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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Larry Ruben Boals

Larry R. Boals, 69, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Tennova Regional Health Care. Mr. Boals was a retired business owner, avid poker player, devoted family man, loyal friend and child of God. The Lord chose a wonderful, loving and kind family man to bring home to his heavens. As each day goes on,…

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Martha Hunter “Toolie” Barnett

Martha Hunter “Toolie” Barnett, 69, of Humboldt, Tenn., passed away on August 27, 2017. She was born in Brownsville, Tenn. in 1947. Mrs. Barnett graduated from Haywood County High School and earned a Bachelor and Masters’ Degree in Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She was very proud of her Career Ladder III…

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