Tyson hatchery nears completion

Hatchery could be ready by May     by Danny Wade May in Humboldt is always all about strawberries. But June this year might be all about the chirping of baby chicks. The Tyson Foods hatchery should be ready to operate by the end of May and possibly have chicks as early as June. Tyson…

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School board votes to not use TSBA

Board will seek applications on their own   by Danny Wade The Humboldt School Board meeting last Thursday evening had its ups and downs. But for the most part, the meeting was productive and was civil. Prior to the beginning of the meeting, Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes administered the oath of office to newly elected…

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Industrial boards looking to create plan for commercial development

Portion of GC Industrial Park to be designated for business growth   by Danny Wade Humboldt City Board members heard from members of the Humboldt Industrial Board last Monday evening about plans to bring new businesses to Humboldt. Tommy Goodrum of the Humboldt Industrial Board and Kingsley Brock, Gibson County director of economic development, made…

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Mayor Sikes addresses crowd at annual event

State of the City speech sheds light on 2019, what’s ahead for 2020 by Danny Wade After six years on the job, Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes says there is still work to be done. Mayor Sikes addressed a group of people last Thursday morning during Breakfast with the Mayor, an annual event organized by the…

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Benjamins named honoree of 83rd annual West TN Strawberry Festival

Couple has chaired Horse Show for over a decade   by Danny Wade With the beginning of the new year brings big announcements for the Strawberry city. One announcement that always comes early in the year is the selection of the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival honoree. Strawberry Festival President Betty Langley proudly announces this year’s…

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Marchers brave cold to honor Martin Luther King

    by Brittan Pyron With temperatures in the 20s and snow falling from the sky, many Humboldt community members braved the cold Monday morning to make the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march from Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church to the Municipal Building and then to St. James Baptist Church. As usual, the…

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McLemore, McNeal sworn into office prior to school board meeting

  by Danny Wade With three school board members winning elections last November, their new term begins in January. Two of the three members were sworn into office last Thursday evening prior to the regular school board meeting. Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes performed the ceremonies for Wayne McLemore and Leon McNeal. Mark Hodge was unable…

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Blackburn offers insight on Washington during Humboldt visit

by Danny Wade A United States Senator made a stop in Gibson County last week. Senator Marsha Blackburn made a quick visit to Humboldt last Thursday afternoon as part of her tour of all 95 Tennessee counties. Senator Blackburn visited and spoke with the 30-plus attendees prior to addressing the crowd. State Representative Curtis Halford…

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Kustoff hits on several D.C. topics during Rotary Club visit

by Danny Wade It has been a long-standing tradition for the Rotary Club of Humboldt to have the sitting Congressman visit early in January to give the club an update on events from Washington D.C. That tradition continued last Friday when Congressman David Kustoff, representing Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District, spoke to club members and guests.…

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McNeal refutes allegations, new court date set

Leon McNeal, a Humboldt alderman and a school board member, was in court last week. McNeal is facing disorderly conduct charges and was in Humboldt General Session Court on Wednesday, December 8. McNeal had hired attorney Joe Tubbs as council. Judge Mark Agee reset McNeal’s case for March 18, 2020. McNeal was ordered to have…

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