Made in Tennessee Newspaper Tour: Trenton Gazette
TRENTON, Tenn. (WNBJ) - For the months of April and May, we are highlighting our local newspapers for our Made in Tennessee segments.
For this week’s Made in Tennessee newspaper tour, we are spotlighting the Trenton Gazette, which is a staple in the community and that has been around for generations.
“If it moves, it’s news and we take pictures of it and try to share it with everyone we can,” said Logan Watson, the Editor of the Trenton Gazette.
Logan Watson, the Editor at the Trenton Gazette says he enjoys getting to know the people and showcasing their stories.
“I like saving these little snapshots of people’s lives that they may not even know happened. They can look at that, 20 years down the road. That’s one of the great things about being in print. It is still here, and it will be here forever,” said Watson.
Libby Wickersham with the Greater Gibson County Chamber of Commerce was born and raised in Trenton and believes the gazette is a trusted news source and a great way for people to stay connected.
“For us, it is extremely important because it is one of the main ways, we get information out about events we at the chamber are hosting or things that are going on that affect people in our communities,” said Libby Wickersham, the Executive Director with the Greater Gibson County Chamber of Commerce.
Wickersham says one of the biggest stories the Trenton Gazette has reported on was the opening of the Tyson Plant, but she also appreciates the small things they do too.
“When I adopted my little boy, my husband and I adopted him, the editor of the paper at that time was a really good friend of mine so she made sure to get lots of pictures of him at different events and one of the captions was that it was his first Christmas in Tennessee. That’s something that will always be special to me,” said Wickersham.
The Trenton Gazette has been around for centuries and hopes to continue serving the community as well as inspire new journalists.
The gazette currently has one intern, and she says the job has helped her to become more involved in the community.
“I also really like going to schools and covering events. I just really like writing articles I think putting thoughts to paper is just a great way to express yourself. It is kind of an art form, so I just really enjoy it,” said Sage Jackson, an intern, at Trenton Gazette.
The Trenton Gazette is printed weekly and is available for purchase on Tuesdays.