1929 Coxville lynching soil going to Equal Justice Museum

Tennessee dignitaries, overflow crowd attend Boxley soil dedication ceremony Rose Champion Johnson, niece of Boxley, adds soil from the lynching site to the commemorative jars. Anna Laura James, (below)  longtime genealogist for Humboldt Library, (right) was a teen when the 1929 lynching occurred in the Coxville neighborhood. Marion Watkins (left) was a school friend of…

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City, county saturation rounds up suspected Crips

Residents concerned by helicopters searching city Ashley Thomas is suspected to be associated with the Crips gang in Memphis. Earlier this month, a saturation of Humboldt by law enforcement culminated with several arrests including some at a Crip (gang) house at 1211 Mitchell St. Many residents noticed law enforcement helicoptors patrolling the city during the…

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Bailadores celebrate 56th Baile

Mary Key Roe crowned 2017 Marquesa The New Southern Hotel, Jackson, Tennessee was the setting on May 27, 2017 for the 56th Baile for the gentlemen and wives of Bailadores.  The New Southern was also the original venue in the late 1950s for this organization.  Bailadores is a wonderful tradition for a select group of…

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Naomi Frances Allen Thompson

    Naomi Frances Allen Thompson, 90, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 peacefully in her sleep at her residence in Lynchburg, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Donald Thompson, and by her daughter, Suzanne Thompson Burger Crawford of Bedford, VA. She is survived by her two granddaughters, Melinda Cohan of…

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Sikes makes re-election bid: ‘Humboldt pride is back’

Marvin Sikes is announcing his candidacy for re-election as the mayor of Humboldt. Sikes is currently serving his first term as mayor. Humboldt’s city election will be November 7. “To the citizens of our great city of Humboldt, I’m officially announcing my bid for re-election. So much has already been accomplished,” Sikes said. With Sikes’…

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Humboldt on parade: More floating along the festival route

Bonnie’s School of Dance pledged: I Will Dance Anywhere! A Dog Gone Berry Happy 80th Birthday featured Spring Blossom beauties. Aaron’s Body Shop featured Paw Paw’s Berry Best Mechanics! Humboldt Healthcare’s float showed “The Spirit of Caring.” All That and A Bag of Chips Vietnam Veterans were a popular addition to the parade route this…

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Strawberry Festival Schedule of Events

God Bless Humboldt & the 80th Annual Strawberry Festival! Tuesday, May 9 Recipe Contest & Taste of Humboldt – The Opera House Event Hall, 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 President’s Reception – The Opera House Event Hall (by invitation only) Entertainment – Main Street, Downtown – Plaza 3 Theater – Paula Bridges McGill & The Bandstand…

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GC alumnus returns with LifeFlight

GC EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES CLASS – Recently the Gibson County High School emergency medical services class received a visit from Vanderbilt LifeFlight from Paris. Gibson County students (front row) are Alicia Forrest, Hayley Stephenson, Mackenzie Delgado, Shelby Thompson, Kaytlan Griffin, Hunter McCall, instructor Caitlin Clenney, GSSD SRO Kelvin Tosh, (back row) RN, EMT Daniel Ford,…

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