One-of-a-kind military coin lands in Humboldt

by Danny Wade There are numerous clichés or sayings about pennies—Uncle Sam’s one-cent piece. Some might be “a penny for your thoughts”, “don’t have a penny to my name” and “a bad penny always turns up”, just to name a few. But for Larry Sikes, “a penny saved is a penny earned” has a new…

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City board approves hiring dispatcher

by Danny Wade The Humboldt City Board of Mayor and Aldermen met for their bi-monthly meeting last week with a short agenda. Two items up for discussion pertained to dispatchers with the Humboldt Police Department. Police Chief Reynard Buchanan received a letter from police dispatcher, Jerry Gordon. In the letter, Gordon submitted his resignation for…

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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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