll. The board discussed city improvements, purchasing a roller, and Fire Department resignations. The board reviewed bids for asphalt repair. City Recorder Nathan Reed said the infrared asphalt repairs have a lifetime guarantee. The city…

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Kenton mayor, board pleased with White Squirrel Festival

By J. D. Pinkerton The Kenton City Council convened on July 10 and discussed Fourth of July Weekend, the mosquito fogger, and clothing allowances. Mayor Danny Jowers said that as long as the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department covered the insurance on the trustees working in Kenton, everything would be fine but the city would not…

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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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