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Rutherford mayor, board take oaths

By J.D. Pinkerton The Rutherford mayor and five board members were sworn in at the city’s Nov. 19 meeting. Attorney Mark Johnson administered the oaths of office to new mayor Sandy Simpson and Alderpersons James Roach, Broeck Horner, Annie Edwards, Danny Parker and Mike Hensley. Before the brief ceremony, the former mayor and board conducted…

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Dyer Fire Dept. looks for grants

By J. D. Pinkerton The Dyer Mayor and Board of Aldermen met Sept. 24 and discussed Fire Department grants, consumption of alcohol in the park, and drainage on Madison Street. Vice Mayor Ray Carroll conducted the meeting in Mayor Chris Younger’s absence. Police received a final bid of $6,475 for the 2011 Dodge Charger that…

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District principals review achievement, growth scores for Gibson Co. school district board

By Crystal Burns Eight of the nine Gibson County Special School District principals reviewed their schools’ TNReady achievement and TVAAS growth scores at Thursday’s school board meeting. Overall, district students placed in the Top 10 in the state in three achievement categories: eighth in 5-8 Science with 79.9 percent of students testing On Track or…

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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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Suspect at large in Dyer burglary

An alleged armed robbery attempt on Independence Day has Dyer authorities looking for a man with Humboldt ties. Police are seeking Kaminski Stephon Turner, 21, whose last known address is Humboldt. On July 4, 2017 officers were dispatched to 372 East Maple Street in Dyer on a report of a person being assaulted with a…

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GC students tour SF tech companies

by Lori Cathey Gibson County High School students Mikalya Graves and Ethan Carrell were awarded by theCO with an all-expenses-paid trip to San Francisco for earning the highest honors in the Dev Catalyst program. Both will start their summer break in San Francisco touring tech companies. Some of the companies students will tour include LinkedIn,…

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