Civil rights activist speaks to Humboldt students

by Danny Wade Students at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School received a history lesson like no other. Last Wednesday, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland visited students and told her story of her first-hand experiences of the racial hatred in the 1960s. Her son, Loki, helped with images and videos played on the screen in the Thomas Boykin Gymnasium…

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Peoples Furniture Company closing after 79 years on Main Street

Davidsons took over in 1973 to run family business by Danny Wade One of Humboldt’s staple businesses on Main St. will soon be closing its doors. Peoples Furniture Company will cease daily operations the end of March. Owners Harry and Lyla Dee Davidson, who have owned and operated the furniture store for decades, plan to…

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Humboldt Utilities to be honored during 83rd Strawberry Festival

Utility company does so much behind the scenes by Danny Wade In a little over two months, Humboldt’s pride and joy will be in full swing. The West Tennessee Strawberry Festival will be here before you know it. Last week, festival president, Betty Langley, announced this year’s dedication. In fact, there will be two dedications…

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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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