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Pro-consolidation group addresses GCSSD Board

Pro-Consolidation Group Addresses GCSSD Board By Logan Watson A group of teachers and parents in favor of consolidating the schools on the north end of the Gibson County Special School District had their first official audience with the GCSSD Board of Trustees last Thursday night. The group pressed the issue on social media during the…

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County Commission to vote on allocating $4M for city water projects

County Commission to vote on allocating $4M for city water projects By Caleb Revill   The Gibson County Commission will vote to allocate $4,689,709 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) funds to be spent on city drinking water, wastewater and stormwater projects at their upcoming September meeting. County commissioners meet in regular bimonthly session Monday,…

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Early Voting totals increase in final week

Early Voting totals increase in final week Election Day is Thursday   Early Voting for the County General Election closed at noon on Saturday, with more voters turning out for the second week of polling. In total, 1,394 registered voters cast their ballots last week, compared to 1,263 from Friday, July 15 through Saturday, July…

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Grand Jury indicts Jackson in Dyer murder

Special Grand Jury indicts man in Dyer murder By Logan Watson Jamocus Jackson, the man taken into custody following an investigation into a “suspicious death” in Dyer on Sunday, was indicted by a special session of the Gibson County Grand Jury this morning on charges of First Degree Murder, Tampering with Evidence and Possession of…

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Curtis Halford looks back on time with legislature

Halford looks back on years with legislature By Logan Watson For almost 14 years, Curtis Halford has represented Gibson County and the rest of the 79th district in the Tennessee House of Representatives, but very soon he will be stepping away from the state legislature and returning to his role as a regular citizen. Before…

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Historic Church Closes

Historic Church Closes Oldest Methodist church in Gibson County to hold last service this Sunday With saddened hearts and emotions, a decision was recently made to close Olive Branch Methodist Church near Eaton.  This is the oldest Methodist Church and perhaps the oldest church in Gibson County.  First established in 1825 and Olive Branch was…

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Gibson County Election Commission votes to close precincts

Election Commission votes to close precincts Town Hall set for Nov. 30   By Logan Watson The Gibson County Election Commission voted to close a number of superfluous voting precincts throughout the county and open a third Early Voting location in Rutherford to help increase voter turnout in the upcoming elections. Matthew Gill, a representative…

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Gibson County Health Dept. opens COVID-19 vaccine registration for all adults

By Caleb Revill The Gibson County Health Department announced that anyone 18 and older can now register for COVID-19 vaccinations, Wednesday, March 24. Gibson County EMS made a post to their Facebook page Wednesday morning providing the following link for individuals wanting to register for a vaccine: https://vaccinate.tn.gov/. The website also provides information on transportation…

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Greene named Presidential Scholars candidate

Greene named Presidential Scholars candidate By Logan Watson Ryleigh Greene, a senior at Gibson County High School, received a high honor last week, being selected as a candidate for the 2021 United States Presidential Scholars program. Only 4,500 students across the country received the prestigious honor, which are chosen based on either an outstanding performance…

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Boost in COVID-19 vaccines expected this month

Boost in COVID-19 vaccines expected this month Health Department urges community to help seniors get vaccinated By Logan Watson An increase in COVID-19 vaccines later this month could mean a new phase designation on the horizon for Gibson County. According to Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey, a Trenton native and Milan resident,…

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