Gibson aldermen act as reserve officers

Two Gibson city board members will be acting as reserve officers for the Gibson Police Department, the city board decided Thursday night. Also Thursday, the board voted to fire city recorder Shelia Cooper and try to find a replacement. Due to recent events, including traffic stops involving possible gang activity, the board approved aldermen Billy…

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County Vietnam veterans photos requested for Nov. 10 program

Please note the corrected date is Friday, November 10th! The third annual Humboldt Community Veterans Day Program will feature Jason Robertson and honor Vietnam veterans this year. Vietnam-era veterans of this area are urged to submit service-era photos to be shown during the program. Robertson is one of the 219 Vietnamese orphans who were airlifted…

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Reeling in the years: Daniel Wynne looks back

Daniel Earl Wynne is the assistant pastor at Salem Missionary Baptist Church at Fruitland, Tennessee. This is the same church that burned in 1996. President Bill Clinton and other dignitaries visited and spoke at the site of the rebuilding of the church. Wynne’s mother had 11 children. He had six sisters and five brothers. All…

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Chism family, friends pray for kidney donor

WAITING – Will Chism Jr. has been on the transplant list for the past three years,waiting on a kidney. The family hopes to make more people aware that donated organs can be directed to certain individuals. At far left is Will as a Boy Scout several years ago. Will Chism Jr. needs your prayers and…

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Gas explosion kills one, destroys home

  A Humboldt woman died after a gas explosion at her home on Avondale early Saturday morning. Nancy Crocker, 81, was home alone when the house at 2011 Avondale exploded at about 6:20 a.m. leaving only one exterior wall standing. Just down the street from Station 2 of the Humboldt Fire Department, firefighters coming on…

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Humboldt board nixes library board’s candidate

  Humboldt city board members decided not to hire a new library assistant Monday night despite recommendations from the library board and library director Diane Wright. Wright and the library board asked the city board to approve their choice, Brittney Keller, as the new assistant director, replacing Felita Martin, who retired earlier this year. Board…

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Houston bound: hiking through Humboldt

Life in a small town can, for some, become monotonous, with the seeing of familiar faces, places and things day in and day out. When someone or something new passes through towns like Humboldt, quite a buzz is ignited throughout the community. Such an event happened last week as Donald and Crystal Sutphin came through…

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Patterson, Petty to marry

Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Petty of Selmer, Tenn. announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Morgan Leigh Petty to Robert Bailey Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Arrington of Gibson, Tenn. and Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Patterson of Brownsville, Tenn. Morgan is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Norville of Gadsden, Tenn. and…

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It’s not Harvey!

Humboldt had her own wee bit of water woes last week but with the news from Texas and the horrors of Harvey, our little flash flooding problems seem almost insignificant. Let us all continue to pray for Texas. Restoring services and putting together  new homes from nothing is a daunting challenge for thousands of fellow…

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Humboldt aldermen at odds on drug testing policy

A discussion of the city of Humboldt’s drug testing policy led to a gruff exchange between two aldermen last week. Alderman Leon McNeal alluded to someone having a personal problem and Alderman Don Graves asked McNeal if he was a “druggie.” At the end of the regular meeting of the Humboldt City Board, the last…

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