Area News

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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McKinley murder heads to Grand Jury

McKinley murder case bound over to Grand Jury By Logan Watson After months of postponements, murder suspects Uel Pearson and Lillo Harrell received their preliminary hearing last Friday afternoon for the murder of Rontavious “Maurice” McKinley. McKinley was shot and killed on October 11, 2016, while resting with his girlfriend in her home at 4024…

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Mock Wedding Reception teaches life lessons

Mock Wedding Reception teaches life lessons MHS program spotlights local businesses By Logan Watson She’s known for being “Sassy in the Kitchen,” but when Mrs. Rebecca Jones organizes an event for one of her classes at Milan High School, she goes all out. Mrs. Jones’ “Lifespan” class held a Mock Wedding Reception last Wednesday morning,…

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Trenton students receive Chromebooks

By Crystal Burns   Seventh and eighth graders at Trenton Rosenwald Middle School walked the halls with an extra pep in their step Friday morning. After months of anticipation, students received personal Chromebooks, which they are allowed to take home with them each night and are expected to use in their classrooms. “The best thing…

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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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‘Operation Trojan Horse’ results in 51 indictments

  Operation Trojan Horse results in 51 indictments By Logan Watson A motorcade of state and local law enforcement officers descended on Gibson County last Wednesday with one goal: ridding our area of illegal narcotics. According to Special Agent in Charge Johnie Carter, a six-month undercover drug investigation conducted by the 28th Judicial Drug Task…

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Murder/Suicide originated with 2014 incident in Milan

Jackson murder/suicide originated with attempted burglary in Milan By Victor Parkins and Logan Watson Jackson Police are wrapping up an investigation after two people were shot and killed Thursday morning at a Bemis home. Jackson Police Chief Julian Wiser said the incident happened just before 7 a.m. this morning at 421 South Massachusetts Street. Chief…

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Bulldog trio signs with colleges

Bulldog trio signs with colleges By Logan Watson Milan athletes have been a hot commodity among college recruiters as of late. Last week, three more Milan footballers made their marks to continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level. J.P. Porter, Cameron Oliver and Jordan Shepherd were each recognized in a joint ceremony…

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