St. James to hold church dedication, homecoming

by Danny Wade A local church has seen its share of hard times. Over the decades, St. James Missionary Baptist Church has lost church buildings due to being old, outgrown by the membership, and the third church was lost to fire. A tragic fire in December of 2017 was the disheartening fate of St. James’…

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Area law officers receive special training

  by Danny Wade Law enforcement agencies all work together to fight crime. Often times they come together for training as well. Last week, several policemen from various cities came to Humboldt for training. Humboldt Police Department’s Lt. Heath Smith spearheaded one of those training sessions last week. Lawmen from Humboldt, Medina, Alamo, Munford, Scotts…

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Early voting to begin Wednesday

by Danny Wade With the upcoming election less than a month away, Humboldt voters can get a jump on Election Day and take advantage of early voting. Three of the five Humboldt School Board seats are up for grabs. Early voting begins this week, October 16 and runs through October 31. Two races for seats…

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September drought actually helps cotton, corn, soybeans

by Danny Wade For local farmers, 2018 and 2019 is the tale of two completely different years. With fall harvest getting underway, the past two years could not have been any more different. This September, the area had a drought with some places not receiving a drop of rain, while some got a sprinkle or…

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Hargett brings big check to Humboldt Public Library

by Danny Wade Humboldt had a very important visitor last Thursday. Secretary of State Trey Hargett was in town to make a presentation to the Humboldt Public Library. A check for $5,049 was presented from the state’s Library Technology Grant fund. The grant requires local matching funds, making the total amount $10,098. “Access to technology…

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Game show theme a hit for chamber celebration

by Danny Wade For those who were unable to attend last Thursday’s Chamber Membership Celebration, they missed a treat. This year, Amanda Love, Beth Culpepper and Syndey Crews took the annual banquet to a new level. The night was filled with fun and games, dinner and drinks, and prizes galore. Many people walked away with…

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WTH pulls the plug on Humboldt ER

  by Danny Wade Plans being made by West Tennessee Healthcare will have a detrimental affect on Humboldt. The medical giant announced last week that the emergency department in Humboldt will be closing. WTH’s board of trustees approved a $5.5 million-plus renovation and expansion of Milan General Hospital’s emergency department. As a result of the…

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Carter’s legacy to live on through library

by Danny Wade Through a very generous donation from the trust of a dedicated supporter, the Humboldt Public Library is one step closer to funding the proposed children’s library expansion. Plans are to add 2,200 sq. ft. onto the existing building for the children’s library. Last week, a check for $119,196 was presented to help…

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Dowell to be tried as adult

A 16-year-old juvenile facing murder charges will now be tried as an adult. On September 16, 2019, after a hearing in Gibson County Juvenile Court, Demonze Dantrell Dowell of Humboldt was transferred to be tried as an adult on charges of second degree murder, possession of a weapon (gun) in the commission of a dangerous felony…

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Fall Fest slated Saturday, Sept. 28

by Danny Wade Fall is just days away—and so is Fall Fest. This year, the Humboldt Downtown Business Association (HDBA) decided to move Fall Fest from October to September. This year, Fall Fest is teaming up with Relay for Life Fun Day. Downtown Humboldt will be the place to be Saturday, September 28 from 10…

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