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Gibson County audit is ‘concerning,’ says Comptroller

Gibson County’s annual financial report has our local leadership in hot water with the state. According to the county audit, released by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office on Wednesday, January 10, six of the eight findings come from the Gibson County Mayor’s Office, which employs the Gibson County Finance Director Leslie Milligan. The findings, which Comptroller…

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TVA to increase rates 10% by 2025

TVA to increase rates 10% by 2025 By Logan Watson   Electric rates will be increasing soon, but it won’t be Trenton Light & Water or other local utilities that will be reaping the benefits, according to Utility Manager Joe Wamble. Wamble stated that with the recent high temps and last year’s record cold snap,…

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Commissioners ease concerns about election integrity

Commissioners ease concerns about election integrity County Republican Party questions Administrator’s role, restrictions By Logan Watson Sam Gregory, Chairman of the Gibson County Election Commission, spoke to members of the Gibson County Republican Party on Tuesday night, reassuring voters that upcoming elections in Gibson County would be secure and free of interference after questions were…

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No Justice for Maxyn: Edwards pleads guilty to lesser charge

No Justice for Maxyn Edwards pleads guilty to lesser charge By Logan Watson After waiting for almost seven years, the family of five-month-old Maxyn Killingsworth finally had their day in court, but the verdict left the boy’s family unsatisfied. Braxton Prather Edwards, the man responsible for the death of young Maxyn, was indicted on May…

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Gov. Lee, AG Skrmetti move to dismiss gun rights lawsuit

Governor, AG Skrmetti move to dismiss gun rights lawsuit By Logan Watson An attorney representing Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti asked a panel of judges presiding over a gun rights lawsuit dismiss the case against his clients last Thursday. The lawsuit, filed by Milan attorney Stephen L. Hughes, Duncan O’Mara, Elaine…

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Community mourns the passing of Bo Booth

Community mourns the passing of B.O. “Bo” Booth The Gibson County community was shocked and saddened last Sunday to learn of the passing of B.O. “Bo” Booth, the legendary principal and athletic director of Gibson County High School. Booth began his career in education in 1968, serving as a coach at Cooter High School in…

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Edwards indicted for murder in 2016 death of infant

Edwards indicted for murder in death of infant By Logan Watson   The Gibson County Grand Jury returned 31 indictments on Monday, May 1, including a long-awaited indictment in the death of five-month-old Maxyn Killingsworth. Braxton Prather Edwards, 27, of Kenton, was indicted on charges of Murder in Perpetration of a Felony – Aggravated Child…

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Dawkins helping to save lives on Prom Night

Dawkins helping to save lives on Prom Night By Logan Watson For the second year in a row, B.J. Dawkins is doing his part to reduce the number of alcohol related deaths on prom night. Dawkins, the owner of Dawkins C-Store in Kenton, announced last week that he would not be selling alcohol at his…

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Bradford murder suspects still at large

Suspects at large in Bradford murder Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas has confirmed that three individuals have been charged in connection with a robbery that killed one individual and seriously wounded another in Bradford Wednesday morning. Investigators have charged Amanda Nicole Cathey, 33, of Trenton, Tyler Blake Pierce, 28, of Milan, and Johnny Dale Yarbrough,…

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Trenton Historical Rosenwald School Alumni Association Homecoming Event set for September 17-18

“Homecoming Heritage Reflection – Linking Past & Present” By Dr. Al Jordan The Trenton Historical Rosenwald School Alumni Association will be holding a Homecoming event this Saturday and Sunday. The event will recognize the “Who’s Who History Makers Lifetime Achievers.” According to the sponsors, the award and recognition select committee, and chairperson Ms. Joyce Hill-Glenn,…

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