Tyson feed mill progressing upward

by Danny Wade For those who have driven through Fruitland this week, they may have noticed a spectacle rising into the air. Tyson Foods has begun work on the feed mill. The feed mill is located next to the former Andersons Granary in Fruitland. Last spring, Tyson purchased the granary, along with granaries in Dyer…

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TN Commissioner of Education Schwinn visits East Elementary

by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools had a surprise guest last Wednesday, Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. Governor Bill Lee recently appointed Schwinn to the position in January. The school was notified late Tuesday afternoon that Commissioner Schwinn would be coming to East Elementary School the next day at 10:15 a.m. “The tour…

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Hicks selected as 82nd Strawberry Festival honoree

by Danny Wade When Paul Simon was writing the song “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover”, he probably was not talking about this year’s West Tennessee Strawberry Festival honoree, Gus Hicks, even though it is fitting to ‘hop on the bus Gus’. Hicks was the bus driver for festival events for years and years. Festival…

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West TN Drug Task Force foils murder for hire conspiracy

Two men are in custody on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in a plot stretching from Humboldt to Murfreesboro that was foiled just three hours before the murder was to occur. Stephen Taylor, 43, of Murfreesboro, and Gregory Barnes, 22, of Humboldt, are in the custody of Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas. Barnes…

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Farmer passes at 93 years

Editor’s note: Calvin Farmer passed away last week at the age of 93. His obituary is on page 5. He was truly a pioneer for Humboldt and Gibson County. Below is an article from February of 2011 I had the honor of writing about a wonderful man who did so much good in his life.…

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Lavorn Jones celebrates 100 years

by Danny Wade It was a cold winter’s day back in 1919 when a little girl was born in Arkansas. Last week that little girl turned 100 years old. Lavorn Jones celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. A bouquet of red roses was sitting on the coffee table in her living room.…

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City board hold first meeting of year

by Danny Wade After not having a regular meeting since December 10 of last year, the Humboldt Board of Mayor and Alderman had a lengthy agenda to tackle. The November accounts payable report was up for approval. As always, Alderman Bob Pruett had questions on several line items. One item, an overage in the Public…

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Colvin going into TSSAA Hall of Fame

by Steve Short Tommy Colvin, former girls basketball coach at Humboldt High School, will be among nine new inductees in the TSSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2019. He also had coaching stints at University School of Jackson, Trenton Peabody and most recently Crockett County. TSSAA made the announcement Thursday. Nine new members will be…

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