Halford gives legislative update

  by Danny Wade When State Representative Curtis Halford spoke to Humboldtans last Friday, he touched on several key issues the General Assembly will be tackling during this session. The proposed gas tax was at the top of the list. Halford regularly is a guest of the Humboldt Rotary Club each year to give a…

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City board discusses replacing school board vacancy

  by Danny Wade With the task of replacing Lee Williams on the Humboldt School Board, the Humboldt Mayor and Board of Aldermen discussed the process during their March 13 board meeting. Mayor Marvin Sikes had city attorney, Terri Crider, research the process in replacing a school board member. Her report was presented at last…

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Vikings’ run ends in first round of state tourney

by Barry DeLoach The Humboldt Vikings’ season came to end last Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Class A State Tournament, losing by three points to Knoxville Grace Academy. The Vikings did not play extremely well, faced a tall Rams team and struggled at the free throw line before falling 62-59. For the Humboldt fans…

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Gary Ray Greenup

Funeral services for Gary Ray Greenup, age 72, were held Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Humboldt First Baptist Church in Humboldt, Tenn. Burial followed at Bradford Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held Sunday from 3 until 6 p.m. at Hunt Funeral Home in Bradford and on Monday from 4 until…

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Rev. Ruby L. Mullins Moore

Rev. Ruby L. Mullins Moore,  a loving mother, grandmother, friend and a servant of the Lord, departed this life to be with her Savior on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. On May 27, 1918 she was born to George and Willie Merriweather in Crockett County, Tenn. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age…

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Donations pouring in for West family

Humboldt Gives by Danny Wade A tragedy that struck Humboldt last week is pulling the community closer together. Donations are being accepted to assist a family that lost everything in a house fire and also claimed the life of a 7-year-old boy. Sadly, Tri’Darrius Shaw did not survive the fire. Fire Chief Chester Owens said…

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School board reverses plan to omit citizens concerns

by Danny Wade In a strange turn of events, the Humboldt School Board did a 180-degree turnaround regarding a policy that would halt concerned citizens from addressing the board. During Thursday night’s school board meeting, the second reading of Policy 1.404 Appeals to and Appearances Before the Board was on the agenda. This is the…

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Vikings dominate in OT, headed to the ‘Boro

InterSTATE Bound by Barry DeLoach The Humboldt Vikings are good but to win it all you have to a have a little luck along the way. On Monday at home against the Middleton Tigers, Lady Luck was shining brightly as a free throw was wiped off the score board to keep the score at 72-72…

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House fire claims child’s life

by Danny Wade Tragedy struck Humboldt early Monday morning when a house fire claimed the life of a young child. Fire Chief Chester Owens said Humboldt Fire Department received the call from dispatch around 2 a.m. Monday morning of a structure fire at 712 Etheridge. Chief Owens said Humboldt police were first on the scene…

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Moving On

Williams submits resignation by Danny Wade One of Humboldt’s emerging leaders is leaving his hometown. Lee Williams is leaving his post as executive director of the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce. Williams has accepted a job in Fort Worth, Tex. with the engineering firm, Halff Associates. Prior to coming to the chamber, he held a similar…

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