Blankenship named new Gibson County historian

by Steve Short John Blankenship, Humboldt resident and current curator of the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Museum in Humboldt, was appointed by the Gibson County Commission Monday morning January 8 as the new historian for Gibson County. Blankenship succeeds the late Fred Culp, who served in the position for many decades. Gibson County Mayor Tom…

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Dyer board seeking help from outside the city

By J. D. Pinkerton The Dyer City Council met on December 11 and discussed seeking help from outside the city to keep rental properties clean, fire department purchases, anthracite replenishment, and sidewalk repairs. Only four alderpersons were present as Michael Barron, Ray Carroll and Richard Reed were absent. At least four have to attend to achieve…

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Dyer businesses chip in for bus shelter

By J.D. Pinkerton Every morning before going into his office at City Hall, Mayor Chris Younger takes a ride around Dyer observing work that has been done and that is about to be done on his city. He also looks for ways to improve Dyer or to help the citizens lead happier lives. One such…

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Dyer man arrested for drugs, animal abuse and adult neglect

Drug Task Force Agents were recently called to 167 Reed Rd. in Dyer to investigate claims of drug activity. Agents went to the home of Bruce Morgan, 52, after receiving multiple complaints of drug activity at the residence.  On arrival, agents discovered a felony amount of methamphetamine and smoking paraphernalia. Agents discovered that two disabled…

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Gibson Connect offers access to high-speed internet

Gibson Electric Membership Corporation members are now a step closer to having access to high-speed, fiber-based internet service. Gibson EMC’s board formed Gibson Connect, a wholly-owned, not-for-profit subsidiary in July and launched join.gibsonconnect.com on October 10.  At join.gibsonconnect.com members can learn all about the offerings and register for service. “Our goal is to bring high-speed,…

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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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