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Peggy Jean Smith

Funeral Services for Ms. Peggy Jean Smith, 84, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in the Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home chapel.¬†Visitation will be Saturday from 12 p.m. until service time.¬†Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Dyer, Tenn. Ms. Smith, a retired employee of Bellsouth, passed away Sunday, July 25,…

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Milan pitcher waiting on his big break

By Victor Parkins Former Milan Bulldog right handed pitcher Griffin Miller has come a long way since his time playing for the Diamond Dogs in the class of 2018. After two seasons playing for Dyersburg State Community College, Miller, 21, is playing in the Major League Baseball Draft League this summer.¬† If his name is…

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Chambers host job fair, expo

by Katrina Smith Over the past few months, the job market has been affected by COVID. In the Gibson County areas alone, the unemployment rate reached an all time high at 12.3 – percent in April 2020, compared to 3.6 – percent in April 2019. Businesses were forced to lay off employees and in some…

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Frances Reasons

Virginia Frances Coleman Reasons, 88, a native of Humboldt, Tenn. and a resident of Fairhope, Ala., passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 25, 2021. A memorial service will be held in Humboldt on July 10, 2021, at Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home at 2 p.m., with the visitation beginning at 12 noon. Mrs. Reasons was preceded in death…

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James (Jimmy) Riley Hill

James (Jimmy) Riley Hill It was a hot day August 28, 1932, but to much joy born to the late Robert Johnson Hill and Valeria Amanda Herndon Hill was their third son of four boys, James (Jimmy) Riley Hill. The adventures of those four boys were a story all on its on. Playing in the…

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Sales tax revenues decline across Gibson County

By Logan Watson   The majority of Gibson County saw a slight dip in Local Option Sales Tax collections for the month of August, according to data recently received from the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Net collections in many municipalities have trended downward since early summer, when the COVID-19 shutdowns were at their peak. Trenton…

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Windell Calvin Allen

Windell Calvin Allen, 80, died at his home on September 18, 2020. Mr. Allen was born on the banks of the Caddo River in Bismarck, Ark., August 27, 1940, to the late Calvin Lester Allen, Jr. and Mary Maxine Hardage Chambers. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Patricia, the mother…

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William M. Johnson

William M. Johnson William Marvin (Bill) Johnson was born in Sparta, Tenn. June 12, 1936, the younger son of Ammon Estes Johnson and Mary Margaret Hill Johnson. Mr. Johnson passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Sunday, September 13. He was preceded in death by his parents; and older brother, Robert Hill Johnson.…

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Douglas Gray Parker Jr.

Douglas Gray Parker Jr. Mr. Doug Parker, 80, passed away Friday, September 11, 2020 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville, Tenn. He was born into a naval family on March 3, 1940, in Pensacola, Fla., son of the late Capt. Douglas G. Parker and Mary Klopp Parker. This began a life full of adventure. He…

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