Three Way buys more land for city hall project

Additional acreage, city hall project in the works The Three Way Municipal Complex is growing. An additional piece of property will be purchased on the northwest side of the existing land. Meeting on Monday, July 10, the Three Way Mayor and Board of Aldermen voted to purchase almost seven acres of property from Jimmy Hill.…

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Johnson announces re-election campaign

Alderman Donna Johnson has officially announced her bid for re-election in Ward 5. Johnson is in her fourth year of her term as alderman. “I will continue to reach out to every corner of our diverse community to talk about our record of accomplishments and most importantly, to listen,” Johnson said. “A good listener is…

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Humboldt leaders finalize budget, accept 30-year employee resignation

RETIREMENT RECEPTION – Felita Martin (center with plaque) was honored with a retirement reception at Humboldt City Hall last week. City officials, friends, family and library patrons joined in honoring Martin who is retiring from Humboldt Public Library after 30 years of service. Among those joining her are Kim Hadley, Jeanna Shellenberger, Marquita Patterson, Valerie…

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Hadley earns GFOA award for 10th time

Only one city in Tennessee outside Shelby County received this award. And it was Humboldt. And it was Kim Hadley who made it happen — for the 10th year in a row. Kim Hadley, Humboldt city treasurer and CFO, has earned the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)…

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Camp Discovery students hear lesson of hope, encouragement

CAMP DISCOVERY – Terrance Wilson (2nd from right, back row) brought his story to the students of Camp Discovery last week. Wilson is in his 12th year of recovery and works as a counselor for Aspell Manor. Aspell Recovery Center’s executive directory Richard Barber (far left) introduced Wilson. The program was hosted by Junior Auxiliary.…

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Third generation cowgirl in rodeo nationals

Ali Prince Those who live around Gibson, Tenn. already know the Prince name and horses go together. Recently the third generation of riders has exceled as young Ali Prince participated in the Jr. Rodeo National Finals. When Randal Prince was a young boy at home, he was riding his horse every time he had the…

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Rat rod fever hits Fruitland farmer

ANYTHING GOES – Ricky Privett’s rat rod has unique details from every angle. Ricky’s Privett’s rat rod garners attention when he comes to town. People stop, stare and immediately grab their cell phones for pictures. He parked it at Farm Bureau one day last week and within minutes, people were gathering. The rat rod class…

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Teen play ‘The Principles of the Principal’ to be presented Tuesday

PLAYERS – Among those performing in the upcoming play, The Principles of the Principal, are (from left) Jai’den Patrick, Leiyah Morris, Tamala Vaughan of Joyfull Productions, Asiauana Woolfork and Yasmine Sowell. The Principles of the Principal The Principles of the Principal, a short musical production by Tamala Vaughan, will be presented Tuesday, June 20, at…

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Church member sues over Sugar Creek name

Seeks to have new vote taken at First Baptist A member of a historic Humboldt church that recently changed its name has filed a lawsuit asking for a new vote on the matter. Harold Gunn, a local attorney and longtime member of First Baptist Church of Humboldt, filed the lawsuit last week. He charges that,…

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