Window decorating contest underway

Chamber of Commerce making the season festive for the holidays. by Danny Wade Practically everyone loves Christmas. Whether it’s time for family and friends, Christmas shopping, decorating the house or so many other things, Christmas is a magical time. But for Humboldt businesses, it’s a time to show off their artsy side by decorating the…

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Local organizations receive funding to purchase refrigerators, freezers

Seniors are Chillin’ by Danny Wade Two Humboldt organizations and another in Trenton received a nice donation that will greatly impact their mission of feeding those in need. The Senior Citizen Center and Helping Hand in Humboldt, along with the University of Tennessee Extension Gibson County in Trenton all received funding to purchase refrigerators and/or…

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Peoples Furniture not going out of business

by Danny Wade When Harry and Lyla Dee Davidson announced retirement, they also announced the closing of the family business, Peoples Furniture Company. The downtown furniture store has been a staple business for 70 years. News of the business closing was a sad day for Humboldt in the early part of 2020. Many asked Davidson…

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Humboldt Rotary celebrates 75

by Danny Wade A Humboldt civic club hit a milestone this month. The Rotary Club of Humboldt celebrated their 75th anniversary last week. To mark the occasion, members and their spouses/significant others, and special guests met at Crown Winery for the celebration that included dinner, drinks, awards, recognitions and live music. Club president, Doug Short,…

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HCS book program approved

by Danny Wade Humboldt City Schools is participating in a program designed to help the youngest readers get off to a good start. The Early Literacy Book Delivery program is set to begin by the end of the year. Humboldt City Schools’ Federal Programs Director Jennifer Roten, under the guidance of interim Superintendent Lillian Shelton,…

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Split board approves rezoning property

by Danny Wade Who would have thought rezoning a property would cause such an uproar? The residents of Bradford Acre, that’s who. During a public hearing held prior to last week’s Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, 30-plus people attended to let their voices be heard. Most of those attending were not in favor…

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$544k  of meth seized

Drug Task Force Director Johnie Carter says that a Humboldt man is in custody after agents arrested him for receiving a large shipment of methamphetamine – ice. On October 23, agents with the West Tennessee Drug Task Force received information from a shipping company that they had identified a dangerous package that they believed contained…

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School board considers wood shop class

Split board approves interim superintendent Shelton with $600 car allowance by Danny Wade The Humboldt School Board met last Thursday evening and into the night. The 6:30 p.m. lasted almost two and a half hours. After the agenda was amended at the beginning of the meeting, it received unanimous approval by all five board members.…

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