Humboldt’s Fuller leads in male dominated industry

(Editor’s Note: Julie Smith Fuller is a native of Humboldt.) by D.Ann Shiffler Courtesy of ACT –American Cranes & Transport Only a few women have reached the upper echelons of management in the crane industry. Julie Fuller is one of them. As vice president/officer of engineering and purchasing for Tadano Mantis, Fuller is one of the sharpest…

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Large scale marijuana bust on Mape St.

Narcotics agents carried out boxes of evidence to the applause of law-supporting neighbors last week. Fed up with illegal drug activities in their Humboldt neighborhood, neighbors in the Mape Street area were showing their appreciation as the bust was underway, Agents of the 28th Judicial Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 2414 Mape…

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HUD, TVA pay it forward

CHECK FOR HELPING HAND – Last week, staff from Humboldt Utilities and from TVA volunteered at Helping Hand in Humboldt to assist with preparing food and straightening up the thrift store. Celebrating Public Power Week TVA donated $2,000 to Helping Hand. Among those at the check presentation are (from left) TVA’s Mike Montgomery, Humboldt Utilities’…

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Publisher to retire

April Garner Jackson is retiring as publisher/editor of the Humboldt Chronicle and Tri-City Reporter, the newspapers announced this week. Jackson has been with the Tri-City Reporter in varying roles since 1996. She has been with the Chronicle on and off since the early 1980s. She first began writing for newspapers at a young age, beginning…

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Adams now off ballot: City board candidate is substitute teacher

Another candidate has been removed from the November ballot. Timothy Adams was seeking the Ward 5 alderman seat currently held by Donna Johnson. Adams submitted his election petition with enough signatures to qualify. But Adams, an employee of Humboldt City Schools, is considered a city employee. Recently, Jerry Young had a similar ruling. Being an…

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Smith-Wedley is candidate for Humboldt school board

Valeria Smith-Wedley is announcing her candidacy this week for the Humboldt School Board, representing Ward 5. Smith-Wedley is a 1983 graduate of Humboldt High School and the University of Tennessee at Martin where she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry A.C.S.  She’s currently employed as a chemist of new technology for Phillips 66 Spectrum…

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Gibson Co. vs Peabody Alumni game draws crowd

  The Peabody vs. Gibson County Alumni Football Game held last week at Walter Kilzer Stadium was just like old times. Peabody used superior athleticism and speed to shutout the Pioneers 22-0. Trenton returned several of its fastest and most athletic players to offset Gibson County’s size and numbers advantage. The Tide fielded 18 players…

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Rutherford board readies for Crockett celebration

by J. D. Pinkerton The Rutherford City Board met last week, discussing vendor insurance, a stuck sewer line camera and clean up efforts as Davy Crockett Days draw near. Citizen Lavern Parnell thanked the mayor and board for getting the ditch cut and cleaned by her home. Mayor Robert White said the city is in…

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Dyer board eyes traffic woes at Peck’s Switch Lewis, Hall, Kilzer hired as firefighters, now training

By J. D. Pinkerton The Dyer Mayor and Board of Alderpersons met on Monday night at Dyer City Hall. All board members were present except for Alderman Robert Johnson. Concerned citizen Dorothy Bearce that lives at Peck’s Switch Cove addressed the board concerning traffic problems on her road. She said people speed in her subdivision,…

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Farmers Home Furniture store hosts ribbon cutting

RIBBON CUTTING – Farmers Home Furniture held a ribbon cutting and open house last Thursday morning to welcome the community to check out the newly opened store on Central Ave. in Humboldt. Store manager Kennetta Mooney (holding scissors) along with credit manager Debbie King, sales manager Kim Davenport and deliveryman Danny Martin invite everyone to…

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