Historic oak tree tragically falls

Lost History   by Danny Wade What took over 350 years to create came toppling down in a matter of seconds. A towering, majestic oak tree came crashing down last Tuesday. Twin Oaks is known for and named after the huge oak trees that flanked each side of the historical antebellum house. Last Tuesday, the…

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Abernathy earns TSSAA Coach of the Year Award

  by Danny Wade A Humboldt coach has received the highest honor in the state of Tennessee. Humboldt High School head basketball coach Ron Abernathy has been named Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) notified Abernathy and school officials of the honor last month. The award is for all…

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History Museum celebrates 40 years

  by Danny Wade The Humboldt History Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary in November. Founded in 1979, the museum holds a multitude of historical Humboldt artifacts and memorabilia. Curator John Blankenship offered some history of the history museum. It was named the Humboldt Strawberry Festival Historical Museum. The name was changed to reflect the…

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Trunk or treat slated Halloween night

  by Danny Wade Halloween is a fun night for children of all ages. But in today’s world, parents have to be extra careful when their little tykes hit the neighborhood. This year, the Humboldt Lions Club is teaming up with the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations to make Halloween both fun…

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St. James Missionary Baptist celebrates church dedication

  by Danny Wade Sunday was a cool, blustery day in Humboldt. But it was filled with warm hearts when St. James Missionary Baptist Church opened the doors to their new church building. It was a day of celebration for the members, as well as the community supporters who showed up to stand beside them.…

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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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